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Alyce Faye Bragg column; From the hills of Judea to the hills of W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The woman was little more than a girl — and tired; so tired. She swayed slightly on the back of the plodding donkey, and the older man who walked beside her reached out a steadying...

McKinney resigns PSC post

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will soon be faced with filling another vacancy on the West Virginia Public Service Commission. Commissioner Jon McKinney is resigning, effective Dec. 31, the Governor’s Office confirmed Friday.

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Alyce Faye Bragg column; From the hills of Judea to the hills of W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The woman was little more than a girl — and tired; so tired. She swayed slightly on the back of the plodding donkey, and the older man who walked beside her reached out a steadying...

Paul: Trade with Cuba ‘probably a good idea’

WASHINGTON – Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba “is probably a good idea” and that the lengthy economic embargo against the communist island “just hasn’t worked.”

Paul ...

W.Va. education official hired, fired amid investigation in Virginia

West Virginia Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano’s first major administrative hire lasted four days on the job, after Department of Education officials learned that the office’s new executive director is being...

Waiting list for in-home care program slashed

A streamlined application process for in-home care for elderly and disabled West Virginians has reduced the wait-list for the program from more than 2,500 people last year to fewer than 1,500 currently, Cindy Beane, a deputy commissioner for the state ...

Manchin defends spending bill, surgeon general votes

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., defended his vote against the $1.1 trillion “omnibus bill” passed by Congress passed last weekend, and his vote against the president’s nominee as U.S. surgeon general, during a telephone press...

Jay looks back on 30 years in the Senate
Jay looks back on 30 years in the Senate

Did we torture people over the last 13 years?

“Yeah,” said Sen. Jay Rockefeller. “Sure did.”

Rockefeller, a member and former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which last week released its...

Capito assigned to energy, appropriations panels

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen.-elect Shelley Moore Capito will serve on environmental, energy and budget committees as a freshman U.S. senator. The West Virginia Republican announced her committee assignments Monday.

Capito will sit on the...

Coalition urges W.Va. lawmakers to target child poverty

A West Virginia coalition of community groups dedicated to fighting child poverty unveiled legislative proposals Monday that include reforming juvenile justice and expanding early childhood education – initiatives that the advocates hope a...

Panel endorses pay raises for corrections staff

A legislative committee on Monday endorsed a multi-year pay increase package for Division of Corrections staffers — something that Commissioner Jim Rubenstein said would help address an “alarming” increase in employee turnover....

Wood products industry recovering, lawmakers told

The wood products industry is slowly recovering from a collapse in 2012 that saw hardwood production fall 55 percent, the legislative Forest Management Review Commission was advised Monday.

Dean Alanko, vice president of sales for Allegheny Wood ...

Jones gets a challenger as Charleston’s municipal lineups gel

Republican Josh Scott has filed to run against Mayor Danny Jones in the upcoming Charleston election, according to the City Clerk’s Office. Scott, 33, first announced his intention to run in October by way of Facebook and...

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