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West Virginia Newspaper to End Monday Print Edition

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington will stop publishing a Monday print edition in a cost-cutting move. The newspaper says starting Aug. 5, its Monday edition will be available on its website, along with its app and electronic edition that shows print pages in a digital format. HD Media Publisher Jim Heady says the move… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Kentucky House Panel Advances Bevin-Backed Pension Bill

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension-relief proposal won approval from a legislative committee on Saturday, clearing its first hurdle of the mid-summer special session. The House State Government Committee approved the measure after defeating two Democratic-sponsored proposals during a three-hour hearing. The action sets the stage for a vote Monday in the… Read More

Ohio Hemp Businesses Hire Powerful Statehouse Lobbyist

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A powerful Statehouse lobbyist is leading a new coalition representing Ohio’s burgeoning hemp industry. Grant Street Consultants’ Neil Clark was appointed Wednesday. That same day, state lawmakers passed a bill allowing Ohio farmers and university researchers to grow industrial hemp and legalizing sales of hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, or CBD. The measure still… Read More