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By January 22, 2015 Read More →

WVU student leaders seek easier condom access

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — During the weekly meeting held by the West Virginia University Student Government Association, a resolution was passed to increase the accessibility of condoms to the student body, along with passing grants to the Master of Business Administration program and the African Student Association. Governor Michael Ibekwe gave a presentation during the meeting […]

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Mailbox libraries go up in two W.Va. counties
By January 22, 2015 Read More →

Mailbox libraries go up in two W.Va. counties

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Literacy Volunteers of Monongalia and Preston Counties have put a new spin on public libraries. The Ruby Reed Mini Library Boxes look like enlarged mailboxes, but they contain between 25-30 books at a time, are accessible 24/7 and operate under a “take a book, leave a book” policy. “The idea of […]

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National chiefs’ group honors Lewisburg officers
By January 22, 2015 Read More →

National chiefs’ group honors Lewisburg officers

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — In a city council chamber filled with proud family members and colleagues, three Lewisburg Police officers were recognized Tuesday evening for their courage in a confrontation with father-and-son murder suspects on New Year’s Day. Chief/Chaplain Jack L Rinchich, president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, presented a Silver Star for […]

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By January 22, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Jan. 22

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. BOEHNER DEFIES OBAMA WITH NETANYAHU INVITEHouse Speaker John Boehner asks Israel’s prime minister to […]

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Bill to ban party chairs as lobbyists
By January 21, 2015 Read More →

Bill to ban party chairs as lobbyists

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As it currently stands, West Virginia is one of only three states in the nation where party chairpersons also work as registered lobbyists. Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates introduced a bill Monday that would alter legislation to ban that practice in the state. “It’s a situation that, once revealed, […]

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By January 21, 2015 Read More →

At the Capitol: A historic week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The opening of 82nd session of the West Virginia Legislatie Session was a historic week at the Capitol, as Republicans took control of the Senate and House of Delegates for the first time since 1932. The Senate elected Sen. Bill Cole, R-Mercer, a Bluefield businessman who owns several car dealerships, as president on a 19-15 […]

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By January 21, 2015 Read More →

Fairmont coal miner attends Obama speech

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — With President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, a local congressman felt it was a perfect opportunity to give a member of his constituency a chance to view this firsthand. For the State of the Union, representatives are allowed to bring one guest, and this year, U.S. Rep. David […]

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Fairmont paper portrays 24 Hours in its county
By January 21, 2015 Read More →

Fairmont paper portrays 24 Hours in its county

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Reporters, photographers and editors of the Times West Virginian spent a full day Thursday, Jan. 15, snapping pictures of the people, places and events in Marion County…

By January 21, 2015 Read More →

More work must be done with college-going rate

An editorial from The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The importance of a college education can’t be ignored. There are many reasons this is true, but two that stand out deal with unemployment rates and in-demand jobs. Consider that the unemployment rate for people who have a bachelor’s degree or higher is 3.2 percent, […]

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WVU Alumnus Ben Reed stars in ‘American Sniper’
By January 21, 2015 Read More →

WVU Alumnus Ben Reed stars in ‘American Sniper’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The recently premiered “American Sniper,” a movie based on the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, is getting loads of critical attention and praise alike. Some claim the movie is propaganda, while others defend its credibility and patriotic values. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the movie stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle. Ben […]

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