Archive for October, 2017

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WVU Reed College of Media to host social justice reporting project

Day of training set for WVU Innovation Center on April 28 This free and open workshop – April 28 from 8:45 a.m. until 5 p.m. – takes participants behind the scenes of an innovative investigative reporting project with hands-on training in audience engagement, community data sourcing, and use of social media video by industry leaders from ProPublica, the […]

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WV Treasurer warns of scam with unclaimed property calls from Boston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer John Perdue is urging residents not to cooperate with anyone purporting to represent the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators in Boston. NAUPA is an arm of the National Association of State Treasurers, with headquarters in Lexington, Ky. The national treasurers’ group also maintains an Office of Federal Relations in Washington, D.C. There is no Boston office. […]

House substance abuse bills now before Senate
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House substance abuse bills now before Senate

By Lexi Browning For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Efforts to curb the statewide substance abuse epidemic took precedence in the House chamber Wednesday as both House Bills 2428 and 2195 were passed onto the Senate with unanimous support. H.B. 2428, lead-sponsored by Delegate John Kelly, R-Wood, would ensure the addition of […]

WV House bill shelved, may amend Senate tax reform bill
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WV House bill shelved, may amend Senate tax reform bill

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Proposals to lower state income taxes, making up some of the lost revenue with broader — and in one case, higher — sales taxes remain alive for the final 10 days of the regular session after the West Virginia Senate passed its version of the plan Wednesday […]

WV Senate passes medical marijuana bill to House
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WV Senate passes medical marijuana bill to House

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would permit marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes in West Virginia. Senate Bill 386, sponsored by Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, would create the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Commission, a group of lawyers, medical professionals, members of […]

Schools risk funding loss with new bill
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Schools risk funding loss with new bill

Staff reports The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — A local Senate bill could have a big impact on local schools, the county’s top school adminstrator warned at the Community Leadership meeting on March 29. Monongalia County School Superintendent Frank Devono said the state’s Senate passed a bill – SB 609 – on March 29 that […]

Senate passes marijuana, tax bills
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Senate passes marijuana, tax bills

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Tax reform, gas well mineral interest and medical marijuana bills all succeeded in the Senate March 29. But a bill to permit motorcyclists to ride without helmets crashed and burned. The latest version of SB 409, the tax bill, passed on party lines 22-12. SB 576 […]

Senate passes medical marijuana act; measure moves to House
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Senate passes medical marijuana act; measure moves to House

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At the end of a marathon 11-hour session, the West Virginia Senate passed a bill Wednesday that will legalize medical marijuana. Known as the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, Senate Bill 386, passed in a 28-6 vote. The vote was postponed several times during the day, winding […]

Coal bill passes WV Senate
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Coal bill passes WV Senate

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Senate on Wednesday evening approved a bill that makes relatively minor changes in West Virginia’s mine safety laws, but rewrites the state Department of Environmental Protection’s definition of a healthy stream to remove language that requires the DEP’s goal to be for each of […]

WV Senate passes bill to help gas industry force drilling on unwilling owners
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WV Senate passes bill to help gas industry force drilling on unwilling owners

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Natural gas producers would be able to force holdout mineral owners to allow drilling, under an industry-backed bill that passed the West Virginia Senate on Wednesday and now heads for the House with a little more than a week left in this year’s legislative session. Senators […]