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By February 22, 2016 Read More →

WV Senate panel wrong to double tobacco tax hike

An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The stakes are high —and may never be higher. As The Dominion Post’s David Beard wrote last week, “The Senate Finance Committee saw the governor’s 45 cent per pack cigarette tax hike and raised it another 55 cents Wednesday.” Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s proposal, Senate Bill 420, […]

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WV officials push to increase seat belt usage
By February 22, 2016 Read More →

WV officials push to increase seat belt usage

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — It’s estimated that about 12 percent of drivers in the state still fail to buckle up when they’re operating a motor vehicle. Those who do not fasten their seat belts are subject to citations from police, said Lisa Hall, the Region 5 coordinator for the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. She said most […]

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Rockslide blocks portion of U.S. 119 in Charleston
By February 22, 2016 Read More →

Rockslide blocks portion of U.S. 119 in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two house-sized boulders fell onto U.S. 119 Sunday about a half-mile off the Interstate 79 Mink Shoals exit. One portion of the rock landed off the side of the road and another was in the roadway. No injuries were reported. According to Metro 911, the slide occurred shortly after 2 p.m. at 2860 […]

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Kanawha rejects few concealed carry applications
By February 22, 2016 Read More →

Kanawha rejects few concealed carry applications

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Since 2009, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department has rejected a little more than two concealed carry permit applications for every 100 it receives. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office received 1,663 concealed carry permit requests in 2015, 35 of which were rejected. But a proposed law making its way through the Legislature would remove […]

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DNR seeks more liberal deer, bear, turkey seasons
By February 22, 2016 Read More →

DNR seeks more liberal deer, bear, turkey seasons

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia wildlife officials have proposed regulations that would allow hunters to kill more white-tailed deer, black bears and turkeys this fall. The proposals came less than two months after hunters enjoyed especially good hunting for deer and bears. Deer hunters enjoyed their best buck kill since 2009, and bear hunters enjoyed […]

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By February 22, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Feb. 22

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. SUSPECT IN FATAL MICHIGAN SHOOTINGS EXPECTED IN COURT Authorities are looking into a report that Jason Dalton picked […]

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By February 21, 2016 Read More →

State Senate Report: Feb. 15-20

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s access to broadband Internet got a boost on Thursday after the Senate voted 29-5 to approve Senate Bill 315, which provides for the creation of statewide fiber optic broadband infrastructure network that would operate as a middle mile. The network would be owned and operated by the State of West […]

House Speaker Armstead sizes up session, bills
By February 21, 2016 Read More →

House Speaker Armstead sizes up session, bills

By George Hohmann For West Virginia Press Association         CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the state legislative session enters its final weeks, House Speaker Tim Armstead said he’s pleased with the progress that’s been made, proud that lawmakers have tackled some significant issues, and confident solutions will be found to the state’s budget deficit.         In a […]

By February 20, 2016 Read More →

WV House of Delegates Report: Feb. 15-20

Editor’s note – This information released by the West Virginia House of Delegates Feb. 20, 2016, and is provided for your consideration:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Floor action in the House of Delegates picked up significantly this week, with members passing 36 bill, bringing the total number of bills passed by the chamber this year to 78. Since […]

University of Charleston sets ‘Speaker Series’
By February 20, 2016 Read More →

University of Charleston sets ‘Speaker Series’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The University of Charleston has announced the continuation of its ‘Speaker Series,’ with three speakers coming to campus this spring.  Wednesday, March 16, 2016 What Does the Future of Terrorism Look Like? Professor R. Nicholas Burns Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School […]