Archive for December, 2017

WV Gov. Justice vetoes budget, calling it ‘bull you-know-what’
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WV Gov. Justice vetoes budget, calling it ‘bull you-know-what’

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday vetoed a budget bill passed by West Virginia lawmakers last weekend, saying it would be like “signing our death certificate” and unveiling his latest prop — an actual piece of bull excrement, hidden under a covered dish and revealed as a metaphor […]

Sen. Ryan Ferns, Ryan Weld blast Gov. Jim Justice for budget veto
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Sen. Ryan Ferns, Ryan Weld blast Gov. Jim Justice for budget veto

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, wondered which of Gov. Jim Justice’s staffers suffered the indignation of having to find bull dung to bring into the state Capitol. Thursday, Justice vetoed the $4.1 billion budget the GOP-controlled Legislature passed during the weekend, but not […]

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Opinion: Health Care Decisions Week — a great time to ensure patients’ wishes are respected

By Dr. Alvin H. Moss and Courtney Dunithan, MSW, LGSW For the past decade, National Healthcare Decisions Day has highlighted a time when people can pause and focus on what treatment they want near the end of life. In 2017, that valuable event is being expanded to include an entire week, April 16-22, to encourage […]

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Snowshoe part of Intrawest sale

Staff report The Pocahontas Times Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SNOW), a leading North American mountain resort and adventure company, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a newly-formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, L.L.C. (“Aspen”) and KSL Capital Partners, LLC (“KSL”). Under the […]

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Local veterans react to Afghanistan bombing

By BETH HENRY-VANCE The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — Local veterans shared support Thursday after news that U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, striking an Islamic State tunnel complex. Pentagon officials said the GBU-43 bomb contains 11 tons of explosives. The Air Force calls it […]

Opinion: U.S. Rep Evan Jenkins – Reclaiming the potential of our coalfields
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Opinion: U.S. Rep Evan Jenkins – Reclaiming the potential of our coalfields

By U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va. Over the past few months, we’ve seen the economy grow as President Trump follows through on his promises. We’re working together to roll back Obama-era anti-coal regulations, and consumer confidence is rising as more businesses are choosing to expand in the United States. But in West Virginia, the legacy of […]

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WVDNR launches Citizen Science Initiative to document timber rattlesnakes
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WVDNR launches Citizen Science Initiative to document timber rattlesnakes

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to become involved in a scientific research project aimed at determining the current distribution of timber rattlesnakes in the state. Although many people fear rattlesnakes and may want to kill them, rattlesnakes are a critical part of healthy forest […]

Manchin hears West Virginians in Hinton
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Manchin hears West Virginians in Hinton

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald HINTON, W.Va. —Sen. Joe Manchin addressed the Affordable Care Act, opioid addiction, Syria, President Donald Trump, federal environmental regulations, women’s rights and other issues pressing on West Virginians on Thursday during a town hall in Hinton. Greeted by an estimated 200 constituents from Summers, Greenbrier, Raleigh and surrounding counties, Manchin […]

Glenville State College to honor Alumna, WVSO Vice President King
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Glenville State College to honor Alumna, WVSO Vice President King

Release from The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra: CHARLESTON, W.VA. (April 13, 2017) – Glenville State College is honoring West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s (WVSO) Vice President of Education and Operations Betty King with its Alumni Achievement Award on April 22, 2017. King, a 1985 graduate of Glenville State, is one of 11 people being recognized during the Glenville Alumni […]

Armstead, Carmichael comment on Governor’s veto of budget bill
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Armstead, Carmichael comment on Governor’s veto of budget bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, have issued the following statements in response to Gov. Jim Justice’s announcement that he would veto the budget bill that overwhelmingly passed the Legislature. Speaker Armstead:  “I’m saddened that the Governor has decided to throw our state into uncertainty and put fear […]