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By November 26, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Nov. 26

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. FOR SECOND NIGHT, PROTESTS SPREAD TO CITIES ACROSS USDemonstrators in Ferguson, Mo., New York […]

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By November 25, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. cities with sales taxes poised to triple

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Paying a city sales tax in West Virginia could be more commonplace next year. The number of municipalities with local sales taxes could triple as new home rule cities have their proposals heard by the state Municipal Home Rule Board. If all proposed taxes are approved, 21 cities across the state will […]

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By November 25, 2014 Read More →

Remember who your friends are

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Obama presidency was supposed to revive America’s image in the eyes of the world, but results on that score have been mixed at best. Recent blunders show the White House struggling to manage relationships with our closest allies. Speaking in the coal-producing Australian state of Queensland earlier this month during the […]

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Kanawha recycling center dealing with rotting mess
By November 25, 2014 Read More →

Kanawha recycling center dealing with rotting mess

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority Executive Director James Young said he hopes to have most of the piles of soggy, moldering junk choking the Slack Street recycling center cleared out by the end of the week. Work crews spent most of the day Friday and most of the day Monday loading a […]

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High winds whip through much of West Virginia
By November 25, 2014 Read More →

High winds whip through much of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A wind advisory was in effect Monday as high winds blew through the Kanawha Valley with gusts over 50 mph in some areas. The wind advisory, issued for 34 counties in West Virginia, called for southwest winds between 20 mph and 30 mph but with gusts up to 50 mph, according to […]

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By November 25, 2014 Read More →

Declining college enrollment could mean rising economy

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Enrollment in West Virginia’s public four-year colleges and universities is down this semester, continuing a four-year trend. Could it be, as some explain, a sign of an improving economy? The Charleston Gazette recently reported on new figures from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission that […]

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By November 25, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. Senate leadership lineup taking shape

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Senate leaders confirmed a list of possible committee chairmanships Monday, but said details of the appointments were still being determined. Sen. Bill Cole, R-Mercer, who is expected to be elected Senate president in January, confirmed the unofficial list. The appointments will be made Jan. 14, the first day of the […]

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By November 25, 2014 Read More →

Randolph County senator eyed for clerk position

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Sen. Clark Barnes, R-Randolph, will seek the Senate clerk position in January. Sen. Bill Cole, R-Mercer, who likely will be named Senate president in January, on Monday said the move will vacate the District 11 Senate seat and a new member will have to be appointed by Gov. Earl Ray […]

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Buck firearm season opens with lots of bangs
By November 25, 2014 Read More →

Buck firearm season opens with lots of bangs

MANNINGTON, W.Va. — With Monday the start of the buck firearms hunting season, local West Virginia Division of Natural Resources officers said some hunters were disappointed with the warm weather. Randall K. Kocsis and Jeremiah Clark, natural resources police officers for the state of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section (WVDNR LES), […]

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Raleigh County plant processes fresh W.Va. trout
By November 25, 2014 Read More →

Raleigh County plant processes fresh W.Va. trout

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Local consumers looking for a source of fresh, local trout have come to the right place — Raleigh County. White Oak Quality Meats on Pluto Road in Shady Spring is the only processing plant in West Virginia certified to cut and sell fresh fish filets. Owner Gary Redden said the plant sells […]

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