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Leaders in both Charles Town, Ranson want added authority RANSON – As the state’s nascent home rule pilot project prepares to expand from four to 20 cities, both Charles Town and Ranson have their eyes on the new authority it grants municipal governments. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The […]

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CHARLES TOWN – A bill that would allow unlimited quantities of fracking waste to be deposited in the state’s commercial landfills has passed the House Judiciary Committee and is currently on the House floor awaiting a vote. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, […]

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Goodbye to pumped-up prices?

Some want to kill W.Va. ‘minimum markup’ CHARLES TOWN – A pair of bills that seek to exempt gasoline prices from an obscure 1939 law that established minimum mandatory markups for wholesalers and retailers is idling in the state Legislature. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, […]

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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. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest […]

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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. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click […]

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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. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, […]

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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. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng […]

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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. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use […]

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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. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use […]

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