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10 things to know: Wednesday, April 27

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, April 27, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP’S ABOUT-FACE ON NAFTA Hours after the administration threatened to pull out of the trade pact, Mexico and Canada agreed to […]

Ten business organizations host inaugural WV Corporate Responsibility Summit
By April 26, 2017 Read More →

Ten business organizations host inaugural WV Corporate Responsibility Summit

Events set for Charleston on June 5, Morgantown on June 7 From Philanthropy WV:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — During challenging economic times in West Virginia, companies of all sizes are determining the best ways to invest in their communities with charitable giving, foundation grantmaking, employee volunteerism, and overall community involvement. “Philanthropy WV is pleased to co-host the WV Corporate Responsibility […]

By April 26, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: What’s so hard about extending tolls?

From the Register-Herald of Beckley Why on God’s green Earth has the state legislature dawdled on the question of whether or not to extend tolling on the West Virginia Turnpike? Seriously. We have looked all around the issue for the past few years and have not found a single, solitary good reason the $2 fee […]

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Governor: Lack of sound plan hurting West Virginia
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Governor: Lack of sound plan hurting West Virginia

By MICHELLE DILLON Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice discussed the budget situation and his hopes for the future of West Virginia at the North Central West Virginia Business Summit, Bridges Without Boundaries, Tuesday at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center. Justice said that there are obstacles in business that have to […]

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After three witnesses testify, Kostenko enters guilty plea

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — During the second day of his criminal trial, after hearing testimony from the prosecution’s third witness, Dr. Michael Kostenko asked the court to accept a guilty plea to one of the 22 felony counts against him. The third witness, Michael Kevin Meadows, a former patient, employee and […]

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Bill gives ‘more autonomy’ to higher education
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Bill gives ‘more autonomy’ to higher education

By KELSIE LeROSE Times West Virginia MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice visited West Virginia University Tuesday to sign House Bill 2815 pertaining to higher education governance. The legislation will give greater freedom and flexibility to West Virginia University including Potomac State College and West Virginia University Institute of Technology, along with Marshall University and […]

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WV governor takes flak for ATV trail veto
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WV governor takes flak for ATV trail veto

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed adjacent West Virginia counties to establish regional authorities to manage ATV trail systems, similar to the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority. The veto has drawn criticism from those who allege that Justice rejected the bill to prevent […]

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Secretary Warner discusses voter rolls during Brooke stop
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Secretary Warner discusses voter rolls during Brooke stop

By WARREN SCOTT The Weirton Daily Times WELLSBURG, W.Va.  — The West Virginia secretary of state visited the Brooke County Courthouse on Monday to talk about efforts to make voter registration efforts more accurate. Secretary of State Mac Warner said when he entered office earlier this year he was encouraged to drop the Electronic Registration […]

Closing Concord?: Delegates call Justice’s comments a political ploy
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Closing Concord?: Delegates call Justice’s comments a political ploy

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Telegraph BECKLEY, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice kicked a hornet’s nest when he said Monday that the GOP-proposed cuts to higher education would have meant closing Concord University and Fairmont State University. Justice made the comments at an editorial board meeting with Beckley’s Register-Herald. “If I would have just signed the […]

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Governor signs “revenge porn” bill

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill that makes it a crime to knowingly and intentionally distribute a private image without consent has been signed by the governor. The measure has been referred to as the “revenge porn” bill. Gov. Jim Justice signed the bill into law on Tuesday. Under Senate Bill 240, […]