Archive for October, 2017

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Third-party money pours into WV high court race

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Outside money is pouring into the race for a seat on West Virginia’s Supreme Court, a seat that was last won a dozen years ago with a huge and notorious flood of outside spending. Groups independent of the candidates have spent more than $1.1 million on the race, more than triple the amount […]

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WV Democrats’ governor race getting nasty
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WV Democrats’ governor race getting nasty

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new round of negative ads in West Virginia governor’s race has sharpened the Democratic candidates’ attacks, with state Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler accusing businessman Jim Justice of running as a Republican and former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin issuing a statement whose headline screams “Justice is lying again.” Justice released two negative […]

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By April 28, 2016 Read More →

WV economy depends on entrepreneurship

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the downturn in the coal industry, there’s been a lot of talk about diversifying the economy. But what does that look like? Over the years, the governor and other state leaders have put much of the focus on attracting big business to the Mountain […]

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Early voting begins in West Virginia
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Early voting begins in West Virginia

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WV senators propose ‘Jessie’s Law’ to fight overdose
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WV senators propose ‘Jessie’s Law’ to fight overdose

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would try to prevent the misunderstanding that led to a Charleston woman’s overdose on opioid pain pills earlier this year. “Jessie’s Law,” named after Jessica Grubb, would require a hospital patient’s history of opioid addiction to be prominently featured in his or her […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses issues facing WV
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Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses issues facing WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The world must move away not just from coal, but from fossil fuels, but we must also protect people working in the fossil fuel industry, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday. Sanders shared his thoughts during a phone interview with the Gazette-Mail on Tuesday night, in conjunction with his campaign rally in Huntington, […]

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Marshall prepares to hike tuition by 5 to 11 percent

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — With little more than an informed estimation as to how much money Marshall University would receive through state funding, Marshall’s Board of Governors voted Wednesday to approve a draft budget plan and tuition increase scenario for fiscal year 2017. For all of the chatter that surrounds the fiscal year 2017 budget for […]

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Huntington wins $100K, advances in competition
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Huntington wins $100K, advances in competition

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — “Make not little plans.” That was the mantra for Huntington Mayor Steve Williams going into the America’s Best Communities Summit, and it paid off. Huntington was announced as one of eight communities that will advanced to final round of the America’s Best Communities competition Wednesday in Durham, North Carolina, and remains in […]

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Milton teen, 14, rescues dad who fell down well
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Milton teen, 14, rescues dad who fell down well

ONA, W.Va. — As word crackled across the Cabell County emergency scanner that a man and his son were both at the bottom of a 30-foot well Wednesday night, it was hard to tell what the Ona Volunteer Fire Department was going to find as they rolled out Howell’s Mill Road toward the Mud River. […]

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High incarceration rates take toll on families

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Americans wanted to get tough on crime, and we did. Starting in the 1980s, in reaction to rising crime rates and drug problems, sentences and the number of prison inmates began a sharp and sustained climb. There were about 1.8 million people in jail, prison or on parole […]

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