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Leaders predict workforce, transportation, budget issues will dominate legislative session
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Leaders predict workforce, transportation, budget issues will dominate legislative session

By George Hohmann For the W.Va. Press Association CHARLESTON — Workforce, transportation and budget issues will likely dominate the legislative session that begins on Wednesday according to panelists participating at the Associated Press’ annual West Virginia Legislative Lookahead, held Friday at Marshall University’s South Charleston campus. John Deskins, director of West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic […]

2016 West Virginia AP Legislative Lookahead Photo
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2016 West Virginia AP Legislative Lookahead Photo

2016 West Virginia AP Legislative Lookahead Photo: Discussion on broadband expansion in West Virginia was diverse during the afternoon panel of the West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead, held at the Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus. Frontier’s Kevin Wallick, senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Mid-Atlantic Region, explains areas being served by fiber and copper […]

2016 WV AP Legislative Lookahead Photo
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2016 WV AP Legislative Lookahead Photo

West Virginia Sen. Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, debates the value of Common Core during an afternoon panel of the West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead, held at the Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus. Participating in the panel were, from left, Kessler, Delegate Paul Espinosa, R-Jefferson; Christine Campbell, president of the AFT-WV; and Michael Martirano, state superintendent of Schools; […]

2016 West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead photo
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2016 West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead photo

2016 West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead: Maribeth Anderson, government relations manager at Southwestern Energy; offers her opinion during the “Forced Pooling” panel at today’s 2016 West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead, held at the Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus. Participating in the panel were, from left, David McMahon, lawyer representing surface and mineral owners; Anderson; Tom Huber, […]

Randolph County establishing uniform FOIA policy
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Randolph County establishing uniform FOIA policy

ELKINS, W.Va. — The Randolph County Commission discussed a plan for all public bodies that receive Freedom of Information Act requests to establish and maintain a uniform county wide fee to reimburse the county for material expenses. During a work session with county elected officials and department heads, Prosecuting Attorney Michael Parker discussed the legalities […]

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2016 West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead
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2016 West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead

Journalists from across West Virginia hear opinions on the state of West Virginia from a panel at today’s 2016 West Virginia AP legislative Lookahead, held at the Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus. Participating in the first panel were John Deskins, director of the WVU Bureau of Economic Research; Sen. Bob Beach, D-Monongalia; Sen. Craig Blair, R-Beckeley; […]

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Obamacare claim deceptive

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register  WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginians for Affordable Health Care picked some numbers to crunch from data collected by the West Virginia Health Care Authority. They say their statistics show declines in “uncompensated care” have saved Mountain State hospitals millions of dollars, all thanks, as you may guess from the source, […]

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VA secretary to quit, run for Wayne County sheriff
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VA secretary to quit, run for Wayne County sheriff

WAYNE, W.Va. — After years of commuting from Lavalette to Charleston, Rick Thompson has decided to come home for good. Thompson, the West Virginia Secretary of Veterans Assistance, announced Thursday he would be stepping down, effective Friday, Jan. 8, to run for Wayne County Sheriff. “I want to come home, and that’s the job I […]

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Don’t let the Capital Classic slip away

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — College sports is big business, and school athletic officials understandably look after their own interests. But too often the interests of the public and school supporters get lost in the shuffle. That happened this week with the discontinuation of the annual Capital Classic men’s basketball game between Marshall […]

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Report promotes public takeover of WV American Water
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Report promotes public takeover of WV American Water

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As Saturday’s second anniversary of the January 2014 Elk River chemical spill approaches, citizen groups are releasing a report to promote their proposal for a public takeover of the West Virginia American Water Co. regional drinking water system that serves hundreds of thousands of people in the Kanawha Valley and surrounding communities. […]

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