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ACLU: Elkins police chief memo is ‘shocking’

By MATTHEW BURDETTE The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — A memorandum by former Elkins Police Chief Craig Cross that referred to drug dealers as “cockroaches” and urged officers to use force and intimidation tactics has not only divided the community, but it also has raised legal questions as to the status of cases moving through the court system. […]

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Fairmont Senior High School’s Poling honored as Teacher of the Year
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Fairmont Senior High School’s Poling honored as Teacher of the Year

Staff Report Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Toni Poling, the 2017 West Virginia Teacher of the Year, was presented a check for $5,000 and a new Toyota car Wednesday afternoon in Charleston. Governor Jim Justice’s Chief of Staff, Nick Casey, joined State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Martirano, West Virginia Board of Education President […]

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West Virginia’s oil and gas industry tries new approach in Legislature
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West Virginia’s oil and gas industry tries new approach in Legislature

By JESS MANCINI The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — An oil and gas industry group is changing its approach for the West Virginia Legislature’s upcoming session on bills promoting Marcellus and Utica shale drilling.  Rather than pushing for a bill allowing forced pooling, as the group has done in recent years, the West Virginia Oil […]

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By February 8, 2017 Read More →

WV DEP lax in its mining oversight, 3-year federal investigation says

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A three-year investigation by the U.S. Department of the Interior has documented persistent failures by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to enforce state rules governing the coal-mining industry, including a lack of proper water quality monitoring, poor oversight of reclamation standards and inconsistent efforts to […]

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Order expands required C8 testing area
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Order expands required C8 testing area

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Testing of public and private water wells for C8 in an expanded geographic area got under way even before an amended order between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and DuPont and Chemours was finalized, EPA officials said. The expanded area follows Interstate 77 from southern […]

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WV to hand out 8,000 OD-reversal kits

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Naloxone, the drug that can counteract overdoses of heroin and other opiates, is being used by some emergency responders and groups in parts of West Virginia. Now, the state Department of Health and Human Resources has received a federal grant to distribute naloxone to police departments, fire […]

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Carmichael: Legislature seeks to create atmosphere for job creation
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Carmichael: Legislature seeks to create atmosphere for job creation

By JANET METZNER The Weirton Daily Times CHARLESTON, W.Va  — State government’s job is to create an environment ripe for job creation — but not to create those jobs itself, according to West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael. Carmichael, R-Jackson, told reporters Friday at The Associated Press’ annual Legislative Lookahead in Charleston that he plans […]

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By February 3, 2017 Read More →

Armstead: Tax reform, budget cuts key to balancing WV budget

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Balancing West Virginia’s budget will require broadening the state’s tax base, privatizing some government operations and making significant cuts in state spending, according to West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead. Armstead, R-Kanawha, hosted a small breakfast meeting with media Thursday morning in his office at the […]

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By February 2, 2017 Read More →

WV school board to host emergency meeting

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal Members of the West Virginia Board of Education will meet in emergency session at 11 a.m. today in Building 6 of the state Capitol complex in Charleston. The board will meet to pick replacements for former School Board President Mike Green and Vice President Lloyd Jackson, who announced their resignations […]

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By February 2, 2017 Read More →

Manchin opposing, Capito supporting DeVos as Trump’s ed secretary

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s U.S. senators indicated Wednesday they won’t agree during the upcoming confirmation vote for Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Education Secretary. “As a former Governor, I understand how crucial it is for an executive leader to have his team in place, but I […]

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