Day: February 25, 2020 Archives

TuesdayFebruary 25, 2020

Senate passes pre-existing conditions bill

The West Virginia Health Care Continuity Act would prohibit insurance companies from limiting enrollment because of a pre-existing condition.

Braxton County locks down defensively to eliminate Hoover, 51-38

Jocelyn Abraham records double double in win.

Steele scores 30 as St. Marys dominates Magnolia, 95-60

The Blue Devils collect their 16th win, defeating their sectional rivals on senior night.

Sean Biser named new Morgantown football coach

After 16 seasons leading his alma mater, Keyser, Sean Biser is taking over the Mohigan football program.

Elliott addresses critics, lays out future in Wheeling State of the City speech

The mayor dove into the hot topics surrounding the city.

Senate passes Medicaid reserve fund bill

Some senators ask if state has immediate needs for money, but bill passes unanimously.

Bible bill heads to Senate after House approval

Measure would allow for elective courses in high school.

West Virginia’s abandonment of Sherman and McNeil puzzling

Trailing late at Texas, Bob Huggins didn't get West Virginia's top two three-point threats involved in the offense.

Tax overhaul resolution falls short in state Senate

Passage required a two-thirds majority vote.

House goes tax credit route in hopes of natural gas development

Delegates pass a pair of bills, send them to Senate.

Downtown Charleston library moving to Town Center Mall during renovation

A new library is expected to be finished in February 2022.

Slot limit proposed for New River smallmouth bass

Black bass restriction on New River and statewide creel limits are among the proposed changes to West Virginia's fishing regulations for 2020.

Senate passes bill offering a tax break for aging coal-fired power plants

Operators seeking the tax relief would promise to keep the power plant open until 2025.

Winners of 18 straight, Eagles look to stay hot with postseason near

Robert C. Byrd hasn't lost in more than two months and could enter the playoffs with a 20-game win streak.

Plant manager defends AHF Products contract rejected by Teamsters

AHF Products say the offer which Teamsters overwhelmingly rejected was fair and would have helped weather a shrinking market for hardwood flooring

Morgantown city manager makes final cut for Michigan job

Paul Brake has made the cut to the final three candidates to be city manager in Royal Oak, Michigan.

MetroNews This Morning 2-25-20

A murder suspect in Clay County is behind bars, testimony will continue in a Taylor County murder case today, and a Huntington murder suspect is acquitted of all charges. Lay members of the Catholic Church react to an audit of church finances showing severe losses and at the Legislature more than 60 bills are pending

Feeling The Bern

I’m feeling The Bern. No, I’m not on board the Bernie Sanders campaign. As an unapologetic capitalist and a fiscal conservative, I’m scared to death of a Sanders presidency. But I do see the appeal. Opinion writers are making comparisons between Sanders and the Trump 2016 campaign, and they have a point. Trump ran as