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MLK Day celebrated in Charleston
By January 17, 2017 Read More →

MLK Day celebrated in Charleston

Staff reports Charleston Gazette-Mail Residents came together Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Charleston. Local festivities began with a packed service at Asbury United Methodist Church in the morning, when David M. Fryson delivered the keynote address. Fryson is West Virginia University’s vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, […]

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ACA repeal may affect black lung patients, families
By January 16, 2017 Read More →

ACA repeal may affect black lung patients, families

By LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail BECKLEY, W.Va.  — Despite the disease that left him disabled, Gary Hairston looks back fondly on his time as a coal miner. “If I could be, I would be in there right now,” the 62-year-old Beckley resident said.   Hairston had been a coal miner more than 27 years when he […]

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Aide: New WV governor to support outgoing governor’s Boone County project
By January 13, 2017 Read More →

Aide: New WV governor to support outgoing governor’s Boone County project

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jim Justice’s chief of staff said Thursday that the new West Virginia governor is committed to pursuing development of the massive Rock Creek Development Park, in Boone County, which outgoing Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has touted as his major economic development initiative for the past year. “The […]

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WV AG Morrisey files lawsuit against paving companies
By January 12, 2017 Read More →

WV AG Morrisey files lawsuit against paving companies

By ELAINA SAUBER and KATE WHITE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office on Wednesday became the latest to file a lawsuit against paving and asphalt companies accused of pushing out competition and making room for inflated prices.  “This is collusion, plain and simple,” Morrisey said during a news conference. […]

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By January 11, 2017 Read More →

Incidents of reported bullying remain constant in W.Va. schools

By SARAH PLUMMER The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia Department of Education data show the number of bullying incidents reported across the state’s 55 school districts has remained constant over the last three school years. Shelly Stalnaker, with the WVDE Division of School Effectiveness, Tuesday presented the 2015-2016 Report on Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying […]

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By January 10, 2017 Read More →

2 drug distributors to pay $36M to settle WV painkiller lawsuits

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two of the nation’s largest drug wholesalers have agreed to pay a combined $36 million to settle lawsuits that allege the companies benefited from West Virginia’s problem with prescription drug abuse. Cardinal Health, the largest supplier of drugs in West Virginia, will pay the state $20 million. […]

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By January 9, 2017 Read More →

Justice Commerce pick paid $150,000 in deal with EPA

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two days after Christmas, Gov.-elect Jim Justice announced he was appointing businessman Woody Thrasher as Secretary of Commerce. Thrasher is president of the Thrasher Group, the largest engineering firm in West Virginia. In a press release, Justice noted Thrasher is also managing partner of the White Oaks business park near […]

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By January 6, 2017 Read More →

State’s economy showing signs of improvement

By DANIEL TYSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — According to a report from The Commonwealth Fund, West Virginia stands to lose 16,000 jobs in 2019 if portions of the Affordable Care Act are repealed. The incoming administration and Congress have placed a high priority on repealing federal premium tax credits that help low and middle […]

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By January 6, 2017 Read More →

Frigid temperatures in forecast through weekend

By SARAH GOODRICH Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Marion County residents will be bundling up as cold temperatures come through the area the next couple of days. According to Accuweather.com, today’s weather should be cloudy with a temperature of 22 degrees. The area saw some snowfall throughout Thursday afternoon into the evening, and senior meteorologist […]

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By January 5, 2017 Read More →

WV Supreme Court administrator Canterbury ousted

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After 11½ years, Steve Canterbury is out as state Supreme Court administrator. Contacted Wednesday afternoon, Canterbury said he did not have time to discuss his abrupt termination, since he had been given a limited amount of time to clear out his office at the Capitol. Subsequent calls […]

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