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Media Advisory: Explanation of discharge of Public Charter Schools Act to Senate floor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Senate Tuesday, by a vote of 18-16, passed a motion to discharge SB 14 – Creating Public Charter Schools Act of 2015 – from the Senate Finance Committee and move it to First Reading on the Senate Floor. The following information is provided by the Senate Communications Office: “On […]

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By February 25, 2015 Read More →

Are W.Va. gun owners’ rights being infringed on?

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There is no controversy on the need to train inexperienced drivers, usually young people, on how to drive a car before granting them a license to do so. Automobiles are highly useful. But operated by someone untrained, automobiles are dangerous. Yet no lobbying group is […]

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Media Advisory: Juvenile justice bills drawing groups to Capitol today

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Representatives of the “Our Children, Our Future Campaign,” a non-partisan effort to end child poverty in West Virginia, and the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia are expected to visit the Capitol today to discuss juvenile justice issues. The Our Children, Our Future Campaign expects more than 100 teens, parents, and community leaders unite […]

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Joint liability bill headed to governor’s desk

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation that effectively eliminates the legal premise of joint liability in personal injury, financial damages or wrongful death lawsuits (HB2002) is headed to the governor’s desk after the Senate passed a House-Senate conference committee version of the bill Tuesday on a 28-6 vote. The bill, one of several this session changing state […]

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By February 25, 2015 Read More →

GOP resurrects charter school bill killed by Dems

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new battle erupted in the West Virginia state Senate on Tuesday over one of the least controversial practices of the Legislature: parliamentary procedure. The upper chamber had its most contentious floor session this year after a rarely used parliamentary move resulted in Republicans reviving the charter schools bill, despite significant outcry […]

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Boy has wish granted, ‘signs’ with WVU hoops
By February 25, 2015 Read More →

Boy has wish granted, ‘signs’ with WVU hoops

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Nick Wince was tall at the top of key as he gave a lesson in heart to WVU’s men’s basketball team. Nick, a 5-year-old from Tyler County who has undergone serious heart surgeries, was a guest of the team on Tuesday, Feb. 24, courtesy of Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The […]

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Huntington banker, civic leader Mike Perry dies
By February 25, 2015 Read More →

Huntington banker, civic leader Mike Perry dies

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Tri-State lost one of its best friends early Wednesday when beloved community leader Mike Perry died at age 78. The Huntington native built a business legacy as an attorney and banker, but he was equally well remembered as a tireless champion of the Huntington region, Marshall University and Appalachia’s frontier heritage. […]

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By February 25, 2015 Read More →

Kessler should end slowdown in W.Va. Senate

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register             WHEELING, W.Va. — Democrats in the West Virginia Senate threw something of a temper tantrum Tuesday, perhaps reflecting their frustration with being the minority party for the first time in more than 80 years. On Monday, Democrats in a Senate committee voted to table a Republican-sponsored bill to permit […]

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Fairmont student to be WVU Mountaineer again
By February 25, 2015 Read More →

Fairmont student to be WVU Mountaineer again

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Michael Garcia will get to hold on to his buckskin and rifle for the 2015-16 school year. Last night at the men’s basketball game, where West Virginia defeated Texas 71-64, Garcia beat out Troy Clemons, Ethan Ball and Reed Andrews to be named the Mountaineer Mascot. “I was definitely anxious about the […]

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Beckley server advances on NBC’s ‘The Voice’
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Beckley server advances on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Beckley’s up-and-coming country music star, 20-year-old Cody Wickline, wowed the judges Monday night on NBC’s The Voice with his deep, classic country rendition of “He Stopped Loving Her.” “It’s surreal being on stage,” Wickline said Tuesday. “My mind was racing and my heart was pounding.”  Within a few seconds of hearing Wickline’s […]

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