For the first time since 2009, both chambers of Congress have reached an agreement on a combined budget, setting the stage for financially curbing critical components of President Obama's liberal agenda - including Obamacare.
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When Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed Senate Bill 393 last month, he set West Virginia's juvenile justice system on a positive new course. We were honored to help craft the reform bill, and we have no doubt that it will produce better outcomes for youth, families and taxpayers across our state.
Annexation laws in West Virginia are relatively restrictive when compared with those of many other states. Unless a majority of residents in a given area want to be annexed to a city or village or there is some overriding reason that serves the public interest, it's not likely to happen.
When it comes to the economic news of the day, players in one segment of the business world seldom get much attention. They rarely make a big splash in television commercials and usually are not in the conversation when development officials speak of landing a big project.
This weekend we celebrate Mother's Day, which became a national holiday at the urging of Anna Jarvis from Grafton, West Virginia. If we are lucky, we have or have had a mother who makes us feel loved and teaches us valuable lessons.
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A new analysis of metro-area economies underscores the challenges facing West Virginia's population centers, even though nearby neighbors are doing much better.
NEW YORK - What people up this way call "the city" is looking good and feeling peaceful. In three days I experienced, generally, courtesy, saw no scuffles or anyone being arrested, heard relatively few police sirens and witnessed none of the high-speed chases we see on "Blue Bloods" or "Criminal Minds."
In recognition of travel's great impact on Huntington, the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau is in the midst of observing and celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week, which is May 2-10, 2015.