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By: Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

In Kanawha County, after you vote for U.S. Senate, West Virginia Supreme Court and other races, your trip down the Nov. 6 general election ballot will take you to a long list of school expenses and confusing numbers.

Welcome to the Kanawha County school system excess levy.

For the past quarter-century, Kanawha County...


By: Jessica Farrish, Beckley Register-Herald

Education, jobs, opioid recovery and infrastructure are key issues facing West Virginia, candidates in the national and state races said Thursday morning.

Around 375 guests attended the annual "Meet the Candidates" breakfast at the Raleigh Convention Center, hosted by the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce.

Among them were United States Sen. Joe Manchin and challenger, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey....


BY: Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Gov. Jim Justice has notified Public Employees Insurance Agency Executive Director Ted Cheatham that state funding for PEIA for the 2019-20 plan year will total $575 million — an amount unchanged from the current plan.

By law, the governor must provide what is known as the guidance letter to PEIA by Oct. 15 of each year, so that the PEIA Finance Board can devise the next year’s benefits plan, a proposal that goes out to public hearings...


Non-affiliated voter numbers continue to grow in Mountain State
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Since the May Primary Election, Republicans and voters with ‘No Party Affiliation” have made up the largest number of new registered voters in West Virginia.

According to the Secretary of State’s Office as of Oct. 15, 10,385 state residents have registered as Republicans since May 8, while 9,467 has...


Erin Beck, Beckley Register-Herald