est Virginia's House of Delegates faces a momentous decision after Speaker Rick Thompson departs for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's Cabinet: choosing a new leader will help set the stage for 2014, when Republicans aim to wipe out the Democrats' ebbing majority.
Though the Appalachian region is home to less than 10 percent of the United States' population, the region's traffic fatality rate is 45 percent higher than that of non-Appalachian areas, according to faculty at West Virginia University's School of Public Health.
West Virginia is adding a commemorative coin to the celebratory mix for its 150th birthday, the commission overseeing the sesquicentennial activities announced Saturday.
An announcement is expected at 10 a.m. May 16 from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin naming House Speaker Rick Thompson, D-Wayne, to a new position.
A bill moving through Congress could help working families.
(AP) --Drivers can exchange their current license plate at any regional office or by mail at the time of renewal. can exchange sooner for a pro-rated registration fee.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed Mark Matkovich as Acting State Tax Commissioner.
BELINGTON, WV (AP) — Belington Mayor Jody Haller has resigned after a local pastor questioned his legitimacy to hold the office.
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Frank Jezioro has asked boaters and anglers throughout the state to help prevent the movement of Asian carp and other invasive species into West Virginia waters
A diamond ring appraised for $14,000 is among the items for sale in WV Treasurer John Perdue's unclaimed property auction.
Fucillo spoke with The State Journal this week to look back at the legislative session and also to look ahead at what's next for the department with roughly 6,000 employees and a $4.3 billion budget.
MORGANTOWN, WV (AP) — Ten groups are sharing $40,000 in funds from the West Virginia Water Research Institute.
The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance said there will be additional investigations at the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility following a request by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.
Jamie Summerlin documented his travels for a book called "Freedom Run."
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recently signed the statewide spay and neuter assistance program into law.
Highways spokesman Brent Walker says the project also would likely involve building a new bridge over the Kanawha River.
Even though the Democratic primary field for the upcoming U.S. Senate race hasn't quite taken shape, a new poll finds that 40 percent of potential voters would be in support of current Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.
CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — Activist groups want the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt new rules that would better protect Appalachian waterways from pollution by mountaintop removal coal mines.
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., says the Marketplace Fairness Act stands up for West Virginia small businesses.
CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — A fatal West Virginia shootout has prompted a new law, marked by a ceremonial bill signing Monday, that aims to ensure that all deputies have body armor.
Demolition of the once-elegant structure in the 800 block of 5th Avenue began April 27 and is expected to take two weeks.
Secretary of State Natalie Tennant will talk Monday about how West Virginia has grown its online services available to businesses at a national symposium.
Organized by the Department of Commerce, the contest is open to students from kindergarten-12th grade.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller presented 10 medals to Frederick Mayer, of Charles Town, on Saturday.
(AP) — Police officers at West Virginia's Division of Natural Resources should not expect a tax break based on their pensions.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on May 2 announced West Virginia would expand its Medicaid program to comply with the Affordable Care Act.
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Anthony Carrico has been named acting state fire marshal.
West Virginia's 150th birthday celebration will be marked with several events in Wheeling next month.
Job seekers can apply for employment at the Hazelton Prison in Bruceton Mills at tomorrow's career fair.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will host a news conference at 11 a.m. May 2 at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston to announce the state's Medicaid coverage.
It's never too early to start planning for the next election cycle, even in West Virginia where a string of special elections kept coming and coming.
(AP) — April saw state government collect nearly $565 million. Officials were expecting $511 million.
The second annual State Government Career Fair is scheduled for May 7 in Charleston.