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WV House Extends Deadline For Pension Payments

Posted: 03/31/2009 - West Virginia educators who recently switched retirement plans could get more time to make extra payments needed to guarantee them full pension benefits.

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WV Senate Supports Restrictions on Teen Tanners

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Things may get slightly more complicated for teens seeking the perfect tan at one of West Virginia's indoor tanning facilities.

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Passing Drivers Targeted in WV Bus Stop Bill

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Legislation targeting drug dealers near school bus stops now also threatens prison for motorists who drive around stopped buses.

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Ohio Transportation Bill Gets Delayed

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- A nearly $10 billion transportation budget bill has been delayed as state lawmakers make a change regarding extended health insurance for unemployed workers.

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W.Va. House Passes Fire, Building Codes Bill

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia is closer to qualifying for federal stimulus funds by updating its fire and building codes. But some state lawmakers question the resulting cost.

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WV House Extends Deadline for Pension Payments

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia educators who recently switched retirement plans could get more time to make extra payments needed to guarantee them full pension benefits.

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WVU Still Can't Explain Awarding Of 118 Degrees

Posted: 03/30/2009 - After a second review, West Virginia University still can't explain how 118 degrees were awarded, even though students were short on required credit hours.

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House OKs Mapping WV Cemeteries

Posted: 03/30/2009 - The county extension service that aids West Virginia farmers may also help the state keep tabs on its cemeteries.

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WV House Rejects Anti-Gay Marriage Gambit

Posted: 03/30/2009 - West Virginia's House of Delegates has voted along party lines against advancing a proposed constitutional amendment on marriage.

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WV Senate Rejects Calorie Counting Bill

Posted: 03/30/2009 - The West Virginia senate has voted 19-14 to reject a bill that would have required restaurant chains to post calorie counts on menu items for customers to review while ordering.

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WV Senate Advances School Calendar Reform Measure

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Charleston, WV (AP) -- The state Senate has passed a bill that would start the school year two weeks before labor day in a bid to make sure students get 180 days a year in the classroom.

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Union Debating Proposed Labor Contract in Ohio

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- The union representing about 35,000 state employees in Ohio is deciding whether to approve a labor contract that includes significant cutbacks.

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WV Tax On Methadone Treatment Debated At Capitol

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Charleston, WV (AP) -- Foes of a bill that would tax the drug methadone turned out in force at the state capitol Tuesday to condemn the proposal as discriminatory against patients seeking treatment.

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Petland is Accused of Scheme to Sell Sick Puppies

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- The Humane Society of the United States has accused Petland Inc. of scheming to sell sick puppies to thousands of unsuspecting consumers.

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Panel OKs Bid to Aid Police, Fire, VFD Benefits

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Charleston, W.Va. (Ap) -- Cities and towns across West Virginia with underfunded police and fire pension programs could get some legislative help this year, along with volunteer firefighters seeking pension-like benefits.

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