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W.Va. Junior Conservation Camp set for June 19-23 at Cedar Lakes

Students learning outdoors skills, environmental stewardship lessons at summer camp Release from the WVDEP: RIPLEY, W.Va. – Nearly 200 students aged 11 to 14 from across West Virginia will be at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Jackson County June 19-23 for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) annual Junior Conservation Camp. At camp […]

Justice, Senate GOP pitch one last income tax plan
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Justice, Senate GOP pitch one last income tax plan

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If CPR is a shortened form of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, then legislation proposed by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and approved by the Senate on Thursday could qualify as PITR, personal income tax resuscitation. Just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday, the Senate finished its business in approving a new $4.349 […]

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice brings back income tax cut in budget battle
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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice brings back income tax cut in budget battle

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice asked state lawmakers Thursday to take “one more try” at tax reform, and presented them with another plan to reduce personal income tax rates while generating additional revenue for the state. The Senate went on to pass Justice’s revenue […]

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Late twist revives WV Gov. Justice’s revenue plan

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A tumultuous 19th day of the special session was marked by yet another twist Thursday evening, as the Senate dramatically passed the seemingly umpteenth version of Gov. Jim Justice’s revenue plan on a 30-2 vote (Senate Bill 1017). That vote came at 8:20 p.m., some eight hours […]

WV paid Frontier $4.7M for improper charges, federal report says
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WV paid Frontier $4.7M for improper charges, federal report says

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state of West Virginia and Frontier Communications squandered $4.7 million in federal stimulus funds designed to expand high-speed internet across the state, according to an investigative report released Thursday. The U.S. Commerce Department’s Office of Inspector General found that Frontier padded hundreds of invoices with extra […]

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WVU School of Public Health dean to participate in congressional briefing on opioid epidemic
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WVU School of Public Health dean to participate in congressional briefing on opioid epidemic

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia University School of Public Health will be among five schools in the Appalachian region to brief members of Congress in Washington, D.C. Monday (June 19) to share their findings and unique approaches to address the opioid epidemic. Dean Jeffrey Coben, M.D., will participate in “The Opioid Epidemic: Findings from […]

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Lawmakers walk out of morning meeting

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Tempers flared and some lawmakers left the room in a meeting with the governor where he unveiled a new plan to reduce personal income tax and increase the consumer sales tax. Thursday morning’s meeting with the governor, also intended to find common ground on passing a budget, […]

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House advances Jackie Withrow bill

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House advanced to second reading Thursday a bill to sell the Jackie Withrow long-term care facility in Beckley. The House Finance Committee reported House Bill 113 to the floor in its morning meeting. The House suspended the rules, taking the bill up for immediate […]

Step Afrika! dance troupe celebrates Juneteenth in Charleston
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Step Afrika! dance troupe celebrates Juneteenth in Charleston

By BILL LYNCH Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Bringing Step Afrika! to a Juneteenth celebration means a lot to the dance troupe’s co-founder and executive director, C. Brian Williams. Williams, whose troupe will be at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston on Monday, said, “It’s always important to reflect on really momentous days in our country’s […]

Theatre West Virginia kicks off 57th season tonight
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Theatre West Virginia kicks off 57th season tonight

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Theatre West Virginia invites long time fans and first-timers to the opening night of summer dramas at the Cliffside Amphitheater in Grandview. The 57th season kicks off with 10 performances of Footloose: The Musical, based on the 1984 film of the same name. The outdoor dramas are […]