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W.Va. House OKs minimum-wage hike

By Phil Kabler Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Minimum-wage workers in West Virginia would see their hourly pay go from $7.25 to $8.75 by 2016 under a bill passed overwhelmingly Wednesday afternoon by the House of Delegates. “We’re going to help about 100,000 West Virginia families who are going to[Read More…]

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Why not let nurses help improve W.Va. health care?

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — As West Virginia continues to struggle to find enough medical professionals, especially in rural areas, we have to wonder about the hesitancy to give advanced-practice registered nurses, or APRNs, more ability to provide care. Two bills, Senate Bill 212 and House[Read More…]

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Legislative committee OKs county pay-raise bill

By David Beard The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill to raise the salaries for county elected officials breezed through the Senate Government Organization Committee in a matter of seconds Tuesday, Feb. 11. Monongalia County commissioners are divided on the issue. SB 379, crafted during interims, reduces the number[Read More…]

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Marshall mascot hopes to leave a ‘Lego-cy’

By Lacie Pierson The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In a blue check button-up shirt, dark sweater and jeans, 22-year-old communications major Drew Navy seemingly is another student traveling from one building to another with the goal of earning his bachelors degree at Marshall University. On game days, Navy more noticeably[Read More…]

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After pill ring bust, watch out for heroin

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Local and federal law enforcement agencies pulled off quite a coup this week, breaking up a major prescription pill distribution ring. They deserve high praise. But they are well aware of the potential for their efforts to result in a very,[Read More…]

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