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Editorial: Remember King’s words of America’s promise
By January 15, 2018 Read More →

Editorial: Remember King’s words of America’s promise

Charleston Gazette-Mail editorial There are still West Virginians who remember segregation — white-only schools, restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, pools, neighborhoods. Higher-skilled jobs were tougher for black people to get. Wave after wave of civil rights struggles have moved the United States closer to its aspirations. In the early 20th century, many thousands of black Americans […]

By January 12, 2018 Read More →

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy to be honored with march, speech and music

HD Media HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Celebrations of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. are planned around the region for the King holiday this Monday. The annual Martin Luther King Jr. traditional freedom march and program will once again take place in Huntington and on the campus of Marshall University to mark the birthday of […]

By January 5, 2018 Read More →

10 things to know: Friday, January 5

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT TRUMP HAD LAWYER DO The president directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not […]

Register for Friday’s West Virginia Legislative Lookahead
By January 2, 2018 Read More →

Register for Friday’s West Virginia Legislative Lookahead

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Each year the media of West Virginia gathers for the West Virginia Legislative Lookahead: A preview of key topics expected for consideration at the upcoming West Virginia Legislative session. This year, legislative leaders, committee members and representatives of statewide organizations will address journalists at the annual event. Senator Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, President of the West Virginia Senate; Delegate […]

‘Old Christmas’ and wives’ tales in Appalachia
By December 22, 2017 Read More →

‘Old Christmas’ and wives’ tales in Appalachia

By LAURA DEAN BENNETT The Pocahontas Times MARLINTON, W.Va. — For those of you who remember something about “Old Christmas” and its peculiarities, these old wives tales will seem familiar. But for those of you to whom these superstitions are new, well, let me just say, thank goodness you are reading about them now – […]

Census: WV population down almost 13,000 from 2016
By December 22, 2017 Read More →

Census: WV population down almost 13,000 from 2016

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Census data released Wednesday show West Virginia’s population continues to wane, posing a threat to one of three of its congressional seats. According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, West Virginia’s population, as of July 1, is 1.815 million, down by 0.7 percent from 1.828 million […]

West Virginia Land Trust acquires land for public use
By December 19, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia Land Trust acquires land for public use

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel OAK HILL, W.Va. — A new destination for outdoor enthusiasts has just been permanently protected in Fayette County. The West Virginia Land Trust has partnered with the City of Oak Hill to purchase 283 acres of land from the Berwind Land Company for public recreational use. This property will be […]

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By December 15, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Friday, December 15

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO COULD HOLD UP GOP TAX PACKAGE Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents […]

By December 14, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia-wide listening tour scheduled today in Elkins

The Inter-Mountain CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The Joint Committee on Volunteer Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services of the West Virginia Legislature will host a series of listening sessions throughout the state this week, including an event set in Elkins this evening. The goal of the listening tour is to connect citizens with members of the […]

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Shale property tax totals tumble in West Virginia:  Counties learn to deal with ebbs and flows
By December 12, 2017 Read More →

Shale property tax totals tumble in West Virginia: Counties learn to deal with ebbs and flows

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Wetzel County Schools Superintendent Ed Toman said officials anticipated the loss of $8.6 million in property tax revenue from oil and natural gas production during the 2017 tax year compared to 2016. Because property tax revenue related to West Virginia oil and natural gas […]

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