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W.Va. officials try to get handle on addicted babies

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Nationally, more pregnant women than ever are addicted to drugs, but even those increasing numbers don’t come close to what’s happening in West Virginia – where some southern communities are experiencing what’s been called an “epidemic.” As recently as August 2014, that’s how the West Virginia Hospital Association referred to this growing […]

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Study finds bullying most prevalent in middle schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A year-long study of bullying incidents in state schools has found that they are most prevalent in middle school, particularly seventh grade. According to a report presented Sunday to the Joint Committee on Education, 47 percent of all school discipline referrals for bullying, harassment or intimidation occurred in middle school, while 29 […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Jan. 12

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. ‘WE MUST STAND UP AND WE MUST STAY UNITED’French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius reflects […]

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W.Va. tourism chief says skiing one of state’s jewels
By January 9, 2015 Read More →

W.Va. tourism chief says skiing one of state’s jewels

BECKLEY, W.Va. — When Amy Shuler-Goodwin addressed nearly 200 people in Beckley in November at a conference on economic diversity in the region, she made the point several times that tourism had to be part of the discussion. Goodwin, the state’s tourism commissioner, also said marketing dollars spent by her agency were being primarily used […]

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Summit focuses on preserving W.Va. horse racing
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Summit focuses on preserving W.Va. horse racing

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – The Jefferson County Commission met with members of the West Virginia Legislature and representatives from the horse racing and breeding industry Thursday evening to discuss the future of live thoroughbred horse racing in Jefferson County, as well as the state as a whole. According to Dr. Doug Allara, president of the […]

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Arch Moore was good for West Virginia

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former West Virginia Gov. Arch Moore, who died Wednesday, was a wonderful father and husband, according to his children. Friends and neighbors in Marshall County remember him as a concerned, effective advocate for their communities. Patriots think of the World War II heroism that earned him a […]

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Year after spill, gaps in preparedness remain

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A year after the Elk River chemical spill, we are still coming to understand how completely unprepared state and federal agencies were for the disaster. It was Jan. 9, 2014, when about 7,500 gallons of a chemical used to wash coal spilled from a Freedom Industry facility […]

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A year later, chemical spills and questions continue

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 13 white tanks that lined the Elk River just north of downtown Charleston are all gone now. Bankrupt Freedom Industries ripped them apart, tore them down and sold them for scrap. A year ago today, one of those tanks — Number 396 — leaked 10,000 gallons of chemicals into the Elk. […]

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FBI says Freedom executives “long aware” of chemical containment problems
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FBI says Freedom executives “long aware” of chemical containment problems

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal court documents released just days before the one-year anniversary of the Freedom Industries chemical spill, along with a new report issued by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, reveal information showing the company knew for more than a decade about problems with spill containment dikes and, specifically, the tank that leaked. Freedom was […]

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Daily Mail’s McGill is W.Va. Sportswriter of the Year
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Daily Mail’s McGill is W.Va. Sportswriter of the Year

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Daily Mail sports editor Chuck McGill has been voted the 2014 West Virginia Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, the organization announced Thursday. It is the second consecutive year McGill has received the honor, and the third win for him in the last four years. The […]