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Farmer named head of state Regional Jail Authority

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The interim chief of the state’s regional jail agency has gotten the job permanently.

The West Virginia Regional Jail Authority’s board promoted David Farmer to...

Farmer named head of state Regional Jail Authority

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The interim chief of the state’s regional jail agency has gotten the job permanently.

The West Virginia Regional Jail Authority’s board promoted David Farmer to...

Manchin talks workforce, infrastructure concerns

West Virginia needs to address its workforce issues, and Washington needs to address infrastructure and debt concerns, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Thursday.

Delivering the keynote at the annual Who’s Who in West Virginia business...

Lottery rakes in $1 billion again, but not as quickly

Earlier this month, the West Virginia Lottery broke the $1 billion mark for gross revenue for the 14th consecutive year, monthly Lottery reports show.

However, in light of declining revenues — primarily because of competition from casinos ...

W.Va. ban on trinkets touting elected officials now effective

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia ban on publicly funded trinkets bearing an elected official’s name or likeness is becoming effective.

The law prohibiting elected officials from using taxpayer money for certain products and...

Records show Moore refused to extradite fugitive in 1975
Records show Moore refused to extradite fugitive in 1975

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In 55 years as a fugitive, Frank Freshwaters got caught twice.

The first time, in 1975, the escaped Ohio inmate’s good behavior helped him avoid a trip back to prison when then-West Virginia Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr....

2 companies tie as low bidders on WV Capitol Complex renovation
2 companies tie as low bidders on WV Capitol Complex renovation

A nearly eight-year saga for plans to renovate Capitol Complex Building 3 reached a new milestone Wednesday when bid openings for a scaled-back design to renovate the historic West Virginia office building ended in a tie for low bid.

Paramount...

Parkersburg mayor seeks dismissal of removal petitions

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Parkersburg Mayor Robert Newell has asked a court to dismiss two petitions seeking his removal from office.

A motion filed in Wood County Circuit Court says neither petition complies with state law regarding removing...

Trade bill passes Senate, Capito sides with Obama, Manchin opposes

In an unusual twist, Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito voted yes on a controversial trade bill Friday evening, giving more authority to President Barack Obama, while Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, voted no, against the president.

The United...

Statehouse Beat: Lobbyist expenditures hit record

There may be new faces in leadership positions in the Legislature, and new attitudes on policies and issues, but from lobbyists’ perspectives, the party went on as usual during the 2015 regular session.

The leadership may have changed in...

‘Fast-track’ trade bill moves forward in Senate

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to move forward with a bill that would let President Obama negotiate trade agreements that Congress would then not be able to change, only accept or reject.

The Senate voted 62-38 to end debate on the “fast-...

Manchin, Capito split on ending bulk phone data collection

West Virginia’s two U.S. senators are divided on whether to rein in the federal government’s bulk collection and surveillance of telephone records, a program that recently was ruled illegal by a federal appeals court.

Sen. Joe...

Blue Ribbon panel: Raise WV Turnpike tolls to fund highways repair

After a 20-month hiatus, the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways on Wednesday adopted recommendations to increase funding for West Virginia roadways — recommendations that are essentially unchanged from preliminary proposals...

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