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Governor signs bill aimed to improve state flood protection planning
By June 23, 2017 Read More →

Governor signs bill aimed to improve state flood protection planning

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CLENDENIN, W.Va. — The day before the anniversary of last year’s floods, Gov. Jim Justice ceremonially signed a bill that aims to help better coordinate efforts after a flood. Justice, House Speaker Tim Armstead, and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, along with a volunteer group from Texas that was still working […]

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Justice signs ‘landmark’ bill raising funds for highways
By June 23, 2017 Read More →

Justice signs ‘landmark’ bill raising funds for highways

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A day after announcing he would let the “travesty” of the $4.225 billion state budget bill become law without his signature, Gov. Jim Justice returned to the governor’s reception room Thursday under happier circumstances, to sign what he called “landmark” legislation to raise about $140 million a […]

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Eastern Panhandle lawmakers reflect on Legislature
By June 23, 2017 Read More →

Eastern Panhandle lawmakers reflect on Legislature

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — With the anticipated passing of the FY2018 state budget bill Saturday, the special legislative session is winding to a close. Since January, state representatives from the Eastern Panhandle advocated for many bills dealing with education, tax reform and the state drug epidemic. While some bills will become […]

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Manchin remains opposed to Senate GOP health plan, Capito still mum
By June 23, 2017 Read More →

Manchin remains opposed to Senate GOP health plan, Capito still mum

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, remains opposed to Senate Republicans’ newest plan to replace the Affordable Care Act released Thursday morning. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, the state’s Republican senator, still isn’t saying where she stands. The American Health Care Act, House Republicans’ plan to replace […]

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders returning to WV for health care rally
By June 23, 2017 Read More →

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders returning to WV for health care rally

Staff reports Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Those who didn’t get a chance to “feel the Bern” in March will have another chance Sunday. Bernie Sanders, the independent Senator from Vermont and former Democratic presidential candidate, is returning to Charleston for the Protect Our Health Care Rally at the Charleston Civic Center at 3 p.m. […]

A FestivALL of dance
By June 23, 2017 Read More →

A FestivALL of dance

Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Local dancers were treated Thursday to a master class with dancers from the Paul Taylor Dance Company as part of FestivALL. Ruth Andrien, a former dancer with the dance company and now a rehearsal director with Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company, led the class with dancers from Taylor 2. The […]

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Radio host Joni Deutsch working to raise profile of state’s music scene
By June 23, 2017 Read More →

Radio host Joni Deutsch working to raise profile of state’s music scene

By DAVE LAVENDER The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you’re tuned into the West Virginia music scene for even a minute, say the name Joni and everyone knows who you’re talking about. It’s Joni Deutsch, one of the next generation of West Virginia Public Broadcasting radio personalities, creator and host of the weekly indie/alternative music program […]

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West Virginia fairs, festivals showcase state, community pride

By KRISTEN RENEAU The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fairs and festivals have a long history in West Virginia, and with some now approaching their 100th anniversaries, many of these events are holding on to their original traditions while bringing communities together. The agriculture industry was a prominent part of many West Virginia community events […]

Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes to study federal elections
By June 23, 2017 Read More →

Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes to study federal elections

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Wood County Clerk has been appointed to a national commission studying federal elections. County Clerk Mark Rhodes said he was notified Thursday of the appointment by President Donald Trump to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Rhodes, one of only two county […]

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FirstEnergy gives Pierpont C&TC $200K, hopes other businesses ‘step up and provide support’

By JOHN DAHLIA The Exponent Telegram FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The relationship between FirstEnergy Corporation and Pierpont Community & Technical College in Fairmont took a giant leap forward Thursday morning. Officials from both entities held a joint event at the North Central Advanced Technology Center to celebrate a $200,000 grant from FirstEnergy’s Foundation to Pierpont over […]