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By October 26, 2016 Read More →

WV to feel the pain of health insurance hikes

WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginians can expect significantly higher costs for 2017 coverage under the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange than their counterparts in Ohio. According to an independent guide, healthinsurance.org, West Virginia has only two exchange carriers for 2017: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, which is proposing an average rate increase of 31.82 […]

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Martinsburg girl’s wrenching poster is state winner
By October 26, 2016 Read More →

Martinsburg girl’s wrenching poster is state winner

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced a Rosemont Elementary School student as the statewide winner of the Kids Kick Opioids contest, a competition designed to spur creativity and raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse. Jacey Rose Chalmers, of Martinsburg, was selected as the statewide winner from among entries submitted by […]

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Martinsburg ‘Unsung Hero’ gets tour of nuclear sub
By October 26, 2016 Read More →

Martinsburg ‘Unsung Hero’ gets tour of nuclear sub

NORFOLK, Va. — This past July, Martinsburg resident Robert E. Lee thought he was only sharing a bit of history with family. Little did he realize that a copy of an Unsung Heroes column from The Journal would result in an amazing journey to the bottom of a sub. Bob Lee was interviewed by The […]

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Parkersburg nixes raises after drug abuse pleas
By October 26, 2016 Read More →

Parkersburg nixes raises after drug abuse pleas

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Nearly 20 people spoke about the life-and-death issue of drugs facing the region at Tuesday’s Parkersburg City Council meeting, with several asking council to redirect money from a proposed pay increase to drug abuse prevention and recovery efforts. A 5 percent pay increase for all City of Parkersburg employees except elected officials […]

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By October 26, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Oct. 26

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. PAKISTAN MOURNS DEAD BY SHUTTERING CITY Quetta shuts down following a deadly militant rampage as families bury many […]

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By October 25, 2016 Read More →

WV lawmakers oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership

WHEELING, W.Va. — CEOs who lead companies with a combined $6 trillion in annual revenues believe the Trans-Pacific Partnership would help West Virginia businesses grow, but members of the state’s congressional delegation oppose the controversial deal. Proponents, including President Barack Obama, say the agreement would help open new markets for American-made products. Members of the […]

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NetJet CEO, a Huntington native, returning to speak
By October 25, 2016 Read More →

NetJet CEO, a Huntington native, returning to speak

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington native Bill Noe is one hometown boy who has reached the heights of success as an athlete, a pilot and as a businessman. Noe, 51, is the president and chief operating officer of NetJets, the world’s largest nonscheduled air carrier in the world. He was also a former standout swimmer for […]

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West Preston School dedicated in Arthurdale
By October 25, 2016 Read More →

West Preston School dedicated in Arthurdale

ARTHURDALE, W.Va. — The new West Preston School in Arthurdale was dedicated Oct. 24. Both the principal, Mark Graham, and the superintendent of Preston County, Steve Wotring, spoke at the dedication. The school, which students started attending Oct. 14, is equipped with a number of technological devices. There is a presentation station, a laptop, a […]

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By October 25, 2016 Read More →

GOP attorney general group has spent $5M in WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Republican Attorneys General Association has now spent nearly $5 million on behalf of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to help him in his race against Democratic challenger Doug Reynolds. Late last week, RAGA, a national group run by Scott Will, Morrisey’s former campaign manager, threw down another $943,360 in attack ads […]

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By October 25, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Oct. 25

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. DEATH TOLL IN PAKISTAN POLICE ACADEMY ATTACK RISES Militants storm a police training center in restive Baluchistan province, […]

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