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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will visit Wheeling on Saturday
By April 7, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will visit Wheeling on Saturday

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will come to Wheeling Saturday morning to make a major announcement regarding the future of the greyhound breeders industry, according to information provided by Wheeling Vice Mayor Chad Thalman. Justice’s words will come just hours before a deadline to […]

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Upper Big Branch Mine tragedy brings reflections
By April 6, 2017 Read More →

Upper Big Branch Mine tragedy brings reflections

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On the seventh anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that took the lives of 29 coal miners, lawmakers reflected on the tragic day. “Today our hearts are heavy with the sad memory of the tragic Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster,” said Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., […]

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Former Secretary of State Natalie Tennant joins Brennan Center
By April 5, 2017 Read More →

Former Secretary of State Natalie Tennant joins Brennan Center

Staff reports The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law announced April 4 that former WV Secretary of State Natalie Tennant had joined the Center as manager of state advocacy on voting rights and elections. Tennant, a Democrat, was first elected as Secretary of State in 2009 […]

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By April 4, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia ranked fourth most stressed state in the nation

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — According to a recently released WalletHub analysis, West Virginia is the fourth most stressed state in the nation, largely due to job security and poor health. To determine the states with the highest stress levels, WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across […]

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By April 3, 2017 Read More →

Survey: West Virginians unhappy with internet service

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginians give low marks to their internet service, according to a statewide survey. Nearly 75 percent of those who took the online survey said they’re dissatisfied with the cost of their internet. Sixty percent complained about reliability — those times when the internet isn’t working. And […]

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By April 3, 2017 Read More →

Educational centers look to meet drop in support

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia’s regional education service agencies are facing the loss of about $3.5 million in state funding annually, but the amount represents only a drop in a $50 million yearly budget bucket for the eight RESAs across the state, according to figures provided by […]

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By March 31, 2017 Read More →

Capito, Manchin urge funding for Appalachian Regional Commission

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Ten U.S. Senators representing six states and both political parties are urging the president to protect federal funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Since ARC was created in 1965, the federal-state partnership has partnered with states, localities and the business community to support the creation of […]

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Manchin tells Parkersburg family’s story while addressing W.Va.’s addiction woes
By March 30, 2017 Read More →

Manchin tells Parkersburg family’s story while addressing W.Va.’s addiction woes

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator talked about a Parkersburg family on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday in illustrating the need for national lawmakers to take action in dealing with the drug addiction problem facing the country. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke on the Senate […]

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Baseball documentary bringing national attention to Bluefield and Princeton
By March 28, 2017 Read More →

Baseball documentary bringing national attention to Bluefield and Princeton

By CHARLES OWENS BLUEFIELD — The cities of Bluefield and Princeton will be getting some national attention Wednesday courtesy of a new documentary airing on the Viceland Network. The documentary, called “Rivals: The Mercer Cup,” will air as part of the “Vice World of Sports” series. A film crew spent several days last summer filming in Bluefield and Princeton, both […]

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Steven Paine to serve again as WV Superintendent of Schools
By March 24, 2017 Read More →

Steven Paine to serve again as WV Superintendent of Schools

Staff reports The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education voted unanimously March 23 to appoint Steven Paine as the state’s next Superintendent of Schools. Paine will begin serving Monday, March 27 at a salary of $230,000 per year, the same as his predecessor, Michael Martirano, whose last day in the […]

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