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Broadband Internet Bill Advances In W.Va. House

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Legislation aimed at expanding high-speed wireless and broadband internet development in West Virginia has advanced in the House of Delegates. The House committee on technology and infrastructure approved the bill Wednesday and forwarded it to the House judiciary committee. The bill would allow broadband providers to install updated technologies on existing… Read More

West Virginia: Proposal To Give $10M For Trump’s Border Wall


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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some lawmakers in drug-ravaged West Virginia want to pitch in millions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s wall-building effort along the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP-led House of Delegates issued a statement Monday that a bill planned by three delegates would divert $10 million from West Virginia’s current $186 million budget surplus… Read More

W.Va. Tax Collections Above Estimates For 9th Straight Month

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia revenue collections have surpassed tax estimates for nine consecutive months. Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday that collections in December were $44.8 million above estimates. That pushes year-to-date collections to $186 million above estimates. Justice has projected the surplus will grow to $300 million by the end of the fiscal… Read More

West Virginia City Questions Humming Sound From Ohio Plant

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city is asking local leaders what can be done about the humming sound that’s drifting across the Ohio River from a manufacturing plant in Washington County. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports Vienna city residents complained to the Wood County Commission Thursday that a sound has been coming from the… Read More

PEIA Finance Board Members Approve Benefits Plan

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board members have approved a benefits plan with no premium increases or cuts in benefits. However, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports they didn’t roll back a proposal to eliminate penalties for insurees who seek care from out-of-state providers to apply only to counties bordering West Virginia. As… Read More

Land In 7 W. Va. Counties Acquired For Wildlife Management Efforts

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A nonprofit has bought nearly 19,000 acres of forest land in seven West Virginia counties aimed at increasing public access for hunting and wildlife-associated recreation. The Arlington, Virginia-based Conservation Fund announced the land purchase Thursday. A statement by the organization says the land was bought at the request of the state… Read More

West Virginia Population Drops For 6th Straight Year

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The U.S. Census Bureau says West Virginia’s population has dropped for the sixth straight year. Estimates released Wednesday show West Virginia’s population shrank by 11,216 residents. It was among nine states to lose population. As of July 1, the state’s population was estimated at about 1.81 million residents. West Virginia’s population… Read More

Crews In West Virginia Mine Rescue Honored

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has recognized those who rescued several adults from an inactive coal mine. Justice gave certificates of recognition to state Miners’ Health, Safety and Training office director Eugene White and more than a dozen others Wednesday during a news conference at the Capitol in Charleston. Justice called… Read More