Follow along: candidates for Charleston mayor

February 24, 2015 by Matt Murphy

Over the last few weeks Charleston Daily Mail editors have been meeting with candidates for Charleston City Council, and the final meeting before the March 7 primary (scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 24) will feature mayoral candidates.

The conversation will be taking place at DigiSo: “West Virginia’s first co-working initiative for digital entrepreneurs, start-ups, innovators and creative industry professionals.”

Follow along to learn more about issues facing Charleston and the candidates who seek to lead West Virginia’s largest city.

The week in local government (Feb. 20)

February 20, 2015 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government for Feb. 16 to Feb. 20:

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Tuesday, Feb. 17

CHARLESTON – City council set the budget hearing schedule for the coming weeks.

Thursday, Feb. 19

KRT – The KRT system will hold public hearings to gather input on possible route changes.

COUNTY (Commission) – Elected officials made their annual requests for a share of the Kanawha County  budget.

SOUTH CHARLESTON – City council certified the results of last week’s levy election.

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In other local government news, a crude oil train derailed in Fayette County and Amtrak has suspended service; municipal elections continue; and early voting began in Charleston.

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Here are government meetings and related events scheduled next week in Kanawha County:

Monday, Feb. 23

5:30 p.m. – Charleston budget hearing.

5:30 p.m. – South Charleston Library Board.

Tuesday, Feb. 24

10 a.m. – Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority (moved from Feb. 17).

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“The Week in Local Government” is a weekly post, published around lunchtime on Fridays, that recaps the Daily Mail’s local government coverage for the week. Past editions are available by clicking on the “The Week in Government” link on the right side of this page.

Follow along: at-large candidates for Charleston city council

February 17, 2015 by Brad McElhinny

Charleston Daily Mail editors have been meeting with candidates for Charleston City Council.

The final couple of meetings are with at-large candidates. (Weather permitting. The forecast has been looking pretty active again.) The conversation will be taking place at DigiSo: “West Virginia’s first co-working initiative for digital entrepreneurs, start-ups, innovators and creative industry professionals.”

Follow along to learn more about issues facing Charleston and the candidates who seek to address those issues:

Train derails in Fayette County — photos from residents

February 16, 2015 by Brad McElhinny

The week in local government (Feb. 6 & 13)

February 13, 2015 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government for Feb. 2 to Feb. 13:

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Monday, Feb. 2

CHARLESTON – City council moved ahead with plans to add two council members to the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority board.

DUNBAR – Council received an update about the ongoing streetscape project in the city.

ST. ALBANS – City council discussed the upcoming fire levy.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

COUNTY (Commission) – Commissioners allocated $30,000 to assist with demolition costs at the Slack Street recycling center.

NITRO – City council discussed improvements in the city.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

CHARLESTON – Members of the city’s Municipal Planning Commission approved the closure of an alley to assist the Staats Hospital project.

Thursday, Feb. 5

SOUTH CHARLESTON – City council discussed the city’s general services levy.

Monday, Feb. 9

CHARLESTON – Land Trust board members voted to keep a property in North Charleston.

Wednesday, Feb. 11

CHARLESTON (CURA) – The developer of a proposed Homewood Suites hotel in downtown is ironing out details of the development with CURA, and the Charleston Area Alliance is continuing to work to improve downtown.

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In other local government news, voters approved levies in South Charleston and St. Albans; the slate is set for South Charleston’s municipal election; boardings fell at Yeager Airport in 2014; Cedar Grove’s mayor said the police officer facing multiple charges will resign; a Senate bill would allow expansion of municipal home rule in West Virginia;

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Here are government meetings and related events scheduled next week in Kanawha County:

Monday, Feb. 16

President’s Day. Most government offices closed.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

10 a.m. – Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority.

Noon – Kanawha County Commission.

1 p.m. – South Charleston Sanitary Board.

6:45 p.m. – Charleston Finance Committee.

7 p.m. – Charleston City Council.

7 p.m. – Dunbar City Council.

7 p.m. – Nitro City Council.

7 p.m. – Belle Town Council.

7 p.m. – East Bank Town Council.

7 p.m. – Glasgow Town Council.

7 p.m. – Marmet Town Council.

7:30 p.m. – St. Albans City Council.

Wednesday, Feb. 18
8:30 a.m. – Charleston CVB.

1 p.m. – South Charleston CVB.

Thursday, Feb. 19

8:30 a.m. – Kanawha County Parks Commission.

8:45 a.m. – KRT Board.

4 p.m. – Kanawha County Commission.

7:30 p.m. – South Charleston City Council.

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“The Week in Local Government” is a weekly post, published around lunchtime on Fridays, that recaps the Daily Mail’s local government coverage for the week. Past editions are available by clicking on the “The Week in Government” link on the right side of this page.

Follow along: Ward 12 candidates for Charleston Council

February 11, 2015 by Matt Murphy

Charleston Daily Mail editors are meeting with candidates for Charleston City Council over the next few weeks.

Thursday, Feb. 12, at noon, Editors are meeting with candidates who seek to represent Ward 12, which covers the city’s Fort Hill neighborhood. The conversation will be taking place at DigiSo: “West Virginia’s first co-working initiative for digital entrepreneurs, start-ups, innovators and creative industry professionals.”

Follow along to learn more about issues facing Charleston and the candidates who seek to address those issues:

Follow along: Ward 10 candidates for Charleston Council

February 9, 2015 by Matt Murphy

Charleston Daily Mail editors are meeting with candidates for Charleston City Council over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, Feb. 10, at noon, Editors are meeting with candidates who seek to represent Ward 10 on the city’s East End. The conversation will be taking place at DigiSo: “West Virginia’s first co-working initiative for digital entrepreneurs, start-ups, innovators and creative industry professionals.”

Follow along to learn more about issues facing Charleston and the candidates who seek to address those issues: