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Opinion: Surface owners group opposes forced pooling bill
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Opinion: Surface owners group opposes forced pooling bill

From The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg: By David McMahon and Julie Archer W.Va. Surface Owners’ Rights Association SB 576 is the latest forced pooling bill introduced in the Legislature. While West Virginia Surface Owners’ Rights Organization has said that a good forced pooling bill would be a good thing, the devil is in the details, and this […]

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Editorial: Bill paved with good intentions
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Editorial: Bill paved with good intentions

From the Dominion Post of Morgantown: You need not pray the road in West Virginia will rise up to meet you. It already does. But rather than meet you, it beats you and your vehicle. No one need cite reports, studies or research on this score. It’s already assumed. Problem is, everyone agrees we must […]

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Editorial: Juvenile behavior has no place in fixing West Virginia’s woes
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Editorial: Juvenile behavior has no place in fixing West Virginia’s woes

From the Register-Herald of Beckley: Greenbrier County Delegate Stephen Baldwin has not been roaming the halls of the state Capitol for too long. With the 60-day legislative session a bit past its midpoint, the freshman Democrat would be forgiven if he is still learning the ropes. But based on the floor speech he gave Wednesday, […]

Gov. Justice addresses crowd of small school supporters
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Gov. Justice addresses crowd of small school supporters

By Andrea Lannom The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Led by Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber, people gathered in the Capitol rotunda Friday, chanting “Save Our Schools” before Gov. Jim Justice arrived to speak about small schools in the state. Some residents from Fayette and Nicholas counties held up signs proclaiming “Small Schools Matter,” and “Saving […]

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W.Va. Boys Basketball Tournament championship games start at noon

Games live video streamed  on MetroNews Channel of WVMetroNews.com CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Boys Basketball Tournament championship starts today at noon with the Class A  championship game between No. 2 Ravenswood (24-2) and. No. 4 Notre Dame. The Class AA Championship game with No. 3 Chapmanville (23-4) against  No. 1 Fairmont Senior (24-3) starts at 2:30 p.m., and the […]

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Column: Our protection in the press is a fundamental freedom

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: By Larry Hypes I have been in and out of the newsroom here at the daily paper for more than 40 years and I can tell you that I have never known a reporter to intentionally misrepre- What has it been – 58 days since the presidential inauguration? Since the […]

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Editorial: Either way, tax increases/budget cuts are going to hurt
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Editorial: Either way, tax increases/budget cuts are going to hurt

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Daily Mail page: For fiscal year 2017, like previous years, the state of West Virginia is in bad financial shape. Using current revenue projections and current levels of spending, West Virginia is expected to be about $500 million short of funds next fiscal year, which begins July 1. Gov. Jim Justice proposed a […]

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Editorial: Mountain State transformation
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Editorial: Mountain State transformation

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Gazette Page: West Virginia’s remarkable switch from mostly Democratic to mostly Republican is lamented in a New York Times commentary by a longtime political expert. A leader of John F. Kennedy’s 1960 victory in this state, Charles Peters left Charleston to help lead President Kennedy’s new Peace Corps. Then, he founded […]

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Scaled-down storage tank rollback passes WV House
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Scaled-down storage tank rollback passes WV House

By Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A scaled-down version of the chemical tank safety law rollback sought by West Virginia’s natural gas industry easily passed the House on Friday. Delegates voted 94-5 in favor of the rewritten version of House Bill 2811, which exempts an estimated 2,300 tanks used to store brine and other […]

At The Capitol Legislative Column March 17: Legislators present Budget framework
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At The Capitol Legislative Column March 17: Legislators present Budget framework

By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association With less than a month remaining in 60-day regular session, House and Senate leaders unveiled their counterproposal to Gov. Jim Justice’s budget plan. What Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, and House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, proposed was not so much an alternative budget bill, but what they called […]