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CSX confirms 70 layoffs at Huntington facility

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Approximately 70 positions have been eliminated at the CSX locomotive shop in Huntington, according to a spokesperson with the company. “CSX’s management team is undertaking a comprehensive review of the company’s operations to improve efficiency, safety and service to customers across the CSX network. As part of that […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, June 20

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NORTH KOREA’S DETENTION […]

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Media Alert: Rolls on the River Event – Moving to Haddad Riverfront Park

  When:   Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Time:     5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where:     Haddad Riverfront Park, Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston WV What:    The best chefs from local restaurants, bakeries and home kitchens from all around the state will come together and present their unique spin on the iconic snack. Complementing the selection will […]

Towns hit by 2016 floods to hold events, services to mark anniversary
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Towns hit by 2016 floods to hold events, services to mark anniversary

By LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — To mark the anniversary of last year’s devastating flood, several West Virginia communities are planning services and events. Friday is the one-year anniversary of the flood, which killed about two dozen people and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes across central West Virginia. The Clendenin Ministerial Association […]

Since 2016’s devastating flood, WVU has assisted recovery efforts
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Since 2016’s devastating flood, WVU has assisted recovery efforts

By PAMELA PRITT West Virginia University Relations/Communications MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Garrett Burgess, a West Virginia University junior from Clendenin, was studying in France in June 2016 when major flooding hit his hometown and the entire region. Hundreds of dollars in cellphone charges later, he found out his father’s home was flooded. The rain stopped after […]

When home turf becomes ground zero for cancer study: Minden residents recall more innocent times when coal was king
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When home turf becomes ground zero for cancer study: Minden residents recall more innocent times when coal was king

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald MINDEN, W.Va. — Two decades before Shaffer’s Equipment became synonymous with PCBs and cancer studies, it was just part of life for 72-year-old Percy Fruit and other neighborhood children in the 1960’s, when coal was still king and Minden was a thriving community. “We grew up around coal. It was […]

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EPA sampling properties adjacent to Arbuckle Creek

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald MINDEN, W.Va. — A number of cancer patients from Minden who lived near a PCB dumping site are showing an “unusual” and aggressive form of lymphoma in a local study, an Oak Hill physician reported Wednesday. Dr. Hassan Amjad said he’s also seeing higher than typically anticipated cases of multiple […]

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#AlmostHeaven campaign gains momentum reaching 7 million hits

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, WVa.  — A social media hashtag being used to promote West Virginia’s assets both within the state and beyond now has a hit count in the millions, a representative of Wild, Wonderful West Virginia said Friday. The #AlmostHeaven campaign, which encourages residents to photograph local sights, businesses, and […]

W.Va. growing a record of changing laws to head off lawsuits
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W.Va. growing a record of changing laws to head off lawsuits

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In August 2016, shortly after the Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature passed a right-to-work bill that would have prevented labor unions from charging non-members union dues, Kanawha County Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey issued a preliminary injunction against the new legislation. Agreeing with the arguments of the AFL-CIO […]

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Bill to sell Hopemont Hospital is dead

By THERESA MARTHEY The Preston County News & Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The bill to sell Hopemont Hospital that passed in the House of Delegates late Friday afternoon, subsequently died on the Senate floor around 8 p.m. Friday evening. The House of Delegates passed an amended version of Senate Bill No. 1011 entitled the “Sale […]

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