Latest West Virginia state government News

WVa college to discipline president accused of plagiarism

Oct. 20, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — The board of a small college in West Virginia decided Wednesday to take unspecified discipline against its president on allegations that he plagiarized some speeches. West Liberty University’s Board of Governors unanimously approved the...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Oct. 20, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

The (Huntington) Herald-Dispatch. Oct. 17, 2021. Editorial: PSC decision gives WV time to consider coal plants’ futures The headline on an email sent by an energy news aggregator website said it well: “West Virginia regulators go all in on coal...

WVa lawmaker compares federal vaccine rule to Nazi Germany

Oct. 19, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Senate president compared the U.S. government’s COVID-19 vaccine regulation for companies to Nazi Germany as the Republican-controlled Senate narrowly passed a bill Tuesday to limit employers in their ability to require workers to be vaccinated...

After delays, West Virginia Senate passes redistricting map

Oct. 19, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After days of delays, West Virginia's Republican-controlled Senate approved its redistricting map with little debate Tuesday. The 17-district map passed on a 31-2 vote after the start of the Senate's floor session was pushed back multiple times....

Ex-WVa gov spokesman named interim public broadcasting chief

Oct. 18, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority has named former gubernatorial spokesman Butch Antolini as interim executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The authority approved Antolini's appointment Monday, the Charleston...

WVa sheriff's, police departments receive cash for firearms

Oct. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

PINEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Several police and sheriff's departments in West Virginia are among those benefiting from the state treasurer's recent unclaimed property firearms auction. Last week, state Treasurer Riley Moore presented a check for $19,098 to the Wyoming County...

COVID-19 vaccine exemption passes West Virginia House

Oct. 15, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill to limit West Virginia employers in their ability to require workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus passed the House of Delegates on Friday. The proposal, which would allow certain medical and religious exemptions to company...

Governor unveils $1B West Virginia broadband expansion plan

Oct. 15, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is ready to move forward with a plan to expand long-sought broadband access in rural communities at a potential cost of more than $1 billion, Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday. The plan, which Justice called the largest investment...

GOP US House incumbents plan to seek reelection in WVa

Oct. 14, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two incumbent Republicans in the U.S. House whose West Virginia districts merged under a newly minted congressional map announced Thursday that they will run for reelection next year. Reps. David McKinley and Alex Mooney announced their...

New WVa Department of Administration cabinet secretary named

Oct. 14, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that he appointed Mark Scott to be cabinet secretary of the Department of Administration. Scott will succeed Allan L. McVey, who was recently appointed West Virginia insurance commissioner....