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10 things to know: Thursday, March 2

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, March 2, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. CONTACTS WITH RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR PROMPT OUTCRY Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two conversations with the ambassador to the U.S. […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Thursday, March 2
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Thursday, March 2

W.Va. Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule – Subject to change Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm SENATE:                       Thursday, March 2, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. UNFINISHED BUSINESS SCR 25: Jeffrey Alan Clovis Memorial Bridge SCR 26: US Marine Corps SSG Beecher J. Rhoades Memorial […]

Storm causes power outages, wind damage
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Storm causes power outages, wind damage

Staff reports Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thousands of Kanawha Valley residents are without power after a storm swept through the area Wednesday morning, downing trees and power lines and causing wind damage, dispatchers said. The wind damage was concentrated in the western part of Kanawha County including Cross Lanes, a Kanawha County Metro 911 […]

Senate advances bill to allow attorney general investigators to carry guns
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Senate advances bill to allow attorney general investigators to carry guns

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate is bringing back a bill that would allow investigators in the office of the attorney general to carry guns. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday, Feb. 28 to send the bill on to the full Senate for a vote. The […]

WV House votes to stiffen methamphetamine penalties
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WV House votes to stiffen methamphetamine penalties

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates voted Tuesday, Feb. 28 to stiffen the criminal penalties on adults who expose children to methamphetamine during production of the drug. House Judiciary Chairman Delegate John Shott, R-Mercer, said exposing children to meth production is currently a felony […]

WV Senate introduces bill to eliminate public funding for Supreme Court races
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WV Senate introduces bill to eliminate public funding for Supreme Court races

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Seven years after passing a law allowing public financing for West Virginia Supreme Court races, and months after watching how the law worked in practice, members of the West Virginia Senate have introduced a bipartisan bill that would eliminate the public financing option. “It isn’t working,” […]

Proposed bill allows prosecuting attorneys to concealed carry
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Proposed bill allows prosecuting attorneys to concealed carry

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Prosecuting attorneys are the only members of law enforcement not carrying weapons, according to Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Harvey. Harvey said it’s not unusual to receive threats from defendants or their family members, and under the current laws, prosecuting attorneys may be left vulnerable. Sen. Craig […]

Gov. Justice plans visit to Elkins
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Gov. Justice plans visit to Elkins

By BETH HENRY-VANCE The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice is scheduled to meet Thursday with seniors as part of a statewide tour promoting his highways construction program and budget proposals. Justice plans to attend lunch at the Randolph County Senior Center at 11:45 a.m., according to his staff, and the event is open […]

House passes college personnel bill, forwards to Senate
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House passes college personnel bill, forwards to Senate

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On nearly a party-line vote, the Republican-controlled House of Delegates on Wednesday approved 61-38 a bill which would give three colleges in the state greater flexibility when laying off employees. Democrats tried to stall a vote on HB 2542 for a day in order to get more […]

Bill aligns WV private, public school test requirements
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Bill aligns WV private, public school test requirements

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail In a voice vote with no nays heard Monday, West Virginia’s House Education Committee passed to the full House a bill that would reduce standardized testing requirements for most private schools in the near term but also would, in the future, more closely align testing requirements in those schools to […]