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West Virginia editorial roundup

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: June 7 – The Charleston Daily Main on growing crops: What can people in West Virginia do to make the state more economically productive and diverse, particularly to overcome the loss of many of its traditional big money industries? How about agriculture? A crazy idea considering the rugged terrain of much ...

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Right-to-work, budget deadlock shape West Virginia session

West Virginia State capitol building in Charleston. (Image: Mobilus In Mobili via Flickr)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has finished a lawmaking session defined by a Republican agenda that sometimes shrugged off the state’s Democratic governor, but lawmakers still could be months away from unlocking a budget stalemate fueled by downturns in coal and natural gas. Lawmakers wrapped their 60-day election year session late Saturday. Senate President Bill Cole, R-Mercer, led the chamber ...

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