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Delegate says Ethics complaint against him dismissed

Delegate David Walker, D-Clay, said Monday he has been notified by the state Ethics Commission that a complaint filed against him for franking letters to constituents has been dismissed.

Clay was one of several Democratic delegates who were the...

WVa race: Rahall outspent Jenkins more than 2-to-1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – As the season’s political TV ad blitz heightened, Democrats in West Virginia’s two competitive U.S. House races outspent their GOP opponents about 2-to-1 last quarter.

In West Virginia’s 3rd...

Koch group spends $400k against Rahall

A new group founded by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch has spent nearly $400,000 in Southern West Virginia this year, attempting to defeat Rep. Nick J....

Commission seeks authority to set number live racing days

A resolution approved Wednesday seeking legislation to give the state Racing Commission authority to set the number of live racing days at the state’s thoroughbred and greyhound tracks could be a first step in reviving the struggling racing...

5 candidates, 5 views for 36th House District
5 candidates, 5 views for 36th House District

Candidates in the 36th House of Delegates District differed Wednesday on how to go about tweaking a new law regulating aboveground storage tanks, prompted by a January chemical leak that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians....

Casey outspends Mooney; Mooney raises more in WVa

CHARLESTON, W.Va.– Democrat Nick Casey spent about $1.1 million on his congressional bid last quarter, almost double Republican competitor Alex Mooney’s spending.

Mooney outraised Casey, however, and carries a cash edge heading...

Ex-W.Va. candidate’s committee pays reporting fine

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Former congressional candidate Meshea Poore’s campaign committee has paid a $1,090 civil penalty for missing a reporting deadline for the May primary.

The Federal Election Commission cited the committee, Meshea...

Rahall, Jenkins clash in first W.Va. debate
Rahall, Jenkins clash in first W.Va. debate

The Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Between smirks and stiff jabs Tuesday, Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall and Republican Evan Jenkins clashed over who sticks up most for West Virginia and its struggling coal industry.

The...

House 35th district hopefuls want tank bill left alone
House 35th district hopefuls want tank bill left alone

Democrats in the House 35th District race say West Virginia lawmakers shouldn’t make changes to a new state law that aims to stop a repeat of last January’s Elk River chemical spill.

“We know in the next few years...

Longest-serving House sergeant-at-arms Smith dies
Longest-serving House sergeant-at-arms Smith dies

A colorful statehouse institution and longest-serving House of Delegates sergeant-at-arms in state history has died.

Oce W. Smith Jr., who served as sergeant-at-arms in the House from 1967 through 2012, died Tuesday in Fairmont.

“He ...

Jones still weighing run for fourth term
Jones still weighing run for fourth term

With six weeks until filing begins for Charleston’s 2015 election, Mayor Danny Jones won’t say whether he’ll make a run for a fourth term.

“I’m not talking,” Jones said when asked Monday afternoon about...

Tennant ad says Capito didn’t help Century workers

A new video from U.S. Senate candidate Natalie Tennant accuses opponent Rep. Shelley Moore Capito of turning her back on retirees of a Ravenswood plant aluminum plant that closed in 2009.

“We had the full support of almost every elected...

WVPB to hold Senate debate; Capito will skip
WVPB to hold Senate debate; Capito will skip

After being excluded from last week’s statewide televised debate, third-party candidates in the U.S. Senate race will get a chance to debate on the air on Friday, West Virginia Public Broadcasting Executive Director Scott Finn said Monday....

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