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“Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, came back to West Virginia yesterday and mingled with the people whose welfare has been his predominating motive in five years of White House occupancy.”

Gov. Jim Justice officially issued a call for a special session Friday evening, but what the call is missing is more conspicuous than what is on it.

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Gov. Jim Justice and revenue officials touted an improving state economy, citing critical April revenue coming in ahead of estimates and a bond rating agency’s rating, which changed the state’s outlook from negative to stable.

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BASTIAN [mdash] Claude Michael Peak, 79, of Bastian, VA died Saturday, January 25, 2020. Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360 is assisting the family.

2 p.m., at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, Va. Burial will follow at Bandy Family Cemetery near Bandy, Va.

Noon, memorial service at the Grandview Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Bluefield, Va.