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Removing a statue doesn’t change history, sculptor says
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Removing a statue doesn’t change history, sculptor says

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — To Carter Taylor Seaton, destroying a sculpture of a historic figure is not something to be done lightly. Or at all. “When the statue is a piece of art, tearing it down is a desecration regardless of what they were meant to memorialize,” said the Huntington […]

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Judge approves $23M settlement for Century Aluminum employees

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — Seven years ago, Karen Gorrell sat on a couch in Ravenswood, crying and feeling defeated after she and hundreds of other former Century Aluminum employees lost their health care and retirement benefits. On Monday, Gorrell again cried, but this time with relief, on a wooden bench in […]

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Overdose outburst’s effects, lessons felt one year later

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Books yet unwritten and lessons still ongoing will almost certainly remember Aug. 15, 2016, as a rock-bottom moment when generations to come reflect on Cabell County’s struggle to contain the opioid epidemic of the current day. Though overdoses had become a daily, nearly hourly, emergency call for first […]

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice seeks disaster declaration for flood-ravaged areas
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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice seeks disaster declaration for flood-ravaged areas

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is asking President Donald Trump for a federal disaster declaration for 12 counties in the Mountain State affected by flash flooding on July 28. \The request for aid, however, does not encompass homes in the Woodsdale area of Wheeling […]

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Geocaching for the Mothman, Aug. 19-20

By MORGAN McKINNESS Point Pleasant Register POINT PLEASANT, W.Va.  — Geocache fans will be swarming to Point Pleasant next week for the annual Mothman Geotrail event, set for Aug. 19 – 20. The event begins with a night trail Friday at the West Virginia State Farm Museum, and ends Saturday evening after a day of […]

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WalletHub ranks West Virginia the fourth worst state to have a baby

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Based on cost, health care accessibility, baby-friendliness and family-friendliness, WalletHub has ranked West Virginia as the fourth worst state in the U.S. to have a baby. The Mountain State ranked worst in the nation for fewest pediatricians and family doctors per capita, and third worst for fewest midwives and […]

WVU Marching Band prepares for a new year
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WVU Marching Band prepares for a new year

By DOUGLAS SOULE The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown has pulsed with the music of WVU Band Camp for the past week. The Marching Band, called The Pride, gathered in front of the WVU Coliseum on Thursday morning, stretching before picking up their instruments, flags and batons. A medical tent sat on the sidelines. […]

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New state website launched for education and arts

HD Media The Logan Banner CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts recently launched a new website enabling users to access useful and relevant information quickly and easily. The new website, www.edandarts.wv.gov/, was built using responsive design, adjusting to any size screen whether the user is accessing the site […]

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10 things to know today: Tuesday, Aug. 15

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know  Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HOW CHARLOTTESVILLE COMPARES WITH CHARLESTON The deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia and the mass shooting inside a South Carolina […]

West Virginia’s natural gas industry supporting flood recovery efforts
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West Virginia’s natural gas industry supporting flood recovery efforts

From the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association:  Charleston, W.Va. – West Virginia’s natural gas industry is working to help those communities and residents affected by the flooding in the north central and northern parts of the state, representatives announced today. “West Virginians support one another in tough times,” said Anne Blankenship, executive director of […]