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Sides meet for gag order hearing in Blankenship case, defense will request venue change
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Sides meet for gag order hearing in Blankenship case, defense will request venue change

By Brandi UnderwoodWest Virginia Press Association BECKLEY, W.Va. — Lawyers from both sides met for a hearing Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Irene Berger regarding the recent challenge of a court-imposed gag order in the case of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. The gag order, implemented by Berger on Nov. 21, restricts access to court documents and also prohibits legal counsel […]

WVU’s Luck accepts executive vice president position with NCAA
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WVU’s Luck accepts executive vice president position with NCAA

By WVU Relations/News MORGANTOWN W.Va. – West Virginia University’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Associate Vice President Oliver Luck has accepted the newly created position of executive vice president of regulatory affairs with the National Collegiate Athletic Association effective Jan. 15, WVU President Gordon Gee and NCAA President Mark Emmert announced Wednesday (Dec. 17). Nearly 1,100 colleges and universities are members of the non-profit […]

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W.Va. delegates get plum assignments in Congress

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Political payback is a wonderful thing, at times. Two of West Virginia’s newly-elected Congressional members were appointed to their chambers’ Appropriations committees, a much sought after appointment usually reserved for politicians with years of political capital. Congressman-elect Evan Jenkins and Senator-elect Shelley Moore Capito were named to the powerful Appropriations committees, where members […]

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Parkersburg also approves a 1 percent sales tax

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Parkersburg City Council gave final approval to a 1 percent municipal sales tax Tuesday, but several other motions failed as 4-4 ties, including the selection of a council president and vice president and creation of a land reuse agency. “We now have seen a divide after two years in the council,” outgoing […]

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Wheeling doubles its sales tax, cuts B&O rates

WHEELING, W.Va. — City Council members believe doubling the sales tax is the final piece of the puzzle to resolving severely underfunded police and fire pension plans, so they put the final piece of that puzzle into place Tuesday by voting unanimously to increase the rate from 0.5 percent to 1 percent, starting July 1. […]

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Judge strikes down Morgantown truck ordinance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County judge ruled Tuesday, Dec. 16, that a Morgantown ordinance restricting heavy truck traffic is illegal because state code trumps city law regarding state highways. Morgantown unsuccessfully argued that state code allows the city to control traffic on certain types of connecting roads. The judge disagreed and ruled the ordinance […]

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Rockefeller looks back on 30 years in the Senate
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Rockefeller looks back on 30 years in the Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Did we torture people over the last 13 years? “Yeah,” said Sen. Jay Rockefeller. “Sure did.” Rockefeller, a member and former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which last week released its comprehensive report on the CIA’s detention programs, said his committee found out about the torture before President George W. Bush […]

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Caterpillar moving call center to Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — New jobs will be coming to downtown Bluefield with the New Year when a major heavy equipment company moves one of its call centers into the community. Mercer County’s business community learned Tuesday during a meeting of the Development Authority of Mercer County that Caterpillar was moving a call center now located in […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Dec. 17

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. PAKISTAN VOWS TO RETALIATE AGAINST TALIBANResponding to a horrific attack on a school, the […]

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Japanese firm to move US headquarters to Putnam

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Diamond Electric, an automotive coil ignition manufacturer based in Japan, has announced it will move its North American headquarters from Michigan to Eleanor. The move consolidates Diamond’s main U.S. office with its existing operation in Putnam County, which currently employs 335. “Today, West Virginia takes another step toward a brighter future,” Gov. […]

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