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Settlement OK’d for ex-Mountain State students
By February 27, 2015 Read More →

Settlement OK’d for ex-Mountain State students

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former Mountain State University students could start receiving their piece of the pie as early as March, after a three-judge mass litigation panel approved the settlement at a final hearing Thursday.  “This is the most complex, most complicated settlement I’ve ever been involved in,” Judge Alan Moats said. “Once MSU lost that […]

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By February 27, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Feb. 27

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. FCC COMES DOWN IN FAVOR OF ‘NET NEUTRALITY’ New rules are aimed at […]

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By February 26, 2015 Read More →

Advocates gather for “Conversation about Heroin and Opioids” in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – People from around the state converged in Charleston Thursday for what was titled, “A Conversation about Heroin and Opioids in West Virginia.” Parents who have lost children to overdoses, recovering addicts, healthcare workers and legislators convened to discuss the disease of addiction and what options are available.  The main topic of discussion was legislation […]

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By February 26, 2015 Read More →

Letter to the Editor: W.Va. second in smoking-related diseases

To the Editor, I write to you as citizen of West Virginia concerned about the public health of all West Virginians.  I have lived in West Virginia all of my 66 years.  I am proud of West Virginia for many things, but I am not proud of the fact that West Virginia has the 2nd highest […]

Posted in: Opinion
By February 26, 2015 Read More →

Letter to the Editor: Keep smoke-free regulations

To the Editor, As a lung cancer survivor from secondhand smoke, I urge you to read this: West Virginia legislators have proposed a bill that would weaken smoke-free regulations by allowing exemptions to the current and future protections.This isn’t all about me but here is my history to help you understand my passion and why I strongly oppose this legislation.I […]

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WVPA 2015 Better Newspaper Contest website open
By February 26, 2015 Read More →

WVPA 2015 Better Newspaper Contest website open

2015 BNC editorial and advertising packets available CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest entry packets for editorial and advertising are available and the contest website is open for entries. Every August, the West Virginia Press Association sponsors a statewide convention for newspaper staff members around the state. Benefits include professional development workshops, awards to the […]

Morgantown city officials plan to use home rule to curb couch burnings
By February 26, 2015 Read More →

Morgantown city officials plan to use home rule to curb couch burnings

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — After West Virginia University’s football team defeated Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2013, a crowd of students danced around a fire they had set in the middle of the street in downtown Morgantown, chanting as they celebrated the big win. When firemen arrived to put out the fire, the crowd taunted the […]

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Prison overcrowding still a major problem in West Virginia
By February 26, 2015 Read More →

Prison overcrowding still a major problem in West Virginia

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Just last month, Amin Matthews was arrested for possession of marijuana and incarcerated in the West Virginia Eastern Regional Jail, one of the many overcrowded jails in the state. Matthews, a 21-year-old Martinsburg resident, ended up sharing with another prisoner a cell that was built to hold only one inmate. In […]

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By February 26, 2015 Read More →

More needs to be done to ensure rail safety

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — If you were startled by our front page story on Monday, you had good reason to be. “Fuel trains could derail at 10 a year” is a headline that can get your attention.  The federal Department of Transportation estimates that trains carrying crude oil across the […]

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As new racing season opens, W.Va. horsemen worry
By February 26, 2015 Read More →

As new racing season opens, W.Va. horsemen worry

NEWELL, W.Va. — The start of the 2015 racing season at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort on Sunday is being met with a mix of optimism and consternation on the part of horsemen. Post time is 7 p.m. Sunday, and the card has been filled for the nine scheduled races, said Mountaineer Director of Racing […]

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