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Right-to-work legislation should be considered

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The recent West Virginia Legislature interim session served as a preview of the 2016 session, with significant debate already forming on right-to-work legislation. Right-to-work allows workers to forego joining a union even if a business’ workforce is unionized. For instance, a coal mine’s workers might be represented […]

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Shelley Moore Capito’s son to run for Legislature

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s son is running for a spot in the House of Delegates, the political seat that launched Capito’s own political career. Moore Capito, a Republican, filed pre-candidacy papers Tuesday to run for a seat in the 35th House district, representing Kanawha County. The four-member district covers the South Hills neighborhood […]

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Kanawha school buses to get internet access
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Kanawha school buses to get internet access

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Schools will begin installing routers this week on all 158 county school buses to provide wireless Internet access to students, to whom the school system has already given tablet computers. Leah Sparks, technology director of the school system, said the Verizon routers will cost roughly $150,000, and the monthly service charge […]

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Jury begins deliberations in Blankenship trial
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Jury begins deliberations in Blankenship trial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jurors in the Don Blankenship case deliberated for a little less than an hour Tuesday before going home after a long day in which they heard closing arguments from defense lawyers, who insisted the government hadn’t made its case against the former Massey Energy CEO, and prosecutors, who described Blankenship as having […]

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By November 18, 2015 Read More →

Hysteria over Syrian passports

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Millions of desperate people are fleeing the hideous civil war in Syria. News photos show frantic families and children swimming, running and scrambling for safe havens — and some drowning. The Western world has opened its doors to shelter these unlucky refugees. The Obama White House […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Nov. 18

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. OPERATION IN PARIS SUBURB OF SAINT-DENIS IS OVER Two people are killed during the raid including a female […]

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By November 17, 2015 Read More →

WV proposed new standards similar to Common Core

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s proposed new K-12 math and English language arts standards, which the state schools superintendent says aren’t based on Common Core, contain much of the exact same language as the controversial national standards blueprint. State Superintendent Michael Martirano told the state Board of Education and media Friday, when the board put the […]

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By November 17, 2015 Read More →

Texas firm to buy four WV Media TV stations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An agreement has been reached that would allow four television stations in West Virginia to be taken over by Nexstar Broadcasting Group for $130 million. On Tuesday, Nexstar, a Texas-based media company, announced its plan to purchase four stations owned by West Virginia Media Holdings, including WTRF in Wheeling, WVNS in Beckley, WBOY […]

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WV native to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
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WV native to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Katherine Johnson was born in 1918 in White Sulphur Springs, but left her home town at age 14 because, as a young black woman, there were no local schools she could attend after eighth grade. On Monday, at age 97, Johnson was named a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the […]

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Both sides rest as Blankenship trial nears climax
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Both sides rest as Blankenship trial nears climax

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Don Blankenship’s defense team on Monday rested its case without presenting any of its own witnesses, setting the stage for closing arguments on Tuesday in the landmark case in which the former Massey Energy CEO faces three felony counts related to activities at Massey’s Upper Big Branch Mine. U.S. District Judge Irene […]

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