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Justice claims lead in early Democratic primary poll for governor

January 6, 2016

CHARLESTON - Only a few days after former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin filed precandidacy paperwork to enter the West Virginia gubernatorial race, billionaire business mogul Jim Justice staked a claim as the leading contender for the state's Democratic Party nomination.

Goodwin announces run for West Virginia governor

January 6, 2016

Former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin officially announced Wednesday that he is running for West Virginia governor.

Morrisey: GOP should fill Hall seat

January 6, 2016

CHARLESTON - As questions continue to be asked about how a vacant state Senate seat should be filled, one possible opinion has been issued by the state's attorney general.

January 6, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia lawmaker wants to mandate the continuation of the WVU-Marshall basketball series, claiming it generates fan interest and “substantial revenue.”

Huntington High to pilot free meal program

January 6, 201

HUNTINGTON - When Huntington High School students return for class Wednesday, they'll have a buffet of new options when it comes to eating at school.

Pieces moving in Governor’s race

January 6, 2016

Politics may not have much in common with physics, but it does have its own version of Newton’s Third Law; an action by a candidate—or events—can produce a reaction that will affect the race.

Law Mandates GOP Senator

January 6, 2016

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has no choice but to appoint a Republican to fill a vacancy in the West Virginia State Senate - unless he wants to violate the law.

Battle heating up over replacement for Senator Daniel Hall

January 6, 2016

The battle is heating up over who will replace Senator Daniel Hall, R-Wyoming, as Democrats and Republicans both are searching for a candidate finish out Hall's term.

Morrisey issues advisory opinion on Hall replacement issue

January 5, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state’s Attorney General has weighed in on the debate over who should replace Daniel Hall to become the 9th Senatorial District representative.

Hall goes through with Senate resignation

January 4, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Senator Daniel Hall has decided to go through with his resignation which may began a legal battle concerning the party of the person chosen by the governor to finish out his term.

Handle With Care program to be implemented in more W.Va. schools

January 4, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An initiative for police officers to notify schools when children witness a traumatic event at home is gaining a lot of attention from school systems statewide.

Senator plans bill mandating WVU-Marshall continue basketball series

W.Va. lawmakers look ahead to new laws during this year

January 4, 2016

AG pushes for sobriety program

January 4, 2016

CHARLESTON - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is asking the West Virginia Legislature to consider a 24/7 Substance Abuse recidivism initiative during the 2016 legislative session.

FamilyCare shows off new mobile dentistry unit

January 4, 2016

CHARLESTON - FamilyCare Health Center is trying to reach more children in need of dental care in southern West Virgina, and on Dec. 22 accepted the first piece of funding for its new "Miles of Smiles" Dental RV, a mobile dentistry unit equipped to provide basic care to kids in Putnam and Boone counties.

Dems, GOP spar over Senator’s replacement

January 04, 2016

State Senator Daniel Hall (R-Wyoming) announced last week his intention to resign from office and accept a position as a State Liaison with the National Rifle Association.

Rick Wilson: PEIA change threatens economic health of vital workers

January 4, 2016

If you work for a living in West Virginia AND if you sometimes feel like there’s a target painted on your back these days, there’s at least a little good news: you’re probably not clinically paranoid.

Wood legislators reflect on 2015

January 3, 2016

CHARLESTON - Wood County's Republican lawmakers cite tort reform as an accomplishment of the 2015 session of the West Virginia Legislature that improved the state's image.

Preps underway for Tomblin’s final State of State Address

January 03, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and staff will be working hard this week on the governor’s final State of the State Address that will be delivered during the opening night of the legislative session next week.

Intermediate Court issue expected during 60-day session

January 03, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When the regular legislative session begins next week the issue of establishing a intermediate appellate court in West Virginia will likely be up for discussion again.

Let the games begin: WV lobbyists prepare legislative agendas

January 03, 2016

With the 2016 legislative session set to begin Jan. 13, lobbying groups around the state are getting ready to push the bills they want to see passed and fight the ones they don’t. Below are some of the items on the agendas of several statewide organizations.

25 W.Va. hospitals see $265 million drop in uncompensated care

January 2, 2016

More than two dozen West Virginia hospitals saved more than $265 million last year through reductions in uncompensated care from 2013 to 2014, according to data from the West Virginia Health Care Authority compiled by West Virginians for Affordable Health Care.

Report: drug overdose deaths in West Virginia county hit 70

January 2, 2016

HUNTINGTON — Seventy people in Cabell County died in 2015 of drug overdoses.



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