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With virus aid in sight, Democrats debate filibuster changes

By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden on the verge of his first big legislative victory, a key moderate Democrat says he's open to changing Senate rules that could allow for more party-line votes to push through other parts of the White House's agenda such ...

Martinsburg teen signs music management deal

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — For Marah Francis, music was a lifelong love affair in which she explored life's many milestones and reconciled her experiences through writing music. Now, the Martinsburg teen is celebrating signing with a Washington D.C.- based management agency by releasing her ...

WVU receives grant to study pandemic-era tutoring

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University will get a $307,000 grant to study best practices for online tutoring in science, technology, engineering and math fields for undergraduate students, in response to learning loss during the pandemic. U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe ...

Democratic senators propose clean energy tax credits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two U.S. senators from states with declining manufacturing sectors are pushing to invest $8 billion through tax credits to create clean energy jobs. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan unveiled legislation Monday that aims to help ...

WVa governor agrees to live in government seat, ending case

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has agreed to live in the seat of state government in Charleston, ending a long-running challenge over his residency. A Kanawha County judge Monday signed an order dismissing a 2018 lawsuit filed by a ...

WVa expects vaccine supply surge as COVID-19 deaths drop

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia expects to receive a surge in coronavirus vaccine doses this week after a one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine gained emergency use authorization. On top of the 15,500 doses from Johnson & Johnson, the state's allocation of vaccines from ...

WVa governor holding town hall over income tax cut proposal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will hold a virtual town hall on Tuesday over his proposal to cut the state's personal income tax. In his State of the State address last month, Justice said he seeks to cut the income tax in half for most earners. Republican ...

Woman charged with fatally shooting father, boyfriend

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman is accused of killing her father and her boyfriend, authorities said. Hillary Paige Dennison, 27, of Williamstown, was arrested Sunday on two counts of murder, Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens told The Parkersburg News and ...

Marshall University gets funds for advanced welding program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Marshall University will get over $336,000 from the federal government for education and training in advanced welding for manufacturing and other industries. The Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University will have a new program for hands-on ...

Virus cases, hospital stays keep dropping in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is on track to have its lowest weekly count of positive coronavirus cases since late October. The state reported 1,816 confirmed cases from last Monday through Saturday. There have been no days in the past week when the daily total was above 400. The ...