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Pseudoephedrine bill would reduce meth menace

An editorial from the Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s meth curse nearly doubled last year. Police found 533 of the illegal dope-cooking labs statewide, up from 288 the previous year. Kanawha County led the sorry tally with 159 labs. “It’s an epidemic, a cancer and a scourge on[Read More…]

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Requiring prescriptions cure worse than scourge

  Effort to require prescriptions for cold, allergy medicine dose of over-reach An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN — This is not a case of swatting a mosquito with a sledgehammer. Instead, what House Bill 4212 does is attempt to rid our state of a pestilence by spraying everyone[Read More…]

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W.Va. Senate president’s future fund idea has merit

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — As state lawmakers debate how to close a $143 million budgetary shortfall for this budget year, the options are less than thrilling. They are debating a second year of 7.5 percent budget cuts and a hiring freeze for state employees. And they[Read More…]

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Delegate struck by bullet plans return to Legislature

By Alex Lang and David Beard The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Police confirmed that Delegate Tony Barill, D-Monongalia, was struck by a bullet during his son’s suicide Saturday morning. On Monday, Morgantown Police Department Chief Ed Preston put out a press release with more details. Also Monday, other delegates[Read More…]

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