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10 things to know: Monday, April 30

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, April 30, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TWIN SUICIDE BOMBING IN AFGHANISTAN KILLS DOZENS The coordinated bombings by the Islamic State group in Kabul killed at least […]

Coal extracted a steep price, now gas is taking West Virginia down same path
By April 27, 2018 Read More →

Coal extracted a steep price, now gas is taking West Virginia down same path

  Editor’s Note This article was produced in partnership with the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is supporting seven local and regional newsrooms this year, including the Gazette-Mail, as they work on important investigative projects affecting their communities. By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was a warm Monday afternoon in late […]

Governor kicks off start of West Virginia construction season, urges caution among motorists
By April 27, 2018 Read More →

Governor kicks off start of West Virginia construction season, urges caution among motorists

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald SANDSTONE, W.Va.  — As dozens of vehicles passed on either side of I-64, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice joined nearly two dozen workers Thursday morning in the median to kick off construction season. Clad in a hard hat and neon safety vest, the governor shook hands with the workers and […]

By April 27, 2018 Read More →

As EPA administrator faces criticism, West Virginia congressmen jump to his defense

By KATE MISHKIN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite a series of searing questions targeted at Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt in two congressional hearings Thursday, West Virginia’s congressmen were not among Pruitt’s tough critics. Pruitt, facing criticism from Democrats and Republicans following reports of excessive spending of taxpayer money and potential conflicts of […]

By April 27, 2018 Read More →

Huntington receives $800,000 EPA grant to clean up brownfields

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Plans to redevelop Huntington’s brownfield sites, primarily located in the Highlawn area, will be aided once again by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. On Thursday, the city of Huntington announced it had been selected to receive an $800,000 brownfields environmental revolving loan fund grant. […]

By April 27, 2018 Read More →

Jefferson County sees record number change affiliation to Independent ahead of May 8

By ROBERT SNYDER Spirit of Jefferson CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.  — Dr. Seuss’s classic tale “The Sneetches” tells the story of a race of beings separated by a single distinguishing characteristic — the presence or absence of a green, five-pointed star on their abdomens. One genus of the species has them and one genus doesn’t until […]

By April 27, 2018 Read More →

By April 27, 2018 Read More →

Legislation introduced to expand West Virginia’s Handle with Care program

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W. Va. — A group of U.S. Senators have introduced the Handle with Care Act to recognize and build on the successful program in West Virginia, which aids children impacted by the opioid epidemic. The Handle with Care program connects children who interact with law enforcement in domestic violence situations, drug […]

By April 27, 2018 Read More →

10 West Virginia state parks to host deer hunts in fall

By NANCY PEYTON HD Media CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s state parks have hosted deer hunts before, but not like the ones they’re planning to host this fall. Twenty-one three-day managed hunts will take place in 10 parks — a sharp break from recent years, when single-day hunts were held in only one or two […]

Panel on race relations draws crowd in Wheeling
By April 27, 2018 Read More →

Panel on race relations draws crowd in Wheeling

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — A panel discussing race relations said progress on the issue is “stagnant”in the city, and it needs continuing improvement. About 50 people turned out Thursday for “An Average Everyday Discussion about Race”hosted by the Wheeling YWCA. The event was moderated by Ron Scott, culture […]