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10 things to know: Thursday, April 6

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, April 6, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHY SOME DEMOCRATS HAVE A TOUGH CALL TO MAKE Ten lawmakers facing re-election in states won by Trump are facing […]

Go trout fishing on Earth Day – April 22 – at five West Virginia state park lakes 
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Go trout fishing on Earth Day – April 22 – at five West Virginia state park lakes 

Release from the W.Va. DNR: Special trout stockings scheduled at parks on Saturday, April 22 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – To celebrate Earth Day falling on a Saturday this year, the Division of Natural Resources (DNR) will stock trout in five West Virginia state park lakes on April 22.. This is the first time DNR is announcing in advance […]

WV Power open season Thursday at Appalachian Power Park
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WV Power open season Thursday at Appalachian Power Park

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Power open the 2017 season Thursday again the Rome Braves. Gates open at 6 p.m. with game time at 7:05 p.m. For tickets, visit http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame.jsp?sid=t525 Opening night includes beanie cap giveaway to first 1,000 fans;  Thirsty Thursday specials with $1 Draft and $2 16ozc cans, and fireworks after the game.  Check out the […]

WV Power and Legends team up to bring famous feud to baseball
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WV Power and Legends team up to bring famous feud to baseball

South Atlantic League rivals bring “Hatfield & McCoy” feud into 2017 season CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 5, 2017) – The historic feud between two families that started over a pig in the late 1870s around the Tug River Valley area between West Virginia and Kentucky will again be battled out, but this time on the baseball diamond in […]

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Gov. Justice issues one-day extension for W.Va. legislative session

From the Office of Gov. Jim Justice: CHARLESTON, W.Va.-  Today, Governor Jim Justice announced that he is giving the Legislature one extra day to pass a budget. As required by the state constitution, Justice issued a proclamation to extend the session to continue work on the budget. Justice said he was sad for the people of West […]

Budget ideas abound in West Virginia, but no end in sight: Legislators can’t agree on multiple proposals
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Budget ideas abound in West Virginia, but no end in sight: Legislators can’t agree on multiple proposals

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register Editor’s note: With days remaining in the 2017 legislative session, West Virginia’s budget situation remains murky, with competing proposals from Gov. Jim Justice, the Republican leadership in the House and Senate and the House Liberty Caucus under consideration. Starting today, The Intelligencer will take a three-day look […]

Lawmakers react to medical marijuana vote
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Lawmakers react to medical marijuana vote

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a surprise procedural move that catapulted a bill to legalize medical marijuana to the House floor and hours of debate over two amendments, the legislation passed by an overwhelming majority Tuesday. Lawmakers who supported the amended bill said the legislation wasn’t what they had envisioned, but […]

Medical marijuana passes House 76-24; Senate takes no action
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Medical marijuana passes House 76-24; Senate takes no action

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — By a 76-24 vote, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday that would legalize medical marijuana. The approved bill is an amended version of Senate Bill 386, the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act. It was sent back to the Senate to determine if members […]

House, Senate likely to pass differing WV budget bills Wednesday
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House, Senate likely to pass differing WV budget bills Wednesday

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House and Senate are poised Wednesday to pass versions of the 2017-18 state budget that are miles apart from each other and even further from Gov. Jim Justice’s budget proposal, a $4.394 billion budget that requires $224 million in new taxes. With the Governor’s […]

Legislators look to hash out budget before session closes
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Legislators look to hash out budget before session closes

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Del. Marty Gearheart, R-Mercer County, has been spending long hours in the finance committee as legislators try to come to terms with a $500 million projected deficit next year. “The Governor (Jim Justice) has made some moves from his original proposal,” he said. “The Senate and the […]