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WVU researcher says gas tax holidays are not good policy

Heather Stephens, associate professor of resource economics and management at the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and a faculty research affiliate in the Regional Research Institute, has studied a range of effects of rising gasoline costs, especially on people with low incomes.

WVU law professor says leak of draft opinion from U.S. Supreme Court on abortion rights will have ‘significant impact’ on people’s trust in High Court

"Shocking” is how a law professor at West Virginia University describes the alleged leak of a draft majority opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court, first reported by Politico, which appears to strike down the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing federal constitutional protections for abortion rights along with 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey case which maintained those rights.