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McKinley joins effort to avert home health cuts

WHEELING, W.Va. – Rep. David McKinley is one of 16 House Republicans signing on to co-sponsor a bill that would reverse cuts in Medicare payments to home health care providers announced last year by the Obama administration. In November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced plans to reduce payments to in-home care providers […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, July 28

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, July 28, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HOW MORE POLLUTION BECOMES A BIG EXPORT AS U.S. AIMS FOR CLEANER AIR […]

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By July 25, 2014 Read More →

Kanawha commissioners seek to oust prosecutor

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County commissioners voted unanimously to draft a petition to remove Prosecutor Mark Plants from office. Commissioner Dave Hardy made the motion during Thursday evening’s commission meeting. The motion came during discussion of payment for special prosecutors Sidney Bell, who is handling the criminal case against Plants, and Don Morris, who has […]

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W.Va.’s 2nd District U.S. House candidates face off
By July 25, 2014 Read More →

W.Va.’s 2nd District U.S. House candidates face off

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It wasn’t really a debate: The candidates had seen the questions ahead of time, and they didn’t take any other questions from the audience or each other. But the two major-party candidates for the U.S. House seat in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District — Democrat Nick Casey and Republican Alex Mooney — […]

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By July 25, 2014 Read More →

W.Va. workers’ compensation rates to drop again

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia employers are set to see their workers’ compensation premiums drop by about $32 million in the coming year, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Thursday. It will be employers’ tenth consecutive reduction in workers’ comp rates when it takes effect later this year. Tomblin said the National Council on Compensation Insurance […]

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Cabell County bell tower repair costs rising
By July 25, 2014 Read More →

Cabell County bell tower repair costs rising

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The condition of Cabell County’s courthouse bell tower was much worse than many imagined, and the county is now faced with paying considerably more for restoring it, officials said Thursday. A contractor told county commissioners the ongoing renovation revealed major damage from a lightning strike, collapsed areas of its outer roof and […]

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Car-charging station dedicated in Martinsburg
By July 25, 2014 Read More →

Car-charging station dedicated in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Main Street Martinsburg celebrated the first completely free electric car-charging station in West Virginia on Thursday with a ribbon cutting, demonstrations and rides in electric cars. “It’s a totally different driving experience,” Rick Rohn, master of ceremonies for the occasion, told the crowd. He owns two electric cars and is a vocal […]

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By July 25, 2014 Read More →

Mineral County tackles teacher substitute costs

KEYSER, W.Va. — The Mineral County Board of Education says unpaid absences, or “dock” days, taken by a growing number of teachers are keeping students from receiving the education they deserve and costing the county thousands of dollars. They have therefore revised the county’s policy for leaves of absence and that policy is now out […]

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Greenbrier nears ticket cutoff for Saints picnic
By July 25, 2014 Read More →

Greenbrier nears ticket cutoff for Saints picnic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The community response to the New Orleans Saints’ three-week visit to The Greenbrier for training camp can be described best in one word that Greenbrier owner Jim Justice, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and Saints head coach Sean Payton all used Thursday when discussing the team’s first 24-plus hours in […]

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By July 25, 2014 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, July 25

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, July 25, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. FRANCE SENDS SOLDIERS TO GUARD AIR ALGERIE WRECK French interior minister says that […]

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