Archive for October, 2017

Huntington wins $3M grand prize in competition
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Huntington wins $3M grand prize in competition

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. —  For several years, the city of Huntington has been defined by its worst attributes – a drug problem, overwhelming obesity rates and financial struggles. But now, the people of Huntington have a new label to hang their hat on. After competing for three years against 350 communities, […]

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Huntington Innovation Project revitalization plan

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — For the past three years, the city of Huntington has been judged on its revitalization plan, also known as the Huntington Innovation Project (HIP), which outlines four projects and ideas that are aimed at jump-starting the local economy and enhance quality of life. The plan focuses on three […]

Governor signs medical marijuana bill
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Governor signs medical marijuana bill

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON — Saying he was there to show basic compassion, Gov. Jim Justice signed into law the bill that makes West Virginia the 29th state to legalize medical marijuana. Justice signed the bill in a Wednesday ceremony with a few legislators in attendance, including Delegate Mike Pushkin, D-Kanawha, who sponsored […]

Governor signs 96 bills into law
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Governor signs 96 bills into law

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice has signed 96 bills into law so far, including one that changes age guidelines for children to start pre-K and kindergarten and another that would increase penalties for child abuse causing injury or death. Senate Bill 186 changes the birthday by which children are […]

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Secretary of State purges 47,000 from West Virginia voter rolls

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner has purged 47,000 outdated or ineligible voter files from the state’s voter rolls, including records of more than 1,100 felons. According to Warner’s office, election officials worked with county clerks in all 55 counties to review voting data and […]

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Coal industry looking up, not expected to return to peak levels

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With exports poised to rebound and a coal-friendly president in the White House, things should be looking up for the coal industry. Given the right circumstances, the industry could rebound some, but it’s not likely to bounce back to where it was a few years ago, […]

Capito talks health reform in Follansbee
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Capito talks health reform in Follansbee

By WARREN SCOTT The Weirton Daily Times FOLLANSBEE, W.Va.  — Healthcare reform and federal funding for local projects were among issues discussed by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., as she met with local officials, business leaders and residents at The Daily Perk coffee shop and the Follansbee City Building on Wednesday. City Manager John […]

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Editorial: Adding up impact of taxes we pay

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register editorial Now that the deadline to file federal tax returns without seeking an extension has passed (on Tuesday), we can all relax and stop gritting our teeth about how much of our hard-earned income goes to Washington. Or not. Each year, the Tax Foundation think tank compiles statistics and other […]

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Building Bridges: African-American Civil War major’s name lives on
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Building Bridges: African-American Civil War major’s name lives on

By JEFF McCOY The Journal CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.  — Martin Robison Delany was a physician, journalist, abolitionist major in the Union Army and newspaper publisher. He was also an African-American, and accomplished all that before, during and after the Civil War. Born free in Charles Town, Virginia — now West Virginia — Delany was taught […]

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Rick Wilson: How much poverty budgeting will WV take?

By RICK WILSON Charleston Gazette-Mail opinion column There’s been a lot of buzz lately about how the website WalletHub came up with a list of the best and worst places for millennials to live. It’s no surprise that West Virginia came out on the bottom. But, as my friend Stephen Smith wrote with Pastor Mason […]

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