Archive for October, 2017

A look at a WVU player’s schedule
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A look at a WVU player’s schedule

By NEEL MADHAVEN The Daily Athenaeum On his busiest days, West Virginia redshirt senior offensive lineman Grant Lingafelter wakes up at the crack of dawn to get ready for morning workouts and lifting sessions at Milan Puskar Stadium. On this particular day, Lingafelter’s day begins at 6:30 a.m. and won’t end until around midnight. It’s […]

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Hot air balloon festival to return Oct. 19

By BEN CONRAD The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — If you find yourself out and about in Morgantown the weekend of October 20-21, you may want to cast the occasional glance skyward. Balloons Over Morgantown will bring more than a dozen hot air balloons to town for a weekend of flights. Festivities lift off at […]

By October 17, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. RAQQA SAID TO BE LIBERATED FROM ISLAMIC STATE GROUP A commander with the U.S.-backed Syrian forces battling the militants says […]

By October 16, 2017 Read More →

MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference set on impact on new rules on ACA

ACA navigators, Health Care advocates to address how new President Trump rules, executive orders affect ACA enrollment Who: West Virginians for Affordable Health Care First Choice Services What: A press conference detailing the effects of new regulations and changes set forth by the Trump administration regarding enrollment in health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care […]

With bond victory, DOT secretary outlines WV road construction plans
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With bond victory, DOT secretary outlines WV road construction plans

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following the “wonderful success” of passage of the state road bond referendum Oct. 7, state Transportation Secretary Tom Smith told legislators Sunday the state will be moving deliberately on what ultimately could be the issuance of a total of $2.6 billion of road bonds. In the first […]

Special session to expedite roads program begins today
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Special session to expedite roads program begins today

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said he will call the Legislature into special session today to speed up implementation of his $3 billion road construction and maintenance program. On Oct. 7, voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment allowing state highways officials to sell $1.6 billion in general […]

Delegate Stephen Baldwin appointed to state Senate
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Delegate Stephen Baldwin appointed to state Senate

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Delegate Stephen Baldwin to fill the Senate seat vacated by former Sen. Ron Miller, who resigned to accept a position with the Justice administration. Baldwin, a Democrat, will fill the state Senate seat in District 10, comprised of Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers and Monroe […]

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Report: Many WV jobs don’t pay living wage

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has always been known as a place where people have to work incredibly hard in order to barely get by. The recently released 10th annual “State of Working West Virginia” report for 2017 shows that poverty is a persistent problem in West Virginia, where tens of […]

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State’s new computer system hampers payroll for employees, audit finds

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s $150 million wvOasis supercomputer lacks payroll functions that were available on older, previously used state computers, requiring Division of Personnel to hire additional employees to process payroll, a legislative audit released Sunday concluded. According to the audit, the Division of Personnel cites nine areas of […]

Elkins’ $37M water plant nearly finished
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Elkins’ $37M water plant nearly finished

By BRAD JOHNSON The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — The city of Elkins’ new water plant is expected to go online and begin producing water in December, and city officials hope residents understand the improvements and services their increased water bill rates will be financing. “We’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish on behalf […]