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10 things to know today: Thursday, May 18

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, May 18, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. DOJ APPOINTS SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is tapped to oversee the investigation into allegations that […]

WV budget battle continues, with income tax cuts the issue
By May 17, 2017 Read More →

WV budget battle continues, with income tax cuts the issue

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Day four of the special legislative session on the West Virginia budget was marked by a rare Senate floor speech by Gov. Jim Justice. The speech was intended to garner support for a Justice/Senate compromise plan that would raise sales taxes but lower income tax rates, while […]

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Justice pushes Senate on budget
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Justice pushes Senate on budget

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice took to the Senate floor Tuesday to rally Senate members on the merits of a tax reform plan he achieved with Senate leadership — a measure central to their plans for a 2018 state budget. Minutes later members passed […]

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By May 17, 2017 Read More →

Senate passes amended tax reform bill

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — After the governor addressed the full Senate, encouraging passage of the revenue bill, and a debate on whether income tax should only be eliminated on Social Security, the body passed the Tax Reform Act. Senate Bill 1007, which passed in a 19-11 vote, marked a change from […]

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WV DEP chief Caperton refuses hearing on MVP pipeline appeal
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WV DEP chief Caperton refuses hearing on MVP pipeline appeal

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Justice administration has quietly refused to schedule a hearing on an appeal of a state authorization for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline. Last week, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Austin Caperton signed a letter in which he denied a request for a hearing on an […]

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By May 17, 2017 Read More →

Marcellus region continues to lead in shale gas production

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Natural gas production in the Marcellus Shale region continues to provide about 38 percent of shale gas production of the seven major regions, the Energy Information Administration said this week. In its monthly Drilling Productivity Report, the EIA estimated the Marcellus Shale region of West Virginia […]

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Rural residents, hospitals could suffer under Republican health care plan

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Under the Republican health care plan, tens of millions of people are expected to lose access to coverage. But according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), a nonpartisan research and policy institute, those in rural areas are expected to be some of the most […]

Thousands flock to Huntington restaurant for annual strawberry pie event
By May 17, 2017 Read More →

Thousands flock to Huntington restaurant for annual strawberry pie event

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — An annual event that brings thousands of people to Huntington began Tuesday, the first day of Strawberry Pie Week at Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House. A long line of customers started forming at the front entrance of Jim’s nearly half an hour before the restaurant at 920 5th […]

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Animal Control deals with rabies cases

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal CHARLES TOWN , W.Va. — Rabies vaccines for domestic pets are more important than ever, according to Jefferson County Animal Control supervisor Denise Lambiotte. In the last three weeks, Lambiotte said both a cat and raccoon tested positive for the rabies virus. Lambiotte said these numbers are something considered normal […]

Community book project on disasters seeks contributions
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Community book project on disasters seeks contributions

The Journal MARTINSBURG — The Journal is pleased to announce a new community book project, “Floods, Fire and Ice.” This will be a heirloom-quality, coffee-table book featuring images of Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties — but we need your help. Possibly you remember or have heard of specific floods, fires and snow storms that impacted […]