The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration moved Aug. 21 to list hydrocodone-combination products as Schedule II drugs under the Controlled Substance Act. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., applauded the DEA after the agency officially announced the final rule to reschedule the drugs, which are found in highly addictive painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab, from a Schedule III to a Schedule II controlled substance.
The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail.
Eastern Panhandle state lawmaker John Unger is adding to his responsibilities as a church minister.
The West Virginia Humanities Council is sponsoring a state tour of the new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit "Hometown Teams.
Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, both D-W.Va., along with U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., announced more than $1.4 million for local law enforcement communities across the state.
Hagan, Shaheen, Landrieu, Nunn and West Virginia nominee Natalie Tennant created a joint fundraising committee last week to bundle donations. Blue Senate 2014 can now accept one check and then distribute the cash among the five women, making it more efficient for donors to give to women.
The revocation comes after a teacher was arrested and accused of choking a student.
The State Election Commission decided on Aug. 13 to leave a vacancy in one Republican candidate slot for the House 35th District of West Virginia.
On Monday August 18, the West Virginia Public Service Commission held a discovery dispute conference pertaining to their investigation on West Virginia American Water.
The Board of Education is seeking public comment on the recommendations.
Should I have children now or embark on a career and start a family later? That question has evolved yet again from choosing between a family or career to choosing between staying in a career or leaving that career to care for aging and sick parents, or some other unexpected life event.
A comprehensive review of West Virginia's juvenile justice system kicked off Friday, Aug. 15, with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joining members of the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice and representatives from Pew Charitable Trusts.
Hours after Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito found out they were facing off in the November election for U.S. Senate, they were challenging each other.Capito has now accepted Tennant's offer to debate on Oct. 7.
On Aug. 14, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said West Virginia was selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) to receive grant funding and additional support to expand workforce education and training programs as part of a two-year program hosted by the NGA Policy Academy to align education and training systems to the needs of state economies.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said no exact cause was determined for the Feb. 11 fire at the Chevron well in Greene County's Dunkard Township.
House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison, appointed five delegates to serve on the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice.
Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status.
Toledo's mayor has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and lawmakers imploring them to do whatever it takes financially to get the city through the 2014 algae season without any more water problems.
Federal regulators are warning consumers about the risks of using virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.
The state Ethics Commission on Monday released an order in which Wolfe admitted to using county taxpayer dollars for mailings during his 2008 campaign for mayor and accepting tickets to Cincinnati Reds baseball games from a bank doing business with the sheriff's office.
Repairs to the bell tower on the Cabell County Courthouse are running over budget — almost $100,000 over.
A bill drafted by the West Virginia Legislature during its 2014 regular legislative session has been discussed in a variety of ways — most recently, about its “unintended” consequences.
The lottery will randomly select four submissions entered at www.RandomActsofLottery.com and award each a cash prize of $10,000. Each will also receive up to $25,000 to fulfill their acts of kindness.
Citing personal reasons, Delegate Suzette Raines, R-Kanawha, has announced she will withdraw from her re-election campaign.
In his campaigning effort, Independent candidate for Congress Ed Rabel is forgoing conventional. Rather than using the modern convenience of automotive transportation to go from place to place, Rabel is using the earliest form of transportation — riding on horseback.
Built in the early 1900s, the old Fairmont Firehouse is a historic building, but after receiving a grant last March, city officials and Main Street Fairmont have a vision to bring a creative spark to the property.
A 20-person wild land firefighting crew left Charleston this week to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in northern California. Sixteen West Virginia Division of Forestry staff members and four specially trained volunteer firefighters make up the crew, which will serve a 14-day tour of duty.
Barring death, disqualification or withdrawal, West Virginia's ballot for the November general election is set.
The toxins that contaminated the drinking water supply of 400,000 people in northwest Ohio didn't just suddenly appear. Water plant operators along western Lake Erie have told residents not to drink, brush their teeth or wash dishes with the water descended on truckloads of bottled water delivered from across the state as the governor declared a state of emergency. The Ohio National Guard was using water purification systems to produce drinkable water.
Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said he has a message for the drug dealers who currently infest the city: “You better get the hell out. If not, we’re coming for you.”
With only a few months left to make their cases to voters, candidates for the seat Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is leaving the U.S. House of Representatives to run for U.S. Senate — Alex Mooney and Nick Casey — convened at Charleston Civic Center July 24.
The city's advisory says Lake Erie may have been affected by a bloom of harmful algae that produces the toxin. Consuming the tainted water could result in vomiting, diarrhea and other problems.
Three advocacy groups involved in West Virginia Public Service Commission’s general inquiry into West Virginia American Water Company’s disaster preparedness have filed motions to compel the company to answer their questions.
West Virginia officials are planning to recognize thousands of volunteers who pick up litter along the state's roadways.
A new report from the state Office of Drug Control Policy shows heroin overdose deaths in Kentucky increased 60 percent in 2013. In 2011, 22 people died from heroin overdoses in Kentucky. By 2013, that number has risen to 230.
A study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers and released July 31 claims that a new ozone regulation from the Obama Administration could cost the United States $270 billion per year and place millions of jobs at risk.
An Oklahoma-based cell phone tower contractor has been cited following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration into a February 2014 tower collapse in Clarksburg that killed two employees and a volunteer firefighter.
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released a majority staff report on the findings of the Committee’s investigation into wireless cramming – where consumers get charged on their phone bills for goods and services they never agreed to purchase.
You've heard of smart phones, but what about a smart meter? The city of Fairmont's utility board is bringing that new technology to customers as a way to help them save money and the environment.
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., testified, along with several other lawmakers and representation from the Sierra Club, a national activism group.
The Keeper of the Mountains Foundation will make a trip from Charleston to Detroit to deliver over 1,000 gallons of water by July 30.
The super PAC named Honest West Virginians received the check from the West Virginia State Building & Construction Trades Council in late June.
The District would join cities including Seattle and San Francisco that have banned plastic foam for environmental reasons. The ban will take effect starting in 2016.
Other places around the country have started using mobile delivery systems for their summer meals programs. In Baltimore, a summer meals program drops meals off at 11 sites, while in Waco, Texas, school buses go to certain designated sites and kids get on the bus to get their meals.
The race for West Virginia representation in the U.S. Senate is firing up, in more ways than one. In the first television advertisement released for the West Virginia Senate race, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant shuts off power to the White House.
U.S. Rep.Nick J. Rahall, D-W.Va., said July 25 on the House floor leaders needed to come together and act to complete legislation that addresses shortfalls within the Department of Veterans Affairs.
A new report done by Wallet Hub, a company whose motto is to focus on “financial decisions and saving money,” found only 6 percent of West Virginians do not have health insurance coverage.
Amid packing and unpacking boxes, preparing to move across state lines and focusing on the basics of food and shelter, Michael Martirano is looking forward to new opportunities awaiting him in the Mountain State.
West Virginia Film Office director Pam Haynes is expecting a big turnout for a workforce training workshop coming to Harpers Ferry in mid-August.