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UN Expert: 'Contempt' Drives 'Cruel Policies' in the US

Charleston Gazette-Mail - A United Nations expert who visited West Virginia last year has released a report criticizing the United States for what he called “cruel policies” driven by a “contempt ... for the poor.” Read. 

Could Legal Marijuana Solve WV's Teacher and Budget Woes?

Charleston Gazette-Mail - The 5 percent pay raise returned teachers and students to the classroom after a nearly two-week work stoppage, but the teachers’ most prominent concern continues to lack a permanent solution. Read. 

Experts, State Reps Differ on How SNAP Changes Could Affect Families

Martinsburg Journal - Republicans in the House of Representatives are looking to raise the work requirements for recipients of the nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, something that some policy experts say could make it tougher on West Virginia families who rely on the program for their annual sustenance. Read.   

Liberal and Conservative Policy Organizations Believe Tariffs with China Could Hurt the U.S.

State Journal - The directors of both liberal and conservative policy think tanks in the Mountain State believe President Donald Trump’s Chinese trade tariffs will end up harming both the nation and West Virginia. Read. 

Power Customers Speak Out Against Rate Hike

Huntington Herald Dispatch -  A proposed rate increase by Appalachian Power is being met with criticism by customers who say West Virginia residents living on fixed incomes will be hard hit. Read. 

Seth Distefano, WVCBP, Talks Farm Bill & Food Stamps

WOWK TV - Mark Curtis and Seth Distefano, from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, discuss the Farm Bill and food stamp laws. View. 

It's Time to Revamp W.Va.'s Soda Tax

Clarksburg Exponent Telegram - America, and particularly West Virginia, has an addiction to sugar that leads to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and a number of other health-related issues. Read. 

Mid-Ohio Valley Nonprofit Informs and Supports Local Community

The News Center - A local nonprofit stays true to its name by facilitating opportunities to connect and share ideas. The Circles Campaign of the Mid-Ohio Valley organized the “Now What: People power policy” event at First united Methodist church in Parkersburg Saturday morning. The event offered workshops and updates on...

West Virginia Editorial Roundup

News and Observer - Charleston Gazette-Mail says the U.S. farm bill means less food and opportunity for West Virginia: The next threat to people who struggle to buy enough groceries is the farm bill being considered this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read.   

US Farm Bill Means Less Food, Opportunity for WV

Charleston Gazette - The next threat to people who struggle to buy enough groceries is the farm bill being considered this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read. 

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