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Photos from Wednesday’s games at the WV Boys Basketball Tournament
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Photos from Wednesday’s games at the WV Boys Basketball Tournament

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Robert C. Byrd defeated East Fairmont, 65-34
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Robert C. Byrd defeated East Fairmont, 65-34

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Berkeley crowd divided over tougher smoking ban
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Berkeley crowd divided over tougher smoking ban

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — It was standing room only at Tuesday afternoon’s Berkeley County Health Department meeting, when board members listened to comments from 17 citizens before unanimously approving moving forward a new indoor air quality regulation aimed at eliminating smoking in private clubs and fraternal organizations, as well as some public spaces such as parks […]

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WVU police chief paid more than city, county peers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU Police Chief Bob Roberts has a higher salary than any other police chief in Monongalia County. He also makes more than the county sheriff. Roberts said he makes about $122,000 a year and manages the department’s budget of $3 million. Mon County Sheriff Al Kisner said he makes about $44,880 on […]

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Russian Embassy photo led to man’s W.Va. arrest
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Russian Embassy photo led to man’s W.Va. arrest

WHEELING, W.Va. – A seemingly unremarkable detail of a bizarre photograph showing possible Virginia murder suspect Charles Severance seeking asylum outside the Russian embassy in Washington, D.C. ultimately led to his Thursday arrest at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling. Severance, 53, is being held without bond at the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville […]

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Kids coalition wins victories during tumultuous state legislative sessions
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Kids coalition wins victories during tumultuous state legislative sessions

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The “Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty” coalition counted several pieces of legislation as victories in the just-completed sessions of the state Legislature, but organizers of the grassroots legislative movement think politics sent other bills to defeat. Stephen Smith, a member of the coalition’s Steering Committee, called the lawmaking “incredibly tumultuous.” Example: In early January the coalition wanted to […]

Caring enough to conduct meetings ‘the right way’
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Caring enough to conduct meetings ‘the right way’

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — As The Inter-Mountain celebrates Sunshine Week, we plan to highlight local agencies that operate openly and with transparency, as well as instances when public information has been harder to come by, and officials have been reluctant to let the public know what was going on behind closed […]

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Top secret: Administration keeps everyone in dark
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Top secret: Administration keeps everyone in dark

Editor’s note: Sunshine Week, March 16-22, 2014, is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — When President Barack Obama took office, he promised Americans the most transparent administration in history. Just the opposite has occurred. The situation […]

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Legislature gives county elected officials pay raise

KEYSER – If Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signs it into law, county elected officials will get a pay raise this July. House Bill 1005, raising the pay of county elected officials by 12 percent, was passed Friday, March 14, during a special session of the West Virginia State Legislature. In early February, the Mineral County […]

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Sistersville woman wins $2 million in lottery
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Sistersville woman wins $2 million in lottery

SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. – A Sistersville woman won $2 million playing Powerball. On Tuesday, West Virginia Lottery Director John Musgrave introduced Beverly Swartzmiller, of Sistersville, as the state’s latest Powerball match-five winner at a press conference in Charleston. Swartzmiller, who was accompanied by her husband Herb at the press conference, purchased her ticket at the ParMar […]

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