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West Virginia Writers competitions open in the new year

Jan. 2 marks the opening day for the submission period for the annual writing contests of West Virginia Writers, Inc., offering over $6,000 in total cash prizes for the adult and student categories.Since 1982, WV Writers has held an annual adult writing contest, accepting original, unpublished ...

At the Capitol March 2-6

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -As the 2015 regular session of the Legislature moved toward its final week, the eighth week of the session marked the first time the Legislature has voted to override a gubernatorial veto in nearly 28 years.The House voted 77-16 on Wednesday to override Gov. Earl Ray ...

Skinner tapped for leadership positions

Del. Stephen Skinner will be reappointed to the House Judiciary Committee and will serve as its Minority Vice Chair. Additionally, Skinner will serve as the Minority Chair of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee and as the Minority Chair of the Insurance Committee. He will ...

Senate Republicans: Jobs are critical

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Job creation, workforce development and education were three of the hard-hitting points of Monday's West Virginia Association Press Legislative Lookahead event held in Charleston.A gathering of media and industry professionals from across the state, the event sought to foster ...

State Budget: More cuts, rainy day funds

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss said the state budget that begins July 1 is projected to have a $195 million gap.Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin plans to close the gap with targeted reductions and a withdrawal from the state's Rainy Day Funds, he said.Kiss was one of more ...

December at the Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A legislative interim committee has endorsed a multi-year pay increase package for Division of Corrections staffers, after Commissioner Jim Rubenstein said an "alarming" increase in employee turnover has resulted in office staff having to fill in for correctional officers in ...

Legislators look ahead at session

Members of the legislative contingency for Jefferson County gathered this week at a Chamber of Commerce sponsored event to discuss what is ahead in Charleston in the upcoming legislative session. Three of the five of the delegation were on hand, Sen. Herb Snyder, Del. Stephen Skinner and Del. ...

West Virginia libraries celebrating Banned Books Week

Libraries across West Virginia are celebrating Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, to draw attention to the books people prefer we not read.The American Library Association launched Banned Books Week in 1982 in response to an increase in challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. ...

Primary election to decide School Board and partisan races

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, May 13 to determine which names will be on the ballot in November for both the Democrat and Republican parties in local races.In Jefferson County, there are two County Commission seats up for grabs. The Kabletown seat currently held by Patsy Noland has no ...