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Editorial: Special session of the legislature isn’t warranted

The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington: Some West Virginia lawmakers are pushing for a special session of the legislature, presumably to allow an override of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of one controversial bill and perhaps for other reasons that aren’t so evident. The necessity for a special session hardly seems clear; there seems to be no […]

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Editorial: The Charleston Gazette: Gov. Tomblin stands tall on veto of gun lobbyists
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Editorial: The Charleston Gazette: Gov. Tomblin stands tall on veto of gun lobbyists

The Charleston Gazette: Hurrah for Gov. Tomblin, who stood up against the powerful gun lobby and sided with public safety. He vetoed a bizarre bill that would have let thousands of people carry hidden pistols without permits, without background checks and without safety training. Bravo. Tomblin did the right thing for the right reason. The […]

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Ramps & Rail Festival offers unique experience
By March 20, 2015 Read More →

Ramps & Rail Festival offers unique experience

ELKINS, W.Va. — Each Spring visitors to the Elkins Depot Welcome Center are greeted by a train whistle and the smell of ramps as the location hosts the annual Ramps & Rail Festival in honor of two of the region’s historic features. The mountains around the Randolph County community are covered with wild ramps and […]

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Op-Ed: Legislative session a refreshing change with progress on key issues

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Given the tide-turning November elections and the exceptional class of incoming legislators, expectations were high for the 81st Legislature. Now that the 2015 session is complete, it is the opinion of many Capitol-watchers that we have witnessed the most productive and efficiently run 60-day legislative session the state has experienced in recent […]

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Gov. Tomblin vetoes concealed weapons bill
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Gov. Tomblin vetoes concealed weapons bill

Governor cites law enforcement and public safety concerns in vetoing SB347 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today vetoed Senate Bill 347, creating Firearms Act of 2015. The bill, which some opponents had labeled the ‘Wild West’ bill in public discussion, would allow anyone to carry a concealed weapon without first obtaining a permit: “Throughout my career, I have […]

Elkins nondiscrimination measure OK’d on 6-4 vote
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Elkins nondiscrimination measure OK’d on 6-4 vote

ELKINS, W.Va. — Equality was the central theme of a resolution before Elkins City Council Thursday – and in the end, an almost equal number of votes were cast on either side of the issue. With approximately 150 concerned citizens in attendance, Council voted 6-4 to pass a nondiscrimination resolution, resulting in applause from the […]

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Federal, state officials raid Raleigh County clinic

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Federal and state law enforcement agencies executed a federal warrant on the Hope Clinic in Beaver on Thursday, both shocking and leaving arriving patients wondering about their medications. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia Booth Goodwin confirmed that federal officers are conducting an investigation into the pain clinic, located […]

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Protecting access to public information vital
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Protecting access to public information vital

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A cornerstone of government in America is that an informed public will do a better job of selecting leaders and be in a better position to resist actions that run counter to the best interests of the people. To be informed, those members of the public and […]

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Agriculture chief leaves a great legacy

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Across the Mountain State, praise is pouring in for the man who guided West Virginia’s agricultural efforts longer than any other state agricultural commissioner in the country. As friends and family mourn the loss of Gus Douglass, who died Thursday at age 88, the […]

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By March 20, 2015 Read More →

Truck maker investing $8M in W.Va. expansion

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — A Williamstown manufacturing plant will be expanding its operations. Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. confirmed Thursday it is investing around $8 million at its truck assembly facility in Wood County. The company will be adding 30,000 square feet to its building, as well as a new breakroom, a dedicated training facility, or […]

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