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Judiciary committee passes single-member redistricting plan to West Virginia House floor
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Judiciary committee passes single-member redistricting plan to West Virginia House floor

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House Judiciary Committee sent a bill to the chamber floor Monday designed to reorganize the state into 100, single-member House districts during the decennial redistricting process. During the debate, the committee also voted down an amendment to the bill that would have compelled the […]

West Virginia teachers call for more than a 1 percent raise
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West Virginia teachers call for more than a 1 percent raise

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice, in his State of the State address last week, requested a “1 percent” across-the-board pay increase for West Virginia teachers in this year’s legislative session, with further 1 percent increases in each of the next four years. “That’s it?” has essentially been the response […]

West Virginia Senate introduces Bill 284 to aid in community technical college initiative
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West Virginia Senate introduces Bill 284 to aid in community technical college initiative

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bipartisan group of senators spoke during Monday’s floor session in favor of a bill that would increase access to career education and workforce training. The West Virginia Senate introduced Senate Bill 284 which creates the West Virginia Invests Grant Program, which has the goal of eliminating the […]

Leader’s legacy, service inspire students during Martin Luther King Jr. Day events at West Virginia University
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Leader’s legacy, service inspire students during Martin Luther King Jr. Day events at West Virginia University

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — In honor of the late Martin Luther King Jr., the West Virginia University Center for Black Culture and Research hosted its annual Unity Breakfast today (Jan. 15) in the Mountainlair Ballrooms; followed by a day of service organized by the Center for Service and Learning. This keynote speaker for this […]

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Volunteers register West Virginia voters on MLK day

By CARTER WALKER Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — The importance of voting was something that Martin Luther King Jr. recognized as a vital part of moving society forward. “So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote, I do not possess myself,” King said in a 1957 speech titled […]

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Feds reject sale of Pleasants Power Station

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The sale of the Pleasants Power Station has been denied. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected the proposed purchase of the plant by Monongahela Power Co. and Potomac Edison Co. in a decision issued Friday. Mon Power’s 2015 Integrated Resource Plan, accepted by the […]

West Virginia Wesleyan, WVSOM enter into partnership
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West Virginia Wesleyan, WVSOM enter into partnership

Mountain Messenger LEWISBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia Wesleyan College and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) have recently entered into an agreement to establish a Pre-Osteopathic Program for undergraduate students who have an interest in osteopathic medicine and plan to enter osteopathic medical school. The goal of the program is to promote osteopathic medicine, increase […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT TRUMP SAID ABOUT DEMOCRATIC SENATOR The president tweeted that Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 16
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Tuesday, Jan. 16

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7th Day of the Legislative Session Home School Day at the West Virginia Legislature (Displays in the Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas) SENATE:  Senate Convenes at 11 a.m.  On the Agenda:  RESOLUTIONS SR 8: Designating January 16, 2018, as WV Homeschool Day Senate Bills Introduced Committees […]

Around the Rotunda: ‘No bow hunting’ requirement on property gift to W.Va. DNR 
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Around the Rotunda: ‘No bow hunting’ requirement on property gift to W.Va. DNR 

By Jim Workman The West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A private gift to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources of approximately 650 acres of land in Mason County, a piece described as prime property for hunters, came with one stipulation. No bow hunting. But that’s fine, according to a DNR official and […]