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Capito supports programs for abuse victims

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is calling for the White House to prioritize programs that assist victims of sexual and domestic abuse, specifically programs established by the Violence Against Women Act. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted in 1994 to support survivors of domestic and […]

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Yeager Airport officials submit plan to governor

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A proposed $290 million emergency infrastructure project for rebuilding and extending Yeager Airport’s runway following the recently completed removal of debris from the March 2015 safety overrun area collapse calls for lengthening the runway from its present 6,802 feet to 8,000 feet, and adding 1,000-foot safety zones […]

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10 things to know: Monday, March 6

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, March 6, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ANGRY WEEKEND COMPOUNDS TRUMP’S FRUSTRATIONS Exasperated by leaks, errant messaging and his attorney general landing in hot water, the […]

Overdoses in W.Va. drain fund for burials funeral
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Overdoses in W.Va. drain fund for burials funeral

Directors Find Ways to Cope as Drug Deaths Keep Escalating By HEATHER ZIEGLER Associate City Editor hziegler@theintelligencer.net WHEELING, W.Va. — The state of West Virginia has paid for so many burials for indigent people who have died from drug overdoses that the funding has run out five months before the end of the current fiscal […]

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Millennial lawmakers put a fresh face on West Virginia politics

By SAMANTHA GODBY West Virginia Public Broadcasting CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — More than 30 new faces joined the West Virginia House of Delegates this year and more than a few of them fit into the fastest growing generation in the country. Millennials are growing in numbers at the Capitol and are pushing their more senior counterparts […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Monday, March 6
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Monday, March 6

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:                       Monday, March 6, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. THIRD READING   Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 190: Eliminating preferences for vendors bidding on state contracts for commodities […]

Lawmakers express views on new budget proposals
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Lawmakers express views on new budget proposals

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The governor’s budget countdown clock is ticking away in front of his office in the Capitol — his way of needling the Legislature to come up with its own financial plan to meet his. As of Friday, the clock showed 36 days until the end of the […]

Large-scale solar facilities offer opportunity for West Virginia economic growth
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Large-scale solar facilities offer opportunity for West Virginia economic growth

By Darlene J. Swiger The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A new report by Downstream Strategies details significant opportunities for large-scale solar facilities that promote economic development on degraded lands in West Virginia. Downstream Strategies offers consulting services in a bid to help build resilient communities, promote economic development and protect the environment. The study […]

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Editorial: Warner – Secretary of State doing good work

From The Parkersburg News and Sentinel: West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner has been in office for approximately a month and a half, and already, he has gotten to work on some of his big goals. As he travels the state rebuilding bridges between the 55 county clerks and the Secretary of State’s office, […]

DEP’s Caperton ‘doesn’t trust’ science on global climate change
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DEP’s Caperton ‘doesn’t trust’ science on global climate change

By Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Austin Caperton “doesn’t trust” the science that says human activity — largely the burning of fossil fuels — is warming the planet, but also thinks the issue doesn’t have anything to do with his agency. “I don’t think the DEP is in […]