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10 things to know: Monday, May 22

The regional bureau of  The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, May 22, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WITH HOPES FOR PEACE UNCERTAIN, TRUMP LANDS IN ISRAEL The Republican makes his first visit to the flashpoint region with few concrete ideas […]

West Virginia House of Delegates advancing its own revenue bill
By May 19, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia House of Delegates advancing its own revenue bill

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates dealt another blow to Gov. Jim Justice’s revenue and budget plans on Thursday, May 18 by advancing their own tax and revenue bill and ignoring a revenue bill passed this week by the state Senate. Justice and Republican […]

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New WV House revenue bill would call for budget cuts

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the latest chapter of the legislative budget impasse, the West Virginia House Finance Committee on Thursday advanced a new revenue plan that does not increase the state sales tax, does not lower income tax rates — and does not raise enough money to close the 2017-18 […]

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Planned WV methanol plant gets EDA loan
By May 19, 2017 Read More →

Planned WV methanol plant gets EDA loan

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A planned methanol production facility in Institute took another step in its development Thursday, as the West Virginia Economic Development Authority gave preliminary approval for a $10 million loan to US Methanol to purchase its machinery and equipment. The EDA approved the motion, which is for a […]

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House Finance finishes overview of Parkways Authority Bill

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — House Finance wrapped up its overview of HB 103, the Parkways Authority bill, Thursday morning — to provide the fodder to rewrite the bill. Most of the questioning focused on the governor’s plan to offer all West Virginians a flat $8 fee to ride the turnpike […]

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By May 19, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia Congress members support ethane hub

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia’s congressional delegation is showing a unified front in pushing for an ethane storage hub for central Appalachia, and they hope state leaders in Ohio and Pennsylvania join them. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., were joined Thursday by […]

School nutrition standards likely to change
By May 19, 2017 Read More →

School nutrition standards likely to change

By LEAH NESTOR Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Nutrition standards in public schools increased throughout the Barack Obama administration, but those are expected to be lowered with Donald Trump as president. Various news outlets such as National Public Radio have confirmed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue aims to include again white breads and 1 percent […]

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Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press condemns arrest of reporter at WV Capitol

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The arrest of a journalist at the West Virginia Capitol Complex while trying to ask questions of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has sparked national outrage, and prompted the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to send a letter condemning the […]

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Colleagues, friends salute long career of longtime member of BDT family
By May 19, 2017 Read More →

Colleagues, friends salute long career of longtime member of BDT family

By GREG JORDAN The Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Colleagues, friends, and people who are both came Thursday to say farewell and share best wishes with a long-time member of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph family who was retiring after a career spanning almost 60 years. Sue Richmond started at the Bluefield Daily Telegraph in 1957 when the […]

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Editorial: Police-stop training for young drivers a good idea

The Herald-Dispatch editorial The national discussion about relations between law enforcement and minority communities has not been easy. As polls show, people – from law officers and government leaders to various elements of the public – come at these questions from very different perspectives and experiences. That is sometimes polarizing, but raising awareness about the […]

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