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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014 file photo, greyhounds compete at Wheeling Island Racetrack in Wheeling, W.Va. West Virginia senators on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, rejected a bill to cut state funding for the greyhound racing industry, three years after Gov. Jim Justice vetoed similar legislation.  (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via AP, File)

Bid to ax greyhound racing funds rejected in West Virginia

Feb. 19, 2020 1:30 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia senators on Wednesday rejected a bill to cut state funding for the greyhound racing industry, three years after Gov. Jim Justice vetoed similar legislation. The bill was defeated on a 23-11 vote. It would have ended $17 million in subsidies that benefit dog racing...