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Flu peaks in W.Va.; CDC declares epidemic

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia is seeing outbreaks of one strain of influenza two months ahead of normal flu season, according to state officials. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared a flu epidemic, as of Tuesday. The number of people seeking medical care for flu-like symptoms at West Virginia medical facilities has […]

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The past year was a woeful one for coal
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The past year was a woeful one for coal

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — By any measurement, the Central Appalachian Region coal industry suffered its lumps in 2014. With an unsympathetic administration in Washington that has effectively shaken confidence in an industry that has a long history of resilience through up and down cycles, the future doesn’t look bright. Add to that a receding global economy […]

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By December 31, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Dec. 31

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. WHAT’S HINDERING INDONESIA PLANE CRASH RECOVERYBad weather is slowing efforts to find victims of […]

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By December 30, 2014 Read More →

Still time to register for AP Legislative Lookahead on Jan. 12

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  There is still time for journalists around the state can to register for the 2015 West Virginia AP  “Legislative Lookahead” on Jan. 12 at Charleston Newspapers. Each year, AP West Virginia hosts the “Lookahead” to give journalists from around the state a preview of  key issues and events that could impact the upcoming West Virginia legislative […]

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Clarksburg gets $17,500 offer for log cabin
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Clarksburg gets $17,500 offer for log cabin

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Clarksburg officials have a buyer for a log cabin they once eyed as a tourist attraction, but have lately viewed as an albatross around their neck. Friday was the last day to bid for the Civil War-era cabin on govdeals.com, and the highest offer was $17,500, said Molly Nations, director of marketing […]

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‘Shale revolution’ can be key part of energy independence

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — By now, most people know that the Marcellus Shale boom has had a major impact on North Central West Virginia and the state as a whole. One only needs to look at the influx of workers, the buildings and pipelines being built and the downstream economic […]

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Interim president named for Marshall
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Interim president named for Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A coal mining executive with strong ties to Marshall University was named as interim president of the university Monday. Gary G. White was named interim president during an emergency meeting of the university’s Board of Governors in the Memorial Student Center on campus. White’s appointment to the interim presidency was contingent on […]

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By December 30, 2014 Read More →

Drug abuse, workforce must be addressed

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — Two of the toughest policy issues state officials need to address if West Virginia is to move forward are drug abuse and the state’s dismally low workforce participation rate. It appears they are linked. In November, the state’s workforce participation rate was – by far – the […]

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Incoming Wood County official donates land

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Bob Tebay publicly offered to donate 34 acres he owns in the Lubeck/Washington area to the Wood County Commission for use by local youth sports. “I am proposing to donate to the commission the surface of this property in Lubeck District, free of liens, for the recreational use of the youth of […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Dec. 30

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. BAD WEATHER’S POSSIBLE LINK TO MISSING JETA storm alone isn’t going to bring down […]

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