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The Register-Herald of Beckley gives “Thumbs Up” to Rahall, others

BECKLEY: From the editorial page of the The Register-Herald: Thumbs up … to former Congressman Nick Rahall of Beckley, who has been appointed to the board of directors of one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organizations. The World Affairs Council of America is “dedicated to educating and engaging the public on global issues […]

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West Virginia’s spring turkey season opens today

SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s spring turkey season begins today and location could be a factor in a hunter’s success. The Division of Natural Resources says 2013 brood reports indicate that the statewide number of turkeys killed could drop. But hunters in the western and central mountains could have a better season. The DNR […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, April 27

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, April 27, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHY DEATH TOLL IS EXPECTED TO RISE IN NEPAL The condition of vulnerable […]

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W.Va. national parks see 1.5M visitors in 2014
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W.Va. national parks see 1.5M visitors in 2014

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — The three National Parks of southern West Virginia had a $60.5 million cumulative impact on the area’s economy in 2014, according to a National Park Service report released Thursday.  The 2014 National Park Visitor Spending Effects Report shows that 1,280,604 visitors experienced the New River Gorge National River, Bluestone National Scenic River, and […]

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VA hospitals should provide better care

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Despite the flurry of attention last year about the state of our nation’s Veterans Affairs hospitals, the facilities are still poorly enough funded and supervised that, here in West Virginia, one hospital has been flagged for “cutting corners on needed drug therapy to save […]

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Make public records access easier

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register             WHEELING, W.Va. — Taking Ohioans’ right to government information more seriously has been a long time coming to the General Assembly. State Auditor Dave Yost deserves a pat on the back for serving as a catalyst on the issue. Ohio has a very strict, clear open records law. Except in […]

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Morgantown-rooted MedExpress changes hands
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Morgantown-rooted MedExpress changes hands

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — It will be business as usual at the region’s MedExpress facilities following the sale of the urgent care provider, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Optum, a Massachusetts-based health services company, has acquired MedExpress for an undisclosed amount of money, according to a press release. “We will continue to operate our business as usual,” […]

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W.Va. Tourism Commission OKs advertising grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Meeting at Stonewall Resort State Park Thursday, the state Tourism Commission approved $1.19 million of tourism advertising matching grants, known as MAPP grants. As always, the state’s racetrack casinos and The Greenbrier resort picked up the largest share of the grants, totaling more than $532,000, including $50,000 to the latter to promote […]

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Judge says law clerk barred from Blankenship case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The federal judge presiding over the criminal trial of former Massey CEO Don Blankenship said Thursday that one of her law clerks is not working on the case because the clerk wrote a law review article about the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster and worked as a legal clerk for the United Mine […]

Charleston retiree blazes trail in snazzy 3-wheeler
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Charleston retiree blazes trail in snazzy 3-wheeler

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kenny Williams may not seem like the most likely guy in the Charleston area to be the first to own a Polaris Slingshot, the sleek new futuristic-looking three-wheeled roadster that a Car and Driver reviewer described as “Mad Max’s Saturn Ion.” “I’m 77 — you know, a teenager,” said the retired coal miner […]

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