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W.Va. House passes bill limiting late-term abortion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – After three hours of heated debate, the House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday evening that bans most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, which creates the Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act, passed by a 79-17 margin. Four members were either absent or did not vote. During a series […]

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Erratic driver: ‘Sir, I’m just dodging the potholes’
By February 26, 2014 Read More →

Erratic driver: ‘Sir, I’m just dodging the potholes’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One of auto repairman Doug Hanshew’s customers recently was pulled over on suspicions of drunken driving, despite being totally sober at the time. The real reason for her erratic driving: She was swerving to miss potholes. “She said ‘Sir, I’m just dodging the potholes. I wish I was drinking, but I’m just […]

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By February 26, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Feb. 26

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. OBAMA ISSUES WARNING TO KARZAI The president threatens to withdraw all U.S. troops […]

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By February 25, 2014 Read More →

State Delegates must weigh NRA wishes against public’s right to know

Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates could vote today in Charleston on a measure — House Bill 4310 — that would keep secret from disclosure any application for or renewal of a permit to carry a concealed weapon in public.The cleverly written, National Rifle Association bill, which hides behind code numeral references to […]

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Fewer West Virginia middle school, high school students trying tobacco
By February 25, 2014 Read More →

Fewer West Virginia middle school, high school students trying tobacco

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fewer West Virginia middle school and high school students are trying tobacco. At the 2014 Tobacco Free Day press conference at the West Virginia Capitol, leaders of the Raze Teen Advisory Council presented updated statistics about teen tobacco usage, highlighting conclusions from the current Surgeon General’s Report, and shared news of West Virginia’s Youth Tobacco Prevention […]

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By February 25, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. chemical spill legislation might not float

An editorial from The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Elk River chemical spill is not water under the bridge, yet. But, a host of events last week might incline some to think it’s seemingly over and done with. The Legislature’s regular session ends in 11 days. The primary legislation that addresses the chemical spill […]

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By February 25, 2014 Read More →

Three rescued after cold night on Cheat Mountain

ELKINS, W.Va. – Two men and a boy from Fairmont – two of them suffering from hypothermia – were rescued by police and emergency officials in the Cheat Mountain area of Randolph County Monday evening. Billy Wayne Wilkerson, 41, his son, Garrett Wilkerson, 12, and Ricky Lee Rohrbaugh, 42, came to Randolph County Sunday to […]

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By February 25, 2014 Read More →

Wheeling students want earlier start to school year

WHEELING, W.Va. – Advanced placement students at Wheeling Park High School say an early start to the school year is needed so they can get started on the work necessary to earn them college credit by June. WPHS class officers spoke out at Monday night’s public hearing regarding the Ohio County school calendar for the […]

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By February 25, 2014 Read More →

WVU business school logs record $5 million gift

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — On Monday, Feb. 24, the WVU College of Business and Economics announced the largest donation in the school’s history. The money will be used to fund a new center, visiting professorships and student fellowships. “I was very excited,” Milan Puskar Dean Jose Sartarelli said. “This is the largest gift we’ve ever had.” […]

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By February 25, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. teachers, state workers deserve pay raises

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — It’s well established that state lawmakers will be hard pressed to balance the budget without dipping into the rainy day fund. That’s especially true after House members came out strongly last week against tax increases. But that doesn’t lessen the importance that lawmakers work to find […]

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