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Court clears way for gay marriage in W.Va.
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Court clears way for gay marriage in W.Va.

The federal appeals court that covers West Virginia has agreed that a ban on same-sex marriage in neighboring Virginia is unconstitutional — a move that advocates said would pave the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry in West...

Court clears way for gay marriage in W.Va.
Court clears way for gay marriage in W.Va.

The federal appeals court that covers West Virginia has agreed that a ban on same-sex marriage in neighboring Virginia is unconstitutional — a move that advocates said would pave the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry in West Virginia....

Statehouse Beat: Republican complaints over ballot questions laughable
Statehouse Beat: Republican complaints over ballot questions laughable

I think we can all agree that Republican complaints of some sort of political chicanery behind the Democratic Executive Committee’s efforts to remove two House of Delegates candidates from the November ballot is laughable.

These are not...

State board to vote on list of banned animals

Josie McInturff has 60 people waiting for the savannah cats she breeds. She said she, and they, certainly don’t consider the breed “wild and dangerous.”

So McInturff is pleased that the state’s Wild and Dangerous...

Sen. Manchin’s brother sues him, other brother over $1.7 million loan
Sen. Manchin’s brother sues him, other brother over $1.7 million loan

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s brother has sued the senator and another brother over more than $1.7 million that allegedly was loaned to keep a family business afloat decades ago.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by Dr....

Alyce Faye Bragg column: Summer’s song of blackberries

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Midsummer simmers along, with hot, humid days and sticky nights. The common oxeye daisies have given way to brightly colored black-eyed Susan’s that stare boldly from large patches along...

Statehouse Beat: No shortage of common-sense driving ads

Among the great ironies of state government is that while the state lacks sufficient federal funding to adequately maintain roads and bridges in the state (and may have none come August), it has plenty of federal funding to constantly remind drivers...

U.S. House candidates in W.Va. outline their positions
U.S. House candidates in W.Va. outline their positions

It wasn’t really a debate: The candidates had seen the questions ahead of time, and they didn’t take any other questions from the audience or each other.

But the two major-party candidates for the U.S. House seat in West...

Frontier: $690K to duplicate broadband network ‘not appropriate’

Over strong objections from Frontier Communications, a West Virginia state board plans to spend $690,000 to put fiber-optic cable in Randolph and Pocahontas counties, even though the project would duplicate an existing network owned by Frontier....

More than 50 candidates miss deadline to file reports

A total of 52 candidates for state and county offices missed the initial deadline to submit financial disclosure statements to the state Ethics Commission, according to documents provided by the commission to the secretary of state’s office....

Tax commissioner says he won’t help remove Plants

The state tax commissioner said in a letter to Kanawha County commissioners that his department won’t take part in any attempt to use tax law to oust Kanawha Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants.

County Commissioners Kent Carper, Dave Hardy...

Six apply for Kanawha family judge position

Six attorneys applied to be appointed Kanawha County Family Court judge when Mike Kelly retires Aug. 31.

James Wilson Douglas, Erica N. Lord, Laura J. Straley, Lera K. VanMeter, Darlene Ratliff Washington and R. Joseph Zak filled out...

Raines among two GOP candidates targeted by Dems

State Democratic Party officials Monday filed legal complaints to remove two Republican House of Delegates candidates from the November general election ballot for allegedly failing to comply with residency and reporting requirements.

That...

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