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Controversy highlights prevailing wage flaws

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The hand-wringing and controversy over the calculation of West Virginia’s prevailing wage rates provides a vivid illustration of the problem with government setting private wages. The state agency charged with recalculating the rates has come up with a methodology. Republicans in the Legislature have rejected […]

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By June 9, 2015 Read More →

Register-Herald of Beckley looking for sports reporter

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Register-Herald, a daily newspaper in Beckley, W.Va., is looking for a full-time sports writer to cover everything from high school sports to the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic. The ideal candidate will have experience writing on deadline and covering a wide variety of sports. Pagination and multi-media skills preferred. The position includes […]

This week in West Virginia history: June 17-23
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This week in West Virginia history: June 17-23

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. June 17, 1813: General Thomas Maley Harris was born at present Harrisville. He rose to prominence after the Civil War, when he served on the military commission that tried conspirators who acted with John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of President Abraham […]

Father gets prison term in adopted daughter’s death

Father gets prison term in adopted daughter’s death

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Charleston man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his 15-year-old adopted daughter and wounding her brother could serve up to 23 years in prison. Roy Roger Pittman, 70, appeared Monday before Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit in an emotional sentencing hearing. Pittman previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for fatally shooting […]

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Without recalculation, prevailing wage at risk

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Prevailing wage rates for state-funded construction projects are now set to expire July 1, after the legislative Joint Committee on Government and Finance rejected a motion Monday to extend the deadline for calculating new wage rates to Sept. 30 on a party-line vote. Prior to the vote, Republican members of the committee […]

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Gee still among highest-paid US college presidents

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual rankings of public college presidents’ pay, released Sunday, suggest West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee, who has led universities for decades, remains among the highest-paid of his peers nationwide. As expected, the rankings showed Gee’s total compensation for leading West Virginia University in 2013-14 was […]

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Former WVU President Paul Miller dead at 98

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — As a child in Hancock County, Paul Miller received valuable advice about college from his Extension agent. Later, as a higher education leader and WVU’s 15th president, Dr. Miller would make Extension an even more powerful tool for improving lives. Miller passed away Friday, June 5, at age 98. His childhood 4-H experiences […]

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Huntington I-64 expansion to six lanes nearly done

Huntington I-64 expansion to six lanes nearly done

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — New guardrails give hope the end is in sight for a more than two-year project to expand a portion of Interstate 64 from four to six lanes in Huntington. Brent Walker, spokesman for the West Virginia Department of Transportation, said guardrail installation between the 29th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard exits represents […]

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Mistake in school bus law needs correction

An editorial from The Journal  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — One step forward, two back. All too often that seems to be the situation when government tries to do something to make our lives better. It is frustrating, to say the least. But when our children’s safety is involved, it is infuriating and entirely unacceptable, requiring immediate correction. […]

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Parkersburg museum features Borg Warner plant

Parkersburg museum features Borg Warner plant

  PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Local historians will unveil a new display at the Oil and Gas Museum Saturday dedicated to the history and legacy of Borg Warner Chemicals. The official kickoff will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in front of the museum and will feature numerous speakers, including U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va. Officials also […]

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