Archive for October, 2017

Experts speak out on declawing of cats
By February 27, 2017 Read More →

Experts speak out on declawing of cats

By KIRSTEN RENEAU The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — A recent bill has been introduced into the West Virginia House of Delegates that would prohibit veterinarians from declawing cats. The possibility of outlawing this procedure has caused much controversy, with many people finding themselves on separate sides of the issue. Dr. Joe Romano is a […]

Helvetia Celebrates Fasnacht
By February 27, 2017 Read More →

Helvetia Celebrates Fasnacht

The Inter-Mountain ‘Old Man Winter’ meets his demise at Fasnacht Saturday in Helvetia. The annual celebration takes place before the beginning of Lent and masks are meant to scare off ‘Old Man Winter’ and cold winter weather. Fasnacht is the Swiss equivalent of Mardis Gras in New Orleans. Attendees wear handmade masks, dance and enjoy […]

By February 27, 2017 Read More →

Southwestern Energy reaches Utica shale in West Virginia

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. – Despite reporting more than $2 billion in losses for 2016, Southwestern Energy Co. is so active that company officials sometimes hire off-duty West Virginia State Police troopers to navigate the rugged Northern Panhandle terrain when moving rigs between drilling sites. Company officials believe Southwestern — which […]

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By February 27, 2017 Read More →

Child advocates question plan for WVU Tech campus

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When KVC Health Systems recently announced a plan to transform the West Virginia University Institute of Technology campus in Montgomery into a college specifically for children transitioning out of the foster care system, many child advocates and others who have worked in the system were surprised. The move to […]

By February 27, 2017 Read More →

WVDEP: ‘No complaints filed’ of shabbily dressed inspectors

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazestte-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While Gov. Jim Justice has at least twice blasted the way he says West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection inspectors dress on the job, no one else seems to be too concerned about the issue. The DEP has confirmed that it has not received any complaints […]

By February 27, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Monday, Feb. 27

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. AT ACADEMY AWARDS, AN EPIC ERROR In an apparently unprecedented mistake, the wrong winner is announced for best […]

By February 26, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Justice seeking pay cap for any special budget session

From the Office of Gov. Jim Justice: CHARLESTON, W. VA. — Gov. Jim Justice announced that he is pushing for a bill to fulfill a campaign promise to limit lawmaker pay to a total of five work days for any special session dealing with the budget.  Last year, the West Virginia Legislature spent $ 35, 000 […]

Column: WV Secretary of State appointed to committees on elections, voter participation
By February 26, 2017 Read More →

Column: WV Secretary of State appointed to committees on elections, voter participation

By Mac Warner West Virginia Secretary of State Last week, I attended my first series of meetings hosted by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). NASS was founded in 1904 and is the oldest non-partisan organization of public officials in the country. The group gives secretaries of state from all 50 states, as […]

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By February 26, 2017 Read More →

WV House Report: Weekly Wrap-up of activity

From the W.Va. House of Delegates: Feb. 24, 2017 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The House of Delegates this week took strides to combat human trafficking, substance abuse and drug crime in West Virginia, while also continuing efforts to craft a Fiscal Year 2018 budget. The House passed 12 bills this week – the second full week of […]

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Lawmakers consider expanding sales tax
By February 26, 2017 Read More →

Lawmakers consider expanding sales tax

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In managing the dollars and cents of the state of West Virginia, some legislators are hoping that expanding the state’s sales tax to cover more things can help keep the state out of an operational deficit in fiscal year 2018. A bill has been proposed […]