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By November 23, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Nov. 23

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT INDUSTRY COULD BENEFIT FROM IMMIGRATION PLAN Some analysts believe the prison population could climb under the Trump […]

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Dominion gives more than $1 million to charitable groups

By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Dominion gives more than $1 million to charitable groups


Staff Report The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Dominion Resources will again mark the holiday season by providing more than $1 million in grants to help feed, shelter and care for people in need across the company’s footprint. Donations will be shared by 140 non-profit organizations that provide critical community services in 13 states. This […]

Gaunch yields WV Senate presidency to Carmichael
By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Gaunch yields WV Senate presidency to Carmichael

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a brief flirtation with running for the president’s chair in the West Virginia Senate, a Kanawha County senator has ended his candidacy. Sen. Ed Gaunch, R-Kanawha, confirmed Monday he has ended his candidacy for Senate president, and has pledged his support to Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, for the post. Carmichael, […]

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Tomblin talks trade and Trump on Cuba trip
By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Tomblin talks trade and Trump on Cuba trip

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin spent three days in Cuba on a trade mission last week, talking about business opportunities for West Virginia companies on the island and answering questions about President-elect Donald Trump. Tomblin was the first U.S. governor to visit Cuba since Trump’s victory in the presidential election. During the presidential campaign, […]

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WV’s buck season gets off to good, not great start
By November 22, 2016 Read More →

WV’s buck season gets off to good, not great start

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wildlife officials say West Virginia’s buck season is off to a good start. At dawn on opening day, cold, clear, near-ideal weather conditions prevailed over most of the Mountain State, and hunters wasted no time putting deer on the ground. George Deal of Red House opened his season in spectacular fashion. Hunting in […]

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Charleston police, fire pension plan deficit spikes
By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Charleston police, fire pension plan deficit spikes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The unfunded liability in Charleston’s older pension plan for firefighters and police officers jumped more than $40 million over one year, but the city’s treasurer says it’s likely “a one-time event.” The unfunded liability is limited to police and fire department employees hired before June 1, 2011, whose pensions are handled through the […]

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By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Red states, blue states: Producers vs. consumers

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There’s been much said about the differences between the people who voted for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and those who voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton. To a general extent, but not exclusively, more populous and more diverse areas of the country went for Clinton, […]

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By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Funding cuts for State Police are unacceptable

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — While we generally have supported Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s handling of the state’s ongoing budget problems, we question the wisdom of continued cuts in the area of public safety, primarily those affecting the State Police. As Staff Writer Darlene Taylor reported in Sunday’s edition, the State […]

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By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Eastern Panhandle pipeline clears PSC hurdle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Last Thursday the Berkeley County Council decided during its meeting to send a letter supporting the proposed Mountaineer Gas pipeline — which would span across the Eastern Panhandle — but that letter was never able to be sent. Norwood Bentley, legal counsel for the county, said the council decided not to send […]

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Car causes major damage to Fairmont church
By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Car causes major damage to Fairmont church

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Ceiling tiles, pieces of brick and cinder blocks could be seen in the nursery of The Baptist Temple in Fairmont after a car crashed into the church Monday afternoon. No children were present in the nursery during the crash due to the holiday, church secretary Mary Ellen Haney said. The call about […]

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