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Railroad fight raises concern about Prichard project

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s congressional delegation and others are speaking out against Canadian Pacific’s hostile takeover bid for the Norfolk Southern railroad because they fear job losses and harm to a Wayne County intermodal facility project that could be undercut just as it is getting started. At a press conference Tuesday in Charleston, Sen. […]

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WV Senate passes school-bus stop-sign bill
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WV Senate passes school-bus stop-sign bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday that aims to deter people from driving past stopped school buses by making it easier for law enforcement officials to pursue charges against those who don’t heed school-bus stop signs. The bill would allow law enforcement to charge the owner of the offending vehicle […]

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WVU campaign nearing $1B goal two years early

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU’s “State of Minds” capital campaign is just shy of its $1 billion goal, with two more years to spare. The campaign has raised $938 million, which is 94 percent of its goal, according to 2015 year-end figures the WVU Foundation released Tuesday. “We have had great success with the campaign, thanks […]

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Grand opening slated for WVU student center  
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Grand opening slated for WVU student center  

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU’s Evansdale Crossing, the latest addition to the Evansdale campus and a new center for student learning, activity and service, will hold a grand opening and various open houses from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. The building, adjacent to the Engineering PRT station, connects the lower and upper parts of the Evansdale […]

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Snow measuring technology involves ruler, board
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Snow measuring technology involves ruler, board

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Although the National Weather Service has advanced technology when it comes to predicting and reporting weather, the way they monitor snowfall is fairly basic, with a simple board and a ruler. The meteorologists lay a piece of plywood painted white in the middle of their office’s yard in Southridge, and measure the snowfall […]

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Boone County kids fired up online on snow days

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite consecutive school days canceled, students at Boone County’s Sherman Elementary are continuing their studies through an online learning competition. Assistant Principal Jacob Messer said that, out of Sherman’s roughly 425 pupils, 49 were doing online assignments Thursday, the county’s first snow day. By Friday, he said, the number had doubled, and […]

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Snow-covered parking lots keep school closed
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Snow-covered parking lots keep school closed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County public school officials blamed Wednesday’s school cancellation, the fifth consecutive nixed school day, on snow-covered parking lots and roadways, and said they didn’t know when the problem will cease. “It took four trucks four hours to clear the parking lot at Riverside High School,” said Terry Hollandsworth, the school system’s […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Jan. 27

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. 1 KILLED IN ARREST OF OREGON ARMED RANCHERS Militant leader Ammon Bundy is arrested, but it is unclear […]

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Heavy snow fells Charleston flea market roof
By January 26, 2016 Read More →

Heavy snow fells Charleston flea market roof

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The snow from last weekend’s winter storm might have stopped Saturday, but West Virginia residents are likely to feel the effects for a while. As of Monday evening, most main roads and interstates had been cleared off in Kanawha County, and crews were focusing on secondary streets, said C.W. Sigman, deputy director […]

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By January 26, 2016 Read More →

Public charter schools worth exploring in WV

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While much of the discussion in the 2016 Legislature so far has focused on workplace freedom — giving workers a choice in whether to join a union — the House of Delegates is ready to tackle freedom in education. House Bill 4011, introduced Jan. 20, […]

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