CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A resolution introduced in the West Virginia Legislature seeks to require that Supreme Court justice appointments by the governor be confirmed by the Senate.
The resolution introduced in the Senate on Monday was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Republican Patricia Rucker is the lead sponsor. If approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate and House of Delegates, it would place a constitutional amendment before voters.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ex-Congressman Evan Jenkins and former House of Delegates speaker Tim Armstead were elected Tuesday to keep their seats on the West Virginia Supreme Court, where they will complete the unexpired terms of former justices caught up in a scandal over court spending.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ex-Congressman Evan Jenkins wins election to keep seat on West Virginia Supreme Court.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two prominent Republican politicians are among a pack of attorneys and judges competing Tuesday for a pair of West Virginia Supreme Court positions vacated by justices caught up in a scandal over spending by the court.
Ex-U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and former House of Delegates speaker Tim Armstead were appointed by GOP Gov. Jim Justice to fill the seats until the election. Now both are running to fill the unexpired terms on West Virginia's highest court.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican ex-Congressman Evan Jenkins and other candidates for a West Virginia Supreme Court seat highlighted their resumes during a public forum less than three weeks before the Nov. 6 election.
Explaining why they should be elected to a nonpartisan position, several candidates pointed to the fact that they're not career politicians. Some didn't flat-out endorse themselves, either.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — 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. They resigned earlier this year amid an impeachment scandal.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Candidates for two West Virginia Supreme Court seats are slated to participate in forums .
The West Virginia Bar Association will hold an Oct. 15 forum for Division 1 candidates and an Oct. 18 forum for Division 2 hopefuls. Both events will take place at the West Virginia Culture Center on the state Capitol campus.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two Republican politicians will serve as temporary justices on the West Virginia Supreme Court after a group of judicial stand-ins on Monday rejected petitions challenging their appointments to replace two departed justices.
The court turned back challenges by two lawyers to the appointments of U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and ex-House speaker Tim Armstead. The court said "there is no clear right to the relief sought."
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on challenges to the appointments of two Republican politicians to the West Virginia Supreme Court (all times local):
Two Republicans politicians will serve as temporary justices on the West Virginia Supreme Court after a group of judicial stand-ins rejected challenges to their appointments to replace departed justices.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals members will hear arguments in the legal challenges to the eligibility of a congressman and a former state House speaker to serve on the court.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawyer has filed a petition that seeks to stop a Republican congressman and a former state House speaker from serving on the West Virginia Supreme Court.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appointed U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and ex-Speaker Tim Armstead to fill interim state Supreme Court openings created in the fallout of impeachment proceedings.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign has announced support for Republican Carol Miller in West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District race.
The Trump Campaign said in a statement this week that Miller is "pro-coal, pro-Second Amendment, and pro-Trump" and encouraged people to vote for her.
Miller is the majority whip in the state House of Delegates. Her opponent is Democratic state Sen. Richard Ojeda
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A U.S. congressman's seat will remain vacant until January once he resigns to serve on the West Virginia Supreme Court.
News outlets report Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins of West Virginia was appointed Saturday by Gov. Jim Justice to replace Robin Davis. She retired from the Supreme Court hours after the state House of Delegates impeached her and three other justices this month.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Saturday picked a Republican ex-House speaker and a congressman to fill interim state Supreme Court openings created in the fallout of impeachment proceedings.
The announcement drew further blowback from Democrats, who said the governor's decisions were foregone conclusions aimed at furthering the GOP's political agenda.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Rural development grants totaling more than $99,000 have been awarded to two recipients in West Virginia.
The Marshall University Research Corp. will receive $49,837 to develop a catalog to help state agencies, nonprofits and entrepreneurs understand the state's agricultural economy.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two prominent Republicans are seeking to fill a Supreme Court seat vacated amid a spending scandal.
U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead are among nine candidates who applied to be considered for the seat of Justice Menis Ketchum, who retired. Republican Gov. Jim Justice will appoint an interim replacement to hold the seat until an election is held in November.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins is hosting a round-table discussion on the importance of economic diversification and the need for investment in southern West Virginia.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two southern West Virginia communities will receive nearly $2 million in federal funding for water and wastewater projects.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia group has received a $103,400 federal grant to help protect a Civil War battlefield.
U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins says the Nicholas County Farmland Protection Board has received the grant to protect the Battle of Kessler's Cross Roads battlefield. The grant is from the National Park Service.
Jenkins say the grant will be used to acquire a 99-acre (40-hectare) portion of the battlefield.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Huntington VA Medical Center is being renamed for World War II veteran Woody Williams.
Congressman Evan Jenkins says in a news release that President Donald Trump has signed Jenkins' legislation to rename the hospital the Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center. Jenkins says the bill was signed Friday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Congressman Evan Jenkins says he's hopeful an agreement signed by President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un will bring home the remains of missing U.S. soldiers from the Korean War.
Jenkins says in a statement the agreement aims to recover the remains of U.S. soldiers who are missing in action or were prisoners of war, including the immediate repatriation of those who were already identified.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Female candidates have a chance to sweep all three of West Virginia's U.S. House races this fall as part of a national wave that saw a record number of women from the two major parties file for the midterm elections.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Richard Ojeda won his party's nomination in the 3rd Congressional District in West Virginia on Tuesday, while state Delegate Carol Miller narrowly emerged from the crowded Republican field for the open U.S. House seat that snakes through the state's southern coalfields.
The district, whose voters strongly backed President Donald Trump in 2016, is being vacated by Republican Congressman Evan Jenkins, who ran for U.S. Senate.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two years after Donald Trump easily won West Virginia, voters are returning to the polls for the first time in one of his Republican strongholds.
Tuesday's primary includes races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and the Legislature.
Congressman Evan Jenkins is among six candidates seeking the Republican U.S. Senate nomination. The ballot for his 3rd District House seat is packed with seven Republicans and four Democrats.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Rep. Evan Jenkins' dream of a U.S. Senate seat has opened a door for other ambitious West Virginia politicians, prompting a rush of contenders for his congressional seat and giving Democrats their best chance for a pickup in the Mountain State.
Eleven candidates are on the ballot in Tuesday's primaries for the 3rd Congressional District seat Jenkins is vacating, including six current or former state legislators.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three Republican Senate candidates took turns going after one another in a nationally televised debate, with Rep. Evan Jenkins accusing state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey of bringing "New Jersey values" to West Virginia, and Morrisey deriding Jenkins' past as a Democrat.
And neither Jenkins, Morrisey nor former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship expressed support for the Senate's Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than $28 million in federal funding to fix roads and bridges damaged by flooding is heading to West Virginia.
U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and Rep. Evan Jenkins announced the funding Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican Congressman Evan Jenkins says President Donald Trump will visit West Virginia for the second time this year.
Jenkins says he'll join the president for a scheduled roundtable in Greenbrier County on Thursday. A statement released by Jenkins' office didn't disclose the location or reason for the president's visit.
Jenkins says the visit will highlight the president's "work to create jobs and opportunities for West Virginians and all Americans."
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant to continue its work on diabetes prevention and lifestyle management.
Republican U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins of West Virginia announced the grant Monday. His office said in a news release that the Appalachian Regional Commission grant includes $300,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's congressional delegation is urging President Donald Trump to approve Gov. Jim Justice's request for a federal disaster declaration for severe storms in the state in February.
U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and Congressmen David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins wrote to Trump on Wednesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's May 8 primary election slate is official and will have several contested races on the federal level.
Secretary of State Mac Warner announced the list of certified candidates Wednesday.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Campaign finance records show Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin with $4.7 million in campaign funds, well ahead of Republican rivals at the start of this election year.
Federal Election Commission filings show $1.4 million for Rep. Evan Jenkins, $1.1 million for state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, and $146,490 left from $400,000 in self-funding by former coal executive Don Blankenship.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has received a $2.1 million federal grant to study obesity-related disorders.
U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins announced the U.S. Health and Human Services grant. He said in a news release it will be used to help fund research at the university's Appalachian Center for Cellular Transport in Obesity-Related Disorders.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence traveled to West Virginia Wednesday to tout the impact of tax cuts and pick a fight with the state's Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who voted against the plan.
Manchin, who faces a tough re-election fight this year, pushed back forcefully, saying Pence's comments "are exactly why Washington Sucks."
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Congressman Evan Jenkins says President Donald Trump is coming to the Greenbrier Resort this week to speak at the House and Senate Republicans' annual legislative planning conference.
The resort is owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, who changed party affiliation to the GOP when Trump visited the state last year.