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W.Va. natives among Capito’s new Senate staff

WASHINGTON – Senior staff appointments and a new communications director were announced on Thursday by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. Capito named Ashley Berrang as communications director. Berrang is vice president of communications at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a think tank founded by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and […]

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More obstacles won’t ensure pipeline safety

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel             PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — National Transportation Safety Board accident investigators made a bit of a splash this week when they said three natural gas pipeline accidents, including one in West Virginia, demonstrated systemic weaknesses in the way providers maintain their pipelines. The report was used to boost support for […]

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WVU student happy to party with the president
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WVU student happy to party with the president

A column by Molly Robinson of The Daily Athenaeum staff MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — This weekend I celebrated my birthday at a bar. I invited all my best friends, a surprising amount of which actually showed up, and didn’t have to pay a penny for my drinks, my cover or anything else I deigned to request. It […]

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GOP bill would keep Manchin, if elected governor, from picking Senate successor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin considers a 2016 return bid for governor, Republicans hope to block West Virginia’s most prominent Democrat from handpicking his Senate successor for two years. Should he reclaim his old job, Manchin will have served enough of his Senate term that the governor — potentially him in 2017 […]

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By January 30, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Jan. 30

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP SILENT AS DEADLINE PASSESFamilies of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military […]

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By January 29, 2015 Read More →

A boondoggle and waste of money

An editorial from The Charleston Gazette  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Greyhound racing has almost died in West Virginia, according to research funded by the state Senate. Patrons at “racinos” today spend nearly all their time at video gambling machines, not watching dogs chase make-believe rabbits. In 1990, fans bet $63.9 million on dog races at the Cross Lanes […]

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Mason County bridge lights may be out for good
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Mason County bridge lights may be out for good

MASON, W.Va. — Lights or no lights? That will remain the question when it comes to the Bridge of Honor that connects Mason and Pomeroy, Ohio. In the years since the bridge was constructed, more than 40 lights on the Bridge of Honor have either burned out or have been broken out by vandals. But […]

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Parkersburg city workers file suit over alleged affair
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Parkersburg city workers file suit over alleged affair

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Five employees are suing the city, claiming a hostile work environment and sexual harassment as a result of an alleged affair between the mayor and finance director. The suits were filed Tuesday by attorney Bill Merriman on behalf of Stephanie Boone, Darci Dyke, Vicki Gheen, Sarah Goff and Tina Hughes, all of […]

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Breathtaking cold, but breathtaking beauty
By January 29, 2015 Read More →

Breathtaking cold, but breathtaking beauty

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Free clinics worry about governor’s proposed cuts
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Free clinics worry about governor’s proposed cuts

WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling Health Right would lose 40 percent of its yearly funding – about $400,000 – under the 2015 state budget proposed this month by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, meanwhile, believes the cuts in funding to the state’s 10 free health care clinics are “penny wise, and […]

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