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W.Va. education official fired amid Va. probe

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano’s first major administrative hire lasted four days on the job, after Department of Education officials learned that the office’s new executive director is being investigated for allegedly misusing state funds at a similar post in Virginia. On Dec. 4, Tammy McGraw was fired from her job […]

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Six charged in W.Va. water pollution case
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Six charged in W.Va. water pollution case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal prosecutors charged Freedom Industries and six of its owners, managers and employees with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act related to the January 2014 chemical leak that contaminated the drinking water of 300,000 people in Charleston and surrounding communities. Dennis P. Farrell, William E. Tis, Charles E. Herzing and Gary […]

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Clarksburg council heeds its citizens’ advice

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s said that good government is respondent to citizens, listening to their concerns and reacting accordingly. In that regard, Clarksburg City Council took positive steps to good government with its decision to postpone indefinitely any plans to raise the sales tax 1 percent. Clarksburg City Manager […]

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Interstate 64 widening in Huntington nearly a wrap
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Interstate 64 widening in Huntington nearly a wrap

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — An $18-million project that widened Interstate 64 in Huntington is “substantially complete,” although state officials say a reduced speed limit will remain in place until crews lay a final layer of asphalt next spring. The project replaced an overpass and widened I-64 to three lanes, in both directions, from the 29th Street […]

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A friendly beast plays his part in Huntington
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A friendly beast plays his part in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The story of Jesus’ birth came to life Wednesday outside of the Guyandotte Church of Christ located at 207 Staunton Street. The church welcomed the public for the first night of its live Nativity scene. The performance will continue Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m…

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Marshall President Stephen Kopp dies at 63
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Marshall President Stephen Kopp dies at 63

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University President Stephen Kopp, who led the university through nine years of infrastructure growth and new academic developments, died Wednesday of a sudden illness, according to the university. According to the university, Kopp, 63, became ill at home and was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at […]

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Keep working to improve graduation rates

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Big Sandy Superstore Arena was full of excitement Sunday as about 450 Marshall University students received undergraduate and graduate degrees at Winter Commencement. The event not only celebrated their hard work and commitment, but it also recognizes the new opportunities that graduation offers each student whether […]

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Manchin thinks Obama would back EPA limit
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Manchin thinks Obama would back EPA limit

WHEELING, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday he believes President Barack Obama would sign “reasonable and moderate” legislation passed by a Republican-led Congress to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory powers. The GOP will hold leadership of both houses when the 114th Congress convenes Jan. 6, but it does not possess a veto-proof two-thirds […]

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Greenbrier chef creates chocolate wonderland
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Greenbrier chef creates chocolate wonderland

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Beautifully decorated Christmas presents, a handsome nutcracker, Christmas trees, a few of Santa’s reindeer and an intricately carved sleigh instantly grab the attention of guests who pass through The Greenbrier lobby. Upon closer inspection, however, it becomes clear that the gorgeous Christmas display is something a little more special and perhaps a […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Dec. 18

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. WASHINGTON TIES SONY HACK TO NORTH KOREAFederal investigators have connected the unprecedented act of […]

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