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Advocates urge WV Gov. Tomblin to restore cuts to children, families

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The campaign report is to urge the governor to include in a special session the restoration of budget cuts to children and family programs throughout the state. More>>

LATEST: New River Gorge brushfire nearly contained

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Firefighters are dealing with a brush fire that has spread through the New River Gorge National River. More>>

WV Voting reminder causes confusion

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A reminder about voting registration send out in the last week has caused some confusion and stir. Americans For Prosperity sent a reminder to unregistered votes to remember to vote for the upcoming elections. More>>

West Liberty University practices good planning techniques

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This spring, West Liberty will practice good planning techniques by hosting major safety departments and first responders from three counties at Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Resort. More>>

Number of people showing symptoms during water crisis much higher than previously thought

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Approximately 100,000 people experienced symptoms after the Freedom Industries’ spill into the Elk River, according to Dr. Rahul Gupta, the executive director of the Kanawha Charleston Health Department. More>>

WV Division of Natural Resources Police Cites Tucker County Woman for Brush Fire

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The West Virginia Division of Forestry has cited a Tucker County woman in connection to a brush fire. Multiple area fire departments responded to a report of a brush fire on the top of Bruni Mountain Road just before 1 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to a couple of acres and extinguished the fire before it reached a nearby home. More>>

Celebration Park is a permanent, prominent remembrance

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There is a small park under construction next to Town Hall in Romney. More>>

West Virginia improves voting rates

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West Virginia hasn't always been the first state to do things, but when the Mountain State makes a comeback, it makes a large one. More>>

State exploring options to sustain Cass Railroad

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Cass Scenic Railroad could use a push. More>>

Charleston Mayor says city is still against 'gun bill'

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Charleston Mayor Danny Jones said he isn't sure if the city will pursue another lawsuit if the current one regarding a new municipal firearms law is dismissed.


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W.Va. Attorney General files motion to dismiss lawsuit about 'gun bill'

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The West Virginia Attorney General's Office is filing a motion to dismiss a case from the city of Charleston which challenges a new municipal gun law. More>>

LATEST: Williamson, WV Mayor Darrin McCormick resigns, charged in federal information Video included

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Williamson Mayor Darrin McCormick submitted his resignation letter April 14, effective at the end of April. More>>

WV Senate Majority Leader Unger requests engineering study

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Senate Majority Leader John Unger, D-Berkeley, is requesting an engineering survey to address the hazardous conditions in Jefferson County. More>>

West Virginia lawmakers to travel to Kansas for Kauffman Foundation Conference April 17

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At the Kauffman Foundation's Incentives to Innovate Conference in Kansas City, House Speaker Tim Miley will hear from entrepreneurs, academics and policymakers from all over the country. More>>

Huntington's director of administration and finance tenders resignation

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Brandi Jacobs-Jones, director of administration and finance, has tendered her resignation, effective April 30. More>>

Former WV representative Mick Staton passes away

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Former U.S. Rep. Mick Staton, R-W.Va., passed away April 15, he was 73 years old.


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Rockefeller secures tax measure to benefit WV infrastructure

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U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., secured a tax measure he believes will strengthen the infrastructure of the Mountain State. More>>

Morrisey warns of tax scams

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With tax season nearing its end, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is advising residents to be on the lookout for scams. More>>

April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

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The Internal Revenue Service doesn't like to talk about it, but penalties for filing late federal tax returns apply only to people who owe money. More>>

Tomblin's agenda scores mixed reviews

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin scored some hits and misses with his 2014 legislative agenda. More>>

UPDATE: WV native Sylvia Burwell officially nominated for HHS secretary post after Sebelius resignation

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced her resignation April 10, and Hinton, WV native Sylvia Mathews Burwell is expected to be nominated for the position. More>>

Mining deaths up in 2013, injuries down

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Federal mine safety officials say the number of mining deaths in the nation totaled 42 in 2013, up six from the previous year. More>>

Feds to remove WV chemical spill evidence at Freedom Industries

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Federal investigators will start cutting up tanks for evidence at the site of a spill that tainted 300,000 West Virginians' water supply. More>>

WV's Rep. McKinley touts bill aimed at EPA

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Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., is touting legislation that he says would limit federal environmental veto power over permits for coal mines. More>>

KCHD enters into legal action from impact of chemical spill

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The Kanawha Charleston Health Department (KCHD) will be entering into legal action along with the city of Charleston in light of the Jan. 9 Elk River chemical spill. More>>

PSC orders WVAW to continue public water access

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The Public Service Commission of West Virginia has ordered West Virginia American Water to continue providing access to public water to areas that do not currently have it.  


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PSC approves special rate plan for Felman Production's New Haven plant

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The state Public Service Commission has approved an electric rate discount of up to $9 million a year for Felman Production's silicomanganese plant in New Haven, leaving the company to decide if it's enough.
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Projects hopes to rev up Ravenswood

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A visit from faculty members and graduate students from WVU's Department of Public Administration will work with the City of Ravenswood April 11 for the "Revitalizing Ravenswood" project. More>>

Community partnership looks to improve connection

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Ted Kula, county planning official with the Summers County Commission, said he wants to collaborate on the idea of more cellular coverage while keeping the beauty of the state's mountain tops clear of too many towers. More>>

Timeline of the veto for House Bill 4588

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In the face of a potential political shift, many have asked when the veto was written for House Bill 4588, known as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which passed by an overwhelming majority of the West Virginia Legislature. More>>