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Some W.Va. homes set to be tested for MCHM

By Ken Ward Jr. and David Gutman Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia will fund an independent team of experts to test water in homes to try to determine long-term effects of the Elk River chemical spill, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tuesday. Over the next three weeks, the team will test water in […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Feb. 12

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HISTORY AWAITS SHANI DAVIS IN THE 1,000 METERS The American speedskater relishes a […]

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By February 11, 2014 Read More →

Huntington plans $20 million housing project redo

By Ben Fields The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A plan for improving the face of Huntington and the quality of life for its residents that has been on the shelf for the better part of the past two years has finally gotten a green light. Mayor Steve Williams announced that funds have been approved for […]

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WVU flies by Iowa State, 102-77
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WVU flies by Iowa State, 102-77

  By Justin Jackson The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — As the WVU men’s basketball team exited the WVU Coliseum floor Monday night, they were surrounded by hundreds of WVU students who screamed at the top of their lungs and bounced around in celebration. It was the best the Mountaineers were guarded all night. WVU […]

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‘Eye-opening’ comments lead to changes in leak bill
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‘Eye-opening’ comments lead to changes in leak bill

By Dave Boucher Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation introduced in the wake of the recent chemical leak will have a stronger focus on public health and communication when it comes up for a vote in a House committee Wednesday. The need for changes became clear after testimony showed problems with response to the […]

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Meth lab claims drain W.Va. crime victims fund

By Eric Eyre Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In two years, a state fund set up to help the victims of violent crimes has paid out $1.2 million to clean up West Virginia’s meth mess. Last year, the West Virginia Crime Victims Compensation Fund distributed $849,146 for methamphetamine lab cleanup costs, up from $378,404 in […]

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Ohio County parents vote no on year-round school
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Ohio County parents vote no on year-round school

By Joselyn King The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. – People told Ohio County Board of Education members Monday night they “want their summers back,” and they strongly oppose a year-round school calendar. More than 200 concerned citizens turned out for a town hall meeting at Wheeling Park High School to discuss the school district’s 2014 […]

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WVPA Sharing: Photo of Congressional Hearing on chemical leak available
By February 10, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Photo of Congressional Hearing on chemical leak available

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W.Va. agriculture audit reveals ‘extravagant’ expenses

By Pamela Pritt Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — “Extravagant” expenses, padded travel statements and improper accounting practices are among the charges revealed in the audit of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture from 2008-2012. The audit found more than $11,000 in potential improper expenditures for former commissioner Gus Douglass, including nearly $4,000 in reimbursement for a […]

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Dunbar School still a beloved Fairmont landmark
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Dunbar School still a beloved Fairmont landmark

  By Chelsi Baker Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — There was a time, not too long ago, when children were kept separate. White students went to Fairmont Senior High School, and black students went to the “Colored School,” later known as Dunbar. What is now considered Dunbar High School is located where Weatherwax becomes […]

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