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WV official used subcontractor apartment rent-free
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WV official used subcontractor apartment rent-free

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For at least four years, West Virginia Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein had the use of a rent-free garage apartment provided by a state prison subcontractor, according to an investigative report. Rubenstein recently signed a deal with Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Miller’s office to refer the investigation to the state Ethics Commission. […]

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WVU Medicine offers bonuses as it seeks 200 nurses

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU Medicine is offering $10,000 sign-on bonuses and other incentives in an effort to hire 200 nurses in 150 days, amid a growing shortage of nurses nationwide. According to Deveran George, director of talent management and physician recruitment, WVU Medicine is more than halfway to its goal, with a total of 1,783 […]

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Wheeling mourns mother, two sons killed in fire
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Wheeling mourns mother, two sons killed in fire

WHEELING, W.Va. — The odor of smoke lingered in the air Monday evening as friends and neighbors laid flowers, toys and messages of love in front of the charred remains of 1103 1/2 McColloch St., the home where a mother, her two sons and the family dog lost their lives earlier that morning. Tracy Daugherty […]

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Early voting turnout may set WV record

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Secretary of State Natalie Tennant says West Virginia is on track to see record early-voter turnout this election year. As of Monday morning, 84,517 early ballots had been cast state-wide, Tennant said. During the 2016 primary, a total of 100,962 early ballots were cast, and in the 2014 general election only 97,323 […]

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With C8 filters ready, Vienna to restart water system

VIENNA, W.Va. — The City of Vienna will officially go back on its own water today at 10 a.m. Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp said the carbon filters put in place this summer by Chemours are working as expected, prompting the move to disconnect the City of Vienna from the City of Parkersburg’s water system. ”We […]

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WV’s second tech training center opens in Fairmont
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WV’s second tech training center opens in Fairmont

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III cut the ceremonial ribbon Monday at the dedication ceremony of the second of two state-of-the art Advanced Technology Centers (ATC) in West Virginia, the latest located at the I-79 Technology Park. The 65,416 square-foot, two-story, multi-faceted training facility will host […]

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WVU study shows more WV college grads staying

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A new study conducted by West Virginia University for the Higher Education Policy Commission shows that more students are graduating from public higher education institutions and more college graduates are employed in West Virginia. The study, “From Higher Education to Work in West Virginia, 2014” shows that 2,500 more graduates were working […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Nov. 1

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. BATTLE FOR MOSUL NOW BEING FOUGHT IN CITY OUTSKIRTS Fighting rages as Iraq’s special forces begin their assault […]

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By October 31, 2016 Read More →

Outside groups spend more than $15M on WV races

BECKLEY, W.Va. — With nine days until the election, outside special interest groups spent more than $15 million trying to influence voters’ decision on who can best lead West Virginia, three times the amount spent four years ago. That amount nearly rivals what candidates for the executive, legislative and judicial offices have spent, a total of […]

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President of strapped Boone school board resigns

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The president of the Boone County Board of Education abruptly resigned Friday afternoon amid the district’s struggles to slash millions of dollars from its already bare bones budget, the second leader to do so within five months. Mark Sumpter, 50, signed his resignation letter Friday in the office of Superintendent Jeff Huffman […]

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