Archive for October, 2017

WVPA Sharing: Bringing broadband a multifaceted issue
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WVPA Sharing: Bringing broadband a multifaceted issue

By BRANFORD MARKS, CAROLINE SZWED and BRANDON HITE Mountaineer News Service   MORGANTOWN, W.VA. — It’s happened to all of us: you come home excited to get caught up on your favorite show on Netflix or turn on your laptop to check your Facebook and you get a pop-up saying no connection. You can blame […]

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WVPA Sharing: Health insurance mandatory for college students in 2014-2015
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Health insurance mandatory for college students in 2014-2015

By MICHELLE DEEHAN, JOE NELSON and LAKEN VITA Mountaineer News Service MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Tyler DeAntonis is a college student with money issues other than textbook fees on his mind. He is part of a distinct statistic. According to The United States Government Accountability Office, 20 percent of college students in the United States between the […]

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By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Standardized testing a necessity

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Arguments against standardized testing have been shouted by teachers unions and their legislative cohorts for years. A few of their points carry some weight. But in all that noise, there has been very little in the way of viable alternatives to the dreaded tests. When Christine Campbell, […]

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Kids Health: ‘Heroes’ honored for fighting child poverty
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Kids Health: ‘Heroes’ honored for fighting child poverty

By GEORGE HOHMANN For the WVPA PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Seven activists from around the state have been recognized as heroes for fighting child poverty. The seven were presented framed certificates and bright red hero capes by the “Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty” coalition during its annual meeting here. Honored were: Rick Hodges: […]

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Firearms should be out of the reach of children

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A tragic holiday shooting in Kanawha County provides gun owners with another reminder of the importance of keeping weapons secured and away from children. A 9-year-old boy apparently took a family shotgun out for target practice Sunday near Quick, W.Va. The weapon accidentally fired and hit a […]

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By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Shell keeps option on Pa. ‘cracker’ site

Company says it will finally begin construction preparation By Casey Junkins The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING – Nearly two years after announcing intentions to bring a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant – and the thousands of related jobs – to Monaca, Pa. rather than to Ohio or West Virginia, Royal Dutch Shell is set to […]

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Marshall recommitment to engineering takes shape
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Marshall recommitment to engineering takes shape

By John Gibb Charleston Daily Mail HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A major feat of engineering is taking shape on the campus of Marshall University. That’s fitting considering the facility will be the future home to Marshall’s College of Information Technology and Engineering. The college is currently housed in the 52-year-old Gullickson Hall. The new 145,000-square-foot structure […]

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W.Va. raptor rehab center mourns loss of eagle
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W.Va. raptor rehab center mourns loss of eagle

By Emily Gallagher Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A local bird rehabilitation center has lost one of its symbolic animals. The West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center (WVRRC) announced that its beloved bald eagle Thunder passed away Dec. 21. Liz Snyder, director of operations of the WVRRC, said Thunder passed away due to a respiratory […]

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Military Bowl unique for Herd
By December 27, 2013 Read More →

Military Bowl unique for Herd

By Grant Traylor WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Military Bowl is a unique experience for players because it’s the only bowl game in college football played in the nation’s capital. In a town the nation’s leaders call home, there will be some of college football’s national leaders on the field when Marshall meets Maryland at 2:30 […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Dec. 27

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. OBAMA SETS HIS SIGHTS ON 2014 Having signed bipartisan budget deal and defense […]

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