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  1. Sponaugle responds to filing by Gov. Justice in residency petitionRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Martinsburg Journal

    Attorneys for Gov. Jim Justice have filed a response to a petition filed by Delegate Isaac Sponaugle, D-Pendleton, asking the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to require the governor to abide by the state Constitution by residing in Charleston. When Sponaugle read the response filed Oct. 16 by Justice attorneys Michael Carey and David Pogue, he was reminded of another famous chief executive who argued over the meaning of a word.

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  2. After impeachments, West Virginia voters to choose justicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 14 | Martinsburg Journal

    West Virginia voters head to the polls next month to decide whether to allow Gov. Jim Justice's two picks for the state Supreme Court to continue serving. Justice appointed U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and former GOP House Speaker Tim Armstead to the high court to serve out the terms of Justices Robin Davis and Menis Ketchum.

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  3. Workman set to stand trial on impeachment MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 14 | Martinsburg Journal

    Margaret Workman, chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, made state history by being elected as the first woman justice. She might history again if the Senate takes up the trial on the articles of impeachment adopted by the House of Delegates.

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  4. Loughry takes the stand on Day 4 of federal trialRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 9 | Martinsburg Journal

    This Oct. 3, 2012, file photo, shows West Virginia Supreme Court Republican candidate Allen Loughry, who has been indicted on 22 federal counts of fraud, witness tampering and lying to a federal agent. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said FBI agents arrested the suspended justice Wednesday morning, June 20, 2018, and took him to the federal courthouse in Charleston.

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  5. Senate responds to Workman petition to stop impeachmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 28 | Martinsburg Journal

    Attorneys for the West Virginia Senate are pushing back hard against an effort by Chief Justice Margaret Workman to put a stop to her Oct. 15 impeachment trial, as well as raising questions about the impartiality of one of the acting justices. The Senate, represented by the Bowles Rice law firm in Charleston, filed a response Thursday to a petition filed by Workman with an all-appointed Supreme Court of Appeals to put the brakes on her impending impeachment trial.

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  6. Armstead sworn in as temporary justiceRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 26 | Martinsburg Journal

    Tim Armstead, the former speaker of the House of Delegates, took the oath of office as a justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals a day after a legal decision cleared the way. Armstead, surrounded by family and friends, was sworn in by Kanawha County Circuit Judge Dan Greear in a ceremony in the Supreme Court chambers Tuesday afternoon at the State Capitol Building in Charleston.

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  7. Petitions against seating Armstead, Jenkins dismissedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | Martinsburg Journal

    Two petitions to keep two Republicans from being seating as justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court and preventing one from being on the November special election ballot were dismissed this afternoon. U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and former House Speaker Tim Armstead can now be seated as replacement justices on the court.

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  8. West Virginia health officer taking March of Dimes jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 19 | Martinsburg Journal

    West Virginia's state health officer is leaving to take a job with the March of Dimes. The Department of Health and Human Resources announced Dr. Rahul Gupta's departure in a news release Tuesday.

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  9. Energy leaders provide lawmakers with tax informationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    A coal mining lobbyist group is asking for a lower severance tax rate for coal, while two organizations representing natural gas interests are asking to keep their severance tax rates the same. The Legislature's joint standing committees on energy and finance heard from representatives of the West Virginia Coal Association, the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association and the Independent Oil and Gas Association during interim meetings Monday in Charleston.

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  10. Jusa Bekoz: Ita s like losing a brotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    The official count of members of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association was released recently for the current school/fiscal year. Dan Stillwell of The Register-Herald in Beckley passed from our world on Friday, one day after covering a high school football game for the last time.

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  11. West Virginia cancels Capitol dome repair contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    West Virginia officials have canceled a nearly $11 million contract to repair significant damage to the state Capitol dome. The decision, announced Friday by the Department of Administration, was based on the contractor's inability to comply with design requirements for exterior scaffolding to be constructed to complete the project.

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  12. Jusa Bekoz: Ita s like losing a brotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    The official count of members of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association was released recently for the current school/fiscal year. Dan Stillwell of The Register-Herald in Beckley passed from our world on Friday, one day after covering a high school football game for the last time.

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  13. Proposed debate between U.S. Senate candidates called offRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    A debate between the two leading candidates for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia, which had been proposed for Oct. 14 in Wheeling, will not be held. Also involved were H-D Media, publisher of the Charleston Gazette and the Huntington Herald Dispatch, and NCWV Media, publisher of The Exponent Telegram in Clarksburg and The State Journal in Charleston.

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  14. Bishop Bransfield resigns amid allegations of sexual harassmentRead the original story

    Sep 13, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and has ordered the archbishop of Baltimore to investigate allegations that Bransfield sexually harassed adults, church officials said today.

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  15. Another suit filed to keep Jenkins off ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    In less than a week, another lawsuit was filed to disqualify U.S. Evan Jenkins from the election for state Supreme Court with a week left before ballots need to be finalized. Part of the suit also seeks to have the temporary appointments of Jenkins and former House Speaker Tim Armstead to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals vacated.

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  16. 3 plead guilty to neglect in aftermath of woman's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    Three people have pleaded guilty to neglect in the aftermath of an 88-year-old woman's death in West Virginia. The case involves the death of Norma Dunlap in May, after she was admitted to a hospital.

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  17. Judge dismisses case on Justice residencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    In a technicality, a Kanawha County judge dismissed a case that would have determined if the governor was following the state constitution by not residing in the state capitol. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Charles King released his ruling Monday afternoon regarding a writ of mandamus filed by Del.

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  18. Residents to get share of $73M from water crisis settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    People affected by a 2014 chemical spill into a West Virginia river will soon receive their first batch of settlement checks from a class-action lawsuit. News outlets report U.S. District Court Judge John Copenhaver approved the distribution of the $73 million to nearly 200,000 residents and businesses.

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  19. Around the Region Sept. 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    15 at Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Station, 4217 Hedgesville Road. Rabies shots will be available for $10 each.

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  20. Scholarship pageant to be held at Musselman High in NovemberRead the original story

    Sep 6, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    The 27th Annual Berkeley County Schools Scholarship Pageant will be held Nov. 17 and 18 at Musselman High School. Students in all Berkeley County Schools in grades kindergarten through 12th grade may participate.

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