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Guarding against online voter fraud

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Online voter registration in West Virginia will be available in time for next year’s elections. No doubt that will mean a substantial amount of research into the process will begin soon – by those eager to find loopholes by which they can engage in vote fraud. Secretary […]

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‘Wild’ kids parade marks start of Forest Festival
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‘Wild’ kids parade marks start of Forest Festival

ELKINS, W.Va. — The 79th Mountain State Forest Festival kicked off Saturday with opening ceremonies, and a plethora of activities, including the strongman contest, 10K run/walk and the Parade of Children followed. As usual, Sunday’s parade drew thousands of people to downtown Elkins to celebrate the opening of the nine-day extravaganza. “Wild, Wild West Virginia” […]

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Maryland Potomac River spill flowing toward W.Va.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Public Service Water District is working on determining what impact a chemical spill into the Potomac River, originating in Allegany County, Maryland, will have on its operations when the spill reaches the county, said executive director Christine Thiel. On Sept. 23, 10,000 gallons of latex chemical used for paper […]

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Martinsburg musician recognized by Rolling Stone
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Martinsburg musician recognized by Rolling Stone

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Following in the footsteps of Brad Paisley and Kathy Mattea, the next rising musical star to shoot out of West Virginia might be Christian Lopez. Rolling Stone Magazine named Lopez the Best Newcomer at the Americana Music Festival 2015 in Nashville, Tenn. The Americana Music Festival 2015 was a four-night event that […]

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Amtrak bicycle service takes passengers to trails
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Amtrak bicycle service takes passengers to trails

HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. — Bicyclists from major cities between Washington, D.C. and Chicago who want to bike the C&O Canal towpath or Great Allegheny Passage can now take the rails to their preferred trails with Amtrak’s new roll-on bicycle service. The bicycle service, which began earlier this month, is available on Amtrak’s Capitol Limited line, […]

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By September 28, 2015 Read More →

Boehner deserves thanks for tough job

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down – leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people in Washington, D.C., but resigning from Congress altogether. Now, Republicans […]

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An inside look at the new Greenbrier Chapel
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An inside look at the new Greenbrier Chapel

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — At first glance, it appears to be just a simple country church, suspended in time beneath a sheltering canopy of trees, nestled in a peaceful dell. But The Greenbrier Chapel’s apparent simplicity should not be taken at face value, for beyond the graceful pillars marching across the portico is a […]

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Spirits high despite rain at Greenbrier tennis event
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Spirits high despite rain at Greenbrier tennis event

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Steady rain throughout the day Saturday forced all of the action of The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic to be moved to Sunday, and the relentless wet weather caused problems again Sunday, moving the action away from the new Center Court at Creekside stadium and inside The Greenbrier Indoor Tennis Center. […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Sept. 28

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. OBAMA AND PUTIN TO COME FACE TO FACE FOR FIRST TIME IN NEARLY A YEAR Rising tensions over […]

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By September 25, 2015 Read More →

Pope’s superb, golden-rule message

A Gazette editorial from The Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For the first time in American history, a pope has addressed a joint session of Congress — and he pleaded for the U.S. government to follow the humane, compassionate agenda of Jesus and the Golden Rule. Pope Francis urged America to welcome Hispanic immigrants seeking better […]

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