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Senate panel OKs welfare drug-testing pilot effort

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Senate Committee on Health and Human Resources approved a bill Tuesday afternoon that will set up a three-county pilot program to drug-test welfare recipients. Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) would be randomly drug tested for “reasonable suspicion,” including demeanor, termination of employment due to drug use, an arrest […]

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New director wants Tamarack to be self-sufficient
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New director wants Tamarack to be self-sufficient

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Tamarack Executive Director Jim Browder has a heavy task at hand, but he shared Tuesday with Beckley Rotarians his plans to make Tamarack operationally self-sufficient. “That’s one mission it hasn’t quite pulled off just yet,” Browder said.  The No. 1 mission of Tamarack, to serve as a showcase for artisans and for […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Feb. 11

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. FIGHTING CONTINUES IN EASTERN UKRAINE AHEAD OF TALKS Russia’s Putin and Ukrainian President […]

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By February 10, 2015 Read More →

W.Va. Preservation Alliance welcomes Sibray, Ballman to board

ELKINS, W.Va. — The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV) has announced the appointments of Martha Ballman and David Sibray to itsboard of directors, according to its executive director, DanielleLaPresta.A statewide non-profit dedicated to encouraging preservation in theMountain State, the PAWV provides advice and technical assistance forgroups and individuals and may best be known for publishing […]

Lottery player dreams soar along with jackpot
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Lottery player dreams soar along with jackpot

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Even the remote possibility of great wealth spur dreams of what one would do with hundreds of millions of dollars. Lottery officials expect to see approximately 1.5 million Powerball tickets to be sold in Virginia alone to people hoping to win a huge $450 million jackpot on Wednesday. People shopping Monday at […]

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Wild, wonderful promoted at W.Va. Statehouse
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Wild, wonderful promoted at W.Va. Statehouse

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — You can’t get more “out there” than hanging out with an alien on West Virginia Adventure Day Monday at the state Capitol. The event, sponsored by the Division of Tourism, promoted wild, wonderful things to do in the Mountain State…

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Expansion of malpractice award caps debated

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A public hearing Monday on legislation to limit medical liability suits against nursing homes, pharmacies and other health-care providers contrasted horrific accounts of maltreatment with detached legal arguments for limiting malpractice lawsuits. Butch Christy told members of the House Judiciary Committee how his father died of diabetic shock in a nursing home […]

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Suspended Charleston high school principal retires
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Suspended Charleston high school principal retires

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Capital High School Principal Clinton H. Giles has retired, after being charged last week with failing to immediately report an alleged sexual assault at his school. Giles — who led Capital, Kanawha County’s largest school in the last school year, for 13 years — had been suspended without pay pending the outcome […]

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Bill to dictate class topics should be history

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — It’s strange that after hearing from opponents about the dangers of indoctrinated education supposedly “caused” by Common Core curriculum, we learn some of those same critics have given us House Bill 2107 in the West Virginia Legislature. The bill outlines how American history will be taught, […]

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W.Va. lawmakers back off prevailing wage repeal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawmakers and labor leaders are negotiating a change in how prevailing wage is calculated in West Virginia. A bill seeking to repeal prevailing wage, which is the wage paid to workers on public works projects such as roads and schools, was held over for one day Monday and will continue today on […]

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