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By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Groups see ATV trails as anchor to economy

By Fred Pace The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — More initiatives to build upon the tourist draw fostered by the Hatfield-McCoy ATV Trails in the southern part of West Virginia are taking shape. One involves the West Virginia Community Development Hub, a nonprofit group based in Clarksburg, working with several communities in the southern […]

By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: How judges can fight the opioid epidemic

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Gazette Page: Editor’s Note: This commentary was written by lawyers in the Kanawha County Public Defenders Office: Sara Whitaker, David Anderson, Barbara Brown, Justin Collin, John Danford, David Ford, Iram Hasan, Richard Holicker, Jason Nicholas, Diana Panucci, C. Joan Parker, Susan Settle and Ronni Sheets. Last month, U.S. District Judge Joseph […]

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By July 21, 2017 Read More →

Late documents put WV public colleges under financial aid restrictions

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Because West Virginia submitted an audit of its federal dollars late for three years running, the state’s public colleges were recently placed under greater financial aid restrictions from the federal government, documents show. The U.S. Department of Education sent a letter this week to Susannah Carpenter, the […]

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‘Jim’s Promise’ aims to boost to economy
By July 21, 2017 Read More →

‘Jim’s Promise’ aims to boost to economy

By LEAH NESTOR Times West Virginian BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice and Transportation Secretary Tom Smith are relying on bonds being passed in October to maintain “Jim’s Promise.” Jim’s Promise is the governor’s program for creating new jobs and securing economic stability by remedying infrastructure issues. According to the press release, the road projects […]

Governor kicks off roads program with stop at Hurricane rest area
By July 21, 2017 Read More →

Governor kicks off roads program with stop at Hurricane rest area

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal HURRICANE, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice picked a rest stop along Interstate 64 in Hurricane to kick off his statewide roads plan and to also plug an Oct. 7 special election to authorize the state to sell more construction bonds. Justice has proposed about $2.8 billion in […]

Boy Scouts participate in high-adventure activities at National Jamboree
By July 21, 2017 Read More →

Boy Scouts participate in high-adventure activities at National Jamboree

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — At the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree, some of the 27,000+ Boy Scouts took their shot Thursday at participating in high-adventure activities at the National High Adventure Base (NHAB) at Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR). PHOTO GALLERY  2017 National Jamboree, Thursday Tucked away in a small pocket of […]

DEP’s Caperton calls federal conflict of interest review ‘offensive’
By July 21, 2017 Read More →

DEP’s Caperton calls federal conflict of interest review ‘offensive’

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Justice administration’s top environmental regulator is complaining that a federal Interior Department review to ensure he has no financial ties to coal mines is “both troubling and offensive,” according to documents released under West Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act. Austin Caperton, secretary of the state […]

Late-summer festivals feature variety of genres
By July 21, 2017 Read More →

Late-summer festivals feature variety of genres

By DAVE LAVENDER The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — We’ve got two more solid months of summer, and if you’re OK with getting your sweat on, there’s a wealth of live music festivals of all stripes all over the region. Here’s a look at just a few of the waves of festivals heading our way in […]

Miller announces bid for US House 3rd District
By July 21, 2017 Read More →

Miller announces bid for US House 3rd District

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia House of Delegates Majority Whip Carol Miller announced her candidacy for U.S. Congress during a news conference Thursday morning. Miller, a Republican from Cabell County, will seek to represent West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, the seat being vacated by current […]

Tamarack to host retrospective and memorial of  noted West Virginia artist Stephen Cassle
By July 21, 2017 Read More →

Tamarack to host retrospective and memorial of  noted West Virginia artist Stephen Cassle

By BRENDA PINNELL West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you’ve shopped at Tamarack, or one of West Virginia’s many art fairs and festivals, or been to an area Civil War reenactment, you’ve likely been touched by Steve Cassle. A celebration of his life and retrospective of his art will be held at Tamarack: The […]