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Attorney general gives COVID-19 pandemic statewide status update

CHARLES TOWN - In a sit-down interview with the Chronicle on July 26, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey spoke about several issues in his office and how his staff continues to provide service to the people of West Virginia in what he terms as "very diverse."Morrisey, who lives in Shannondale, ...

West Virginia under State of Emergency

CHARLESTON - During a live press conference on Monday, Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency for the entire state, due to the coronavirus.The first confirmed coronavirus case was announced the following day.Attempting to "err way, way, way to the safe side," Justice said schools will ...

Voters pass two State Constitutional Amendments

SHEPHERDSTOWN -- West Virginia voters passed two amendments to the West Virginia State Constitution during the midterm elections, according to the Associated Press.Amendment No. 1: the no constitutional right to abortion amendment proposal slid through with a small margin of 51.73 percent ...

Governor, teachers come to table for potential resolution to strike

The chant of "55 Strong" could be heard statewide as teachers in every West Virginia county participated in a work stoppage that began last Thursday. Hundreds of teachers and school service personnel traveled to the Capitol in Charleston, while their co-workers lined streets throughout their ...

Senate passes $4.22B budget

CHARLESTON - West Virginia Senate Republicans on Tuesday abandoned plans for tax reform, then passed a budget based on an increased revenue estimate of $4.22 billion that's likely to get a cold reception in the House.The Senate's move came after a House-Senate conference committee seeking ...

At The Capitol: No one budging on budget

As the 60-day regular session of the Legislature passed the midway point, Gov. Jim Justice marked the occasion with a press conference to lament the seeming lack of progress on resolving a $500 million deficit in the upcoming 2017-18 state budget."This is the sole and only piece of legislation ...

Justice sworn in as W.Va. governor

CHARLESTON - Coal magnate Jim Justice was sworn in Monday as West Virginia's governor, the 34th man to hold the post over a century and a half.Elected as a Democrat in his first run for statewide office at age 65, Justice then outlined some proposals to help West Virginia's teachers, highways, ...

Manchin says “no” to repeal of ACA

Senator Joe Manchin weighed in on the potential Affordable Care Act repeal process happening in Congress currently."I'm not going to throw 170,000 West Virginians, another 40,000 people on the exchange, and many thousands of seniors out in the cold. I'm just not going to do it," said Manchin ...

Special message to West Virginians from Sen. Joe Manchin

To My FellowWest Virginians:Over the last two weeks, there have been many reports and speculation about my future ranging from whether I will leave the Senate to join the Trump Administration to whether I will even stay a Democrat. I wanted to address you directly to discuss the reasons I ...