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WV broadband council mulls combining federal, state data on internet access

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state broadband council discussed Thursday melding its own data with federal data to paint a more accurate picture of West Virginia broadband internet access, one month after its chairman blasted numbers in a federal report on broadband for “not even being close to correct.” Rob Hinton, chair […]

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Manchin: Bill guarantees loans for gas storage hubs

Staff report The Parkersburg News and Sentinel WASHINGTON — A bill ensuring a natural gas storage hub qualifies for a federal loan program was passed Thursday by a committee of the U.S. Senate. The Capitalizing American Storage Potential Act approved by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee would make sure a regional storage hub qualifies […]

International Women’s Day event showcases women in leadership
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International Women’s Day event showcases women in leadership

By EDDIE TRIZZINO Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Over the past few years, leadership roles at Fairmont State University have been filled more frequently by women. As Andrea Pammer, director of counseling and disability services at the university, pointed out, roles which were previously filled by men have been occupied by women who have risen […]

Celebration Sunshine Week: Open government and transparency always right
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Celebration Sunshine Week: Open government and transparency always right

March 11-17, 2018: The annual nationwide celebration of access to public information By Jim Zachary CNHI Deputy National Editor Editor, The Valdosta Daily Times Open government is not a political platform. It is a basic American right. The political landscape is more polarized than ever and there seems to be little common ground for conservatives and […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Friday, March 9
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Friday, March 9

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Friday, March 9, 2018 59th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities: Today – AARP, Upper House + Upper Senate Rotunda; March 10  – Eastern Star Hot Dog Sale, Upper House Rotunda.   SENATE:   Senate Convenes at 10 a.m.  On the Agenda:  RESOLUTIONS SCR 64: Designating Sunday, May 6, 2018, […]

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10 things to know: Friday, March 9

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, March 9, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ROAD TO TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT FAR FROM SPRINGTIME STROLL Exaggerated expectations, a lack of preliminary lower-level talks and uncertainty over the […]

West Virginia Gov. Justice calls for one-day session if necessary
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West Virginia Gov. Justice calls for one-day session if necessary

The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice Wednesday, exercised his constitutional prerogative to call for a one-day extended session for the Legislature to complete the budget process, if necessary. According to a press release from Justice, the West Virginia Constitution, in Article VI, Subsection D says is a budget bill “has not been finally acted […]

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West Virginia budget analysis: Senate cuts to Medicaid made up elsewhere

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the Legislature continues work on the 2018-19 West Virginia budget, comments Tuesday have raised speculation on whether the spending plan includes cuts to Medicaid, the state-managed health care program for the poor, disabled and elderly. In announcing a conference committee agreement on 5 percent pay raises […]

West Virginia House moves on variety of bills
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West Virginia House moves on variety of bills

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The Legislature got back to more routine business on Wednesday, a much quieter day at the West Virginia Capitol following a historic 9-day teacher walkout, as the House passed several measures including a bill that would allow DNA swabs to be taken from those suspected criminals. The […]

After nine days away, students and teachers resume classes in West Virginia
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After nine days away, students and teachers resume classes in West Virginia

By KAITLYN NEFF Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Marion County School principals reflect on the first day back to classes after the nine-day, statewide work stoppage. The work stoppage ended on Tuesday after the West Virginia State Legislature passed a 5 percent pay raise to all state employees signed by Gov. Jim Justice. Marion County […]