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Statehouse Beat: Next governor will have difficult job

After months of speculation, it was a little anti-climatic when Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced he was staying put in Washington rather than opting for a third term as governor.

While some state Democrats were practically begging Manchin to...

Jay Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPB in June
Jay Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPB in June

MORGANTOWN — Suzanne Higgins, a senior producer at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, said it wasn’t easy to get Jay Rockefeller to talk about himself.

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Statehouse Beat: Next governor will have difficult job

After months of speculation, it was a little anti-climatic when Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced he was staying put in Washington rather than opting for a third term as governor.

While some state Democrats were practically begging Manchin to ...

New Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPBS this summer
New Rockefeller documentary coming to WVPBS this summer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Suzanne Higgins, a senior producer at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, says it wasn’t easy to get Jay Rockefeller to talk about himself.

“When we first approached the senator about the project, he...

Ousted prosecutor gave to Scott mayor campaign

Republican primary candidate Joshua Scott received $1,000 from ousted Kanawha County prosecutor Mark Plants during his campaign earlier this year, according to a long-overdue campaign finance report.

Scott also got $500 each from a Republican...

Alyce Faye Bragg column: Growing old with Maggie, Myrtle and Jeuell

I wandered today to the hill, Maggie

To watch the scene below

The creek and the rusty old mill, Maggie

Where we sat in the long, long ago.

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The green grove is gone from the hill, Maggie

Where first the...

Loretta Lynch confirmed as attorney general
Loretta Lynch confirmed as attorney general

WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation’s first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the...

Council candidates say city improved, but needs more work
Council candidates say city improved, but needs more work

Charleston has made improvements over the last decade, at-large City Council candidates said on Wednesday. But most agreed there is still work to be done.

Eight of the 10 at-large City Council candidates met with the Gazette on Wednesday to...

Ex-Delegate Suzette Raines quits as legislative aide to Morrisey

After just three months on the job, former Republican Delegate Suzette Raines abruptly resigned as West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s top legislative aide earlier this month.

Raines, who was set to make $75,000 a year as...

Former W.Va. Rep. Nick Rahall joins World Affairs Council

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Former Democratic Congressman Nick Rahall has joined the board of directors for the World Affairs Council in Washington, D.C.

The council announced Rahall’s addition on Wednesday in a news release. The group...

Judge tosses lawsuit filed against Charleston abortion clinic

A Kanawha County judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed in 2013 by a woman who claimed her abortion was botched at a clinic on Charleston’s West Side.

Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit entered an order Monday dismissing the lawsuit filed ...

Deadline to avoid PEIA deductible increase coming up

After years of offering proverbial carrots, the Public Employees Insurance Agency is using a stick approach to get members more involved in taking care of their health: Non-compliers will have their medical deductible increased by $500 a year....

Mooney gets familiar House challenger in Reed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Republican Congressman Alex Mooney has a contender within his party eyeing his seat.

Last week, Republican pharmacist Ken Reed opened a pre-candidacy account to run for the U.S. House.

Reed came in second to...

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