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This week in West Virginia History: Feb. 23 – March 1
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This week in West Virginia History: Feb. 23 – March 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (February 2017) – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Feb. 23, 1867: Lincoln County was formed from Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, and Putnam counties. The county was named for Abraham Lincoln. Feb. 23, 1905: The first USS West […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 15
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 15

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:                       Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED Senate convenes at 11 a.m.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS C. R. 10 – US Army SGT Arthur George Roush Memorial Bridge C. R. 11 – USMC Lance Corporal Edwin […]

Gov. Justice opposes plan to privatize W.Va. School of Osteopathic medicine
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Gov. Justice opposes plan to privatize W.Va. School of Osteopathic medicine

Release from office of Gov. Jim Justice: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he is opposed to a plan to privatize the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. “It makes absolutely no sense to divest yourself of such a strong asset,” Gov. Justice said. “WVSOM graduates more physicians annually than both West Virginia University and […]

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Media Alert: IOGAWV Winter Meeting is today, Wednesday

Gov. Jim Justice to speak Wednesday morning  CHARLESTON, W.VA.  – The Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia’s (IOGAWV) Winter Meeting will take place today, Feb. 14 and Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Marriott Town Center Hotel in Charleston, W.Va. Several technical sessions will take place Tuesday, Feb. 14 addressing technology, safety and other […]

Elementary students share Valentine’s Day joy
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Elementary students share Valentine’s Day joy

The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Cupid’s holiday spirit hit Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center a day early on Feb. 13, thanks to students at Ridgedale Elementary. Nearly 30 students visited the facility near Mon General Hospital to deliver handmade Valentine’s Day cards and carnations to residents. The visit marked the official start of a […]

Delegate: Refinancing pension plans could save state $90M a year
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Delegate: Refinancing pension plans could save state $90M a year

By ANDREA LANNOM Bluefield Daily Telegraph CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County delegate says refinancing or rescheduling pension plans could save the state up to $90 million a year and is something he wants to be up for discussion. House Finance Chairman Delegate Eric Nelson, R-Kanawha, said this is one of many things on the […]

Fourteen represent Cabell, Wayne counties in West Virginia Legislature
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Fourteen represent Cabell, Wayne counties in West Virginia Legislature

The Herald Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 130 legislators from throughout the Mountain State made their way to Charleston last week for the start of the 2017 regular legislative session. Among them are eight members of the House of Delegates and six members of the Senate who represent portions of Cabell and Wayne counties and […]

IOGA, WV legislators say properly regulated resources could fuel economic boost
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IOGA, WV legislators say properly regulated resources could fuel economic boost

By JIM WORKMAN The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While West Virginia is in a financial crisis with a big budget shortfall and looking to increase revenues wherever it can, the state sits on the potential and expected answer, Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said. “We’re sitting on the Saudi Arabia of natural gas,” Carmichael […]

Bills introduced on Feb. 13
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Bills introduced on Feb. 13

The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Here are some bills introduced on Feb. 13. Local lead sponsors and co-sponsors are noted. SB 268, would require counties to maintain an online directory of information now optional, such as county official contact information, ordinances, meeting minutes, meeting dates. Would also require Class I and II municipalities to […]

Bill advancing that would eliminate WV Courtesy Patrol
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Bill advancing that would eliminate WV Courtesy Patrol

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Legislature is again considering a bill that would eliminate the state’s Courtesy Patrol. Members of the House of Delegates Road and Transportation Committee voted Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 to send a bill that would eliminate the roadside assistance agency on to the House […]