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Gov. Tomblin again vetoes abortion ban bill
Gov. Tomblin again vetoes abortion ban bill

Governor cites constitutional concerns in veto of House Bill 2568

Bulletin Board: March 4, 2015

Hospital CEO reception

The Boone Memorial Hospital board of directors will sponsor a reception to welcome Virgil Underwood, the hospital’s new CEO, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Danville Community Center, 731 Hopkins Ave., Danville....

Common Core bill would give state more time for new standards

State education officials would have another school year to replace Common Core standards with new standards, under a bill passed by a three-person Senate Education subcommittee Tuesday morning.

The previous version of the bill (HB2934), which...

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W.Va. Supreme Court to hear 5 cases at WVU College of Law

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia’s Supreme Court justices will make an annual trip to West Virginia University to hear cases at the College of Law.

Justices are scheduled to hear arguments in five cases on Wednesday in the law...

Board approves South Charleston, Dunbar blight plans

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – South Charleston and Dunbar have won state approval to proceed with plans to reduce blight.

The West Virginia Home Rule Board on Monday approved the cities’ request to allow them to issue citations on the spot...

FirstEnergy to invest $225 million on infrastructure

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – FirstEnergy Corp. expects to spend about $225 million this year on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects in Mon Power’s 34-county service area.

About $97 million is earmarked for transmission-...

Number of incarcerated in W.Va. still growing

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – West Virginia’s prison population continues to grow, despite state efforts to turn the tide.

The Journal reports that the number of inmates under the jurisdiction of the state has increased by more than 500...

Anmoore officials plan to use inmates for outdoor jobs

ANMOORE, W.Va. – Anmoore officials plan to employ inmates for outdoor jobs such as grass cutting.

Mayor Eddie Hardman tells WDTV-TV that some details still need to be worked out by City Council, including training city employees to...

Hurricane woman admits stealing $450,000 from employer

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A Hurricane woman is scheduled to be sentenced in June for stealing nearly $450,000 from her employer.

Sandra Ball, 58, pleaded guilty in federal court in Huntington on Monday to two counts of wire fraud....

For second year, Tomblin vetoes 20-week abortion ban
For second year, Tomblin vetoes 20-week abortion ban

As expected, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks in West Virginia, citing constitutional concerns (HB2568).

In his veto message, Tomblin writes, “As reflected in my voting record during my time in...

Adding a little lime to your life: Couple serves up authentic Thai
Adding a little lime to your life: Couple serves up authentic Thai

For those familiar with The Empty Glass, a dimly lit, neighborhood bar on Charleston’s East End, international cuisine is probably the last thing you’d imagine being served.

Starting March 3, frequenters will be able to enjoy pan ...

Boil-water advisories

A boil-water advisory issued Feb. 22 for customers of the Glen White Trap Hill Public Service District has been lifted.

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