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Several potentially controversial bills filed in West Virginia

By Charles Boothe, Bluefield Daily Telegraph CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several potentially controversial bills were filed this week by West Virginia legislators, including two that would set limits on when legal abortions can be performed. Senate Bill 94 is called the Fetal Heartbeat Act and would prohibit abortions when a fetal[Read More…]

West Virginia poised to get more than $500M in federal bridge funding with highest percentage of bridges in poor condition in nation

By Mike Tony, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has a bridge problem. The Mountain State has the highest percentage of structurally deficient bridges in the country. Now it’s getting one of the highest shares of federal funding nationwide to fix a landscape of bridges in dire need of[Read More…]

West Virginia House committee considers new restrictions on abortion

Republican members reject exceptions for rape, incest By Steven Allen Adams, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawmakers may have focused on economic development Wednesday, but they quickly turned to social issues Thursday as some members of the West Virginia House of Delegates considered bills dealing with abortion.[Read More…]

First female fire chief in West Virginia, Rader, to retire, lead council on public health, drug control policy

By McKenna Horsley, The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington Fire Chief Jan Rader is stepping away from the fire department, but she is not stepping away from public service. Rader will retire as chief effective Feb. 11, Mayor Steve Williams announced Friday. She will transition into a new position— director[Read More…]

U.S. Senator Manchin wants more COVID treatment drugs for state

By Charles Boothe, Bluefield Daily Telegraph WASHINGTON, D.C. — After monoclonal antibody treatments, Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday he is feeling much better. Justice tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday night and he was feeling “extremely unwell” on Wednesday. But his office on Thursday said the “monoclonal antibody treatment was received[Read More…]

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