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Photos from Capitol Rotunda: Jan. 27
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Photos from Capitol Rotunda: Jan. 27

West Virginia Environmental Council: West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition:    

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WV advances bill on concealed-carry without permit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For a second straight year, West Virginia lawmakers have taken up a bill to allow people to carry concealed handguns without obtaining permits. House Judiciary Committee members took up the bill (HB 4145) Wednesday morning, shortly after an early public hearing where proponents called the current $100 fee for five-year conceal-carry permits an […]

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Manchin to filibuster Obama’s FDA nominee

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin announced plans Wednesday to filibuster President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, saying Obama’s pick has close ties to the pharmaceutical industry and won’t be tough enough against opioid painkillers. During a speech on the U.S. Senate floor, Manchin said the FDA needs a […]

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Railroad merger could hurt West Virginia

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Officials representing West Virginia are right to sound the alarm over the Canadian Pacific railroad’s attempts to acquire Norfolk Southern, one of the two major railroad companies serving West Virginia. The basis for their concern comes down to one thing – jobs – albeit from two perspectives. One […]

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Supreme Court should put brakes on the EPA

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register  WHEELING, W.Va. — Federal law uses statutes against conspiracy to stop plots to steal money from Americans before they can be implemented. But President Barack Obama is insisting a government conspiracy that will cost consumers billions be allowed to proceed until it is too late to stop it. Obama’s Clean […]

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Six-unit condo building in Canaan Valley burns
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Six-unit condo building in Canaan Valley burns

CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. — Officials declared a vacation condominium building a total loss after a Tuesday afternoon blaze that firefighters battled into the night. Several area fire departments responded to the large structure fire, which officials said began at approximately 3:30 p.m. in building B of Talheim Village Condominiums on Cortland Road in Canaan Valley. […]

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Martinsburg sales tax collections top estimates

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Sales tax collections in Martinsburg have exceeded estimates through the first five months of the fiscal year. Mark Spickler, the city’s finance director, was recently informed by the state treasurer’s office that sales tax collections for September, October and November totaled $876,464.81. “That does not include December, that will be in the […]

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WV House of Delegates OKs prevailing wage repeal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The bill to repeal the state’s prevailing wage laws passed the House of Delegates Wednesday as local lawmakers weighed its impacts and local labor officials were disappointed with the results. HB 4005 called for the repeal of the law that sets the hourly pay rates for workers on state-funded projects. “The purpose […]

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WVU journalism professor up for prestigious award
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WVU journalism professor up for prestigious award

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University professor has been nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award. The award, named after Edgar Allen Poe, is presented each spring to honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film and theatre published or produced in the previous year.  John Temple, a Reed College of Media associate professor, is the […]

Oak Hill hopes to connect to New River Gorge trails
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Oak Hill hopes to connect to New River Gorge trails

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The City of Oak Hill has developed a trail concept which, if actualized, will connect its Main Street with more than 100 miles of trails within the New River Gorge National River. “It has been a dream of the National Park Service — and we buy into that dream — that our […]

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