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February 23, 2020


The state’s Senate President chose to slander citizens of West Virginia and spread fabrications while attempting to erase more than a thousand jobs from residents he allegedly serves.




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CHARLESTON — With the 2020 legislative session approaching its final two weeks, the pace of what has been a relatively low-key session is picking up, with multiple bills advancing in both houses — and one key bill meeting a surprisingly early demise.

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Greyhound Breeding Development Fund made it over the finish line Wednesday after a bill to eliminate the fund was rejected by the West Virginia Senate.

Senate Bill 285 was rejected Wednesday by a vote of 23 against and 11 in favor, with ni...

February 19, 2020

Democratic Senator William Ihlenfeld talks about why the investigation into the suspicious deaths at the VA Medical Center in Clarksburg is taking so much time, and tells us why the loss of greyhound racing would be devastating to the area.

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February 19, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia senators have rejected a bill to cut state funding for the greyhound racing industry.

The bill was defeated on a 23-11 vote Wednesday.

It would have ended $17 million in subsidies that benefit dog racing breeders and handlers at the...

February 18, 2020

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A bill to determine the future of greyhound racing was delayed for a second time Tuesday morning and is expected to be picked up in the Senate on Wednesday.

Senate members were supposed to have the final vote on Senate Bill 285 Tuesday, but it is...

February 13, 2020

WHEELING, W.Va. — A bill that would eliminate the West Virginia Greyhound Breeding Development Fund is catching opposition from local leaders.

Wheeling City Manager Bob Heron recently made the trip to the state’s capital to explain what the industry means to the Norther...

February 13, 2020

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – A bill that is headed to the senate floor could result in the loss of nearly two thousand jobs for the Mountain State, and several hundred right here in Wheeling.

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February 12, 2020

President of the West Virginia Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association Steve Sarras speaks to Hoppy Kercheval, starting at approximately the 41st minute.

Charleston – Following an emotional debate Monday, the West Virginia Senate Finance Committee advanced a bill that would eliminate state funding that goes to the greyhound racing industry.

In an interview afterward, Sen. Rollan Roberts, R-Raleigh, a sponsor of the legis...

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