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Alyce Faye Bragg: What a blessing that life begins at 80

“Life begins at 80”

— Author Unknown

We oldsters surely get away with a lot just because we’ve managed to keep breathing longer than most folks. I will celebrate my 80th birthday tomorrow, and I’ve got it...

Prevailing wage rules filed

WorkForce West Virginia filed emergency rules Friday needed to put the state’s new prevailing wage rates into effect in September.

The rules filed Friday clarify that wage rates will be set using seven regions, conforming with WorkForce...

Alyce Faye Bragg: What a blessing that life begins at 80

“Life begins at 80”

— Author Unknown

We oldsters surely get away with a lot just because we’ve managed to keep breathing longer than most folks. I will celebrate my 80th birthday tomorrow, and I’ve got it ...

Poll: Justice holds narrow lead over Cole in WV governor race

With the election of West Virginia’s next governor more than a year away, billionaire businessman Jim Justice holds a narrow lead over state Senate President Bill Cole, according to a new poll of West Virginia voters released Thursday....

Gainer acknowledges ‘growing pains’ in state pay shift

State Auditor Glen Gainer said Thursday he recognizes there are “growing pains” in changing state employees from semi-monthly to biweekly pay periods, including the perception that employees are receiving less pay in the 2015 calendar...

Lottery Commission to continue anti-‘casino night’ campaign

For now, the Lottery Commission will rely on public education and awareness campaigns to crack down on charities’ “casino night” fundraisers that technically are illegal under state law.

“We’re going to...

W.Va. lawmakers propose inspector general office to root out corruption
W.Va. lawmakers propose inspector general office to root out corruption

West Virginia lawmakers are looking at setting up an inspector general’s office that would investigate government waste, fraud and corruption throughout the state.

Thirteen states and the District of Columbia have a “state...

Celebration of Women’s Equality Day urges women into politics
Celebration of Women’s Equality Day urges women into politics

In the dynamic era of social and political revolution in the 19th and 20th centuries, multi-generational efforts to establish voting rights for American women took root. After decades of protests and lobbying for women’s suffrage, the active...

High-tech betting options would expand under proposal

State Racing Commissioners Wednesday approved several legislative proposals for the 2016 session, including a bill to legalize advanced deposit wagering.

Commissioner Bill Phillips made the motion for legislation for advanced deposit wagering,...

Poll: Donald Trump tops Hillary Clinton in WV
Poll: Donald Trump tops Hillary Clinton in WV

Donald Trump holds a commanding lead among a crowded field of Republican presidential candidates in a new poll of West Virginia voters, with more than triple the support of his nearest rival.

In addition, the poll shows a generic Republican...

Poll: Democrats running for WV gov locked in dead heat

West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidates Jeff Kessler and Jim Justice are in a virtual dead heat, according to a new poll.

The latest finding comes after Washington, D.C.-based ...

Before- and after-school programs could be in jeopardy

More than $1 billion in federal funding that aids 10 million poor and underprivileged children in America might be on the line as Congress prepares to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Reauthorization of the...

State employees file grievances over biweekly paycheck schedule

State employees stand to lose millions of dollars in wages because of a quirk in switching state pay periods from twice monthly to biweekly, according to the findings of an employee grievance.

The mid-year switch from 24 pay periods a year to 26 ...

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