Archive for October, 2017

Fourth of July celebrations planned for Eastern Panhandle
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Fourth of July celebrations planned for Eastern Panhandle

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Parades, picnics, American history and, of course, fireworks will be taking place on and around July 4th in the Eastern Panhandle area. The city of Martinsburg and Jefferson County are gearing up for their annual fireworks shows in celebration of America’s Independence Day. Although Martinsburg will not […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, June 28

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know  Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ‘OBAMACARE’ REPEAL TEETERS AFTER SENATE SHELVES VOTE The development leaves the bill’s fate uncertain while raising new doubts about whether […]

Six arrested in Capito’s office after day of protesting health care bill
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Six arrested in Capito’s office after day of protesting health care bill

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Authorities detained six protesters Monday who refused to leave Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s Charleston office without an assurance that she will oppose the U.S. Senate’s rewrite of the American Health Care Act. Kayla Parker, Joe Solomon, Terry Pickett, Jim Lewis, Bill Price and Paul Dalzell were taken […]

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Report forecasts increase in health care costs in West Virginia

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia is projected to have a 122-percent increase in uncompensated care costs from 2017 to 2026 under the American Health Care Act, according to a new report issued by the Commonwealth Fund. The American Health Care Act, as passed by the U.S. House […]

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Legislators adjourn without taking up state employee furlough bill
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Legislators adjourn without taking up state employee furlough bill

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After 21 days over seven-and-a-half weeks, the special session of the Legislature came to an unceremonious end Monday — with one key issue left in limbo. The House and Senate adjourned sine die after brief floor sessions Monday morning with legislation to give the governor authority to […]

Jennifer Garner meets with lawmakers to discuss Save The Children program
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Jennifer Garner meets with lawmakers to discuss Save The Children program

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Actress and member of the Save The Children Board of Trustees Jennifer Garner spoke with state lawmakers Monday to thank them for including funding in the budget and said she hopes money is not reduced in the future. In a Monday interview Garner discussed her program and her meetings […]

Legislative leaders reflect on special session, budget
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Legislative leaders reflect on special session, budget

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Legislature adjourned its special session Monday after 21 days. Lawmakers passed eight bills, including the budget. and the governor vetoed one bill dealing with the sale of the Jackie Withrow longterm care facility in Beckley. House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, said he is glad […]

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WV Legislature adjourns special session Monday

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Legislature put a close to the special legislative session Monday morning. Members of the Senate and the House of Delegates voted to adjourn Sine Die, or without a set date to return, until pre-scheduled monthly interim meetings and the next regular legislative session in […]

Terra Alta: Celebrating Independence Day for 91 years
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Terra Alta: Celebrating Independence Day for 91 years

By CYNTHIA McCLOUD The Preston County News & Journal TERRA ALTA, W.Va. – Independence Day 1935. A young man with a piercing gaze wearing a newsboy cap and three-piece pinstripe suit poses by one of the tall oak trees in the Terra Alta Community Park. Behind him, a crowd of men and women in their Sunday […]

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Huntington, state to get help with abandoned properties problem

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A national nonprofit that helps communities figure out how to address their problems with abandoned and dilapidated structures is coming to Huntington. The Michigan-based Center for Community Progress is partnering with city officials to host a series of community meetings to learn how vacant, abandoned and […]