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Justice to call special session in May
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Justice to call special session in May

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Saying it’s not about taxes or “living within our means,” Gov. Jim Justice said the budget is about presenting a vision for the future and a plan – which he said he has and the Legislature does not. Justice met with the Register-Herald and the Charleston Gazette-Mail […]

Media Day: West Virginia University looks to reinvent West Virginia
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Media Day: West Virginia University looks to reinvent West Virginia

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — West Virginia University wants to play a vital role in helping the state reinvent itself and find a new direction, according to WVU President E. Gordon Gee. The school has commissioned the McKinsey Global Institute to conduct a study seeking answers on how […]

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Blackwater Falls entry fee on tap: Seven state parks will have $2 per-person charge; pass is $12

By BROOKE BINNS The Inter-Mountain DAVIS, W.Va. — Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be introducing a park fee that will affect a state park in Tucker County. Blackwater Falls State Park is one of seven West Virginia State Parks that will require an entrance fee as part of […]

Capito urges installation of broadband under highway
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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 […]

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Research at WVU aims to improve local, national infrastructure

By MICHELLE DILLON Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — West Virginia University was given a research designation of R1 in February 2016. Institutions in this category are designated as having the highest research activity. This has an impact on the reputation of an institution and helps attract new students, WVU Vice President for research Fred King […]

Leaders talk drugs at Governor’s Summit
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Leaders talk drugs at Governor’s Summit

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Less than a week after the governor signed the medical cannabis bill into law, discussion of the potential problems of marijuana cropped up during portions of the 2017 Governor’s Summit on Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Higher Education. The summit, hosted by West Virginia Collegiate […]

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Marshall faculty award winners, retirees honored at meeting

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — More than 500 years of service to Marshall University was recognized during Marshall’s spring general faculty meeting in the Don Morris Room on campus. The event annually is a recognition ceremony of achievements by faculty members throughout the academic year, and Monday’s occasion in the Don Morris Room of […]

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Possible ‘bad batch’ of heroin, sends Mason County EMS scrambling

By BETH SERGENT Point Pleasant Register POINT PLEASANT, W.Va.  — This past Friday night, people in Mason County were bracing for what felt like a possible overdose epidemic within a matter of hours, similar to the one that occurred in Huntington last year. For Mason County EMS staff, there were 14 unresponsive/possible overdose calls into […]

University improves recycling habits, but expert says they could do more
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University improves recycling habits, but expert says they could do more

By JENNIFER GARDNER The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU says its efforts to increase recycling on campus are working, but some believe the University could be doing more. WVU implemented a single-stream recycling system three years ago in an effort to increase the amount recycled by the University and cut down on waste. Despite […]

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Philanthropy summits scheduled for June

Staff reports The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Philanthropy West Virginia is partnering with nine other organizations to have summits in Charleston and Morgantown in June on community investments. The meetings are to assist companies with best practices for charitable giving, community involvement, employee volunteerism and finding partners during lean times to maximize their company’s […]