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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 […]

Vice President Pence visits WV, says fight to repeal ACA will continue
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Vice President Pence visits WV, says fight to repeal ACA will continue

By Max Garland The Charleston Gazette-Mail SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. —  Vice President Mike Pence promised to continue efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a visit to West Virginia Saturday, saying it has hurt Americans and stifled small businesses. Pence, speaking at Foster Supply in Scott Depot, said he was “inspired” by […]

Vice President Pence surprises crowd at pro-Trump rally in Charleston
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Vice President Pence surprises crowd at pro-Trump rally in Charleston

By Bishop Nash The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Even in making an unannounced visit outside the West Virginia Capitol, Vice President Mike Pence counted on a flood of support anywhere he stopped in the Mountain State. West Virginia, he pointed out, voted 68 percent for President Donald Trump, the second highest percentage of […]

Uncertain Future For Greyhounds in West Virginia
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Uncertain Future For Greyhounds in West Virginia

By Joselyn King The Intelligencer of Wheeling 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 Virginia […]