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U.S. Reps. McKinley, Johnson blast Facebook CEO Zuckerberg over ads
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U.S. Reps. McKinley, Johnson blast Facebook CEO Zuckerberg over ads

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley told Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg he and Facebook were “hurting people” with its failure to quickly remove ads on the site that push illegal opioids. The exchange Wednesday resulted in the questioned ads being removed by the end of […]

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West Virginia might let counties switch standardized test from SAT to ACT

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, WVa. — West Virginia’s state schools superintendent expressed openness Wednesday to allowing counties in the future to give their public high school students the ACT instead of the SAT as their standardized test, despite the state previously picking the SAT over the ACT to become the statewide standardized test […]

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West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission proposes $9.2 million cut to WVU funding

By KAYLA GAGNON The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU could lose $9.2 million of its state funding. A recent proposed formula by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission would distribute funding to state universities based on the amount of high-risk and in-state students. The only state colleges slotted to lose money are WVU, […]

Police records: Suspect in decapitation of local man has history of erratic behavior, violence
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Police records: Suspect in decapitation of local man has history of erratic behavior, violence

By SAMANTHA PERRY Bluefield Daily Telegraph MARION, Va. — A woman accused of decapitating a Mercer County man has a history of erratic behavior, drug abuse and violence, police records show. Roena Cheryl Mills, 41, of Rural Retreat, Va., is charged with second-degree murder in the Easter Sunday death of Bo White, 29, of Lerona. […]

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Microwave chemistry research heats up at WVU

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Similar to how microwave ovens heat soup but not the bowl, researchers at West Virginia Universityare exploring the possibility of heating one solution component selectively over others in chemical reactions. The research is led at WVU by Gregory Dudley, the Eberly Family Distinguished Professor and chair of the C. Eugene […]

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West Virginia group training workers to install solar panels

By DAVE LAVENDER The HD Media LOGAN, W.Va. — A small group of people here are indeed “Mining The Sun,” as is the motto of Shepherdstown-based Solar Holler, which has been working with the nonprofit Coalfield Development Corp. of Wayne to help train workers here to install solar panels. These days, those workers for Solar […]

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10 things to know: Thursday, April 12

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, April 12, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. SYRIAN FORCES RETAKE REBEL TOWN NEAR DAMASCUS The Russian military says the Syrian government is now in full control of […]

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West Virginia unveils new ‘Almost Heaven’ tourism campaign

 From the West Virginia Tourism Office: CHARLESTON, WV – Governor Jim Justice in partnership with the West Virginia Tourism Office today launched a new tourism campaign that positions West Virginia as “Almost Heaven” and invites visitors to find their version of heaven in the hills of West Virginia. The campaign launch follows a two-week-long photo […]

W.Va. Del. Bates presses for patience on PEIA planning
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W.Va. Del. Bates presses for patience on PEIA planning

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — While Gov. Jim Justice is pushing for a quick solution to structure and fund the state’s public employees health insurance plan, at least one member of the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) Task Force is preaching patience. The task force, in its second meeting, heard a detailed […]

W.Va.  PEIA Task Force gets crash course in PEIA operations, expenses
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W.Va. PEIA Task Force gets crash course in PEIA operations, expenses

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For about two hours Tuesday, members of the PEIA Task Force got a crash course in all things PEIA, including how the health care plan provider operates and why, like most health insurance programs, it is seeing its costs increase annually. “It’s our responsibility to understand this […]