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Beckley church celebrates Black History Month
By February 29, 2016 Read More →

Beckley church celebrates Black History Month

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Members and visitors to Beckley’s Central Baptist Church celebrated Black History Month by honoring the youngest members of its congregation Sunday. Following 2 Peter 3:18, “I pray that my children may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus,” the church’s youths told the audience of more than 50 […]

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West Virginia Press Association calls for opposition to House Bill 2704
By February 29, 2016 Read More →

West Virginia Press Association calls for opposition to House Bill 2704

WVPA LEGISLATIVE ALERT:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — House Bill 2704 — now before the West Virginia House of Delegates — represents a series of new taxes with a “pyramiding effect” that will stop potential business and industry growth, kill existing small businesses and force remaining businesses out of the state.   Monday, West Virginia’s House of Delegates is considering […]

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Consider consequences of ‘religious freedom’ bill

An editorial from The Register-Herald  BECKLEY, W.Va. — A word to the wise: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is taking aim at Georgia lawmakers for what he considers to be an anti-discrimination law making its way through the legislative labyrinth in Atlanta. Dubbed the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), the proposed bill has passed the Georgia Senate […]

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By February 29, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Feb. 29

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHITE SUPREMACIST FEUD ERUPTS AS GOP FIGHTS TRUMP The new focus comes as the billionaire businessman’s rivals acknowledge […]

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By February 28, 2016 Read More →

Sales tax bill would place taxes on more services

By TAYLOR STUCKThe Herald-Dispatach CHARLESTON – West Virginia consumers would have to begin paying state sales tax on more services they purchase, under legislation amended and approved Saturday by the state House Finance Committee. Currently, consumers must pay sales tax on most goods they buy, but the state sales tax does not apply to the […]

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This week in the House of Delegates: Feb. 22-27

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Facing a key legislative deadline this coming Wednesday, the House of Delegates worked long hours this week to pass 88 bills, boosting the total number of bills passed by the chamber so far this year to 166. Significant bills included legislation to repeal the use of Common Core standards in state schools, […]

By February 28, 2016 Read More →

House of Delegates Release: House Finance Committee unveils tax bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House Finance Committee on Saturday approved a bill that would reduce the state’s sales tax rate in coming years while also expanding the tax base and improving overall fairness and simplicity in the system. House Bill 2704, Relating to the West Virginia Consumers Sales and Service Tax, was approved by the […]

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By February 27, 2016 Read More →

At the Capitol: Work week extends to Sunday

By Phil Kabler For West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the 2016 regular session of the Legislature winding down to its final two weeks, legislators worked through the weekend – creating some consternation. Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, an ordained minister who pastors three churches in Jefferson County in the eastern panhandle, objected to […]

Delegate Butler: Battle for a world class education for W. Va. students
By February 26, 2016 Read More →

Delegate Butler: Battle for a world class education for W. Va. students

Column by Delegate Jim Butler, R-Mason: On Friday the West Virginia House of Delegates took an important step to ensure that the standards which determine what our students need to learn are of the best possible quality. The turmoil caused by the adoption of the Common Core Standards in 2010 has not improved over the last […]

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Weekly Address: Sen. Capito talks about drug crisis
By February 26, 2016 Read More →

Weekly Address: Sen. Capito talks about drug crisis

    Sen. Shelley Moore Capito Address: See video here: https://youtu.be/ea2A4_vb5zs “Hi, I’m Senator Shelley Moore Capito, and this is my weekly Senate update. This week, I introduced two new measures to confront the drug crisis.   From preventing over-prescribing to reducing the drug supply, these bipartisan efforts will play an important role in creating a […]

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