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Lawmakers back limited special budget session pay
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Lawmakers back limited special budget session pay

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A group of legislators have announced their support for Gov. Jim Justice’s proposal to limit special budget session pay for legislators to five days. Legislators introduced House Bill 2981 Monday, which along with a companion bill to be introduced in the Senate, would cap lawmakers’ pay during […]

House could vote today to eliminate Courtesy Patrol
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House could vote today to eliminate Courtesy Patrol

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia House advanced to final reading Monday a bill that would eliminate the Courtesy Patrol program. Under this bill, effective July 1, the program would be eliminated and any balances remaining in the program would be transferred to the State Road Fund for expenditure as […]

Senate to vote on bill giving Marshall, WVU more control
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Senate to vote on bill giving Marshall, WVU more control

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – The West Virginia Senate is expected to vote Tuesday, March 14, on a bill that would provide more flexibility in human resources and personnel management to Marshall University, West Virginia University and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. If approved by the Senate, House Bill 2542 […]

Greyhound subsidies among cuts planned by GOP
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Greyhound subsidies among cuts planned by GOP

By JOCELYN KING The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Local greyhound breeders would again feel the bite under a proposal to stop runaway state spending in West Virginia, according to the proposal Republican lawmakers unveiled Monday in Charleston. GOP leaders in the West Virginia Legislature announced their plans on how best to bring […]

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WVU adjusts NCAA travel plans ahead of storm

By BOB HERTZEL Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — When the weather forecast is calling for a winter storm up north there are two places you don’t want to be — the North Pole and Buffalo. Fortunately, for West Virginia and its fans, there is no NCAA Tournament site at the North Pole, so, naturally, […]

Faculty Merit Foundation names BSC’s Bolton Professor of the Year
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Faculty Merit Foundation names BSC’s Bolton Professor of the Year

By BLAKE STOWERS Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Bluefield State College School of Engineering Technology and Computer Science Professor Dr. Jeffrey Bolton was selected as 2016 Professor of the Year by the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia on Monday night. West Virginia Faculty Merit Foundation Media spokesman Ken Sullivan said that four finalist were selected for the award. […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, March 14

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. CRITICS OF GOP HEALTH BILL GET AMMO FROM BUDGET SCORE A few House and Senate conservatives are in open revolt […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Tuesday, March 14
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Tuesday, March 14

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:                       Tuesday, March 14, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. UNFINISHED BUSINESS SCR 35: Urging Congress reassess federal definition of industrial hemp SCR 36: Requesting study of potential alternatives […]

Slimp column: What you need to know to create a website from scratch
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Slimp column: What you need to know to create a website from scratch

By Kevin Slimp Two weeks ago, I found myself awake at 3 a.m., unable to get back to sleep. After tossing and turning for more than an hour, I decided I might as well get some work done. Checking my messages and social media, I quickly found I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t sleep. […]

AP’s Abernathy announces retirement
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AP’s Abernathy announces retirement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dorothy Abernathy, who has served as the Associated Press’ primary representative in West Virginia for more than a decade, has announced her plan to retire. Abernathy, currently AP’s director of local markets, has served carried several titles for AP in West Virginia and a multi-state region. She was perhaps most visible as organizer of the annual […]