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…]
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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By Mackenzie Mays Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise and state education officials met Tuesday to discuss the future of the Promise scholarship, which has gradually been hit with budget cuts since it was introduced more than a decade ago. The Promise — a[Read More…]
By Whitney Burdette Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation that will regulate aboveground storage tanks is on its way to becoming law. Senate Bill 373 passed the West Virginia Senate unanimously Tuesday. The legislation requires owners or operators of aboveground storage tanks — similar to those owned by[Read More…]
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Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. UKRAINE PARLIAMENT TO VOTE ON AMNESTY FOR ARRESTED[Read More…]
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…]
By Evan Bevins Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – A company with ties to the oil and gas industry has purchased the former Blue Cross Blue Shield headquarters at Seventh and Market streets. According to a deed filed with the Wood County Clark’s Office Monday, Siltstone Holdings LLC[Read More…]
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…]