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SMART529 sharp fee reductions -

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:47:05 GMT

West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue and The Hartford announced significant fee reductions to the SMART529 WV Direct Plan Wednesday, making it among the least expensive in the country. Investors with the SMART529 WV Direct Plan will see fee cuts that range from a 15 percent to 76 percent reduction, depending on the portfolio selected.

West Virginia House OKs Fund-raiser Reporting, Litter Fines

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:46:00 GMT

West Virginia's House of Delegates has voted to require lawmakers promptly report fund-raising events held while the Legislature is in session. The bill approved 98-0 would require reporting all campaign donors and amounts within five business days of an event.

Hospice can help your heart, your achy, breaky heart

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:15:07 GMT

I remember this song very well because it was one of my cousin's favorite songs. My cousin would have been 3 at the time it came out, and I actually don't remember Billy Ray Cyrus singing it as much as I remember Alvin and the Chipmunks singing it, over and over and over again.

Lawmakers left out on a limb

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:11:58 GMT

About two weeks ago, state Senate President Mitch Carmichael pledged that Republicans who control the West Virginia Legislature would not leave Gov. Jim Justice Well, someone got left out on a limb, but it wasn't the governor. It was Carmichael and House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead.

Governor Justice's First Stop - "Save Our State Tour"

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:03:15 GMT

"And I'll build it now. This isn't something that's going to take forever more. We'll build it now, and you know - what we'll do - we'll open up our life-line.

W.Va. AG Applauds Scott Pruitt's Confirmation As EPA Administrator

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:50:29 GMT

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey applauded Friday's confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Administrator Pruitt, formerly Oklahoma's attorney general, was nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the Senate.

Health departments, others receiving naloxone

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:36:49 GMT

Less than a month after West Virginia's first statewide naloxone distribution project launched to increase access to the medication, the deliveries are well underway across the Mountain State. The Hancock County Health Department is scheduled to receive 300 boxes, or 600 doses of the the opioid overdose reversal drug which comes in packages of two, as early as this week.

McKinley to promote coal with India

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:25:47 GMT

U.S. Rep David McKinley said exporting American coal to India could be the short-term boost the industry needs until clean-coal technology is inexpensive enough to revive it in the long-term.

West Virginia legislature discusses oil, natural gas issues

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:19:29 GMT

Photo Provided Executive Director Charlie Burd of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia speaks to members of the West Virginia Legislature about issues important to the industry. Photo Provided Executive Director Charlie Burd of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia speaks to members of the West Virginia Legislature about issues important to the industry.

Delegate Justin Marcum combats crimes against police officers -

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:55:35 GMT

Del. Justin Marcum, D-Mingo, is working with the West Virginia Legislature this session to provide protection for state law enforcement officers.

House of Delegates passes first bills of session -

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 13:33:45 GMT

The House of Delegates passed its first bills of the 2017 session this past week, with lawmakers focusing efforts on boosting government ethics and accountability and gathering more information on the state's budget situation. The House passed its first bill on Wednesday - House Bill 2006 - which increases penalties for individuals who retaliate against workers who turn over information about wrongdoing or waste at state agencies under the state's Whistle-Blower Law.

W.Va. Double Tap Gun Club is conducting courses

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:13:57 GMT

West Virginia Double Tap Gun Club, a West Virginia non-profit association, has scheduled three Basic Pistol/Concealed Carry Courses for this year at the Roaring Creek VFW in Coalton.

Gone but not forgotten -

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:15:35 GMT

This undated photo provided by the Archives Collection of West Virginia State Archives and History, shows an aerial view of the Lakin Hospital facility, which included a working farm, psychiatric care facilities and dormitories for employees. This photo, provided by Jerry Waters, from the website "My West Virginia Home In Photos," shows the Lakin Industrial School prior to its demolition in 2006.

EPA Has a Nondiscretionary Duty to Review West Virginia's Failure to Submit TMDLs

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:06:48 GMT

Acting in response to state legislation, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection ceased work on promulgation of total maximum daily loads related to ionic toxicity. Ionic toxicity is a consequence of mountaintop removal coal mining.

This week in West Virginia History -

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:06:47 GMT

The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at

Rep. Jenkins joins President Trump for bill signing ceremony -

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:41:38 GMT

U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins joined President Trump Thursday as he signed into law legislation to protect thousands of West Virginia coal jobs.

Tax hikes only hurt families

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:01:17 GMT

Gov. Jim Justice offered West Virginians a choice during his State of the State speech on Wednesday. Increase taxes by about $600 million or else.