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Fayetteville to weigh nondiscrimination resolution

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Fayetteville Town Council voted to draft and consider an anti-discrimination resolution Thursday after an emotional outcry from the business community. The proposed measure was meant to combat the negative national publicity West Virginia received over the Legislature’s failed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allowed individuals a legal pathway to circumvent federal nondiscrimination […]

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Youth Art gallery opens at Tamarack
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Youth Art gallery opens at Tamarack

BECKLEY, W.Va. — On Sunday afternoon, hundreds of people strolled the art-lined rooms of Tamarack looking at myriad pieces detailing various themes of West Virginia’s history and culture. Ink drawings hung by photographs. Abstract beside acrylic. Although the works were diverse, inside one hall the artwork shared a common trait: The pieces were done by […]

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Feds call Blankenship ‘kingpin’ on 60 minutes

BECKLEY, W.Va. — In a 60 Minutes report that aired last night, the state’s lead prosecutor said former CEO Don Blankenship and Massey Energy “ran a criminal enterprise.” And Booth Goodwin, a former U.S. attorney for Southern West Virginia, compared Blankenship to a “kingpin of a drug” ring. Steve Ruby, the state’s prosecutor, and Goodwin said Massey’s […]

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Greyhounds could be at risk if racing subsidies end
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Greyhounds could be at risk if racing subsidies end

WHEELING, W.Va. — The answer to “who let the dogs out” could be West Virginia lawmakers if legislation to end dog breeder subsidies passes the legislature, and as many as 3,000 racing greyhounds leave the track. In addition, about 1,700 workers who handle the dogs likely would be unemployed, according to Steve Sarras, president of […]

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WV can’t rely on just gas, coal

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Though the proverbial bloom is off the natural-gas-industry rose by now in West Virginia, a survey conducted by Energize WV and Mark Blankenship Enterprises indicates most voters in the Mountain State still believe firmly it is the future for our state’s economy. Oddly, nearly 70 percent of […]

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Early planner visits Huntington Mall Bridal Fair
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Early planner visits Huntington Mall Bridal Fair

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — If you want to see the Little Tennessee Event Farm, you’ve got to journey out on County Road 59 in Chesapeake, Ohio. But on Sunday afternoon, Nikki Stark loaded up as much of the rustic barn wood and chalkboard charm of the 55-acre farm that she could haul to give prospective brides […]

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WVU three-degree forensics program unique in US

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU’s newly established Ph.D. program in forensic and investigative science makes it the only university in the United States to offer a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degree in forensic science, said Gerald Lang, the new program director. WVU’s Board of Governors approved the new Ph.D. program Feb. 18. “Since the Ph.D. program […]

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APCO putting $480M into Kanawha Valley upgrades
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APCO putting $480M into Kanawha Valley upgrades

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Tuesday, workers hired by Appalachian Power were busy on a hillside along Corridor G, constructing one of nearly 200 new towers that will beef up the power lines running south of Charleston between Poca and Cabin Creek. The construction is part of about $480 million in transmission and distribution projects underway in […]

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WV delegate’s speech on medical pot hits home
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WV delegate’s speech on medical pot hits home

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Days after giving his first speech on the West Virginia House of Delegates floor — about his experience with medical marijuana — Delegate Bill Flanigan’s palms are still sweaty when he talks about it. The speech wasn’t easy for Flanigan, the newest member of the House of Delegates, and it’s still uncomfortable […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, March 7

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, March 7, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. A MARKED CHANGE IN TONE FOR HILLARY CLINTON AND BERNIE SANDERS Both candidates frequently interrupted one another and […]

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