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Senate votes to change oversight of West Virginia farmers’ markets

By RUSTY MARKS NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Members of the West Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would transfer control of state farmers’ markets to the Department of Agriculture. Farmers markets are currently under the control of the Department of Health and Human Services. But Senate Bill 375, approved unanimously, would change that. Sen. […]

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West Virginia Senate resolution targets Medicaid funding for abortion

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A resolution, passed in the state Senate, would call on voters to decide whether Medicaid funding of abortions should remain or if that authority should be given to lawmakers through a proposed constitutional amendment. Last week, the West Virginia Senate passed SJR 12 in […]

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William Ihlenfeld of Wheeling will run for West Virginia Senate

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Former U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II has entered politics, and is now a Democrat candidate for the 1st District State Senate seat presently occupied by Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns. Previously, Ferns, R-Ohio, had no opposition in the race. He was running unopposed on […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 14 – It’s Valentine’s Day
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 14 – It’s Valentine’s Day

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 14 Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 36th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities: Arts Day: Upper House, Upper Senate Rotundas,  Upper Well Area, Lower Rotunda; WV Athletic Trainers’ Association Day; WV Funeral Directors Association Legislative Reception, 7 – 9 p.m.; Embassy Suites.   SENATE:   […]

Logging in WV state parks? Get details on WV Press Insight
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Logging in WV state parks? Get details on WV Press Insight

Newspaper industry video program offers residents digital news on their schedule WVPA Press Staff Report CHARLETON, W.Va. — Residents interested in details of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources’ plan for managing state parks — including timbering in some areas of the parks — can get the information online as they personal schedule allows. WVDNR Director Stephen McDaniel […]

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Media Alert: Alzheimer’s Association to host Advocacy Day on Thursday at WV State Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter is hosting an Advocacy Day on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Charleston at the West Virginia State Capitol. The day will begin with a special ceremony in the Lower Rotunda at 9:15 a.m.   The Alzheimer’s Association’s state advocacy day is an opportunity […]

Controversial West Virginia state park logging bill heard by Senate committee; no vote
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Controversial West Virginia state park logging bill heard by Senate committee; no vote

By KATE MISHKIN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The same day the West Virginia Statehouse opened its doors to visitors for Tourism Day at the Legislature, a Senate committee heard remarks about a bill critics say will hinder state tourism. Senate Bill 270 would authorize the Division of Natural Resources to log in state parks and […]

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West Virginia House advances teacher pay bill

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates will vote Tuesday on an amended bill to increase the pay of teachers, school service personnel and State Police. As passed last week by the Senate, the bill called for a 5 percent pay raise for teachers over five years — […]

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West Virginia teachers, legislators seek solution to teacher pay, insurance woes

By CHRISTINA MYER and EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — West Virginia’s House of Delegates Monday rejected a 3 percent pay raise for school personnel, and instead opted to advance for a floor vote a 2 percent increase next year followed by one percent raises in each of the next three years. […]

West Virginia teachers in Northern Panhandle nearing their breaking point
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West Virginia teachers in Northern Panhandle nearing their breaking point

Staff reports The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. – Ahead of a possible strike, about 30 West Virginia teachers gathered outside a business owned by state Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, Monday afternoon to voice concerns over what they consider low pay and out of control health care costs. Meanwhile, more than 60 […]

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