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Column: ‘At the Capitol’ with Cross-day looming
By February 15, 2020 Read More →

Column: ‘At the Capitol’ with Cross-day looming

By Phil Kabler For West Virginia Press With the 2020 legislative session fast approaching cross-over day – the last day for the House and Senate to act on bills originating in each house – legislators found their work overshadowed by distractions at the Capitol and beyond. Much of the focus of the week was on […]

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By January 30, 2020 Read More →

Media Advisory: WVU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at State Capitol set for Feb. 5

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The WVU TransTech Program has issued the following media advisory: WHO: West Virginia University TransTech Energy Business Development Program, TechConnect West Virginia  WHAT: WVU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day  WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  WHERE: State Capitol, House and Senate hallways, Charleston  NOTES: In its ninth year, the WVU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day will showcase those […]

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Around the Rotunda: W.Va. Legislative, committee schedule for Thursday, Jan. 16
By January 16, 2020 Read More →

Around the Rotunda: W.Va. Legislative, committee schedule for Thursday, Jan. 16

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Thursday, Jan. 16, 20209th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities: WV Aviation Day at the Legislature, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas; WV Auto Show VIP Charity Gala – (By Invitation Only) – Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. UNFINISHED […]

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Construction permit granted for Mason County, W.Va., coal to liquids facility
By September 13, 2019 Read More →

Construction permit granted for Mason County, W.Va., coal to liquids facility

Release from Domestic Synthetic Fuels: CHARLESTON, W.Va., (Sept. 13, 2019) – West Virginia environmental officials have issued a construction permit for a state-of-the-art coal to liquids facility to be built near Point Pleasant in Mason County. The state Department of Environmental Protection issued the permit for Domestic Synthetic Fuels following a public comment period and […]

W.Va. State Fair is ready to roll out new fare, musical acts, daily midway shows
By August 9, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. State Fair is ready to roll out new fare, musical acts, daily midway shows

By Michelle James, Register-Herald of Beckley FAIRLEA, W.Va. — When the last  carnival ride packs up, final elephant ear is served and the remaining horse trailer pulls away each year, the digital sign welcoming visitors to the State Fair of West Virginia changes track, beginning a 365-day countdown to the next year. And Thursday, the […]

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors
By August 6, 2019 Read More →

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors

Sandy Buzzerd of the Morgan Messenger wins Adam R. Kelly Award MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2019 West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The General Excellence Award winners are Charleston Gazette-Mail in Division 1, Bluefield Daily Telegraph in Division 2, Hampshire Review in Division 3, and The Moorefield […]

W.Va. teachers union says it will sue to stop charter schools law
By July 11, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. teachers union says it will sue to stop charter schools law

The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A sweeping West Virginia GOP education bill that allows the creation of charter schools violates the state Constitution, according to a teachers union that plans to sue over the legislation. The West Virginia Education Association released a statement Wednesday saying it has sent a formal letter notifying the attorney […]

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Perdue seeking unprecedented seventh term as W.Va. State Treasurer
By July 8, 2019 Read More →

Perdue seeking unprecedented seventh term as W.Va. State Treasurer

Press Release from the Perdue for State Treasurer Campaign: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue today (Monday, July 8) announced that he would seek an unprecedented seventh term as state treasurer. First elected to the post in 1996, Perdue is West Virginia’s 24thState Treasurer and has served in that position for over […]

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W.Va. lawmakers work through storm to pass education omnibus bill
By June 25, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. lawmakers work through storm to pass education omnibus bill

By Erin Beck, The Register-Herald of Beckley, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Stephen Baldwin, D-Greenbrier, was offering an amendment to ensure lawmakers adequately funded school psychologists, when a chorus of smartphone alarms wailed, signaling a tornado warning.  Baldwin paused and asked whether legislators should continue debate. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, told him to keep going. After […]

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After long debate, W.Va. House passes highly amended education bill
By June 20, 2019 Read More →

After long debate, W.Va. House passes highly amended education bill

By Jordan Nelson, The Register-Herald of Beckley, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed House Bill 206, its version of the West Virginia Senate’s Student Success Act (Senate Bill 1039), on a narrow 51-47 vote late Wednesday night. After 11 hours of debating amendments and the final version of the bill, delegates […]

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