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‘Coach’ Justice says West Virginia has made great strides in a year

MetroNews - Governor Jim Justice gathered his girls basketball team from Greenbrier East High School around him at the state Capitol, using them as an example of teamwork.

Summit Highlights Issues, Needs of African-Americans in West Virginia

Huntington Herald-Dispatch – The socioeconomic disparities that plague West Virginians are amplified among the state’s African-American population, said the Rev. Matthew Watts, who organized the State of African Americans in West Virginia Summit hosted Monday at Marshall University. Read.

Given Health Care Debate, Whom to Trust on Taxes?

Beckley Register-Herald - A curious thing happened in the year-long GOP tragicomedy to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Apparently, citizens were paying attention to the political shennanigans, to the messaging, to the media, to the propaganda and the policy. Less to the tweets. They were able to sift...

China Gas Deal Generates More Questions Than Answers

Charleston Gazette-Mail - Gov. Jim Justice said it's proof that the "tides are turning" in West Virginia. Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher called it "unprecedented." Rep. David McKinley said it will "spur tremendous economic growth in our communities." Read.

Marshall to Host Conference on State of African Americans in West Virginia

HuntingtonNews.Net - On Monday, Nov. 13, speakers and panelists will gather on Marshall University's Huntington campus to talk about challenges African Americans in the Mountain State have faced in the past and continue to encounter. Read.

Morgantown Speaker Opposes Tax Reform Proposals

Morgantown Dominion Post - The executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy headlined a panel discussion Nov. 7 at Valley HealthCare aimed at rallying opposition to federal and state tax reform proposals. Read.

Letter to the Editor

Williamson Daily News - For over 100 years West Virginia has exported its timber, coal and electricity to drive the U.S. economy with low cost energy and natural resources. Read.

Trains, Coal, and Budget Shortfalls

Bloomberg - CSX Transportation is an interstate railroad operator, which is incorporated in Virginia with headquarters in Florida, that operates railways that move through and stop in West Virginia. Read.

Why Coal Miners Aren't Just Hoping for a Trump Miracle

Salon - Despite President Donald Trump's brags, it's not a good time to be a coal miner. Read.

Pundits Weigh In on How Republican Tax Plan Might Affect West Virginia

State Journal - Whether the Republican tax reform plan currently under discussion in the U.S. House of Representatives is good or bad for the people of West Virginia depends on whom you ask. Read.

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