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‘Our Children, Our Future’ coalition fights for state budget dollars

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the Legislature preparing for its special budget session, the Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty is still arguing for a larger investment in the future of the state’s children. According to this statewide coalition of advocates for children and families, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s proposed budget cuts funding by $980,272 to children’s[Read More…]

Tom Miller’s Legislative Update: Time running out on legislators

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislators were running out of time here last week during the final days of the 2014 regular 60-day session that ended at midnight March 8 on the critical legislation that is intended to protect drinking water in the state as a result of the Jan. 9 chemical leak that contaminated Elk River near Charleston and fouled[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin closes state government agencies today

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Due to ice and snow accumulations as well as potentially hazardous travel conditions, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has closed state government agencies today, Monday, March 3, 2014. State employees providing direct support relating to the current weather event should report at their regularly scheduled time. Employees are[Read More…]

State road crews try to keep up with snowfall

By Staff reports CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State highways officials say road crews are out this morning clearing roads, but warned that they are having a hard time keeping up with heavy snow. “People need to be realistic and know that as snow continues to fall there will be snow-covered roads,” said[Read More…]

Fire damages Locust Hill Golf Course

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – An early morning fire at Locust Hill Golf Course spread throughout three buildings Friday, resulting in significant financial loss but no injuries. Around 7:15 a.m., emergency units responded to a call from the facility’s alarm system. Before the first units arrived on scene, the call was[Read More…]

Kanawha County Schools returning to tap water

 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Schools in Kanawha County will resume using tap water next week. West Virginia’s largest school district has been supplying bottled water in schools for students to use and for cooks to prepare food with since January’s chemical leak into the Elk River but said that would end[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin lifts state of emergency

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has lifted a state of emergency related to the January chemical spill into a public water supply. Tomblin issued a proclamation rescinding the emergency declaration Friday, more than seven weeks after it was issued. The emergency declaration covered nine counties affected by[Read More…]

Fewer West Virginia middle school, high school students trying tobacco

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fewer West Virginia middle school and high school students are trying tobacco. At the 2014 Tobacco Free Day press conference at the West Virginia Capitol, leaders of the Raze Teen Advisory Council presented updated statistics about teen tobacco usage, highlighting conclusions from the current Surgeon General’s Report, and shared news[Read More…]

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