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West Virginia lawmaker to become adviser to governor

Aug. 09, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Charleston-area lawmaker is stepping down from the West Virginia House of Delegates to become a senior adviser to Gov. Jim Justice. Del. Larry Pack, a Republican from Kanawha County, announced Monday that he will withdraw his name from the November...

Dolly Parton set to visit WVa as part of Imagination Library

Aug. 08, 2022 04:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dolly Parton is keeping a promise to visit West Virginia. Parton is scheduled to appear at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston on Tuesday to celebrate the state's full participation in her Imagination Library. Parton indicated she would...

2 new Family Court judges appointed in West Virginia

Aug. 05, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed two new Family Court judges. David L. Jackson was appointed to serve in the Second Circuit, which includes Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties, while Robert M. Ilderton will serve in the Ninth Circuit serving...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 04, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

The Register-Herald. July 30, 2022. Editorial: Manchin does what’s best for civilization To be sure, this 11th-hour legislative compromise between Sen. Joe Manchin and Senate leaders on climate change did not produce a muscular twin of President Joe Biden’s $1.8...

Swine flu investigated after people sickened at WVa fair

Aug. 04, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials said they are investigating after several people developed a flu-like illness after working closely with pigs that exhibited respiratory symptoms and fever at a county fair. The state Department of Health and Human Resources said the H3N2v...

WVa officials mark start of highway project at Welch

Aug. 02, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials are marking the start of road work to connect the town of Welch with the Coalfields Expressway. The $147.6 million project includes construction of two ramps and two bridges and will require more than 16 million yards of excavation, Gov....

WVa delays chance to pass 1st new bill since abortion ruling

Jul. 29, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers passed up the chance Friday to become the first state to approve new legislation restricting access to abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last month removing its protected status as a constitutional right. The...

West Virginia Senate balks on governor's income tax cut plan

Jul. 29, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A 10% reduction in West Virginia's income tax proposed by Gov. Jim Justice stalled Friday in the Senate. Instead of taking up the Republican governor’s proposal, the Senate explained its intentions to reduce the personal property tax and business...

Income tax cut passes West Virginia House, heads to Senate

Jul. 28, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday passed the Republican governor’s plan to reduce the state income tax by 10%, setting up a clash in the Senate, whose president is cold to the idea. The GOP-controlled House supported the bill on a 78-7 vote...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jul. 28, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. July 23, 2022. Editorial: Black lung benefits: Lawmakers reintroduce important measure Area lawmakers, including U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., and U.S. Senator Mark Warner, D-Va., have reintroduced the...