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Campaign to keep Affordable Care Act starts in WV
By November 23, 2016 Read More →

Campaign to keep Affordable Care Act starts in WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As Republican congressional leaders and president-elect Donald Trump are considering the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Sylvia Burwell is trying to show people the benefits of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and West Virginia native was in Charleston Tuesday to kick […]

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By November 23, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Nov. 23

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT INDUSTRY COULD BENEFIT FROM IMMIGRATION PLAN Some analysts believe the prison population could climb under the Trump […]

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Gaunch yields WV Senate presidency to Carmichael
By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Gaunch yields WV Senate presidency to Carmichael

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a brief flirtation with running for the president’s chair in the West Virginia Senate, a Kanawha County senator has ended his candidacy. Sen. Ed Gaunch, R-Kanawha, confirmed Monday he has ended his candidacy for Senate president, and has pledged his support to Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, for the post. Carmichael, […]

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Tomblin talks trade and Trump on Cuba trip
By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Tomblin talks trade and Trump on Cuba trip

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin spent three days in Cuba on a trade mission last week, talking about business opportunities for West Virginia companies on the island and answering questions about President-elect Donald Trump. Tomblin was the first U.S. governor to visit Cuba since Trump’s victory in the presidential election. During the presidential campaign, […]

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WV’s buck season gets off to good, not great start
By November 22, 2016 Read More →

WV’s buck season gets off to good, not great start

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wildlife officials say West Virginia’s buck season is off to a good start. At dawn on opening day, cold, clear, near-ideal weather conditions prevailed over most of the Mountain State, and hunters wasted no time putting deer on the ground. George Deal of Red House opened his season in spectacular fashion. Hunting in […]

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Charleston police, fire pension plan deficit spikes
By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Charleston police, fire pension plan deficit spikes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The unfunded liability in Charleston’s older pension plan for firefighters and police officers jumped more than $40 million over one year, but the city’s treasurer says it’s likely “a one-time event.” The unfunded liability is limited to police and fire department employees hired before June 1, 2011, whose pensions are handled through the […]

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By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Eastern Panhandle pipeline clears PSC hurdle

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Last Thursday the Berkeley County Council decided during its meeting to send a letter supporting the proposed Mountaineer Gas pipeline — which would span across the Eastern Panhandle — but that letter was never able to be sent. Norwood Bentley, legal counsel for the county, said the council decided not to send […]

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By November 22, 2016 Read More →

Richwood fighting FEMA school condemnations

BECKLEY, W.Va. — With the support of City Council, Richwood Mayor Bob Henry Baber is slated to publicly rescind a letter that condemned the town’s middle and high schools today on the steps of the State Capitol. Baber said City Council, not the state or federal government, has all legal purview over the demolition of […]

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By November 22, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Nov. 22

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HOW TRUMP’S PICK FOR AG COULD INFLUENCE BORDERS Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions has been Congress’ leading advocate for […]

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Hope Village rises in White Sulphur Springs
By November 21, 2016 Read More →

Hope Village rises in White Sulphur Springs

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Attending a recent open house in the offices of Homes for White Sulphur Springs Inc. — the nonprofit corporation that is guiding the Hope Valley development on Big Draft Road — a future resident of a one-bedroom villa said she longs for the day she can move into her new home. […]

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