CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia property owners would no longer get paid by the state for the costs of cleaning up meth labs found on their property, under changes to the state's crime victim compensation awards approved by Legislature on Saturday.
HUNTINGTON — Nobody wakes up and says, "My goal is to get addicted to drugs or alcohol today," said Karen Yost, president and CEO of Prestera Center. Substance abuse is an extremely complex issue with a variety of different beginnings for different people.
CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Senate Bill 6, also known as the Methamphetamine Laboratory Elimination Act, died with the midnight gavel that capped the 81st Legislature, despite some desperate last-minute negotiation attempts.
CHARLESTON -- West Virginia lawmakers on Saturday approved a one-time, across-the-board $1,000 pay raise for public school teachers while school service personnel were authorized a 2 percent raise and $12 per month equity raise.
CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia House of Delegates didn't buy into an amendment in its synthetic drug ban to move hydrocodone compounds from a Schedule III to a Schedule II drug.