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West Virginia Senate Approves 3 Constitutional Amendments

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The Senate has passed three constitutional amendments that might appear on West Virginia's 2014 general election ballet. The first amendment designates West Virginians' rights to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. It also preserves the state's ability to regulate these activities. Another amendment says the state's water resources should be protected, conserved, utilized and developed for… Read More

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Two Zanesville Men Arrested During Internet Sex Crimes Raid

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Two men were arrested during an Internet sex crimes raid conducted by the Zanesville Police Department on Wednesday morning. Interim Chief Kenneth Miller tells the Zanesville Times Recorder that the men were arrested Wednesday morning at a 340 Bailey St. residence in connection to Internet sex crimes. Police were assisting another government agency with the… Read More

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West Virginia House Passes $39 Million Budget Cut Patch

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West Virginia House members have approved $39 million in proposed cuts across areas like infrastructure, greyhound and thoroughbred racing to help balance a tight budget. Finance Committee chairman Del. Brent Boggs said the cuts take $20 million from water and sewer infrastructure projects, without affecting roads. Some of the remaining $19 million would come from… Read More

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West Virginia School Resource Officers Allowed To Carry Weapons

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Two bills allowing officials to carry weapons in schools have passed separate branches of the West Virginia Legislature. The Senate passed a bill Wednesday to allow school resource officers to carry weapons on school property. Senator Corey Palumbo said these retired and off-duty officers stationed in schools are already being allowed to carry handguns in… Read More

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Ohio Lawmakers Pull “Religious Freedom” Bill

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 State lawmakers in Ohio are withdrawing legislation that mirrors an Arizona "religious freedom" bill that has come under fire for protecting those who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. Republican state Rep. Tim Derickson and Democratic state Rep. Bill Patmon issued a joint statement Wednesday citing concern over the bill's unintended consequences…. Read More