Archive for October, 2017

WV governor takes flak for ATV trail veto
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WV governor takes flak for ATV trail veto

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed adjacent West Virginia counties to establish regional authorities to manage ATV trail systems, similar to the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority. The veto has drawn criticism from those who allege that Justice rejected the bill to prevent […]

Secretary Warner discusses voter rolls during Brooke stop
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Secretary Warner discusses voter rolls during Brooke stop

By WARREN SCOTT The Weirton Daily Times WELLSBURG, W.Va.  — The West Virginia secretary of state visited the Brooke County Courthouse on Monday to talk about efforts to make voter registration efforts more accurate. Secretary of State Mac Warner said when he entered office earlier this year he was encouraged to drop the Electronic Registration […]

Closing Concord?: Delegates call Justice’s comments a political ploy
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Closing Concord?: Delegates call Justice’s comments a political ploy

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Telegraph BECKLEY, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice kicked a hornet’s nest when he said Monday that the GOP-proposed cuts to higher education would have meant closing Concord University and Fairmont State University. Justice made the comments at an editorial board meeting with Beckley’s Register-Herald. “If I would have just signed the […]

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Governor signs “revenge porn” bill

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill that makes it a crime to knowingly and intentionally distribute a private image without consent has been signed by the governor. The measure has been referred to as the “revenge porn” bill. Gov. Jim Justice signed the bill into law on Tuesday. Under Senate Bill 240, […]

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WV ed leaders feel Common Core ban won’t actually ban current standards

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — House Bill 2711 says the West Virginia Board of Education is “prohibited from implementing the Common Core academic standards.” Yet few education leaders that the Gazette-Mail interviewed seem concerned that the bill would actually require the state to change its largely Common Core math and English language […]

By April 26, 2017 Read More →

Elkin’s Ramps & Rail Festival is Saturday

By TIM MacVEAN The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — The air in Elkins Town Square will be filled with the aroma of wild leeks Saturday afternoon. The ninth annual Ramps & Rail Festival will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Elkins Depot Welcome Center and feature entertainment, activities and cuisine. This year’s […]

By April 26, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Justice stops move to charge visitors to state parks

Staff, wire reports The Herald-Dispatch SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has stopped a pilot project to start charging entrance fees at seven West Virginia state parks and forests. Justice called the recent announcement of the fee by the Division of Natural Resources an “error.” “West Virginians are struggling and at this […]

By April 26, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Wednesday, April 26

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO STANDS TO BENEFIT MOST FROM TRUMP TAX CUTS An official says the top corporate tax rate would be reduced from […]

Justice to call special session in May
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Justice to call special session in May

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Saying it’s not about taxes or “living within our means,” Gov. Jim Justice said the budget is about presenting a vision for the future and a plan – which he said he has and the Legislature does not. Justice met with the Register-Herald and the Charleston Gazette-Mail […]

Media Day: West Virginia University looks to reinvent West Virginia
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Media Day: West Virginia University looks to reinvent West Virginia

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — West Virginia University wants to play a vital role in helping the state reinvent itself and find a new direction, according to WVU President E. Gordon Gee. The school has commissioned the McKinsey Global Institute to conduct a study seeking answers on how […]