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Stories with person: Earl Ray Tomblin
  • Huge drop in West Virginia coal production forecast 
    Updated: May-28-15 7:49 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia University researchers predict that state coal production will drop 39 percent compared with the industry's last high point in 2008 - less-than-encouraging news for more than 1,800 coal miners who learned last week they would likely lose their jobs.

  • W.Va. Senate president to be Coca Cola 600 honorary starter 
    Updated: May-23-15 9:05 am

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Senate President Bill Cole will be the honorary starter for the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Billionaire Justice aims to self-fund in W.Va. governor race 
    Updated: May-17-15 1:30 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Three decades after Republicans dared Jay Rockefeller to "spend it all" in a campaign for governor, billionaire businessman Jim Justice will help bankroll his own Democratic run for the state's top executive job.

  • Justice announces 2016 Democratic bid for W.Va. governor 
    Updated: May-11-15 6:26 pm

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia - Surrounded by employees from his resort, his family and the youth basketball players he coaches, billionaire businessman Jim Justice kicked off a Democratic campaign Monday for governor of West Virginia.

  • Justice to make W.Va. governor's race announcement Monday 
    Updated: May-08-15 10:24 am

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia - Billionaire businessman Jim Justice is slated to announce his intentions in the 2016 West Virginia governor's race.

  • Execs charged in WVa spill argue prosecutors are conflicted 
    Updated: May-06-15 6:31 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Attorneys for two former executives charged in a chemical spill said in court Wednesday that prosecutors should be taken off the case because they were affected by the spill.

  • Judge Gaughan to retire in June 
    Updated: May-06-15 9:13 am

    WHEELING, Virginia - First Judicial Circuit Judge Martin Gaughan is retiring on June 30.