Senate suspends rules, rushes ‘Equal Protection for Religion Act’ to floor vote

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “We talk about how we want local government to have local control and make local decisions, until it’s something we don’t like – then we know what’s best for our municipalities.”  That’s what Sen. Mike Caputo, D-Marion, said during an impassioned floor speech in the Senate Chamber Wednesday […]

Senate Committee on Government Organization advances seven bills, approves restrictions on propane tank refilling

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Senate’s Committee on Government Organization, on Tuesday, considered seven pieces of potential legislation, including bills allowing for fire code-variance in storage buildings and a possible repeal of code sections relating to public utilities.  Regarding HB 2762 – the bill which pertains to the fire code-variance, […]

Arthur qualifies for air rifle national championship

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV February 28, 2023 Shane Arthur, a junior at James Monroe High School, qualified to represent the state of West Virginia at the 4-H National Air Rifle Championship. He will head to Nebraska this June for the national competition. Shane sat down with The Real WV for an interview about his interest […]

Fishing tournament organizers take issue with new DNR rules

By Chris Lawrence, WV Metronews Several of the largest bass tournament fishing organizations in the state are taking issue with new rules issued by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources regarding tournament size in West Virginia. Ken Hackworth, President of BASS Nation West Virginia addressed their concerns to the Natural Resources Commission in Charleston back […]

Senate committee advances ‘Electronically Distracted Driving Act’

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill to help eliminate distracted driving advanced out of the state legislature’s Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Monday.  This bill, the engrossed committee substitute for HB 2218, which passed the House on Feb. 10, rewrites sections of state code as it relates to the use […]

This week in weather edition 2/28/23

By Jason Christian, Blue Weather & RealWV This week’s edition we take a look at the next couple storm systems. Click on image to see full video update!