Archive for October, 2017

Justice calls lawmakers back for May 4 budget session
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Justice calls lawmakers back for May 4 budget session

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday evening he will call the West Virginia Legislature into special session on May 4 to approve the state’s 2017-18 budget plan. “I think we’re on a pathway to pass a budget that’s going to be really special,” Justice said during a news […]

West Virginia Supreme Court case to decide on gas and oil royalties
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West Virginia Supreme Court case to decide on gas and oil royalties

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Those receiving royalty checks for Marcellus and Utica shale drilling in West Virginia could see their payments drop, pending a decision by the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals. During a Wednesday meeting with mineral owners in Wheeling, West Virginia Royalty Owners Association Vice […]

Duke fracking study finds no contamination of ground water due to fracking
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Duke fracking study finds no contamination of ground water due to fracking

By CHARLES YOUNG The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Fracking has not contaminated groundwater in Northwestern West Virginia, according to a recently released study by scientists at Duke University. “The study was able to measure a very wide range of chemical tracers in wells before and after fracking in West Virginia,” said Avner Vengosh, professor […]

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WV Gov. Justice signs bill eliminating RESAs, banning Common Core

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday signed a bill eliminating the current Regional Education Service Agencies and the state Office of Education Performance Audits. After Wednesday night, bills that Justice has neither signed nor vetoed will automatically become law. House Bill 2711 also will ban the current Common […]

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Justice signs broadband bill

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians will soon have more options when it comes to getting a broadband connection. Gov. Jim Justice signed into law House Bill 3093, a bill designed to incentivize competition among internet providers and expand broadband access through various methods, ranging from co-ops to easier access to […]

Marshall board OKs budget plans, tuition increases
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Marshall board OKs budget plans, tuition increases

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Members of Marshall University’s Board of Governors on Wednesday passed four potential tuition and budget proposals as they waited on the West Virginia Legislature and Gov. Jim Justice to agree on one budget solution of their own. None of the approved tuition and budget proposals drastically change Marshall’s […]

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Justice signs virtual ed bill, vetoes non-public student vocational access bill

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday signed a bill allowing public school systems to offer home-schoolers and other students full-time K-12 virtual education, and vetoed legislation that would’ve let home and private school students attend public vocational education schools without being charged more than public schoolers. Justice signed […]

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Justice signs industrial hemp bill

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill that allows licensed individuals to lawfully grow hemp has been signed into law by the governor. Gov. Jim Justice signed House Bill 2453 on Wednesday. The bill expands the list of people who are allowed to grow hemp to people who have satisfied the application […]

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Williamson PD to particpate in National Drug Take Back Day

By COURTNEY HARRISON Williamson Daily News WILLIAMSON, W.Va.  – The Williamson Police Department will participate in National Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 29 2017. On Saturday, those wishing to dispose of unused and unwanted medication may do so safely at the Williamson Police Department from the hours of 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The […]

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Group touts plans to purchase, refurbish Prince depot

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Prince Railroad Station Authority Chairman David Gay said Wednesday that group will push Amtrak to add Amtrak Express shipping service and to have an agent placed at Prince, once the group assumes ownership of the historic station. The Prince stop, built by Chesapeake & Ohio in 1946, […]