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Justice companies fraudulently transferred properties, lawsuit claims

Justice companies fraudulently transferred properties, lawsuit claims

Companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family transferred property for no payment in an attempt to evade paying a court judgment in excess of $60 million, a lawsuit filed Monday alleges.

Manchin, Capito vote to punt on new war authorization

Manchin, Capito vote to punt on new war authorization

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has for years argued that presidents should have to come back to Congress to get new authorization for military intervention in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

WV Supreme Court overturns ruling that blocks right-to-work law

WV Supreme Court overturns ruling that blocks right-to-work law

Concluding that West Virginia labor unions have failed to show that they have a strong likelihood of successfully challenging the state’s new right-to-work law, state Supreme Court justices on Friday dissolved an injunction blocking enforcement ...

WV Gov. Justice continues to promote road bond ahead of Oct. vote

WV Gov. Justice continues to promote road bond ahead of Oct. vote

Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday it likely will be impossible to fill all the jobs that would be created by a $1.6 billion state road bond with West Virginia workers, but said that would be a good problem to have.

WV congressmen vote to cut MSHA budget

WV congressmen vote to cut MSHA budget

As coal mining deaths in West Virginia increase this year, all three of the state’s U.S. House members voted this week for additional cuts in the coal mine safety enforcement budget for the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Bipartisan initiative to thwart election hacking gains steam

Bipartisan initiative to thwart election hacking gains steam

WASHINGTON - West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s son was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan and suffered traumatic brain injury.

Groups plan campaign to sway voters to support WV road bond

Groups plan campaign to sway voters to support WV road bond

With the clock ticking down to the Sept. 22 start of early voting, proponents of the road bond amendment are hastily assembling a campaign to encourage voters to support the bond referendum election on Oct 7.

ACA outreach programs facing uncertainty, possible budget cuts

ACA outreach programs facing uncertainty, possible budget cuts

The future is unclear for state Affordable Care Act advertising and outreach programs as they still have not received their federal grants for 2018 with two critical deadlines approaching.

New initiative seeks to boost economy in Appalachia

New initiative seeks to boost economy in Appalachia

MORGANTOWN — Four U.S. senators and the nonprofit Bipartisan Policy Center on Wednesday proposed 19 measures to boost the economy in Appalachia, including expanded broadband and telemedicine and tapping the region’s “vast”...

WV DEP concedes MVP permit needs to be ‘further evaluated’

WV DEP concedes MVP permit needs to be ‘further evaluated’

State regulators conceded on Wednesday that a state-issued permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline should have undergone more extensive review to determine whether the controversial project would degrade the water quality in rivers and streams along...

Plans moving ahead for WV Capitol dome repairs

Plans moving ahead for WV Capitol dome repairs

A major repair project to stop leaks and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the West Virginia Capitol dome is moving forward.

Baxter announces run for McKinley’s Congress seat

Baxter announces run for McKinley’s Congress seat

Staff reports

A former law firm CEO officially announced his run for the U.S. House in West Virginia’s 1st Congressional District on Tuesday.

Kanawha Commissioner Salango files pre-candidacy papers for 2018 election

Kanawha Commissioner Salango files pre-candidacy papers for 2018 election

Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango has filed pre-candidacy papers to run in the 2018 election, according to a news release.

DEP says water quality changes still ‘up in the air’

DEP says water quality changes still ‘up in the air’

Despite seeking federal approval of the changes, state regulators still are trying to sort out how to implement legislation aimed at reworking the way West Virginia calculates water pollution permit limits, the staffer who runs the Department of...

Review: Clinton’s account of how she was ‘shivved’ in the 2016 election

Review: Clinton’s account of how she was ‘shivved’ in the 2016 election

What Happened

By Hillary Rodham Clinton

Simon & Schuster. 494 pp. $30

Trump nominates WV State Police trooper for US marshal

Trump nominates WV State Police trooper for US marshal

President Donald Trump has nominated a West Virginia State Police trooper to serve as U.S. marshal for the state’s Southern District.

WV leaders credit teamwork with bringing home Yeager rebuilding funds

WV leaders credit teamwork with bringing home Yeager rebuilding funds

With a low, rocky embankment marking the end of Yeager Airport’s collapsed safety overrun area serving as a backdrop, members of the Charleston airport’s governing board convened a special open-air meeting on Monday to accept a $13.5...

US high court asked to review WV justice’s role in gas royalties case

US high court asked to review WV justice’s role in gas royalties case

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker’s participation in ...

Despite special cash infusion, WV tax collection $16M short

Despite special cash infusion, WV tax collection $16M short

West Virginia tax collection for August came up $16.4 million short of projections, but state Revenue officials are optimistic things will turn around in September.

WV congressional delegation split on debt ceiling, Harvey aid vote

WV congressional delegation split on debt ceiling, Harvey aid vote

West Virginia’s congressional delegation split on a vote to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling and send more than $15 billion to states afflicted by Hurricane Harvey.

Statehouse Beat: WV’s reserve funds dwindle

Statehouse Beat: WV’s reserve funds dwindle

For the last three years, we’ve heard about how legislators have been “sweeping accounts” or using re-appropriated balances — money various state agency and divisions have squirreled away from year to year — to close ...

Former WV GOP chairman Stuart nominated as US attorney

Former WV GOP chairman Stuart nominated as US attorney

Mike Stuart, the former state Republican Party chairman who served as co-head of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in West Virginia last year, is the Trump administration’s nominee to be U.S. attorney for the Southern District of West ...

WV Gov. Justice fills open spots on PEIA board

WV Gov. Justice fills open spots on PEIA board

Gov. Jim Justice has appointed new members to the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board, to comply with legislation passed during the 2017 regular session that shrank the board and changed who could serve on it.

WV governor’s office wades into BridgeValley rent dispute

WV governor’s office wades into BridgeValley rent dispute

The Governor’s office has intervened in a $2.3 million rent dispute at BridgeValley Community and Technical College.