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West Virginia’s Green Bank scope tracks object for signs of alien design
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West Virginia’s Green Bank scope tracks object for signs of alien design

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail GREEN BANK, W.Va. — Could a mysterious, cigar-shaped object believed to have come from another star system and now streaking toward Jupiter at speeds approaching 200,000 miles per hour be a probe from a distant civilization? Probably not, according to scientists with Breakthrough Listen, the global astronomical program searching for […]

West Virginia’s adult smoker ranks decline
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West Virginia’s adult smoker ranks decline

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The number of adult smokers in the state has declined over the past five years, according to a report released Tuesday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health. According to the DHHR’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, the number of adults […]

West Virginia University president’s Gee Mail: The Best of 2017
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West Virginia University president’s Gee Mail: The Best of 2017

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — With 2018 lurking around the corner, West Virginia University President Gordon Geebids farewell to the year in this look at the Best of Gee Mail: 2017 edition. “Though I am not one to gaze longingly into the rearview mirror, it is important to reflect on the joys and successes of […]

West Virginia House representatives urging Senate to back CHIP
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West Virginia House representatives urging Senate to back CHIP

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Studies have shown if Congress does not reauthorize CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), costs would increase for children with chronic conditions and overall children’s health could worsen. In a release Tuesday, Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., said he is urging the Senate to reauthorize the program. Jenkins, along […]

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Human rights commission headed to Fairmont voters

By CARTER WALKER Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Fairmont City Council did not set a public hearing on a proposed repeal of the human rights commission ordinance on Tuesday, sending the issue to a ballot vote in November of 2018. “I don’t think anybody on council was going to change their mind on the […]

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WesBanco expands W.Va. presence with First Sentry acquisition

By JIM ROSS The State Journal HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — Another bank name could disappear from West Virginia next year as WesBanco, the state’s largest bank, completes its acquisition of Huntington-based First Sentry Bank. The two banks announced the deal last month. It marked a change for WesBanco, whose acquisition strategy had focused on growth markets […]

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Brooke County gas lease gains OK from commission

By WARREN SCOTT The Weirton Daily Times WELLSBURG, W.Va.  — The Brooke County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to lease three small county-owned parcels in McKinleyville for natural gas drilling. Commission President Tim Ennis said the county will receive $2,646 for signing the lease with Southwestern Energy and 18 percent of royalties from natural gas collected […]

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West Virginia Woman’s March group to protest GOP tax plan in Beckley

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The West Virginia Women’s March will protest the Republican effort to rewrite the tax code at noon Saturday in downtown Beckley. The protest will begin at Rep. Evan Jenkin’s office, 307 Prince St., and will continue to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s office at 220 N. Kanawha St. Anyone interested […]

Gingerbread Festival begins at West Virginia’s Blennerhassett Hotel
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Gingerbread Festival begins at West Virginia’s Blennerhassett Hotel

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — More than 40 entries are in the 2017 Gingerbread Festival at the Blennerhassett Hotel where judges this week will evaluate the decorative and edible exhibits. All proceeds from the $25 entry fee and the money raised through the People’s Choice competition will go to […]

WV Supreme Court grants access to warehouse housing antique desk, leather couch
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WV Supreme Court grants access to warehouse housing antique desk, leather couch

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After two weeks of denying Gazette-Mail requests to tour its warehouse in Kanawha City, the Supreme Court Tuesday provided media access to the facility, currently housing an antique walnut “Cass Gilbert” desk and a leather couch recently removed from the home of Chief Justice Allen Loughry. Inside […]