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Commissioner is focused on growing agriculture in West Virginia
By January 19, 2018 Read More →

Commissioner is focused on growing agriculture in West Virginia

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt said he was excited to be speaking at the Wayne County Economic Development Authority’s annual dinner at Heritage Farm Museum & Village on Thursday evening. “We are finally getting the word out that agriculture is a business,” he said. “It’s […]

Father and son seek the same West Virginia delegate seat
By January 19, 2018 Read More →

Father and son seek the same West Virginia delegate seat

By BROOKE BINNS The Inter-Mountain PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Voters in the 47th district of the West Virginia House of Delegates will see an interesting race between family members in the upcoming election. Lonnie Moore Sr. and his son, Clayton Moore, have each filed to run for delegate in the 47th district, running with opposing party […]

W.Va. House Senior Issues Committee updated on caregiving, palliative care
By January 19, 2018 Read More →

W.Va. House Senior Issues Committee updated on caregiving, palliative care

AARP WV, American Cancer Society Cancer address committee West Virginia Press Association Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — People overwhelmingly want to age in their homes and communities instead of in costly institutions. That was one of the messages Delegates on the West Virginia House of Delegates Senior Issues Committee heard Thursday during a presentation by AARP WV […]

By January 19, 2018 Read More →

10 things to know: Friday, January 19

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHERE BUDGET BILL STANDS Congress hurtles toward a government shutdown this weekend in large part over Democratic demands to protect […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Friday, Jan. 19
By January 18, 2018 Read More →

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Friday, Jan. 19

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Friday, January 18, 2018 10th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities: None listed SENATE:  Senate Convenes at 11 a.m.  On the Agenda:  RESOLUTIONS SR 11: Designating January 19, 2018, as Southern West Virginia Day at Capitol   THIRD READING (For Passage)   Com. Sub. for SB 73: […]

Tests for W.Va. Division of Natural Resources police officer positions set for Feb. 2-3
By January 18, 2018 Read More →

Tests for W.Va. Division of Natural Resources police officer positions set for Feb. 2-3

Release from the W.Va. Department of Commerce: SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has scheduled Physical Agility Tests (PAT) for anyone interested in applying for Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions open statewide. The tests are scheduled for Feb. 2-3 at the South Charleston Community Center, starting […]

West Virginia classmate remembers child endangerment suspect as a quiet, intelligent student
By January 18, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia classmate remembers child endangerment suspect as a quiet, intelligent student

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va.v  — Black and white photographs in late 1970s high school yearbooks paint the image of a Mercer County teenager who participated in chess, science and the Bible, but today he’s a 57-year-old California resident facing charges of child endangerment. David Allen Turpin and his wife, 49-year-old Louise […]

By January 18, 2018 Read More →

Southern West Virginia Senator warns of possible teacher strike

By RUSTY MARKS NCVW Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, warned fellow lawmakers Wednesday of a possible teachers’ strike unless the state Legislature comes up with a viable pay raise for educators. “We’re not listening to our teachers,” Ojeda told fellow senators during the regular Senate floor session Wednesday. Ojeda, a […]

By January 18, 2018 Read More →

McGeehan resolution to require two-thirds for tax, fee increases

Staff report The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Delegate Pat McGeehan has sponsored a resolution to amend the West Virginia Constitution to require a two-thirds majority to pass any future tax or fee increase by the Legislature. McGeehan, R-Hancock, announced the resolution Tuesday. “The people of West Virginia are taxed enough already, and […]

By January 18, 2018 Read More →

Conservation groups oppose bill to allow logging in WV state parks

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill introduced Monday that would allow commercial logging in West Virginia’s state parks as a way to pay for the park system’s backlogged maintenance work has prompted nine conservation groups to form a coalition opposing the bill’s passage. Senate Bill 270, sponsored by Senate President Mitch […]