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West Virginia delegates pass bail bill, fix for medical marijuana program introduced
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia delegates pass bail bill, fix for medical marijuana program introduced

By JAKE JARVIS NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The House of Delegates overwhelmingly passed a bill Monday morning that attempts to reduce the number of people temporarily held in jails for nonviolent misdemeanors. House Bill 2190, which modifies the bail requirements that magistrate judges must follow, passed on a 91-4 vote. The bill now will […]

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By January 22, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia legislators introduce bills to add magistrates, increase salary

By KELSIE LeROSE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Proposed bills currently making their way through the West Virginia Legislature would add additional magistrates to serve in Berkeley County and raise the salaries of certain law personnel. Senate Bill 42, which was introduced by Sen. Charles S. Trump IV, R-Morgan, on Jan. 9, proposes new language to […]

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By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Prescription drug import bill halted; West Virginia lawmakers delay action in favor of study

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — An attempt to follow Vermont’s lead and allow lower-cost prescription drugs into West Virginia from Canada was halted after lawmakers decided to study the idea instead. House Bill 2319 — proposed by Delegate Mick Bates, D-Raleigh — would create a state-administered wholesale prescription […]

Major investment in West Virginia tourism advertising will pay dividends, senators advised
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Major investment in West Virginia tourism advertising will pay dividends, senators advised

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In his first time returning to the Senate as West Virginia Commerce secretary, former state senator Ed Gaunch told the Senate Finance Committee on Monday that Gov. Jim Justice wants to make a major investment in the state Tourism Division in the 2019-20 budget. Justice is proposing […]

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‘Being free came at a price:’ Speaker delivers fiery sermon at MLK Day celebration in Lewisburg
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

‘Being free came at a price:’ Speaker delivers fiery sermon at MLK Day celebration in Lewisburg

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herald LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Attendance at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Lewisburg was somewhat dampened by the frigid Monday temperatures, but a fiery sermon delivered by keynote speaker Jeff C. Woods soon dispelled the chill in the air. “Being free came at a price,” he told a crowd numbering […]

West Virginia Independence Hall offers Victorian-style valentines in Wheeling
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia Independence Hall offers Victorian-style valentines in Wheeling

Staff reports The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Independence Hall is offering patrons a historic way to deliver a special Valentine’s Day gift this year. Area residents can visit the hall today through Feb. 14 and rent a historic post office box for a specified amount. The recipient of the holiday […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Manchin releases resource list for West Virginians impacted by the government shutdown

The Inter-Mountain WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is releasing information to help West Virginians impacted by the government shutdown. The list of resources includes information about how to obtain unemployment benefits, food assistance, loans, as well as, information on how to work with utility, cell phone, and other companies to accommodate incoming […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia Gov. Justice requests wireless E-911 bill be pulled

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill proposed by Gov. Jim Justice that would carve out a portion of the $3 wireless E-911 fee for other emergency communications projects is on hold after county officials and lawmakers objected. In a press release Monday, Justice said he requested Senate […]

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By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Slick chicks: Local resident invents Alexa-enabled automatic pet door
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Slick chicks: Local resident invents Alexa-enabled automatic pet door

Mountain Messenger LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Timothy Luce has invented an automatic chicken and pet door called “Slick Chick” that you can open and close with Alexa, a smartphone, tablet, or set to open on a schedule or in sync with the sun. The Luce family lives on a historic farm, but maintains a modern-paced life. […]