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State role in greyhound racing no longer justified

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch  HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Declining interest in greyhound racing has put the industry’s future in West Virginia in doubt – at least in the eyes of a consulting firm commissioned to study the issue. Based on the findings of the consultant’s report, it may be time to end the state’s role […]

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Pipeline may go through Monongahela Forest

ELKINS, W.Va. — The United States Foresty Department has asked the public to chime in on whether or not to allow surveying teams to analyze a 17.1 mile stretch of Monongahela National Forest that is situated on the proposed route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Currently expected to traverse Cheat, Shavers and Burner mountains in […]

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Historic Charles Town building nearly restored
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Historic Charles Town building nearly restored

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — After 20 years of renovations, Fisherman’s Hall in Charles Town will soon be restored to its former glory. The African American Community Association of Jefferson County began revitalizing the historic building in 1994 after it was marked to be torn down because of its condition. Originally built in 1885, Fisherman’s Hall […]

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W.Va. Houses passes bill altering civil verdict liability

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates took on tort reform during Tuesday’s legislative session by passing a bill that establishes a comparative fault standard and implements what is known as several liability. The bill mandates that defendants are only responsible for their share of damages caused to a victim in cases of […]

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Parkersburg mayor faces ethics complaint, says he’s victim in crime probe
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Parkersburg mayor faces ethics complaint, says he’s victim in crime probe

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A complaint filed Tuesday with the West Virginia Ethics Commission alleges an anonymously distributed set of electronic files shows Mayor Bob Newell had an affair with the city finance director, Ashley Flowers, whose salary was increased this year by 20 percent. Newell said he was limited in what he could say because […]

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Greyhound subsidies terrible waste of money

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel             PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Greyhound breeders and racetracks in West Virginia may not like it, but the results of a study commissioned by the state Senate Finance Committee last year make clear the state must stop shoring up this disintegrating enterprise. Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack and Mardi […]

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Worried residents meet on Montgomery’s future

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — Although Montgomery Councilman Fred Lockard made it clear Tuesday’s city hall meeting was not called to discuss what would happen if West Virginia University Institute of Technology were to pull out of the town, the possibility was a concern expressed freely. Many of the nearly 80 people present expressed the city’s reliance […]

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All the difference in Greenbrier County

An editorial from The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — If all goes as planned, the water crisis in Greenbrier County caused by the diesel spill into a tributary of Anthony Creek soon will be over, and flowing tap water restored to all residents of Lewisburg and surrounding areas. The initial report of the tanker accident and […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Jan. 28

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. HOSTAGE MOM TO JAPAN LEADER: PLEASE SAVE KENJIThe mother of the captive journalist calls […]

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McKinley calls for restoration of mail service
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McKinley calls for restoration of mail service

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David B. McKinley, R-WV,  introduced a bipartisan resolution calling for an end to the postal slowdown and a return to prior service standards. On July 1, 2012 the United States Postal Service (USPS) initiated an aggressive plan to cut costs by closing rural post offices, mail processing facilities, and reducing First Class Mail delivery. This has […]