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WVPA Sharing: Tomblin talks of positive change and initiatives during State of State Address
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WVPA Sharing: Tomblin talks of positive change and initiatives during State of State Address

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today delivered the 2014 State of the State Address in the House Chamber at the State Capitol. “As many of you know, I was raised in the small town of Chapmanville in Logan County. I lived in a modest home with my mom, dad and brother. Everyone knew […]

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WVPA Sharing: Our Children, Our Future Coalition presents platform
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WVPA Sharing: Our Children, Our Future Coalition presents platform

Stephen Smith, organizer of the Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty, presents the campaign’s 11-point 2014 legislative platform to Hallie Mason, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s director of public policy, during a Jan. 7 campaign press conference at the Capitol in Charleston. During the event at the Capitol, Smith reviewed the agenda with participants in campaign. Following the event, participants distributed the […]

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Capito Can’t Be Stereotyped

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Rep. Shelley Capito has a big ace up her sleeve going into the race to succeed Sen. Jay Rockefeller. It is simply that Democrats will be unable to portray her as a hardline conservative. Capito, the Republican who represents West Virginia’s […]

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A chunky journey on the Ohio River
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A chunky journey on the Ohio River

Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Overnight temperatures reached a record low for Parkersburg and many other areas of West Virginia. Parkersburg on Monday matched a 1942 low of minus 3 degrees, and on Tuesday reached 6 degrees below zero, breaking a 1988 record of minus 3 degrees. Click here for more.

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West Virginia has an ice day
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West Virginia has an ice day

  By Rusty Marks and Rachel Molenda Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Most West Virginians woke up to subzero temperatures on Tuesday — and for some, the day that followed was filled with frozen water pipes, cars that wouldn’t start and desperate attempts to stay warm. But the biggest problem for many West Virginians was […]

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Family court mediation system works

An editorial from the Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Getting a divorce is a wrenching personal circumstance that can be hurtful not only to the spouses, but especially the children. This is why the family court system and its mediation component are so helpful in smoothing out the rough spots. For more than a decade […]

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Help available for those who can’t pay utility bills

By Emily Gallagher Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — With temperatures reaching into the negatives this week and more winter still to come, heating bills can climb higher than in other months. For low-income residents in West Virginia, there is help for handling those high utility bills. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human […]

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First, learn the facts about minimum wage

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House Democratic leadership wants legislators to impose a state minimum wage on employers in this year’s legislative session. It’s part of a legislative agenda they cleverly call FEED, which they say stands for Families, Education, Energy and Development. A more accurate title may be […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Jan. 8

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. ARCTIC AIR EASES GRIP ON MUCH OF THE U.S. Winds are calmer and […]

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WVPA Sharing: West Virginia lacking funds for highway efforts
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WVPA Sharing: West Virginia lacking funds for highway efforts

By GEORGE HOHMANN West Virginia Press Association SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With a stagnant population base, rising costs and fewer federal dollars, West Virginia Department of Transportation is cutting back on investments in new roads, according to state Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox Jr. Money is the real issue because costs keep increasing and revenue is declining, Mattox said. “We’re prioritizing […]

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