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WV legislators, governor still working on budget pact
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WV legislators, governor still working on budget pact

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a budget bill that Gov. Jim Justice has said he plans to veto after it reaches his desk, the Governor’s Office resumed talks Monday with legislative leaders to smooth over indignations and try to come up with a budget plan the governor can sign. “We’re not […]

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Brooke Board, BDC team up to find new use for surplus school buildings

Staff reports The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle is teaming with the Brooke County Board of Education to repurpose school buildings in Follansbee and Wellsburg that won’t be needed once their new, consolidated middle school is up and running. The board, which will retain ownership of the […]

Active SWV head named one of Generation Next top 40 Under 40
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Active SWV head named one of Generation Next top 40 Under 40

By SARAH PLUMMER The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — A Fayetteville native with a focus on getting southern West Virginia active has been named one of the 2017 Generation Next 40 Under 40, an annual award recognizing the accomplishments of the state’s young professionals. Melanie Seiler Hames is in a position she seems tailor made for. […]

Legislators name roads, bridges for prominent residents
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Legislators name roads, bridges for prominent residents

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Every session, legislators introduce resolutions to name roads and bridges in memory or in honor of prominent residents. Some succeed, some don’t. Naming resolutions are always concurrent resolutions, which means both houses have to approve them. Those that pass don’t automatically result in a name change. […]

Terra Alta community leaders, residents happy Hopmont bill failed
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Terra Alta community leaders, residents happy Hopmont bill failed

By THERESA MARTHEY The Preston County News & Journal TERRA ALTA, W.Va. — Terra Alta Mayor Mark Ball breathed a slight sigh of relief on Sunday morning after hearing House Bill 3102, regarding the sale of Hopemont Hospital, did not pass during the legislative session. “I have been very concerned about the House Bill being […]

Certificate of Need Bill signed by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice
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Certificate of Need Bill signed by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Alecto Healthcare Services officials believe the firm’s purchase of Ohio Valley Medical Center will be expedited by a new West Virginia law that creates a certificate of need exemption.  Gov. Jim Justice signed the bill Monday, press secretary Grant Herring said. The legislation takes […]

Legislature passes bill creating State Police Forensic Laboratory Fund
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Legislature passes bill creating State Police Forensic Laboratory Fund

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Passage of a bill to create a bill to create a fund designated to direct money to the State Police Forensic Laboratory is anticipated to help sort through the backlog of cases. House Bill 2980 imposes additional fees in certain civil actions in which part of the fee […]

Russell Road: A legendary racehorse and a country road
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Russell Road: A legendary racehorse and a country road

By TOM CROSBY The Journal There is mystery along Russell Road, an unremarkable looking 2.8-mile stretch of plain macadam in Virginia’s rural Clarke County. From beginning to end, the road built last century – five miles from Berryville and five miles from Winchester – is lined with modest homes and small farms for cattle, horses, […]

DHHR secretary wants Jackie Withrow bill included in any special session
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DHHR secretary wants Jackie Withrow bill included in any special session

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Although a bill to sell Jackie Withrow Hospital in Beckley failed in the just concluded legislative session, Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Crouch doesn’t believe the issue is dead. Crouch told The Register-Herald Monday that he will ask Gov. Jim Justice to include another measure […]

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10 things to know: April 11, 2017

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TILLERSON WARNS RUSSIA ON ASSAD ALLIANCE The U.S. secretary of state tells Moscow to side with Washington and likeminded countries […]