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Bryan Clark bryan@spiritofjefferson.com CHARLESTON – A bill that would allow unlimited quantities of fracking waste to be disposed of in the state’s commercial landfills is encountering near-unanimous opposition from a coalition of county solid waste authorities, environmentalists, consumer advocates and church associations. The current version of HB4411 allows commercial landfills, which are normally capped to […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A bill by a Berkeley County Republican that would prevent homeowners from being required to hook up to public water and sewer utilities has until the weekend to be taken up on the floor of the House of Delegates. [cleeng_content id=”615616932″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Delegate Larry Kump introduced HB4007 last month. […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson County school officials will finalize the school schedule at the March 10 meeting of the Board of Education. [cleeng_content id=”276897916″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Superintendent Susan Wall said Jefferson County Schools are tentatively projecting that the last day of school this year will be June 12. Without the 13 days school […]

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CHARLESTON — Environmental groups gathered at the state Capitol this week, hoping to convince lawmakers that the Jan. 9 Elk River chemical spill is proof that major changes are needed in how West Virginia protects its water. [cleeng_content id=”100897590″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]As part of its annual E-Day, West Virginia Environmental Council organizers urged […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A bill that would require the state’s attorney general to recuse himself in the event of a real or perceived conflict of interest was approved by the House Judiciary Committee Monday after Attorney General Patrick Morrisey declined a request to attend a hearing on the matter. [cleeng_content id=”858155469″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ […]

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Panel: States must find ways to save

WASHINGTON – A recent report released by a bipartisan working group composed of former governors, health policy experts, insurers and health care providers urges states to make efforts to restrain the growth of health care costs. [cleeng_content id=”397720513″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Each year for decades, spending on health care has consumed a growing proportion […]

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WASHINGTON – Profits in state kidney dialysis clinics have left those in other sectors of the health care industry in the dust, according to data from the West Virginia Health Care Authority’s most recent annual report.[cleeng_content id=”296867593″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] Both nationally and in West Virginia, the kidney dialysis industry is dominated by […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson County elected leaders can’t count on turning anytime soon to Hollywood Casino to right the county’s $3.9 million budget shortfall. On Friday, officials with Penn National Gaming told investors that they expect the opening of the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore will hurt business at the Charles Town casino, though they do […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Jefferson County Commissioners have agreed to help fund a study on bringing natural gas infrastructure here in hopes of adding more jobs. [cleeng_content id=”697671051″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]Commissioners Walt Pellish, Jane Tabb and Patsy Noland supported the $20,000 contribution to an investigation of what Development Authority Executive Director John Reisenweber called […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A former Berkeley County assistant superintendent of school has been named interim principal of Jefferson High School. [cleeng_content id=”479323961″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”]In a unanimous vote, the Jefferson County Board of Education selected George Michael to finish out the school year as Jefferson’s top administrator following the resignation last month of […]

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