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AARP WV leaders discuss 2019 state legislative agenda
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

AARP WV leaders discuss 2019 state legislative agenda

Elimination of Social Security tax, caregiving, stronger protections against fraud & abuse among session goals Press Release from AARP WV: CHARLESTON — AARP West Virginia state leaders today, Tuesday, Jan. 22, detailed the organization’s legislative agenda for the 2019 West Virginia Legislature, with a focus on legislative action in the areas of financial and retirement security, […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Prescription drug import bill halted; West Virginia lawmakers delay action in favor of study

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — An attempt to follow Vermont’s lead and allow lower-cost prescription drugs into West Virginia from Canada was halted after lawmakers decided to study the idea instead. House Bill 2319 — proposed by Delegate Mick Bates, D-Raleigh — would create a state-administered wholesale prescription […]

‘Being free came at a price:’ Speaker delivers fiery sermon at MLK Day celebration in Lewisburg
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

‘Being free came at a price:’ Speaker delivers fiery sermon at MLK Day celebration in Lewisburg

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herald LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Attendance at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Lewisburg was somewhat dampened by the frigid Monday temperatures, but a fiery sermon delivered by keynote speaker Jeff C. Woods soon dispelled the chill in the air. “Being free came at a price,” he told a crowd numbering […]

West Virginia Independence Hall offers Victorian-style valentines in Wheeling
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia Independence Hall offers Victorian-style valentines in Wheeling

Staff reports The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Independence Hall is offering patrons a historic way to deliver a special Valentine’s Day gift this year. Area residents can visit the hall today through Feb. 14 and rent a historic post office box for a specified amount. The recipient of the holiday […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Manchin releases resource list for West Virginians impacted by the government shutdown

The Inter-Mountain WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is releasing information to help West Virginians impacted by the government shutdown. The list of resources includes information about how to obtain unemployment benefits, food assistance, loans, as well as, information on how to work with utility, cell phone, and other companies to accommodate incoming […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Slick chicks: Local resident invents Alexa-enabled automatic pet door
By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Slick chicks: Local resident invents Alexa-enabled automatic pet door

Mountain Messenger LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Timothy Luce has invented an automatic chicken and pet door called “Slick Chick” that you can open and close with Alexa, a smartphone, tablet, or set to open on a schedule or in sync with the sun. The Luce family lives on a historic farm, but maintains a modern-paced life. […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →

Oglebay’s West Spa named among America’s top 100 spas

 Press Release from Oglebay Park: WHEELING, W. Va. – Annually, Spas of America releases a list of the Top 100 Spas across the country. The 2018 results are in, and The West Spa at Oglebay has landed a coveted spot on this national list – www.spasofamerica.com/spas-of-america-top-100-spas-of-2018.   Ranked #68 out of 100 spas across the […]

By January 22, 2019 Read More →

10 things to know: Tuesday, January 22

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. SENATE GOP MOVES ON TRUMP PROPOSAL TO END SHUTDOWN Democrats are expected to balk at the $5.7 billion the president […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 22
By January 21, 2019 Read More →

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 22

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 14th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities: Preston County/Monongalia County Day; Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas; Motorola, Upper House Walkway (1 Table).   SENATE:  Senate to convene at 11 a.m.  On The Agenda: RESOLUTIONS   SR 14: Celebrating achievements and contributions of Monongalia County SR […]