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Crowd calls for unity in WVU’s Woodburn Circle
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Crowd calls for unity in WVU’s Woodburn Circle

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A large crowd braved a frosty autumn evening Nov. 14 to take part in a “unity circle” in front of Woodburn Hall on the WVU campus. The gathering was sponsored by the Student Government Association with the backing of more than 20 student organizations. Shani Waris, a junior, majoring in biomedical engineering […]

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Clay official loses job over racist Facebook post about Michelle Obama

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An official at a Clay County agency lost her job Monday after publishing a racist Facebook post criticizing first lady Michelle Obama. The mayor of Clay also was strongly criticized for commenting in approval of the post. Pamela Ramsey Taylor, an employee of the Clay Development Corporation, referred to the first lady […]

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Canvass lets Kanawha GOP legislator hold onto seat
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Canvass lets Kanawha GOP legislator hold onto seat

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A review Monday of absentee and provisional ballots cast in a West Virginia House of Delegates race didn’t change the outcome: Republican Delegate Brad White will hold onto his seat in Kanawha County’s 36th House District. In last week’s election, White squeaked by Delegate Nancy Guthrie, D-Kanawha, by just four votes, capturing the […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Nov. 15

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT OBAMA IS AIMING TO DO ON LAST OVERSEAS TRIP In Greece, Germany and Peru, the president is […]

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By November 14, 2016 Read More →

WV, neighboring states see nursing shortages

HUNTINGTON – From Huntington to Morgantown to Pikeville, Kentucky, hospitals across the Tri-State are in need of nurses to meet demand. “Due to rapid growth” and “due to growing demand,” ads recruiting nurses, especially specialty nurses, have popped up recently. Pikeville Medical Center is offering a $25,000 signing bonus and free housing if you live […]

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Incoming WV ag chief questions Huntington center
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Incoming WV ag chief questions Huntington center

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In late June, West Virginia’s first crop aggregation facility officially opened in Huntington’s West End. With the election of a new state Agriculture Commissioner, the facility’s future could be short-lived. “I plan to take a good hard look at it,” said Kent Leonhardt, the Republican agriculture commissioner-elect. “It appears to be totally […]

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WV Land Trust to protect two Ohio River islands
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WV Land Trust to protect two Ohio River islands

WHEELING, W.Va. — The West Virginia Land Trust, a statewide conservation organization, will protect two Ohio River islands, turning them into nature preserves and venues for recreation. The properties, Upper Twin Island in Ohio County and Gallipolis Island in Mason County, were donated to the trust by private landowner Michael Hoeft. The organization views them […]

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WV students building ‘tiny homes’ for flood victims
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WV students building ‘tiny homes’ for flood victims

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The flood waters that ravaged many communities in the southern part of the state have displaced thousands of people, and many are homeless still. That’s why James Rumsey Technical Institute (JRTI) wanted to get involved and will make sure at least one family has a roof over their heads this winter. High […]

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Gold Star Families Memorial dedicated in Vienna
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Gold Star Families Memorial dedicated in Vienna

VIENNA, W.Va. — Honoring the families who have lost a family member in service of their country was the focus for the dedication of a special memorial Sunday in Vienna. Over 300 people gathered at the new Spencer’s Landing Park along River Road in Vienna for the dedication of the new Gold Star Families Memorial. […]

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PEIA cuts set unless altered by new officeholders

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board is considering cutting $54 million from the program to make it solvent in 2018, but PEIA State Director Ted Cheatham said his “new boss,” Governor-elect Jim Justice, could step in with funding suggestions to prevent further cuts. For now, the agency must propose cuts based on Gov. […]

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