Archive for October, 2017

National event puts miners to the test
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National event puts miners to the test

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BEAVER, W.Va. — More than 60 teams representing coal mines from all across the nation are participating in the 2017 National Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Preshift Competition this week at the National Mine, Health and Safety Academy in Beaver. The competition began Monday, and will end this evening. Tim Watkins, […]

West Virginia Division of Highways official: ‘absolutely’ no tolling on Interstate 70
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West Virginia Division of Highways official: ‘absolutely’ no tolling on Interstate 70

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 Engineer Gus Suwaid says there will be no tolling on Interstate 70 following a proposed major rehabilitation of bridges along the highway in Ohio County. Suwaid discussed the upcoming state road bond referendum set to go before […]

Vietnam seen through West Virginians’ eyes
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Vietnam seen through West Virginians’ eyes

By DOUGLAS IMBROGNO Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Per capita, a higher percentage of West Virginians served and died in the Vietnam War than any other state, notes Suzanne Higgins, who has written and produced the one-hour documentary “Vietnam: West Virginians Remember.” The documentary will air on West Virginia Public Broadcasting at 8 p.m. today, […]

Locals react to earthquake blast, USGS official puts concerns at ease
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Locals react to earthquake blast, USGS official puts concerns at ease

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon near Pearisburg, Va., in Giles County, but many southern West Virginians said they felt a small blast beneath their feet, leaving them with a feeling of concern. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 3.2 magnitude earthquake occurred 9 […]

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College Board’s SAT selected for statewide high school assessment

By VELICIA DARQUENNE The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — All West Virginia high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the statewide summative assessment in spring 2018, the West Virginia Department of Education announced Wednesday. The College Board was selected as the successful bidder following a competitive review process for the high school assessment. […]

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WV Supreme Court stays order to OK Nicholas school consolidation

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a stay to a circuit court judge’s order that the state Board of Education approve the Nicholas County Board of Education’s plan to consolidate schools in Richwood, Summersville and Craigsville into a campus near Summersville. The move came ahead […]

State Senator plans education meetings for Third District
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State Senator plans education meetings for Third District

By NANCY PEYTON The Logan Banner LOGAN, W.Va. — State Sen. Richard Ojeda will host educators for education advisory meetings throughout the Third Congressional District in the upcoming weeks. A total of five meetings will take place, where teachers and other educators are invited to express their concerns about education and the policies that affect them […]

Group praises WV lawmakers for conservative performance
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Group praises WV lawmakers for conservative performance

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Cabell County state Dels. Carol Miller, Kelli Sobonya and Chuck Romine, along with other West Virginia Republicans, will be honored later this month by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) for their conservative values. The ACUF released its ratings Wednesday for the 2017 meeting of the West Virginia […]

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ACA outreach programs facing uncertainty, possible budget cuts

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The future is unclear for state Affordable Care Act advertising and outreach programs as they still have not received their federal grants for 2018 with two critical deadlines approaching. Both the Healthy Start Navigator Project and West Virginia Navicare, which both assist people in enrolling in insurance […]

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Statewide legal groups set up toll-free legal hotline for flood victims

By CHRISTOPHER DOWELL The Exponent Telegram CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A toll-free legal hotline (877-331-4259) is available to connect low-income individuals affected by the recent storms and flooding in West Virginia with local legal aid, according to officials. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between the West […]