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Wood County Democrats Hold Forum to Educate Candidates

Parkersburg News and Sentinel - In a twist on the traditional meet-the-candidate forums, the Wood County Democratic Party Executive Committee had its first Policy and Community Group Forum on Saturday morning. Read. 

Lawmakers Struggle with Severance Tax Volatility Amid PEIA Talks

State Journal - West Virginia teachers’ call for an increase in the natural gas severance tax to better fund their health insurance has reignited a discussion about the need for long-term stability for a sometimes unpredictable source of revenue. Read. 

Organization Screens Free Film, 'Healing Justice'

Charleston Gazette-Mail - The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, Call to Action for Racial Equality: CARE Coalition and American Friends Service Committee WV will jointly host a free film screening and discussion of “Healing Justice,” the latest documentary from “Cracking the Code” creator Shakti Butler. Read. 

Public Forum on Understanding the Opioid Epidemic to be Held July 28

Beckley Register-Herald - The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and partners will soon host a public forum to help the community better understanding the opioid crisis. Read. 

Jay O'Neal: Are PEIA Task Force Members Listening?

Charleston Gazette - The PEIA Task Force, a vital part of the deal ending the West Virginia teacher and service personnel strike, was established in February by Gov. Jim Justice’s executive order. Read. 

West Virginians Weigh Impact of Trump Supreme Court

WOWK TV - The U.S. Supreme Court pick is to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who is retiring. While Kennedy was a Republican, he was often the moderate swing vote on close 5-to-4 decisions. Read/Watch. 

Why the Midterm Battleground Could Be in Classrooms Instead of Congress

Playboy Magazine - Travis Brenda is not a name you’ll hear uttered by most political pundits. He may, in fact, never achieve long-term institutional power or become a household name. Yet, his recent surprise primary victory may be signaling a long-term titanic shift in the nation’s attitude toward taxes and what...

Different Energy Boom, Same Mistakes?

Governing - Economists sometimes write about a “resource curse.” A country or region blessed with rich natural deposits can end up in serious economic trouble. The dominance of a few extractive companies and politically powerful players discourages other investment. In this sense, few places have been as cursed as West Virginia....

State Revenue Official: WV Needs to Tweak Laws Before Collecting Internet Sales Tax

State Journal - Unless West Virginia tweaks its laws, it won’t be able to easily collect sales taxes from online retailers who are selling goods and services online, but don’t have a physical location in the state. Read. 

Thinly Sliced: “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” List Sidelines Women, Wedding Feasts get Fancy, and More

The New Food Economy - “The camera eats first.” Gone are the days of traditional wedding meals—meat, starch, and vegetable—served on boring white plates. The latest trend in nuptial nosh is all about extravagant, “image-forward” food, Karen Stabiner writes for The New York Times. Read. 

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