Get Connected
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Sign In
  • Classifieds
  • Sections

Politics  »  News  »  Politics

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...

Statehouse Beat: Bills and unintended consequences

Events last week with rules for inspection of chemical storage tanks statewide brought to mind two truisms of the legislative process:

One, every bill passed has at least one and usually multiple unintended consequences.

Two, the most...

Leon Panetta to headline annual Democratic event

Former Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA Leon Panetta will be the keynote speaker at the annual Jefferson/Jackson Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Charleston Civic Center, the West Virginia Democratic Party announced Wednesday....

Norquist, anti-tax activist, targets unions, trial lawyers
Norquist, anti-tax activist, targets unions, trial lawyers

Grover Norquist, the influential conservative activist whose anti-tax pledge has been a major obstacle to any sort of “grand bargain” on federal spending and taxes, says that labor unions and trial lawyers are crippling West...

On ACA, Senate candidates embrace popular parts of unpopular law
On ACA, Senate candidates embrace popular parts of unpopular law

In West Virginia, as in every other state, health insurance companies cannot deny coverage, or charge more for it, because of pre-existing medical conditions.

The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is responsible for that change....

Statehouse Beat: W.Va. investment portfolio has good year

While state tax collections have struggled in the past couple of years (primarily because of self-inflicted causes, namely some $320 million a year in tax cuts), West Virginia’s investment portfolio had a very, very good year.

In the...

Senior status judge appointed to hear Manchin lawsuit

A retired Jefferson County circuit judge will preside over the lawsuit that U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s brother filed against him earlier this summer.

The West Virginia Supreme Court filed an administrative order last month appointing...

Alyce Faye Bragg column: September’s siren song

“The End of Summer”

By Shannon Georgia Schaubroeck

The summer days are fading, as they must

From endless hours to short and fleeting light

The bird’s once bright, immortal tune, now cries

A melancholy ...

Tax activist to speak at Kanawha GOP lunch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, will speak at the Kanawha County Republican Executive Committee luncheon on Tuesday.

The public is invited to attend the event, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the...

Ethics panel needs more money as filings increase
Ethics panel needs more money as filings increase

An explosion of complaint filings is forcing the West Virginia Ethics Commission to ask the Department of Administration for more money in the 2015-16 state budget, the commissions interim executive director said Thursday.

The number of...

Tomblin names water commission members

With the clock ticking and its first report due in mid-December, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Thursday finally named members to serve on the new state Public Water System Supply Commission set up as part of legislation passed in the wake of the January...

Rove to fundraise for Jenkins’ congressional bid

A former top adviser to President George W. Bush will raise money for Republican congressional challenger Evan Jenkins next week in West Virginia.

Karl Rove will headline a Tuesday fundraiser in Huntington, according to the Jenkins campaign....

‘Antiques Roadshow’ visit boosts W.Va. tourism
‘Antiques Roadshow’ visit boosts W.Va. tourism

With indications that the majority of the nearly 5,000 participants at last month’s taping of “Antiques Roadshow” were from other states, the event provided the unexpected benefit of boosting Charleston tourism, West Virginia...

Top Video