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Preston County benefits from mission trip season
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Preston County benefits from mission trip season

REEDSVILLE, W.Va. — Close to 1,000 out-of-state volunteers helped homeowners in Preston County during the summer. Darrell Fedeles, the interim coordinator for the Catholic Church of Preston County Home Repair Program, said 900 volunteers, mostly teenagers, from 17 church groups have lent their expertise from replacing kitchens to adding extensions onto houses over an eight […]

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LED lights to cut Wayne school power bill
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LED lights to cut Wayne school power bill

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The question wasn’t how many people it took to screw in a light bulb during a presentation at Spring Valley High School Thursday morning. Instead, the question was how much money could the school save by installing more than 1,500 new LED light bulbs and motion sensors throughout the facility. Initially, the […]

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Huntington right to beef up police staffing

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It is important to learn from the mistakes of the past. In the early 2000s, Huntington trimmed down its police force in the face of budget problems. At the same time, a new wave of illegal drug activity was hitting the city, as dealers began to reach […]

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Opposing views clash at Pittsburgh EPA hearing
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Opposing views clash at Pittsburgh EPA hearing

PITTSBURGH – Competing visions for America’s energy future clashed in downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearings on proposed new limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants got under way. EPA officials heard 11 hours of testimony from about 200 people from all walks of life, from private citizens […]

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W.Va. jail chief seeks county support for changes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The head of the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority is enlisting local help to make financial improvements at regional jails. Executive Director Joe DeLong is halfway through a series of 10 regional cost containment meetings, local sessions where he meets with county officials to discuss legislative changes needed to save money for […]

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Alpha to idle coal workers in southern W.Va.

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Approximately 1,100 employees at 11 Alpha Resources-affiliated surface mines, preparation plants and other support operations in southern West Virginia got notice late Thursday afternoon that their jobs could be in jeopardy. The company cited weak markets and government regulations that “have challenged the entire Central Appalachian mining industry.” At an average miner […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Aug. 1

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. GAZA TRUCE UNRAVELS WITHIN HOURS A three-day cease-fire quickly ends, with Israel and […]

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