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New WVU student president elected in tight race
By March 7, 2014 Read More →

New WVU student president elected in tight race

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — After weeks of campaigning, the Student Government Association elections have finally come to a close. Chris Nyden and Jake Evans, leaders of The Trusted Ticket, were named the 2014-15 SGA president and vice president. The Board of Governors was split between The Launch Party and The Trusted Ticket, with eight of […]

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By March 6, 2014 Read More →

West Virginia residents could see 4.4 precent electric rate increase

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Customers of Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power could see a 4.4 percent rate increase in their electric bills if a proposed rate increased in approved by the state Public Service Commission. Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power are seeking $68 million more from customers to make up for past and ongoing fuel costs, […]

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By March 6, 2014 Read More →

Legislators reduce proposed teacher pay raise

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lawmakers ratcheted back a proposed pay raise for teachers to $1,000 Wednesday. The House Education Committee changed the Senate bill earlier in the week from an $837 raise to a $6,000 raise over three years. Teachers unions did not expect the larger raise to stay in place. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin didn’t […]

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By March 6, 2014 Read More →

Some hope to restore Rx requirement in meth bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Backers of a bill mandating a prescription for the purchase of most medications containing pseudoephedrine were working to reinstate that requirement Wednesday after a legislative committee removed the provision the day before. Del. Don Perdue, D-Wayne, and others on Wednesday had pending floor amendments after the House Judiciary Committee had stripped Senate […]

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By March 6, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. Senate panel re-tools minimum-wage bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Senate Finance Committee passed a re-tooled minimum-wage bill that spreads the proposed hike across three years instead of two. Finance chairman Roman Prezioso said the plan is the result of negotiations in his office among the various parties — business and labor — that whittled the proposed options down from six […]

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Beckley men recount rescue of elderly siblings
By March 6, 2014 Read More →

Beckley men recount rescue of elderly siblings

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Two men who rescued an elderly sister and brother from a house fire in Beckley Monday night shared the details Wednesday with The Register-Herald. The kitchen of Elsie Worley, 83, and her brother, Jack Reed, located at 407 Teel Road, caught on fire around 7:30 p.m., apparently after Worley had been frying […]

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By March 6, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. House approves chemical storage tank bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After more than a month of debate by three committees, a half dozen hearings and about 100 amendments, the West Virginia House of Delegates has unanimously passed a bill in response to January’s Elk River chemical leak. Everyone agreed on the need for a bill — it passed 95-0 – but no […]

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By March 6, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, March 6

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, March 6, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. CRIMEA PARLIAMENT SETS REFERENDUM Local voters on March 16 will be asked whether […]

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By March 5, 2014 Read More →

‘Chilling’ movie scene plays out in downtown Elkins

ELKINS – Like a scene straight out of “A Christmas Story,” an area resident found himself in a rather compromising – and embarrassing – situation when his tongue became fused to a frigid downtown light pole during Monday’s inclement weather. Similar to the triple-dog dare flagpole shenanigan in the classic holiday film, an unidentified person […]

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Senate salutes WVU’s Gee with Bow Tie Tuesday
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Senate salutes WVU’s Gee with Bow Tie Tuesday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In fashion, everything old is eventually new again, whether it is bell-bottom pants, feathered hair or bow ties – even in the state Legislature. For the past two weeks, state senators have participated in “Bow Tie Tuesday,” paying homage to the fashion staple that’s seen a resurgence in recent years. Even lawmakers […]

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