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One year after deadly flood, there are still ‘tremendous needs’
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One year after deadly flood, there are still ‘tremendous needs’

By LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail CLENDENIN, W.Va. — Bobbi Keiffer hates to hear it rain. So does her 15-year-old son, Tyler. It’s easy to understand why. They lost everything they owned a year ago in the June 2016 flood that led to the deaths of at least two-dozen people and destroyed thousands of houses across […]

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Justice, lawmakers commemorate 2016 flood in WV

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is among the thousands of people who will be participating in events today to commemorate the one-year anniversary of a flash flood that killed 23 people on June 23, 2016. Justice and other lawmakers on Thursday began their remembrance of the disaster with a […]

Manchin remains opposed to Senate GOP health plan, Capito still mum
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Manchin remains opposed to Senate GOP health plan, Capito still mum

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, remains opposed to Senate Republicans’ newest plan to replace the Affordable Care Act released Thursday morning. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, the state’s Republican senator, still isn’t saying where she stands. The American Health Care Act, House Republicans’ plan to replace […]

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders returning to WV for health care rally
By June 23, 2017 Read More →

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders returning to WV for health care rally

Staff reports Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Those who didn’t get a chance to “feel the Bern” in March will have another chance Sunday. Bernie Sanders, the independent Senator from Vermont and former Democratic presidential candidate, is returning to Charleston for the Protect Our Health Care Rally at the Charleston Civic Center at 3 p.m. […]

Radio host Joni Deutsch working to raise profile of state’s music scene
By June 23, 2017 Read More →

Radio host Joni Deutsch working to raise profile of state’s music scene

By DAVE LAVENDER The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If you’re tuned into the West Virginia music scene for even a minute, say the name Joni and everyone knows who you’re talking about. It’s Joni Deutsch, one of the next generation of West Virginia Public Broadcasting radio personalities, creator and host of the weekly indie/alternative music program […]

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West Virginia fairs, festivals showcase state, community pride

By KRISTEN RENEAU The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fairs and festivals have a long history in West Virginia, and with some now approaching their 100th anniversaries, many of these events are holding on to their original traditions while bringing communities together. The agriculture industry was a prominent part of many West Virginia community events […]

Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes to study federal elections
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Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes to study federal elections

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Wood County Clerk has been appointed to a national commission studying federal elections. County Clerk Mark Rhodes said he was notified Thursday of the appointment by President Donald Trump to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Rhodes, one of only two county […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →

FirstEnergy gives Pierpont C&TC $200K, hopes other businesses ‘step up and provide support’

By JOHN DAHLIA The Exponent Telegram FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The relationship between FirstEnergy Corporation and Pierpont Community & Technical College in Fairmont took a giant leap forward Thursday morning. Officials from both entities held a joint event at the North Central Advanced Technology Center to celebrate a $200,000 grant from FirstEnergy’s Foundation to Pierpont over […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →

$484,000 in heroin seized in Ravenswood-Meigs traffic stop

Staff report Jackson Newspapers RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — A Columbus, OH man faces first degree felony charges of trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin in Ohio, following a pursuit initiated in West Virginia and traffic stop in Meigs County, Ohio by members of the Ravenswood Police Department Interdiction Team. A Columbus, OH man faces first […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →

U.S. Secretary of Energy to visit W.Va.

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLELY, W.Va. — U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will make his first official visit to West Virginia in July, U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin announced Thursday. In a press release, the senators said Perry accepted their invitation to visit the Mountain State where he will travel […]