One of Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies told a federal court Friday that it can‚Äôt pay roughly $750,000 as ordered by the court primarily to maintain collateral for financial obligations to a ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š-based workers‚Äô compensation and employers‚Äô liability insurance provider.
Thirteen of Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies have agreed they‚Äôre liable for abandoned mine land-related debts in a case pressed by federal prosecutors.
State officials are changing the screening process at William R. Sharpe Hospital in Weston after the recent murder indictment of an employee at the facility.
A month after the United States Department of Energy selected West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania to receive up to $925 million in support for an Appalachian hydrogen hub, it has set aside tens of millions more for those states to have a carbon capture and storage hub.
The numbers say West Virginia American Water and Mountaineer Gas are doing well.
A new lawsuit Gov. Jim Justice, his wife Cathy, their son Jay and more than a dozen companies in the family‚Äôs business empire have filed against a Virginia bank shows Justice‚Äôs financial troubles are longstanding, predating a political career built on an image of business prowess.
A new edition of what‚Äôs considered the definitive document on how global warming affects the country has found West Virginia lagging behind most other states in actions addressing climate change impacts.
Reviews of COVID-19 pandemic relief fund spending shows more than half of West Virginia counties misused relief funds by either using them for unallowable purchases or purchasing items from vendors unregistered with the West Virginia Secretary of State Office.
West Virginia has added emergency medical workers to its growing list of critical staffing shortages, according to testimony presented to state lawmakers Tuesday.
An air quality permit application has revealed significant operational information about plans for a West Virginia-backed battery manufacturing plant designed to commercialize a battery that can economically store electricity for 100 hours.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said this month it referred a matter of excessive overtime compensation for a high-ranking employee indicted for alleged false statements amid a federal investigation to the State Police.
Gov. Jim Justice, his wife, his son and over a dozen companies in his business empire have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking at least $1 billion in damages from a Virginia-based bank the Justices have acknowledged they owe hundreds of millions of dollars.
Personnel issues remain at the forefront as the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources works to meet a deadline to split into three agencies.
Before he numbered his days in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spent the morning chairing a hearing on abandoned coal mine land reclamation economic revitalization programs.
¬“¬◊ńŕ…š‚Äôs Committee on the Size and Election of Council discussed a number of topics including compensation, nonpartisan elections, term limits and health insurance during its second meeting Thursday evening.
A proposed multimillion-dollar settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit alleging inhumane conditions at a state-run jail between state defendants and plaintiffs who have been inmates there.
A West Virginia Public Service Commission-approved audit of Mon Power and Potomac Edison lobbying expenses intended to cover costs charged to the utilities related to the largest bribery scandal in Ohio history is zeroing in on targets.
Gov. Jim Justice is floating a 5% pay raise for West Virginia government employees to offset another proposed increase in their insurance premiums, but opponents of the rate hikes worry it won‚Äôt be enough.
A case that could determine the fate of a helicopter belonging to one of Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies that had been slated for seizure to enforce a roughly $13 million judgment against it has taken a turn.
The Justice administration will conduct another internal investigation following a settlement reported in a federal class-action lawsuit alleging inhumane conditions at a state-run jail in Raleigh County.
Gov. Jim Justice and his wife Cathy have acknowledged debt exceeding $300 million to a Virginia bank.
Plaintiffs who have been inmates at Southern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility in Raleigh County and former and current West Virginia corrections officials have reached an agreement in a case alleging inhumane conditions at the jail.
A proposed increase to state insurance premiums is likely to exacerbate West Virginia‚Äôs already growing personnel shortages, officials said this week.
A ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š-based insurance company has asked a federal court to impose a daily fine of at least $2,500 on one of Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies for allegedly not paying any of a $500,000-plus judgment.
October‚Äôs general revenue earnings in West Virginia were above estimates by only $7.4 million because of record payouts to county and local governments, Gov. Jim Justice said this week.
The Justice administration said two high-ranking West Virginia officials have been fired after a federal judge excoriated them for their roles in what he concluded was the state intentionally destroying evidence in a class-action lawsuit alleging inhumane conditions at a government-run jail.
Gov. Jim Justice and the head of the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday disputed a federal judge‚Äôs ruling earlier this week that officials intentionally destroyed evidence vital to ongoing lawsuits.
A workers‚Äô compensation insurance provider has sued Bluestone Resources Inc. and other coal companies in Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs troubled business empire over what it says is $1.75 million they owe as a premium on insurance policies.
In a remarkable order late Monday, a federal judge found current and former West Virginia corrections officials intentionally destroyed evidence in a case alleging inhumane conditions at a Raleigh County jail.
Political and industrial leaders behind a proposed Appalachian hydrogen hub selected for up to $925 million in federal support this month say blue is green.
Gov. Jim Justice dismissed the notion of him testifying in response to a class-action lawsuit alleging inhumane conditions at the state-run Southern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility during an administration briefing Thursday.
Attorneys in a lawsuit against the state‚Äôs overburdened foster care system are calling for sanctions against the Department of Health and Human Resources, alleging that emails crucial to the case were wiped out.
West Virginia is one of several states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case involving the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act.
Federal mine regulators didn‚Äôt complete more than 1,500 mandatory mine safety and health inspections over a three-year period, according to a new audit report, a finding that has significant implications in coal-heavy West Virginia.
Shannon Yanna says it sounded like a bomb had gone off.
Gov. Jim Justice and his chief of staff are trying to get out of testifying in response to a class-action lawsuit alleging inhumane conditions at the state-run Southern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility.
Federal officials have scheduled a virtual community briefing on a regional hydrogen production network they have approved up to $925 million to support amid resistance from Appalachian environmental and renewable energy advocates.
Speaking before a panel of West Virginia lawmakers Tuesday, the head of the state Department of Transportation claimed there was no conflict of interest nor appearance of one stemming from his approval of multimillion-dollar agency contracts with a firm that employs his son.
Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs campaign has outraised that of Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., in the race for the 2024 U.S. Senate Republican nomination despite Mooney‚Äôs five-month head start.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has scheduled a meeting in Summersville to consider contracting for the financing, construction and operation of new recreational offerings, lodging and facilities at West Virginia‚Äôs newest state park.
At a legislative committee meeting Sunday, West Virginia lawmakers took stock of devastating property and environmental damage resulting from August floods in Eastern Kanawha County.
A federal court has scheduled a hearing on motions claiming interests in a helicopter belonging to one of Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies. The helicopter has been targeted for seizure to enforce a roughly $13 million judgment against the company.
West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials are slated to provide updates for state lawmakers on revised pay plans for employees, employee recruitment and retention and facility maintenance at a legislative committee meeting Monday.
The eighth annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes will leave from the state Capitol on Friday for a motorcycle trip to benefit West Virginia veterans.
A federal judge has stayed an order he‚Äôd issued last week approving seizure of a helicopter owned by one of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice‚Äôs coal companies to enforce a roughly $13 million judgment against the firm.
Former West Virginia state delegate Doug Skaff has announced that he will run for secretary of state as a member of the Republican Party.