Bill would require bar owners to report life-threatening events

CHARLESTON — Members of the West Virginia Senate are discussing a bill that would require bar owners to report violent crimes or other life-threatening events that happen on their property to law enforcement, EMS and the state Alcohol Beverage Control Administration.

The Senate Judiciary Committee discussed the proposed legislation, Senate Bill 110, on Tuesday.

Virginia tourism: $2.2 billion growth during McAuliffe administration

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that there have been $1.4 billion in private investments towards Virginia’s tourism industry since he took office in 2014. The Commonwealth’s tourism industry also saw $2.2 billion in total growth during the McAuliffe administration, representing a compound annual growth rate of 3.3 percent.

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Vermont House votes to legalize marijuana

The Vermont House passed a bill Thursday night to legalize recreational possession of marijuana just hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Department of Justice policy on legal marijuana.

Lawmakers voted 81-63 in favor of the bill, which would allow adults over the age of 21 to grow and possess small amounts of legal marijuana beginning in July. 

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