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Delegates Wade Through Amendments on Reform

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates spent all day and into the night Wednesday debating amendments to the state Senate’s proposal for education reform. The house considered 31 amendments to the House Education Committee’s strike-and-insert amendment to Senate Bill 451, the ...

Ex-W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Gets 2 Years in Jail

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CHARLESTON — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment and corruption scandal was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday. “I have not seen evidence of remorse,” U.S. District Judge ...

Veterans Court Bill Passes Senate Unanimously

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WHEELING — A bill to re-establish veterans courts in West Virginia is moving forward in Charleston. Senate Bill 40, sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, unanimously passed the Senate on Wednesday. The measure establishes a Military Service Members Court program within the ...

Lawmakers Submit To Drug Testing

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WHEELING — Union trades asked West Virginia lawmakers Wednesday to voluntarily submit to a drug test — and many of them did. The West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council offered free drug testing to lawmakers “in an effort to educate them and remove the stigma that ...

W.Va. House passes altered education bill

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CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a shrunk-down education reform package Thursday, sending it back to the Senate and a likely conference committee to iron out differences. The House passed Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, 71-29 during its Thursday floor ...

Trump Still Coy On Border Deal

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WASHINGTON — Even before seeing a final deal or agreeing to seal it, President Donald Trump labored on Wednesday to frame the congressional agreement on border security as a political win, never mind that it contains only a fraction of the billions for a “great, powerful wall” that ...

JM Queen of Queens Is Friday

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The annual John Marshall High School Queen of Queens Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the school’s Center for Performing Arts. This year’s pageant features nine senior girls competing for the crown and the honor of representing the Monarchs in the OVAC Queen of Queens Pageant in ...

Today Is National Organ Donor Day

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WHEELING — Observed each year on Feb. 14, National Donor Day — also known as National Organ Donor Day — is a day to increase awareness about organ donation and the lives that can be saved. In the United States, more than 120,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ donation. CORE ...

Teachers Seeking Change to Attendance Policy

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Teachers in Ohio County Schools want the board of education to revisit terms of an attendance incentive policy that keeps teachers who miss more than 14.5 days from receiving a $1,350 check at the end of the school year. Teachers Megan DaGrava of Madison Elementary School and Jessica ...

Ex-W.Va. Supreme Court justice gets 2 years for corruption

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment and corruption scandal was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday. "I have not seen evidence of remorse," U.S. ...

Marshall BOE Stands Against SB 451

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MOUNDSVILLE — Even as West Virginia lawmakers continue to craft and debate an education reform bill, Marshall County Board of Education members on Tuesday signed a resolution standing in opposition to Senate Bill 451 after board member Lori Kestner spoke in Charleston on the matter. Kestner, ...

Belmont Hospital To Close After 105 Years

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BELLAIRE — Belmont Community Hospital, which has served the area for 105 years, will be closed permanently as of April 5. The 99-bed acute care hospital was acquired by Wheeling Hospital in 1996. Belmont Community Hospital employs 93 people and Wheeling Hospital will offer positions to ...

Manchin: Land and Water Fund Reauthorization Good for W.Va.

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WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments. The measure, the largest public lands bill considered by ...