Archive for December, 2017

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WV high school graduation rate nears 90 percent

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s four-year graduation rate from public high schools last school year was about 90 percent, state Superintendent Michael Martirano announced Tuesday. That 2015-16 rate, 89.8 percent, is up from 86.5 percent for the 2014-15 school year, when West Virginia ranked 18th out of the 50 states, and 84.5 percent for 2013-14, when […]

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Endorsement: Doug Reynolds for WV attorney general

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It will be no surprise that we support Democrat Doug Reynolds for state attorney general. Reynolds has been a public defender and assistant prosecutor and lawyer in private practice. He is currently a delegate representing Wayne County, and he owns the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. His opponent, incumbent […]

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Endorsement: Mooney the clear choice in US House race

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Representing the vast 2nd Congressional district, which stretches 300 miles across the central part of West Virginia, is a tough job. But it is one Democrat Mark Hunt wants and incumbent Republican Rep. Alex Mooney wants to keep. Mooney, who has served one term in […]

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Endorsement: Perdue deserves to continue as WV’s treasurer

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — When your choices for an elected position are someone with 20 years of experience and those with none, you have to look at the job the incumbent has done and then consider the alternatives. When voters consider the three candidates for state treasurer, they will see […]

Drug maker donates deactivation pouches to WV
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Drug maker donates deactivation pouches to WV

WINFIELD, W.Va. — On the back of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day over the weekend, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday announced a new statewide initiative that will continue to allow West Virginia residents to safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription medications to ensure they do not end up abused. […]

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Judge orders Cabell clerk to accept online registrations

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Cabell County Clerk Karen Cole must accept and process online voter registrations for those who completed the form before the Oct. 18 deadline. The decision came after an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit was filed last week. In his ruling, Chief U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers […]

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Ohio County business has big hopes for coal foam
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Ohio County business has big hopes for coal foam

TRIADELPHIA, W.Va. — Brian Joseph hopes his company’s work to establish broader, alternative uses for coal will lead to hundreds of new jobs in the coming years. Joseph, president and CEO of Touchstone Research Laboratory in Triadelphia, introduced two manufacturing programs Tuesday which will expand his business’s efforts. Until now, the company only made its […]

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Ohio County officials wary after interstate wrecks

BETHLEHEM, W.Va. — Until the West Virginia Department of Transportation pinpoints a possible flaw along a newly paved stretch of Interstate 470, local law enforcement officers have been asked to give the roadway extra attention. Ohio County Chief Deputy Drage Flick said officers will pay additional attention to the highway and its drivers while on […]

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WV to feel the pain of health insurance hikes

WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginians can expect significantly higher costs for 2017 coverage under the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange than their counterparts in Ohio. According to an independent guide, healthinsurance.org, West Virginia has only two exchange carriers for 2017: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, which is proposing an average rate increase of 31.82 […]

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Martinsburg girl’s wrenching poster is state winner
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Martinsburg girl’s wrenching poster is state winner

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced a Rosemont Elementary School student as the statewide winner of the Kids Kick Opioids contest, a competition designed to spur creativity and raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse. Jacey Rose Chalmers, of Martinsburg, was selected as the statewide winner from among entries submitted by […]

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