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Parkersburg informs its residents of tax savings

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Households and businesses in the city will save an average of $100 a year after the elimination of the business and occupation tax on electric and gas utilities, according to a letter being sent out with this month’s municipal fee bills. The B&O on those utilities was eliminated, along with the B&O […]

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W.Va. lawmakers told of rising miner drug abuse

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Eugene White went to work in the coal mines in the 1970s, he observed miners who came to work drunk sometimes. Some miners used marijuana, but there was no drug testing, he said. White, now the director of the Office of Mine Health, Safety and Training told legislators on the Joint […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Oct. 20

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. WHOM CANADIANS ELECT TO RUN THE GOVERNMENT Justin Trudeau, the son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, becomes […]

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2015 Charleston Walk to end Alzheimer’s set for Saturday
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2015 Charleston Walk to end Alzheimer’s set for Saturday

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Residents have an opportunity to help battle Alzheimer’s disease on Saturday by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association 2015 Charleston Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting residents of Charleston and surrounding areas to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions.   “Taking part in the Walk to […]

President Obama to discuss opioid abuse in Charleston
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President Obama to discuss opioid abuse in Charleston

By Joel Ebert The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For his first visit to West Virginia in five years, President Barack Obama will head to Charleston’s East End for a discussion on the country’s prescription drug and heroin epidemic. The East End Family Resource Center will host the president in the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center building Wednesday […]

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Pocahontas County’s three senior centers may close

MARLINTON, W.Va. — Pocahontas County Senior Citizens Inc. is facing possible closure following another round of budget cuts in Charleston. The nonprofit organization is at a crossroads, the result of several consecutive years of state budget cuts, a loss of federal funding and the impending raise of the state’s minimum wage, administrators said. “Right now, […]

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Cost of producing power from gas way down

WHEELING, W.Va. — Largely due to fracking in shale formations such as the Marcellus and Utica, the cost of producing electricity from natural gas fell from being 5.5 times more than coal in 2008 to only about 1.4 times as much as coal this year. According to the New York Mercantile Exchange, the cost for […]

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Audit cites misuse of Shepherd University credit cards

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Misuse of state P-Card credit cards by staff for inappropriate purchases — in one case, including condoms and sexual enhancement aids — continues to be a problem at Shepherd University, legislative auditors said Sunday. Inappropriate transactions cited in Sunday’s audit include $1,271 for non-work-related dress clothes purchased by campus police; over $1,000 […]

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Morrisey puts GOP political operative on state payroll

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has hired a veteran political strategist from Walla Walla, Washington, and put him on the state payroll. Lance James Henderson, 51, who last worked for Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s re-election campaign in 2014, was hired last month as Morrisey’s deputy chief of staff, a newly created […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Oct. 19

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. CLASH OF NARRATIVES DRIVES EVENTS IN HOLY LAND Israelis and Palestinians cannot agree on what they see, how […]

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