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Plans moving ahead for WV Capitol dome repairs
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Plans moving ahead for WV Capitol dome repairs

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A major repair project to stop leaks and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the West Virginia Capitol dome is moving forward. The state Department of Administration has released a lengthy Request for Quotations for the Capitol dome repairs, with the bid opening set for Oct. 25. General […]

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DEP says water quality changes still ‘up in the air’

By EKN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite seeking federal approval of the changes, state regulators still are trying to sort out how to implement legislation aimed at reworking the way West Virginia calculates water pollution permit limits, the staffer who runs the Department of Environmental Protection’s water quality standards program said Tuesday. […]

Thousands of industry professionals due in Bluefield today for Coal Show
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Thousands of industry professionals due in Bluefield today for Coal Show

By CHARLES OWENS Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Thousands of coal industry professionals from across the nation, and the world, are arriving in Bluefield today. The doors to the 22nd Biennial Bluefield Coal Show open this morning at the Brushfork Armory. The three-day event continues though Friday. Hal Quinn, president and CEO of the National Mining Association, will […]

Startups pitch businesses to prospective investors
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Startups pitch businesses to prospective investors

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The FITZ Flask is a water bottle that comes with a removable container into which water may be poured, so that both dogs and their owners can enjoy a drink from the same supply of water. “It’s a great product for outdoor enthusiasts that want to take their […]

Netflix documentary shows Huntington in different light
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Netflix documentary shows Huntington in different light

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When it comes to fighting against a drug epidemic that appears to have swallowed the city whole, three women are standing by the notion that Huntington will not be defined by its drug problem. This is the premise behind the documentary “Heroin(e),” which was released Tuesday on the […]

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National Suicide Prevention Week activities raise awareness among college students

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald One thousand, one hundred. 1,100. That is enough people to fill up more than a third of the seats at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, and only a few hundred short of WVU Tech’s entire student population. That is also about how many students end their own lives on college campuses […]

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Adopt-A-Highway registration begins

By CHRISTOPHER DOWELL The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is accepting registrations for the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Statewide Cleanup, scheduled for Sept. 30. Adopt-A-Highway is administered by the Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan. Its goals include improving the quality of our environment by encouraging public involvement in the elimination of […]

Riverfest opens at Parkersburg’s Point Park on Friday
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Riverfest opens at Parkersburg’s Point Park on Friday

By WAYNE TOWNER The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Nearly a dozen privately owned sternwheelers will be docked at Point Park this weekend for the first Riverfest. It will be the first time in about 20 years a group of sternwheelers has been docked together at Point Park, Riverfest organizers said. The sternwheeler […]

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Alderson Broaddus named a top 100 college by U.S. & World Report Best Colleges guide

By CHRISTOPHER DOWELL The State Journal PHILIPPI, W.Va.  — Alderson Broaddus was named a first-tier south regional college, ranking 26th overall, in the 2018 U.S. & World Report Best Colleges guide. The same guide also ranked Alderson Broaddus fourth in the best value school category among the same South Regional College group. The best value […]

Opinion: Real change for West Virginia
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Opinion: Real change for West Virginia

By Jim Pritt West Virginia is a beautiful state, and for all of us that chose to live and work here, we would agree that West Virginia is a wonderful place to raise a family. However, the next generation of West Virginians we are raising may not agree. West Virginia is facing an outward migration […]