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Amid political theatrics, WV budget negotiations to resume Monday

By Jake Zuckerman Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A renewed battle over next year’s West Virginia budget is drawing near, with no clear path to victory for any of the warring factions. Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday vetoed a budget approved by both chambers of the Legislature. Now, his aides are planning negotiations with leadership from […]

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Special West Virginia budget session not yet planned

By MICHAEL ERB The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Officials from both houses of the West Virginia Legislature will meet with Gov. Jim Justice next week, but it may be weeks before a special session is called by the governor to work on the state budget. Grant Herring, a spokesman for Justice, said […]

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Road Construction Projects Abound in the Ohio Valley

  The Wheeling New-RegisterStaff Report WHEELING, W.Va. — Repair work may begin next week on the U.S. 22 Veterans Memorial Bridge between Steubenville and Weirton after the deck and an expansion joint were damaged by a piece of equipment that fell off a truck late Wednesday evening. The equipment first hit an expansion joint on […]

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Scarbro couple charged with exploitation, embezzlement by caretakers

By Jessica Farrish For The Fayette Tribune  SCARBO, W.Va. — Police arrested the caretakers of a disabled Scarbro man for allegedly stealing his monthly income and running up debt using his identity, Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley reported Monday. Jeremy Jay Wriston, 33, and Janice JoAnn Wriston, 33, both of Scarbro, were charged with financial […]

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Attorney General Morrisey discusses opioid epidemic with local leaders

By Wendy Holdren The Register-Herald of Beckley   BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey met Friday in Beckley with local officials to discuss efforts in combating the opioid epidemic, including settlement money from drug wholesalers, recently passed legislation and community partnerships. The Attorney General’s Office has reached $47 million in settlements with drug […]

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Governor signs 55 bills into law

By Andrea Lannom The Register-Herald of Beckley CHARLESTON, W.Va.  —  So far, Gov. Jim Justice has signed 55 bills into law including a bill to market and improve the quality and frequency of the Cardinal Passenger Train. The West Virginia Legislature passed House Bill 2856 last week and the governor signed it into law on […]

Opinion: Was W.Va. House of Delegates stopping SB 412 the biggest public service of 2017 session?
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Opinion: Was W.Va. House of Delegates stopping SB 412 the biggest public service of 2017 session?

Delegates Caputo, Brewer, Ferro, Marcum, Diserio, Bates and others fought for Freedom of Information   By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association Since the end of the regular 60-day session of the Legislature on Saturday, West Virginians, understandably, have been focused on the continuing budget discussions and the 262 bills approved during the session. However, as is often […]

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Snowshoe part of Intrawest sale

Staff report The Pocahontas Times Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SNOW), a leading North American mountain resort and adventure company, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a newly-formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, L.L.C. (“Aspen”) and KSL Capital Partners, LLC (“KSL”). Under the […]

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Local veterans react to Afghanistan bombing

By BETH HENRY-VANCE The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — Local veterans shared support Thursday after news that U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, striking an Islamic State tunnel complex. Pentagon officials said the GBU-43 bomb contains 11 tons of explosives. The Air Force calls it […]

WVDNR launches Citizen Science Initiative to document timber rattlesnakes
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WVDNR launches Citizen Science Initiative to document timber rattlesnakes

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to become involved in a scientific research project aimed at determining the current distribution of timber rattlesnakes in the state. Although many people fear rattlesnakes and may want to kill them, rattlesnakes are a critical part of healthy forest […]