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New House Committee to Cultivate Small Business Growth 11-20-2013 10:17
House Speaker Tim Miley and his leadership team are forming a Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development work group with the intent of it becoming a standing committee focusing on those issues when the regular legislative session begins Jan. 8.
2013 Budget Bill and Monongalia County TIF Bill Passage 04-22-2013 08:05
The West Virginia Legislature passed House Bill 2014, the Budget Bill, in just three days of an extended session.
Senate Completes Senate Bill 105 and Adjourns Sine Die 04-18-2013 10:03
Today the Senate completed Senate Bill 105,which would allow rule making authority relating to administration, collection and enforcement of local sales, use and excise taxes by the Tax Commissioner.
House Adjourns 1st Extraordinary Session Sine Die 04-18-2013 09:47
The House convened today to consider and pass three bills and adjourn the 1st Extraordinary Session.
The Legislature convened this evening for the 2013 First Extraordinary Session to complete legislation on two bills.
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Snow making underway at Canaan Valley Resort State Park 11-14-2014 10:56
Ski and tubing slopes got their first snow Nov. 7 as resort employees began the layering process of building a snow base for winter sport at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis.
The Blennerhassett Museum’s Holiday Open House, featuring the popular annual Trees of Our Heritage exhibit, is Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, 1-3 p.m.
Report hunting and fishing law violations to West Virginia DNR 11-13-2014 11:56
It’s easy to report hunting or fishing law violations in West Virginia, and those reports are helpful in protecting the state’s wildlife
Physical Agility Tests for West Virginia Natural Resources 11-13-2014 11:45
Police Officer candidates Dec. 5 or Dec. 6, 2014
Governor Tomblin Announces Launch of West Virginia's First 24-Hour Behavioral Health Call Center 11-10-2014 11:32
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the launch of West Virginia's first Behavioral Health Referral & Outreach Call Center, a statewide 24-hour call center, providing resources and referral support for those seeking behavioral health services.
Governor Tomblin Congratulates Mountwest on $2 Million Grant, Supporting Student Success 11-10-2014 11:26
Attendance Pays project to improve student attendance, retention and completion rates
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Manchin: Obama should have waited 11-21-2014 20:56
The president should have given Congress time to react before issuing an executive order on immigration and making it immediately effective, a West Virginia senator said on Friday. But at least President Obama followed what was in a bipartisan bill passed almost 18 months ago by the Senate, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said.
Rep.-elect Jenkins selected for Appropriations Committee 11-21-2014 16:52
Congressman-elect Evan Jenkins was approved Thursday by the House Republican Steering Committee for a seat on the influential Appropriations Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Hal Rogers, whose East Kentucky district borders' Jenkins. Committee members play a powerful role in shaping federal spending decisions.
Bankruptcy Court Awards West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection $2.7 Million 11-21-2014 11:43
As part of the decision, the court awarded the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection over represented the DEP in pursuing claims from the bankruptcy estate of Appalachian Fuels LLC. The claims consisted of environmental penalties, as well as the costs of ongoing reclamation and water treatment at the abandoned site. The case went to trial in bankruptcy court in .
So who's the real tyrant? 11-21-2014 09:43
"Tyrannical administration" a buzz word Republicans use for Executive Powers. Republicans have blocked every attempt to "change" some of the "good old boys" policies and laws that the moneyed Republicans got into place.
Fed prosecutors in W.Va. collect $13M in FY14 11-21-2014 05:33
Federal prosecutors in the northern district of West Virginia collected more than $13 million in criminal and civil fines and penalties in the last fiscal year. U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld says the northern district's collections included nearly $5.4 million in civil actions, $957,000 from criminal actions and $1.5 million from civil and criminal asset forfeitures.
Deer gun season starts Nov. 24 in W.Va. 11-21-2014 01:33
Deer hunters are getting ready to fan out across West Virginia for the start of the two-week gun season.
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2014 General Voter Turnout Estimated At 37.3 Percent; Unofficial Election Results Available on Secretary of State Website 11-12-2014 10:10
Hundreds of thousands of West Virginia voters cast their ballot in the 2014 Midterm Election to choose federal representatives, half the State Senate, the entire House of Delegates, and to decide on a proposed amendment to the state constitution.
Secretary of State Announces Early Voting Totals, Ready To Respond Quickly To Reports Of Election Law Violation 11-05-2014 11:13
With all 55 counties reporting, 97,323 people voted during the 10-day Early Voting period in addition to 4,828 absentee ballots being returned voted.
Early Voting begins October 22 in West Virginia; Early Voting period includes two Saturdays 10-21-2014 05:46
Tens of thousands of people are expected to take advantage of the Early Voting period in the 2014 General Election, which begins Wednesday, October 22 and continues until Saturday, November 1.
Secretary Tennant Issues Statement On Passing of Oce Smith 10-14-2014 10:53
Secretary Tennant issued the following statement regarding the passing of Oce Smith, the long-time West Virginia House of Delegates Sergeant-At-Arms.
Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant is reminding West Virginians who want to cast a ballot in the 2014 General Election that the final day for new voters to register or to update a voter registration is October 14.
West Virginians can enter their name, the name of the veteran they are honoring, upload a picture, and share a brief story about the veteran. The tributes of other West Virginians can also be read on the Vote in Honor of a Veteran page.
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Local Judicial Corruption In WV Social Security Office Could Topple National SSA Commissioner
West Virginia News 02-21-2013
Problems Within The Social Security Administration Are Mounting... by Jack SwintWhat began back in late 2010 as a regional SSA scandal alleging fraud and 'case-fixing' of disability appeal claims with the Office of Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) office in Huntington WV, now has federal authorities and US Senators focusing their...Read more...
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