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Alyce Faye Bragg column: Fall is in full swing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The sun has struggled all morning to break through the overcast sky, and is now shining down from a blue sky studded with a few drifting white clouds. A light breeze has sprung up, riffling...

GOP dinner headliner John Bolton has sharp words for Obama
GOP dinner headliner John Bolton has sharp words for Obama

A Democrat was one of the central figures at the West Virginia Republican Party’s Victory Dinner Friday evening.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and keynote speaker John Bolton, as well as other politicos at the fundraiser,...

Services Friday for former W.Va. first lady

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians are remembering the state’s longest-serving first lady, Shelley Riley Moore.

Her family is receiving visitors Friday in the rotunda of the University of Charleston. Hours have been set aside...

Alyce Faye Bragg column: Fall is in full swing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The sun has struggled all morning to break through the overcast sky, and is now shining down from a blue sky studded with a few drifting white clouds. A light breeze has sprung up, riffling ...

Lifelong politician Ken Hechler turns 100 Saturday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Former West Virginia secretary of state and congressman Ken Hechler still considers himself a public servant.

Hechler turns 100 years old on Saturday. He and his wife, Carol, will celebrate with friends and family at a ...

GOP trying to distract voters, targeted W.Va. delegate says

The day after a West Virginia Republican Party operative filed a third complaint against him, Delegate Jim Morgan said the GOP is trying to distract voters’ attention from important issues facing the state....

WVEA softens stance on Wells

In a bit of political détente, the West Virginia Education Association’s political action committee Wednesday released its list of endorsements for the Nov. 4 general election – with no candidate endorsed in Kanawha’s 8th...

Manchin on arming Syria rebels: ‘We understand the definition of insanity’

The United States should not train and arm Syrian opposition forces in its efforts to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Sen. Joe Manchin said on the Senate floor Wednesday, voicing a major disagreement with President Obama’s proposal...

Ex-congressman West to speak to West Virginia GOP

The Associated Press

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Former Congressman Allen West will headline a West Virginia Republican event in two weeks.

The South Florida Republican will speak at the West Virginia GOP Eastern Panhandle Victory...

Statehouse Beat: Lobbyist spending down over the summer
Statehouse Beat: Lobbyist spending down over the summer

Five lobbyists chipped in to host a reception and dinner Aug. 26 in Clarksburg for legislators attending out-of-town interim meetings in nearby Bridgeport, according to the latest round of lobbyists’ financial disclosures to the Ethics...

Singer Carole King stumps for Tennant in Charleston

Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Carole King advocated for equal pay for men and women Sunday while stumping for Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, in her race for U.S. Senate.

“You men know, first of all, when momma’s...

Shelley Riley Moore, former first lady of West Virginia, dies
Shelley Riley Moore, former first lady of West Virginia, dies

Shelley Riley Moore, who served as first lady of West Virginia for 12 years, longer than anyone else in the state’s history, died Saturday morning.

She was 88. The death was announced by her family.

Moore was married to former Gov....

Alyce Faye Bragg column: Forces that shape our lives

“Life Sculpture”

By William Croswell Doane

Chisel in hand stood a sculptor boy

With his marble block before him

And his eyes lit up with a smile of joy,

As an angel dream passed o’er him.

He...

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