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WV public broadcaster Vorhees reflects on three decades of work
By April 28, 2017 Read More →

WV public broadcaster Vorhees reflects on three decades of work

By DOUGLAS IMBROGNO Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Beth Vorhees is usually the one asking the questions. It’s safe to say she has asked a whole lot of them in her 33 years at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, as she has hosted and produced almost every major show WVPB has launched for more than three […]

By April 28, 2017 Read More →

‘It’s not true’: Concord president shuts down rumor of school closing

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph ATHENS, W.Va.  — “It’s not going to happen. It’s not true.” Concord University President Dr. Kendra Boggess on Thursday laid to rest a rumor that the school is closing, saying Concord is facing budgetary challenges just as the state is. “Concord is in the same shape as the state […]

West Virginia Supreme Court case to decide on gas and oil royalties
By April 27, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia Supreme Court case to decide on gas and oil royalties

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Those receiving royalty checks for Marcellus and Utica shale drilling in West Virginia could see their payments drop, pending a decision by the state’s Supreme Court of Appeals. During a Wednesday meeting with mineral owners in Wheeling, West Virginia Royalty Owners Association Vice […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →

Justice signs the Second Chance for Employment Act

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice has signed the Second Chance for Employment Act, which would allow people convicted of nonviolent felonies to petition a judge to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor. The West Virginia Legislature passed Senate Bill 76 with time down to the wire. It was the […]

By April 26, 2017 Read More →

Governor signs “revenge porn” bill

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A bill that makes it a crime to knowingly and intentionally distribute a private image without consent has been signed by the governor. The measure has been referred to as the “revenge porn” bill. Gov. Jim Justice signed the bill into law on Tuesday. Under Senate Bill 240, […]

Capito urges installation of broadband under highway
By April 25, 2017 Read More →

Capito urges installation of broadband under highway

By JIM McCONNVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Can two highways be built along the same route at the same time? U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said it is physically possible — if one of the highways happens to be a broadband super highway made of fiber optic cable that can be placed right […]

Nearly 30 Buckeye Local High School students injured in accident in Ohio County
By April 21, 2017 Read More →

Nearly 30 Buckeye Local High School students injured in accident in Ohio County

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY and IAN HICKS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WEST LIBERTY, W.Va.  — At least 26 Buckeye Local High School students and one adult were treated at local hospitals Thursday after their school bus left the road and crashed into a tree along W.Va. 88 about a mile south of West Liberty. Although several […]

By April 21, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Friday, April 21

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, April 21, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP CLAIMS PARIS ATTACK ON POLICE OFFICERS French presidential candidates cancel or reschedule last-minute campaign events ahead of […]

By April 18, 2017 Read More →

Power company going out on a limb to lower outages

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Officials for Mon Power say a new tree-trimming regimen instituted in 2014 appears to be working to help limit power outages from storms. “Three years into our enhanced vegetation management program, our customers are experiencing fewer tree-related outages as we have trimmed more than one million […]

By April 18, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Cleaning up W.Va. elections

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register editorial Eleven states are being threatened with lawsuits if they do not clean up their voter registration lists, the Judicial Watch organization revealed a few days ago. If you are a West Virginian, the announcement may well have prompted a “here we go again” reaction. Our state is notorious for […]