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Yeager slope failure cost tagged at $18 million
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Yeager slope failure cost tagged at $18 million

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While the spring construction season appears to have arrived, work on clearing the remaining 200,000 cubic yards of Yeager Airport’s collapsed safety overrun area remains in a holding pattern until protocols for collecting samples of materials from the base of the slide for use as evidence in pending lawsuits are worked out in […]

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Judge gets 110-plus letters in praise of Blankenship
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Judge gets 110-plus letters in praise of Blankenship

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Coach Yogi Kinder remembers when Don Blankenship led the drive for a new football field at the old Matewan High School, and when Blankenship made sure the team’s players “stayed in nice hotels and ate at the best restaurants” on trips to the state playoffs. “To this day, I have kids talking about […]

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With no state budget, PEIA again OKs benefit cuts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Teachers and other public employees are once again looking at cuts to their health insurance benefits as enrollment for next year’s plans approaches and the West Virginia Legislature has failed to pass a budget or increase funding for the Public Employees Insurance Agency. The PEIA Finance Board reluctantly approved the plan Wednesday, while […]

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Justice, or injustice?

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One morning in 1987, a Charleston woman was preparing to have coffee with her 82-year-old mother when an assailant attacked them. The woman was raped, her mother was beaten, and they were robbed of $90 and a cassette player. A player on the former Charleston Wheelers […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, March 31

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, March 31, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP’S ABORTION COMMENTS SPARK UPROAR The candidate tries to take back his remarks that if abortions are banned, […]

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Featured Ad: West Virginia State Parks – memories to last a lifetime
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Featured Ad: West Virginia State Parks – memories to last a lifetime

West Virginia State Parks – memories to last a lifetime Time to visit a state park: www.wvstateparks.com

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Media Advisory: ‘Growing Innovation in the Mountain State’ policy forum  set for April 6 in South Charleston  

Intuit CEO Brad Smith to headline program Media encouraged to attend program on technology economy, strategies for growth CHARLESTON, W.VA. – Brad Smith, Huntington native and chief executive officer of global software company Intuit, will keynote TechConnect West Virginia’s “Growing Innovation in the Mountain State” policy forum, taking place from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 6, at BridgeValley […]

This Week in West Virginia History
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This Week in West Virginia History

CHARLESTON, W.VA. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. April 7, 1927: A. James Manchin was born in Farmington. In 1984, Manchin ran for state treasurer, but he fell into trouble once elected. With a stock market downturn in 1987, Manchin bore much of the blame […]

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New York Times executive to visit WVU, discuss trends in advertising and marketing

MORGANTOWN, W.VA. — Senior Director of Creative Strategy for The New York Times Liz McDonnell will visit the West Virginia University Reed College of Media to discuss trends in advertising and her role at The Times’ native ad unit, T Brand Studio on Thursday, April 14. Advertising has fundamentally changed in recent years, and it continues to evolve […]

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Endorsement: Painters District Council 53 endorses Justice

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Today, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades — District Council 53 announced that it will be endorsing Jim Justice for governor. IUPAT District Council 53 represents over 1,800 West Virginians: “Jim Justice will create opportunity for the people of West Virginia, and that’s why our members are all in for Jim,” […]