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By February 6, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Monday, Feb. 6

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHITE HOUSE FIGHTS TO RESTORE REFUGEE BAN The legal battle continues after a Seattle judge puts a temporary hold […]

By February 5, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Don’t Kill Jobs Or Hurt Families

From the Wheeling News-Register: State revenue was down again last month, reinforcing to Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia legislators that dramatic action is needed to get the budget in balance. Any debate over how to do that ought to be erased by a glance at the revenue report for January. A look at it […]

WV Senate considering shift from income tax to sales tax
By February 5, 2017 Read More →

WV Senate considering shift from income tax to sales tax

By Eric Eyre The Charleston Gazette Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Senate President Mitch Carmichael said Friday that lawmakers are looking into a proposal that would eliminate West Virginia’s personal income tax and raise the consumer sales tax. Carmichael, R-Jackson, said he has appointed a special committee that’s considering that proposal and other measures that […]

2017 AP Legislative Lookahead gets record attendance
By February 3, 2017 Read More →

2017 AP Legislative Lookahead gets record attendance

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The 2017 West Virginia AP Legislative Lookahead  featured four panels and a record turnout of media. Held at The Charleston Gazette-Mail, the Legislative Lookahead started at 9 a.m. The panels were as follows: 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Legalization of Marijuana. Moderator: Matthew Burdette, executive editor at The Inter-Mountain in Elkins.   Panelists: Danny […]

Study: Decline In Coal Coming
By February 3, 2017 Read More →

Study: Decline In Coal Coming

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — A study released Thursday suggests falling solar power costs will cause demand for coal to decline after 2020. The report co-authored by the Carbon Tracker Initiative and the Grantham Institute at Imperial College, both based in London, also shows oil demand will remain steady through 2030 before […]

By February 3, 2017 Read More →

WV officials applaud Stream Protection Rule Block

By ANN ALI The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Senate voted 54-45 Feb. 2 to block the U.S. Department of Interior’s Stream Protection Rule, and the measure now heads to President Donald Trump, who has indicated he will sign it. The bill, sponsored by Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins, all […]

By February 3, 2017 Read More →

WV health officials meet, discuss harm reduction strategies

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail FLATWOODS, W.Va.  — Thursday morning and afternoon, employees of health departments from across West Virginia learned about how several health departments and other agencies in the state have tackled the opioid crisis by acknowledging that people addicted to drugs aren’t always equipped to change their behaviors. Health department officials participated in […]

By February 3, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia lags behind the nation in overall dental health

By JIM WORKMAN The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The latest health report concerning the Mountain State is nothing to smile about. West Virginia ranks No. 51, the lowest score in the United States, according to a WalletHub report titled “2017’s States with the Best & Worst Dental Health.” Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, North Dakota and […]

By February 3, 2017 Read More →

FSU ‘here to support’ international students

By MICHELLE DILLON Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A room full of students, faculty and community members gathered Thursday on the shared campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College to discuss President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and its effect on international students. A total of 99 international students attend FSU, […]

Preston’s Power Couple: Sypolts ready to take on state Legislature
By February 3, 2017 Read More →

Preston’s Power Couple: Sypolts ready to take on state Legislature

By SCOTT GILLEPSIE The Preston County News and Journal KINGWOOD, W.Va.  — Ferdinand and Isabella. Antony and Cleopatra. Kim and Kanye. Dave and Terri? OK, so perhaps the Sypolts of Preston County aren’t yet as famous or overexposed as those other power couples, but they’re nevertheless making history as the 2017 West Virginia legislative session […]