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Link to WVPA Today’s News for Sept. 20, 2017
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Link to WVPA Today’s News for Sept. 20, 2017

WVPA Today’s News for Sept. 20, 2017.

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Center: Latest GOP health plan will hurt state

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — New legislation that supporters say would allow states to create better healthcare systems for their populations would actually leave millions in West Virginia without health insurance coverage as federal funding to the state is cut by $2 billion, according to experts with the Centers for Budget Policy and […]

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Anthony Bourdain: McDowell is ”Best place on Earth”
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Anthony Bourdain: McDowell is ”Best place on Earth”

By JOHN TYSON Welch Daily News WELCH, W.Va.  — Early Saturday morning before heading to Clarksburg, Anthony Bourdain spoke about his experience in southern West Virginia while filming an upcoming episode of his hit show, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.” Bourdain, 61, of New York City, is an American chef, author and television personality known for […]

Legislators hear details of challenges, ongoing recoveries from June flood
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Legislators hear details of challenges, ongoing recoveries from June flood

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Officials from towns in Kanawha and Greenbrier counties Tuesday detailed challenges and ongoing recovery efforts after last June’s devastating floods. County and city officials told members of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Flooding about challenges they faced after the flood, including what some said was a need […]

WV Gov. Justice appoints Foster’s replacement to House
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WV Gov. Justice appoints Foster’s replacement to House

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia governor appointed an auditor from Cross Lanes to fill a vacant seat in the House of Delegates on Tuesday. Dianna Graves will take over the Putnam County seat vacated by Nancy Foster, who resigned Sept. 1. Graves currently works as an auditor for Suttle & […]

Issues raised about costs of moving state agencies to WV Capitol grounds
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Issues raised about costs of moving state agencies to WV Capitol grounds

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher told legislators Tuesday that, if he had a choice, he would not have moved department agencies into Capitol complex Building 3, which reopened this summer after undergoing a $34 million renovation. “It’s a judgment call whether we should have moved to that building,” […]

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WV officials unsure PEIA would benefit from privatization

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Privatization of West Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation insurance was successful, particularly in lowering employer premiums and increasing competition, Brickstreet Insurance CEO Greg Burton told legislators Tuesday. Whether those successes would apply to privatization of the state Public Employees Insurance Agency health insurance remains to be seen, he said. “I’m […]

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U.S. Supreme Court asked to weigh in on West Virginia gas royalties case

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Members of the U.S. Supreme Court have been asked to consider whether West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker overstepped her bounds by taking part in a decision on a case with huge implications for the state’s oil and gas industry. Attorneys for the estate of […]

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Wood County official meets with lawmakers on jail bill

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersuburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Wood County officials feel they have discovered major problems with how regional jail bills are figured and are presenting them to state officials. Commission President Blair Couch said he recently attended a meeting of the Post Audit Subcommittee that is part of the West […]

Congressman Jenkins tours WVU Tech’s new facilities
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Congressman Jenkins tours WVU Tech’s new facilities

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va. called WVU Tech’s new Beckley campus “a melting pot of opportunity” during a campus tour Tuesday afternoon. “This is the first year that all of WVU Tech has been on the campus in Beckley,” Jenkins said. “I wanted to stop in and see how […]