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By December 30, 2015 Read More →

‘Solar socialism’ could expand

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginians and Ohioans can only wonder how much good $38 billion would have done to help utilities find ways to burn coal with less impact on the environment. That much money to support research might well have developed ways tens of millions of Americans could have […]

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By December 30, 2015 Read More →

Indoor shooting range planned for Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington City Council has taken the first step in clearing the way for a $3 million investment in an indoor shooting range in the city’s west end. High Noon LLC, a company based in Wheelersburg, Ohio, is pursuing construction of a 12,000-square-foot indoor shooting range at Commerce Park off Madison Avenue. […]

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By December 30, 2015 Read More →

WV public records request website to be unveiled

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A website that tracks public records requests throughout state and local governments will be up and running by Friday, meeting a deadline spelled out in state law, Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said. Tennant told The Associated Press the website will list agencies, what was requested, when it was requested and who asked […]

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By December 30, 2015 Read More →

GOP departure raises doubt over WV Senate control

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Sen. Daniel Hall, whose party switch days after last year’s elections shifted the Senate to Republican control, is resigning to become a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, leaving some doubt about which party will control the West Virginia Senate. Hall, of Wyoming County, was elected to the Senate as a Democrat […]

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By December 30, 2015 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Dec. 30

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ‘AFFLUENZA’ TEEN TO RETURN TO US Ethan Couch, 18, and his mother gave away their location to investigators […]

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Gazette-Mail photographers choose 2015 favorites
By December 30, 2015 Read More →

Gazette-Mail photographers choose 2015 favorites

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Each year at this time, we ask the Gazette-Mail’s photographers to come up with their favorite shots from the past 12 months…

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WV Capitol visitor security screening starts Jan. 8
By December 30, 2015 Read More →

WV Capitol visitor security screening starts Jan. 8

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Public access to the West Virginia Capitol’s main building will change in January, when the state’s Division of Protective Services adopts a policy requiring visitors to enter through a security checkpoint. Starting Jan. 8, all visitors must enter the Capitol at the west entrance of the West Wing, where they will be screened […]

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WV lawmaker resigns to take NRA lobbying job
By December 30, 2015 Read More →

WV lawmaker resigns to take NRA lobbying job

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Sen. Daniel J. Hall, R-Wyoming, is resigning from the West Virginia State Senate effective Jan. 3 to accept a job as a state liaison with the National Rifle Association. His new duties will encompass multiple states. “The last nearly eight years I’ve spent serving the citizens of southern West Virginia have been […]

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By December 29, 2015 Read More →

If Hurricane is going to change mascot, time is now

A column by Mitch Vingle of the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A recorded message greets callers. “Thank you for calling Hurricane High School,” it says, “home of the Redskins.” The school has been the “home of the Redskins,” just like the NFL team in Washington, D.C., and other sports teams, for years and years. Yet […]

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By December 29, 2015 Read More →

Warm weather suspends all but one WV ski area

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Unseasonably warm, wet weather that swept into the east in late December courtesy of El Niño has forced all but one West Virginia ski area to suspend operations at least until the coming weekend, following the expected return of several days of subfreezing temperatures starting on Thursday night. On Monday, Timberline Four […]

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