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Representatives agree that proposed Senate Bill 335 would impact businesses
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Representatives agree that proposed Senate Bill 335 would impact businesses

By JONATHAN WEAVER The Exponent Telegram CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A West Virginia Senate proposal to repeal the state sales tax and several other taxes would affect small businesses and buying habits, elected leaders agree. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Robert Karnes, R-Upshur, said several updates and revisions have been made to proposed Senate Bill 335 since […]

Common Core repeal bill stalls in Senate
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Common Core repeal bill stalls in Senate

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate delayed its second reading Thursday on a bill that would block the use of Common Core academic standards and implement standards borrowed from other states. Although the bill, Senate Bill 524, blocks Common Core standards in West Virginia, it mandates the use of […]

Committee approves tougher requirements for adolescent abortions
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Committee approves tougher requirements for adolescent abortions

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With almost no discussion Thursday afternoon, the House of Delegates Health and Human Resources Committee approved a bill that would eliminate one way minors can access abortion without parental notification in West Virginia. House Bill 2002, sponsored by Delegate Kayla Kessinger, R- Fayette, removes physicians’ authorization to […]

Bill allowing dealers to sell cars ‘as is’ without warranties returns
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Bill allowing dealers to sell cars ‘as is’ without warranties returns

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A nearly perennial bill has resurfaced in the Legislature this session, to allow car dealers to sell older, higher mileage vehicles “as is,” without warranties (SB216). On Thursday, attorney Dave McMahon told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he’s been lobbying on behalf of low-income West Virginians since […]

Committee strips abortion bill
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Committee strips abortion bill

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The House Health Committee took a bill to expand physician notification requirements for performing an abortion on an unemancipated minor, stripped everything out of it and left a bill that makes a few tweaks to existing law. HB 2002 defines unemancipated minor to mean someone under […]

Speed limit bill introduced in Charleston
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Speed limit bill introduced in Charleston

The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Here are some Senate bills and a resolution introduced March 16. Local lead sponsors and co-sponsors are noted. SB 622, sets conditions for the tax commissioner to withdraw or release tax liens. SB 624, to decrease the minimum number of live racing days that a horse racing licensee must […]

WVU, Marshall team up to host INTEGRATE marketing communications conference
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WVU, Marshall team up to host INTEGRATE marketing communications conference

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media and Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication are partnering to present INTEGRATE West Virginia, a two-day conference for marketing communications students and professionals. Conference attendees will learn valuable techniques and strategies they can apply immediately to jobs in the marketing communications industry. “We are thrilled to […]

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WVU outlasts Bucknell to advance in tournament

By BOB HERTZEL Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — This time there was a celebration. A year ago West Virginia’s NCAA Tournament stay ended in stunned silence after being upset in Brooklyn by Stephen F. Austin, but this time, stronger from the experience, the veteran Mountaineers survived a determined upset bid from underdog Bucknell, pulling […]

Online News Association West Virginia event: Discussing Digital Journalism tomorrow in Charleston
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Online News Association West Virginia event: Discussing Digital Journalism tomorrow in Charleston

The Online News Association’s brand new West Virginia group will host its inaugural public gathering at Charleston’s innovative Economic Development Council, located at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. West in Charleston, on Saturday, March 18. Speakers will address topics such as concerns and barriers to going digital and how news publishers can now monetize stories on Facebook. WHEN: […]

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10 things to know: Friday, March 17

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, March 17, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WORRIES ABOUT ESPIONAGE HAVE LONG HISTORY U.S. intelligence agencies have been concerned for years about Moscow’s efforts to infiltrate […]