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Bill would redraw map of school districts
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Bill would redraw map of school districts

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Some representatives in Charleston believe the West Virginia school system needs to be changed, and one legislator introduced a bill that would eliminate county boards of education and establish 10 statewide school districts of approximately 180,000 students each. A high school graduate from Charles Town, Delegate Ron […]

West Virginia House, Senate consider dozens of bills
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West Virginia House, Senate consider dozens of bills

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates had a busy Friday, March 24, passing or advancing dozens of bills as the 60-day legislative session heads into its final days. Among bills approved by the House of Delegates on Friday was House Bill 3093, […]

Uncertain future for hundreds of W.Va. greyhounds
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Uncertain future for hundreds of W.Va. greyhounds

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The next run for racing greyhounds in West Virginia could be to Florida — another state that has dog racing — or to adoption and a new home if the greyhound breeders’ fund is eliminated by the West Virginia Legislature. Greyhound racing in West […]

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Study: WV one of states most dependent on federal funding

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia depends on federal funding more than all but four states, according to a report released this week. The Mountain State finished fifth behind Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico and Alabama in the personal finance website WalletHub’s analysis of how much return each state sees on its federal […]

Blue Demon Bridge: Delegates on board to honor legendary Northfork High School basketball teams
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Blue Demon Bridge: Delegates on board to honor legendary Northfork High School basketball teams

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Local delegates may not agree on every issue during this session of the West Virginia Legislature, but they are on board with a resolution to honor the legendary Northfork High School Blue Demons. That honor will include renaming a Rt. 52 bridge that crosses the Elkhorn […]

No lawmakers show for Fayette town hall; residents share concerns about bills
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No lawmakers show for Fayette town hall; residents share concerns about bills

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald OAK HILL, W.Va.  — Dozens of Fayette County residents filled the seats inside the Oak Hill Historic School Sunday afternoon to discuss a number of bills in the Legislature, but five seats in the front of the room remained notably empty. Five white folding chairs at the front of the […]

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Officials weigh in on health care bill defeat

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Republican leaders underestimated the value people placed on their health plans, a reason why the House of Representatives couldn’t come to a vote on the bill to repair and replace the Affordable Care Act, a Wood County supporter said Friday of the Obama Administration’s […]

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Report: WV schools’ tuition more than doubles over 15 years

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The average tuition at West Virginia’s public colleges and universities increased by about $4,200 a year, or roughly 147 percent, in the past 15 years, a new report finds. As lawmakers debate how much higher education should be cut in next year’s budget, the West Virginia Center […]

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10 things to know: Monday, March 27

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, March 27, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT TRUMP IS WILLING TO DO WITH ‘OBAMACARE’ The U.S. president’s aides open the door to working with moderate […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Monday, March 27
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Monday, March 27

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:                       Monday, March 27, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. RESOLUTIONS   SR 53: Designating March 27, 2017, as WV Industrial Hemp Day SR 54: Designating March 27, 2017, as Women’s and […]