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W.Va. Senate votes 33-0 to repeal alternative-energy law

Members of the Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature moved closer to fulfilling a campaign pledge Wednesday, with measures to repeal the Alternative Energy Portfolio Act advancing in both houses.

The Senate passed its version of the...

W.Va. Senate votes 33-0 to repeal alternative-energy law

Members of the Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature moved closer to fulfilling a campaign pledge Wednesday, with measures to repeal the Alternative Energy Portfolio Act advancing in both houses.

The Senate passed its version of the...

East End business wants to develop part of dog park
East End business wants to develop part of dog park

A business in Charleston’s East End wants to relocate to a parcel that includes part of the neighborhood’s dog park, said Charleston Urban Renewal Authority Director Jim Edwards.

The CURA board voted in a closed session last week...

Task forces to address Charleston alcohol sales ordinances

A task forces wants to address Charleston’s problematic bars.

“When we’ve had community meetings there on the West Side, these bars have been the subject of the discussion there,” said Councilman Joe Denault....

Budget cuts not necessarily permanent, state revenue secretary says
Budget cuts not necessarily permanent, state revenue secretary says

In the midst of three straight years of dwindling tax revenues and budget cuts, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s revenue secretary said Wednesday morning those cuts should not necessarily be seen as permanent.

Bob Kiss said the projected cuts in...

Report: state gets failing grades on controlling tobacco use

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia got failing grades on tobacco control from the American Lung Association, which reported Wednesday that funding for prevention programs has declined and an attempt to increase ...

Larger group of Putnam property owners looking at higher taxes

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A large group of Putnam County property owners -- more than usual this year -- received potentially bad news earlier this month: Their home, commercial or farm properties are worth more in assessed value than last year.

This...

Debate highlights W.Va.’s inaction on energy diversity, efficiency

As lawmakers move to dismantle West Virginia’s six-year-old “alternative energy” law, they tout their action as another effort to help the state’s declining coal industry.

But state records show ...

In short: Jan. 22-28, 2015

Muriale’s, Fairmont’s award-winning Italian restaurant, comes to town to help Habitat for Humanity kick off its 2015 fundraising efforts with a gourmet meal whose proceeds benefit Habitat.

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State wrestling polls — Jan. 21

W.Va. Coaches Association/WVmat.com poll

Class AAA

Pos—School (1st place votes) Pts Prv

1. Parkersburg South (12) 120 1

2. Huntington 108 2

3. Parkersburg 96 3

4. Cabell Midland 84 4

5....

Moving day for W.Va. regional jail while work underway

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Heating system repairs are sending inmates at Potomac Highlands Regional Jail to other regional facilities.

The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority said Tuesday the repair work at the...

Meeting Wednesday on state rule for storage tank safety law

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State officials are holding a hearing on a proposed rule that regulates aboveground storage tanks.

The meeting will take place at the Department of Environmental Protection’s Charleston headquarters 6 p.m....

Unclaimed no more: W.Va. treasure tallies property claims

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s most populous county also reaped the most unclaimed property in the state during the 2014 fiscal year.

The state treasurer’s office says Kanawha County residents collected a total of $1.2...

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