Brad McElhinny

Friday January 20, 2017

Trump’s White House website now makes energy production a priority

Policy brief pledges to eliminate the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule.

Trump will be fine, predicts presidential biographer in W.Va.

Jean Edward Smith is the author of biographies of Grant, Franklin Roosevelt, Eisenhower and George W. Bush.

Thursday January 19, 2017

Warner claims Tennant sabotaged transition; she’s astounded by accusations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The new Secretary of State is doubling down on the war of words between his office and his predecessor. Really doubling down....

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Cutting use of five vehicles is a start, says chief of staff for new Gov. Jim Justice

In the announcement, Justice states that every dollar of state spending must be examined. 

State leaders might follow new Gov. Jim Justice’s lead on reforming A to F grades for W.Va. schools

"We've got to worry about our kids getting an A through F versus our schools getting an A through F," Justice says.

Tuesday January 17, 2017

With the flash of a folder, new Gov. Jim Justice ignites W.Va. education system

State leaders embrace changes and want to know more.

Lawsuit under consideration for those fired from Secretary of State’s office

Warner's office says some turnover had to happen to set new direction.

Monday January 16, 2017

Whether tight with Justice or admirers from afar, inaugural attendees want him to succeed

Some in crowd know Justice well; some just want him to do well.

New Governor Jim Justice lays out big plans for West Virginia

Justice sworn in as West Virginia's 36th governor.

Scenes from #InaugurationDayWV

Images from Inauguration Day at the state Capitol.

With video: Jim Justice takes midnight oath, promises to make ‘dreams come true’

"This is an honor beyond belief for me and my family," Justice said after being sworn in.

McCuskey and other new statewide officeholders also take oaths today

McCuskey becomes one of youngest statewide officeholders in West Virginia history.

Sunday January 15, 2017

After Justice takes reins as governor, what will he deliver?

New governor promised 'rocket ride' out of 50th.

Friday January 13, 2017

Coal exec Austin Caperton, cousin of former Gov. Gaston Caperton, to oversee environmental agency

Justice says appointee will be able to balance environmental concerns with business growth.

Gayle Manchin picked for Education and the Arts post

Manchin served as president of state Board of Education

Justice appoints former Sen. Bob Ashley, a Republican, to be legislative director

Pizatella, Scarbro also named to Justice administration positions.

Thursday January 12, 2017

Tomblin suggests tax hikes, but Justice administration wants options open as it rolls in Monday

Justice chief of staff Nick Casey says administration continues to take shape.

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