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Nick Casey says firing was unexpected, fuming that Gov. Justice blamed wife’s politics
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Nick Casey says firing was unexpected, fuming that Gov. Justice blamed wife’s politics

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ousted gubernatorial chief of staff Nick Casey said he was flabbergasted when Gov. Jim Justice fired him less than two weeks after asking him to stay in the administration despite Justice’s flip to the Republican Party, but said he is furious that Justice blamed his wife, Mary, […]

By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Budget office: WV Rainy Day funds in good shape

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite numerous raids by the Legislature to balance recent state budgets, the state’s Rainy Day emergency reserve funds remain healthy, budget officials told legislators Monday. Currently, the two Rainy Day funds have a total of $692 million, or equal to more than 16 percent of the state’s […]

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Pregnant women in W.Va. show high rates of tobacco use

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — One reason for poor infant outcomes, according to local health care experts, is the high rate of tobacco use among pregnant women in West Virginia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that roughly 8.4 percent of women in the U.S. smoke during pregnancy. But rates […]

By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Trump’s Interior Department moves to stop mountaintop removal study

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Trump administration officials have told the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to halt a review of the increased public health risks faced by Appalachian residents who live near mountaintop removal coal-mining sites, the academies revealed in a statement issued Monday. Word of the U.S. […]

Hundreds gather at Grandview to view solar eclipse
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Hundreds gather at Grandview to view solar eclipse

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald GRANDVIEW, W.Va.  — Armed with a makeshift viewing box constructed from a diaper box, a shoe box and an old camera lens, Ray Parent and his family gathered on a picnic blanket in a grassy area at the New River Gorge National River at Grandview. “I made it in about […]

Crowds flock to Grand Vue Park in Moundsville to see solar eclipse
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Crowds flock to Grand Vue Park in Moundsville to see solar eclipse

By ALAN OLSEN The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Dozens of visitors joined hundreds of local students Monday afternoon to see the first solar eclipse in the U.S. for nearly 40 years, joined by Wheeling’s SMART Centre to maximize the value of the rare occasion. Marshall County middle school students came to Grand […]

By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Two people dead at WV jails Monday

Staff reports Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two people died in separate incidents at state jails Monday, including a Putnam County man sentenced to life in prison for killing a woman with whom he allegedly had an affair. Authorities found Philip Casto, 35, unresponsive in his cell at Mount Olive Correctional Complex, according to a […]

WV OMEGA appoints Nelson president
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

WV OMEGA appoints Nelson president

Staff report The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Traci Nelson has been appointed president of the West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA), the trade association which represents the state’s convenience stores, independent grocers and petroleum marketers, officials said. “Given her more than 20 years of experience working with OMEGA and its membership, there […]

A Fair amount of bull
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

A Fair amount of bull

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. — Alex Jenks gets bucked off as he competes in the International Bullriding Tour event Monday evening at the 65th Annual Jefferson County Fair. jefferson county fair west virginia 2015 (Photo by Ron Agnir) See more from The Journal

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By August 22, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Tuesday, Aug. 22

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ‘FIGHT TO WIN’ Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, Trump recommits the U.S. to the 16-year-old war in […]