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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Dec. 11

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT OKLAHOMA CITY OFFICER’S VERDICT SYMBOLIZES Daniel Holtzclaw’s conviction for raping or sexually assaulting eight women he encountered […]

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By December 10, 2015 Read More →

Marshall board approves employee pay raises

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite a $2.5 million reduction in state appropriations, Marshall University’s Board of Governors on Wednesday approved a 2 percent pay raise for faculty and staff. The board initially planned to issue 3 percent raises, totaling $1.8 million, but mid-year changes to the university’s budget prompted officials to recommend a smaller increase. Raises […]

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WV reacts to possible Dow-DuPont merger
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WV reacts to possible Dow-DuPont merger

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Wednesday, national news media, starting with The Wall Street Journal, published reports about unannounced negotiations to combine the two chemical giants, both of which operate facilities in the Mountain State and employ hundreds of its residents. Neither company would comment on the reports, but news of Dow and DuPont possibly uniting their […]

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Ski season to open at Snowshoe Friday
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Ski season to open at Snowshoe Friday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s ski slopes will begin to open for the season this weekend, getting a later start than usual. Snowshoe Mountain Resort will open for skiing and snowboarding at 9 a.m. Friday. Canaan Valley Resort, Timberline Four Seasons Resort and Winterplace will all open a week from Friday, said Joe Stevens, a spokesman […]

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WV judge orders release of jail video of flash-bang grenade use

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County judge has ruled that West Virginia jail officials must make public a video depicting a correctional officer throwing flash-bang grenades inside an inmate’s cell. Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit found that the video doesn’t fall within exemptions to the state’s Freedom of Information Act. She ordered last month that attorneys […]

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By December 10, 2015 Read More →

Trump’s new idea would not work

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Criticism of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States is absolutely right on ethical grounds. As Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., put it, “it’s not what this country stands for.” But Trump’s idea is bad for another reason: It […]

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Parkersburg mayor to seek county commission seat

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Parkersburg Mayor Jimmy Colombo has filed pre-candidacy papers to run for the Wood County Commission in District A. The three county commissioners run from Districts A, B and C, but are elected and serve countywide. Filing pre-candidacy papers allows the filer to raise funds, and make expenditures to “test the waters” for […]

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Festival to bring authentic Italian flavor to Fairmont

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Hosted by Main Street Fairmont, the 10th annual Feast of the Seven Fishes Festival will bring authentic Italian flavor to historic downtown Fairmont on Friday and Saturday. More than 30 vendors will participate in the street fair and artisan market in The Gatherings on Monroe Street on Saturday.  As Fairmont celebrates the […]

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Delegate’s calendar proposal is instance where less is not more

An editorial from The Register-Herald  BECKLEY, W.Va. — In a state where quality education remains a desired goal but hardly a reality, a proposed bill by Fayette County Delegate Dave Perry would reduce the number of days in a school year from 180 to 175. Perry’s proposal would also prohibit schools from opening their doors […]

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By December 10, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Dec. 10

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WESTERN FIRMS CONNED BY ‘DOUBLE FAKES’ AP finds that China’s anti-counterfeiting investigations industry is rife with double-dealing by […]

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