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WVU women win Big 12 title with blowout of Baylor
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WVU women win Big 12 title with blowout of Baylor

By MICHAEL KINNEY The Dominion Post OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — It was supposed to be just a formality for No. 2 Baylor. After winning six-consecutive Big 12 Tournament championships, there was no reason to believe the Bears weren’t going to get their seventh. However, the unheralded WVU women’s basketball team decided it wasn’t going to […]

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Potomac Edison to spend $135M on equipment upgrades

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — First Energy Corp. will spend approximately $8 million on equipment upgrades to accomodate the energy needs of the new Procter & Gamble factory expected to be fully operational by the end of the year, officials said. The investment is part of the $135 million this year to […]

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10 things to know for today: Tuesday, March 7

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HOUSE GOP RELEASE BILL TO REPEAL OBAMACARE The Republican plan is expected to cover fewer than the 20 million people […]

New Alzheimer’s Association report shows growing costs, impact of disease
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New Alzheimer’s Association report shows growing costs, impact of disease

More than 107,000 West Virginia caregivers provided 122 million hours of unpaid care  for someone living with Alzheimer’s or dementia in 2016  Release from the Alzheimer’s Association: CHARLESTON, W.Va., March 7, 2017– For the first time, total payments for caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias exceeded a quarter trillion dollars ($259 billion), […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Tuesday, March 7
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Tuesday, March 7

  W.Va. Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule – Subject to change Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm SENATE:                       Tuesday, March 7, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 07, 2017 11:00 AM                                                   SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS                                               Thursday, March 09, 2017 – 11:00 AM […]

Governor, state GOP battle time with dueling countdown clocks
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Governor, state GOP battle time with dueling countdown clocks

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — They say time heals all wounds. But, in the annals of West Virginia politics, it’s just as likely to rub salt into them. That may be why Democratic Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Republican Party recently unveiled competing electronic countdown clocks critical of the other side. On March […]

Economic experts offer solutions for state budget crisis
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Economic experts offer solutions for state budget crisis

By AUSTIN WEIFORD The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As the legislative session continues in Charleston, West Virginia’s budget concerns still remain a hot topic. While Gov. Jim Justicehas proposed two budgets, both with spending cuts and tax increases, experts think there are still many more factors to be considered. John Deskins, executive director of West Virginia […]

WV lawmakers back bill to track ‘suspicious’ opioid orders
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WV lawmakers back bill to track ‘suspicious’ opioid orders

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W. Va.  — Eleven West Virginia lawmakers have signed on as sponsors of legislation that would direct the state Board of Pharmacy to track reports of drugstores that order a “suspicious” number of highly addictive prescription opioids and other powerful narcotics. The bill (HB 2735) also requires the pharmacy […]

WV House focuses on drug crime measures
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WV House focuses on drug crime measures

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed half a dozen bills last week aimed at curbing substance abuse in the state, largely through affecting criminal penalties for drug offenses and establishing an Office of Drug Control Policy at the state level. While all of the bills passed through […]

Jenkins: ACA replacement process will be open, transparent
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Jenkins: ACA replacement process will be open, transparent

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., said Friday he had not seen a draft of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act which Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have reportedly hidden from the public. Speaking to reporters after a round-table discussion concerning the future […]