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  1. No consensus from W.Va. college presidents on organizational proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | West Virginia Metro

    College presidents gathered today prior to a Higher Education Policy Commission meeting. Over an hour, it was clear they're not yet ready to accept a new organizational proposal.

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  2. PEIA Task Force looks at healthcare costs over the W.Va. borderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | West Virginia Metro

    The PEIA Task Force is weighing the challenge of greater flexibility for insured people who live on border counties versus the cost to the state. A task force subcommittee discussed that longstanding issue at length on Thursday morning, taking no action but indicating desire to reach out to Gov. Jim Justice for his opinion.

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  3. FEMA, after years of heightened oversight, sees W.Va. improvementRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | West Virginia Metro

    FEMA, which has been concerned for years about West Virginia's oversight of federal grants, says it is seeing improvement. "I feel very positive about the direction Homeland Security and Emergency Management is heading in," said MaryAnn Tierney, regional administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Region III.

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  4. WV Senate president: A series of blunders led to FEMA sanctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | West Virginia Metro

    Senate President Mitch Carmichael says he is very concerned about a report that West Virginia has been subject to penalties by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Lawmakers learned about the heightened federal oversight this week, even though the penalties began in 2015.

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  5. Agency over healthcare for poor already adjusting to WV abortion amendmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | West Virginia Metro

    West Virginia's agency that oversees Medicaid is already starting to react to Amendment One, which makes the state Constitution neutral on abortion. The changes being overseen by the agency will affect poor West Virginia women who seek to end pregnancies but who can't afford to pay for the procedure themselves.

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  6. With resignation, special session to impeach Loughry is offRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | West Virginia Metro

    Gov. Jim Justice had called a special session for Tuesday, specifically for lawmakers to impeach Loughry, who has been convicted on 11 federal charges. That involved the Senate President and the House Speaker sending a letter to the Governor's Office to make the cancellation official.

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  7. Special session aims to impeach suspended Justice LoughryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | West Virginia Metro

    Gov. Jim Justice has called a special session of the Legislature for next week, specifically to consider a new impeachment article for suspended Justice Allen Loughry. The governor's proclamation called the special session for Tuesday for "matters relating to the removal of Allen Loughry, Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, including, but not limited to, censure, impeachment, trial, conviction, and disqualification."

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  8. House speaker: New impeachment for Loughry may be straight aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 | West Virginia Metro

    House Speaker Roger Hanshaw says it's likely lawmakers will consider a new impeachment article next week, focusing on Justice Allen Loughry's federal conviction. "That's up to the governor," Hanshaw said on MetroNews' "Talkline."

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  9. Abortion amendment will have immediate effects, and maybe more down the lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 7 | West Virginia Metro

    Time will tell the effects of an amendment to make the West Virginia Constitution neutral on abortion, but the first will be to eliminate state Medicaid funding to terminate pregnancies. "Today, abortion is not banned in the state of West Virginia," said Delegate Kayla Kessinger, R-Fayette, a lead advocate for the amendment in the state Legislature.

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  10. Voters approve Amendment One abortion issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | West Virginia Metro

    The amendment proposed this language be added to the state Constitution: "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion." Opponents criticized that wording as confusing.

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  11. Amendment is approved for lawmakers to have more judicial budget oversightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | West Virginia Metro

    An amendment to allow lawmakers to have more oversight of the judicial branch's budget has been overwhelmingly approved by voters. West Virginia has been unique among states in allowing the judiciary to control its finances independently of the legislative branch.

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  12. President Trump returns to West Virginia ahead of Election DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | West Virginia Metro

    Trump has been crisscrossing the country in support of local Republican candidates. The president has been to West Virginia for rallies three times in recent weeks.

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  13. Analysis team breaks down highlights of Manchin and Morrisey debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | West Virginia Metro

    Our post-debate analysis team broke down the highs and the lows of West Virginia's only debate for U.S. Senate. Fairmont State political science professor Gregory Noone and Ashton Marra, managing editor of 100 Days of Appalachia, also joined the panel to break down the politics and policy.

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  14. In federal court, Justice Davis is OK with allowing time for impeachment to untangleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | West Virginia Metro

    While the Legislature decides where to go next on impeachment, both sides in retired Justice Robin Davis's federal lawsuit have agreed to allow more time to state their case. Lawyers for the Legislature and Justice Davis filed a proposed joint stipulation Friday that could provide more time for lawmakers to respond to Davis's claims that impeachment violated her constitutional rights.

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  15. Former Delegate Tom Azinger named to fill seat that opened after death of Frank DeemRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | West Virginia Metro

    Gov. Jim Justice has appointed longtime delegate Tom Azinger of Vienna to fill the House of Delegates seat that was vacated after the death of Frank Deem. The other potential appointees who were recommended to the governor were Matthew Dodrill of Parkersburg and Edward Staats of Parkersburg.

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  16. Acting Supreme Court clarifies that Davis, Loughry trials should be halted tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | West Virginia Metro

    An acting version of the state Supreme Court says it can no longer act to include justices Robin Davis and Allen Loughry in a ruling that halted Justice Margaret Workman's impeachment trial. But the acting court says that doesn't really matter because the basis of the ruling would apply to the other justices anyway.

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  17. Politics has clouded opioid suit settlement talks, Justice saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | West Virginia Metro

    Gov. Jim Justice acknowledged a possible opioid lawsuit settlement with pharmaceutical giant McKesson, but declined to say what he believes would be an appropriate amount. "I'm aware, but I don't know the specifics to know that there's a settlement pending and all that kind of stuff in the next hours," Justice said, responding to a question during a press conference today.

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  18. Internet company announces broadband backbone through WVRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | West Virginia Metro

    A communications infrastructure company announced plans to build a fiber backbone across West Virginia, likely increasing internet access in some of the state's rural communities. The announcement by Zayo Group was made at the state Capitol along with Gov. Jim Justice, Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, who is also an employee of Citynet, an internet provider.

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  19. Gianato out as Homeland Security director but remains as adviserRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 24 | West Virginia Metro

    Gianato's deputy at the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Michael Todorovich, will soon be named the director. "If there's a major response like that Parkersburg fire, you'll still see Jimmy out there," said West Virginia Adjutant General James Hoyer in a telephone interview.

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  20. Buying a Mega Millions ticket in WV? Join the crowdRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 23 | West Virginia Metro

    Lottery fever has reached the point that West Virginia officials anticipated selling $2,000 of tickets a minute by late afternoon today. People were likely to get off work and then right into a line to buy a ticket for the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

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