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State lawmakers propose stringent voter ID law
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State lawmakers propose stringent voter ID law

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal of Martinsburg CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia lawmakers are proposing a bill to create a stricter voter identification law in the state. The bill will accomplish a number of things, according to a note at the foot of the proposal. “The purpose of this bill is to require voters to […]

W. Va. Senate to vote on Medicaid fraud bill
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W. Va. Senate to vote on Medicaid fraud bill

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING, W.Va.  — It’s estimated 5 to 20 cents of every $1 paid out in Medicaid funds is spent on wasteful claims, which could mean West Virginia is losing as much as $100 million a year due to Medicaid fraud, according to information provided by the West Virginia […]

Editorial: Juvenile behavior has no place in fixing West Virginia’s woes
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Editorial: Juvenile behavior has no place in fixing West Virginia’s woes

From the Register-Herald of Beckley: Greenbrier County Delegate Stephen Baldwin has not been roaming the halls of the state Capitol for too long. With the 60-day legislative session a bit past its midpoint, the freshman Democrat would be forgiven if he is still learning the ropes. But based on the floor speech he gave Wednesday, […]

Gov. Justice addresses crowd of small school supporters
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Gov. Justice addresses crowd of small school supporters

By Andrea Lannom The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Led by Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber, people gathered in the Capitol rotunda Friday, chanting “Save Our Schools” before Gov. Jim Justice arrived to speak about small schools in the state. Some residents from Fayette and Nicholas counties held up signs proclaiming “Small Schools Matter,” and “Saving […]

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W.Va. Boys Basketball Tournament championship games start at noon

Games live video streamed  on MetroNews Channel of WVMetroNews.com CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Boys Basketball Tournament championship starts today at noon with the Class A  championship game between No. 2 Ravenswood (24-2) and. No. 4 Notre Dame. The Class AA Championship game with No. 3 Chapmanville (23-4) against  No. 1 Fairmont Senior (24-3) starts at 2:30 p.m., and the […]

Scaled-down storage tank rollback passes WV House
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Scaled-down storage tank rollback passes WV House

By Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A scaled-down version of the chemical tank safety law rollback sought by West Virginia’s natural gas industry easily passed the House on Friday. Delegates voted 94-5 in favor of the rewritten version of House Bill 2811, which exempts an estimated 2,300 tanks used to store brine and other […]

At The Capitol Legislative Column March 17: Legislators present Budget framework
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At The Capitol Legislative Column March 17: Legislators present Budget framework

By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association With less than a month remaining in 60-day regular session, House and Senate leaders unveiled their counterproposal to Gov. Jim Justice’s budget plan. What Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, and House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, proposed was not so much an alternative budget bill, but what they called […]

WV DNR announces trout stocking for March 13-17
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WV DNR announces trout stocking for March 13-17

ELKINS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has announced that the  following waters were stocked the week of March 13, 2017:  Anthony Creek Bear Rocks Lake Big Clear Creek Blackwater River Buffalo Creek (Logan) Buffalo Fork Lake Bullskin Run Cacapon Park Lake Camp Creek Cherry River Clover Run Cranberry River Deer Creek […]

Gov. Justice restores money for W.Va. Public Broadcasting to FY18 budget plan
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Gov. Justice restores money for W.Va. Public Broadcasting to FY18 budget plan

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice today announced that he is reinstating $4.6 million in his FY18 budget to fund the Educational Broadcasting Authority. The Governor is working on a deal with West Virginia University to allow Public Broadcasting to become a fully integrated part of WVU in the near future. Next year’s budget allocation will […]

W.Va. Department of Commerce announces recall of 15 laid-off state foresters
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W.Va. Department of Commerce announces recall of 15 laid-off state foresters

Release from the W.Va. Department of Commerce:   CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  West Virginia Secretary of Commerce H. Wood Thrasher today, March 17,  announced the recall of 15 state foresters who were laid off last year. The recall will take effect immediately. “We are excited to put our foresters back to work,” said Secretary Thrasher. “This is just one […]