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West Virginia Public Broadcasting exec says layoffs planned

March 8, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Public Broadcasting's executive director says 15 employees are expected to be laid off by the end of the month.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit. more »»

Bill to eliminate Courtesy Patrol advances to full House

March 8, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Legislation that would eliminate a state-funded roadside assistance program has been forwarded to the full House of Delegates. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

March 8, 2017

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:


The Herald-Dispatch on the state budget:

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle knew West Virginia's 2017 legislative session... more »»

West Virginia board scraps new school accountability system

March 8, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state Board of Education has voted to stop using an accountability system that gives A through F grades to public schools. more »»

Industrial hemp group launches campaign for crop's growth

March 8, 2017

VIENNA, W.Va. (AP) — A nonprofit trade association has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help back the effort to turn industrial hemp into the state's next niche cro. more »»

8 accused of staging accidents in northern West Virginia

March 8, 2017

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Eight northern West Virginia residents have been indicted on charges that they staged vehicle accidents in order to file false insurance claims. more »»

West Virginia lawmakers vote to punish human trafficking

March 8, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers have approved legislation to impose prison sentences and fines for human trafficking, including forced labor, debt bondage and prostitution. more »»

West Virginia teacher fired over disparaging posts

March 7, 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A high school teacher in West Virginia has been fired over a series of social media posts that ridiculed blacks, Muslims and former President Barack Obama. more »»

West Virginia attorney general backs right-to-work law

March 7, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general has appealed a judge's ruling blocking the state's new right-to-work law from taking effect while the court challenge against it continues. more »»

Justice raises concern about Medicaid under House proposal

March 7, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he agrees with the state's U.S. senators that they can't kick West Virginians off Medicaid "and leave them in the col. more »»

Overdose deaths continue to rise in West Virginia

March 7, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses in West Virginia continued to rise last year, as its overdose death rate still far outpaces any other state.

Citing a Feb. more »»

Bernie Sanders event rescheduled for Sunday in West Virginia

March 7, 2017

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — An appearance in southern West Virginia by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that was canceled last month has been rescheduled for this weekend.

WVVA-TV (http://bit. more »»

Johnson appointed West Virginia Supreme Court administrator

March 7, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gary Johnson has been named permanent administrator of the state Supreme Court.

The court announced Johnson's appointment Monday. more »»

Capito, 3 other GOP senators fault health care proposal

March 7, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's U.S. Se. more »»

Senate bill to prohibit abandoning captured game animals

March 6, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill being considered by the state Senate would make it a crime to abandon a deer, fish or other game animals caught in West Virgini. more »»

Police: Warrants to charge woman in crash that killed 2 kids

March 6, 2017

MILTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a West Virginia motorist was drunk when her vehicle crashed and killed her two young children. more »»

Senate bill to exempt mass hunter info release advances

March 6, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A bill that would exempt the mass release of West Virginia hunters' contact information to the public is making its way through the state Legislature. more »»



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