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Poll: Justice holds narrow lead over Cole in WV governor race

With the election of West Virginia’s next governor more than a year away, billionaire businessman Jim Justice holds a narrow lead over state Senate President Bill Cole, according to a new poll of West Virginia voters released...

West Virginia gets $200,000 in grants for exports

A federal grant could soon be helping West Virginia businesses expand exports.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Monday that the state had received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help expand export markets for...

Petition to remove Jones from office dismissed
Petition to remove Jones from office dismissed

A petition filed to remove Charleston Mayor Danny Jones was quickly dismissed on Monday by a three-judge panel, who said there weren’t enough valid signatures on the petition.

Janet “J.T.” Thompson, an unsuccessful candidate ...

Guthrie won’t seek re-election to House
Guthrie won’t seek re-election to House

One of West Virginia’s most liberal state lawmakers has decided not to seek a sixth term in office.

Delegate Nancy Guthrie, D-Kanawha, said Friday she won’t run for re-election next year in the House of Delegate’s 36th...

Senators to talk issues with residents over Tuesday breakfast

Area residents are being encouraged to attend a breakfast Tuesday morning as part of a series of discussions organized by a group of local state lawmakers.

Sens. Chris Walters, R-Putnam; Ed Gaunch, R-Kanawha; Tom Takubo, R-Kanawha; and Corey...

Judge halts work on Capitol Complex security project

A Kanawha County judge agreed Monday to halt work on a Capitol Complex security upgrade while a contractor sues over not being awarded the project, despite being the low bidder.

After strong objections from attorneys for the state, work will...

Leonhardt to make another run for ag commissioner
Leonhardt to make another run for ag commissioner

State Senator Kent Leonhardt on Monday announced his plans to run for commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.

“After much consideration, I have decided to run for agriculture...

Leonhardt to make political announcement

State Senator Kent Leonhardt is planning to make a political announcement from inside the Capitol today.

The Republican lawmaker will announce his intentions outside...

Including first lady, 165 get more than $80K in WV state pensions

West Virginia’s first lady, newly retired from her longtime position as the president of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, is now drawing more than $110,000 in annual retirement benefits, according to...

Statehouse Beat: Officials’ images being scrubbed from state websites

Reaction to the Ethics Commission’s mandate to scale back public officials’ self-promotion on official websites has been swift.

The Department of Agriculture was one of the first state agencies to comply with the recent mandate to ...

Statehouse Beat: New rules complicate officials’ presence at State Fair

Even as the Ethics Commission ruling on the new “trinkets” law continues to reverberate among all levels of public officials, what historically has been the trinkiest of all state events, the State Fair of West Virginia, is underway....

Local native heads up U.S. comptroller’s risk office
Local native heads up U.S. comptroller’s risk office

Linda Cunningham went to night school in the early 1980s, and eventually earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from West Virginia State College. She immediately went to work for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an independent ...

Democrats undeclared on Iran deal heed voters, not ads

WASHINGTON (AP) – Opponents of President Barack Obama’s nuclear pact with Iran tried turning up the heat this week on undecided Senate Democrat Jon Tester with a TV ad saying politician like him would have “blood on their...

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