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W.Va. Sen. Ojeda tackles issues facing the Mountain State
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W.Va. Sen. Ojeda tackles issues facing the Mountain State

By NANCY PEYTON The Logan Banner MADISON, W.Va. — State Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, addressed constituent issues during a campaign stop Saturday in Boone County. The event took place at the Hacienda in Madison, where Ojeda heard concerns and questions from constituents in the area. Ojeda is currently in the running for the Third Congressional District […]

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Morgantown considers resolution supporting goals of Paris climate agreement

By JIM ROSS The State Journal MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown City Council is scheduled to vote today on a resolution supporting and adopting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Mayor Bill Kawecki says the resolution is the latest effort of a group that has helped the city reduce costs while pursuing green initiatives, but […]

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Youth Council NAACP to host National Night Out in Huntington

By SARAH HOFMANN The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — This is the first year for the event, which will be held at the Marie Redd Center and YMCA parking lot at 18th Street and Artisan Avenue from 5:30 to 8 p.m. tonight. The by-youth-for-youth function will include music, food, fun, fellowship, crafts and games. Florence A. […]

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State making progress in trimming voter rolls

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said county clerks are doing a good job speeding up the process of purging the state’s voter rolls. “Thanks to a cooperative effort between state and local officials, voter roll cleanup has already produced dramatic results,” Warner said. “In […]

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Authorities mum on threat to intimidate protesters at WV Trump rally

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s unclear if the U.S. Secret Service is investigating a threat allegedly made against potential protesters at President Donald Trump’s rally this week in Huntington. The threat has been circulating on social media since a Facebook account under the name of “Dana Capron” called on armed conservatives […]

Stack removed in sections at former Johns Manville
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Stack removed in sections at former Johns Manville

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel VIENNA, W.Va.  — Demolition crews on Monday removed a stack at the former Johns Manville plant where the city is planning to redevelop as Spencer’s Landing. Jimmie Harper Construction of Parkersburg, contractor for the demolition, started dismantling the 120-foot high structure Monday morning and removed it in […]

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Ukraine to buy 700,000 tonnes of US thermal coal

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. thermal coal industry got a boost from Ukraine on Monday, when that nation announced it would buy thermal coal from the United States, replacing coal that has been supplied by Russia. The deal won’t affect West Virginia directly, as all the coal will come […]

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10 things to know today: August 1, 2017

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. KELLY FLEXES MUSCLE FIRST DAY ON JOB AT WHITE HOUSE All senior staffers — including Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and […]

Mannington residents begin cleanup process
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Mannington residents begin cleanup process

By Stephen Santilli For the Exponent Telegram MANNINGTON, W.Va.  — Usually after a big flood, there is an acrid smell in the air that lingers for days. But on Sunday in Mannington, the site of the worst flash flooding that struck Marion County early Saturday morning, the smell was different. Bleach could be seen and […]

West Virginia residents told to stay away from cleanup areas
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West Virginia residents told to stay away from cleanup areas

By HEATHER ZIEGLER The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register McMECHEN, W.Va.  — Stay away. That is the message local law enforcement has for the public as they coordinate the cleanup efforts in several areas of the Northern Panhandle devastated by flooding and landslides late Friday and early Saturday. Just when the residents of McMechen thought it […]