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Freshmen move in at Marshall University
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Freshmen move in at Marshall University

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. —  First-year Marshall University students said goodbye to their families and hello to a new adventure Tuesday as Week of Welcome began with move-in day and the annual family picnic. About 1,150 students moved into the first-year residence halls and Twin Towers, many taking their first crack at […]

Rainelle 4th grader serves as Honorary Ag Commissioner
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Rainelle 4th grader serves as Honorary Ag Commissioner

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herald FAIRLEA, W.Va. — Enjoying her stint as Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture for the Day, Rainelle 4th grader Maeva Robinson toured the State Fairgrounds and granted interviews to the media Tuesday, just like a real elected official. At age 9, Maeva is the youngest of the six students chosen by the […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, Aug. 16

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. MOURNERS TO GATHER FOR HEATHER HEYER The 32-year-old woman was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people […]

Presley had ‘Elvis as Everyman’ appeal
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Presley had ‘Elvis as Everyman’ appeal

By JIM BISSETT The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Elvis Presley died Aug. 16, 1977, and what keeps him alive today for many fans is his “regular guy” appeal that persisted — even through the Las Vegas glitz of his later years. Several of those fans responded to call from The Dominion Post for their […]

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Back-to-school brings extra driving precautions

Staff reports The State Journal PITTSBURGH — The end of summer means 55.4 million children heading back to school in the United States. AAA East Central reminds drivers to be extra cautious as school zones become more active, and be aware of school bus safety. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a pedestrian […]

By August 15, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. delegation completes medical cannabis fact-finding mission to Colorado

From the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A group of 22 West Virginia business and government leaders has returned from a fact-finding mission to Colorado to learn best practices from Colorado leaders involved in that state’s medical cannabis industry. West Virginia approved legalization of medical cannabis, with implementation beginning July 2019. Colorado […]

Senate president: Sen. Mike Hall to be next chief of staff
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Senate president: Sen. Mike Hall to be next chief of staff

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Sen. Mike Hall, R-Putnam, is expected to be named Gov. Jim Justice’s next chief of staff, Senate President Mitch Carmichael confirmed today. Carmichael said he spoke with Justice and Hall this morning, and though Hall’s hiring wasn’t finalized, the governor indicated he intends to appoint Hall […]

Nick Casey out as Justice’s chief of staff
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Nick Casey out as Justice’s chief of staff

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Just 11 days after Gov. Jim Justice switched parties from Democrat to Republican, the governor’s chief of staff, Nick Casey, has been fired. State Sen. Mike Hall, R-Putnam, was expected to be named as Casey’s replacement, according to multiple sources. Casey’s departure is the first of what […]

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West Virginia leaders come out against Charlottesville violence

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice and the state’s United States Senate delegation condemned the violence in Charlottesville, Va. that occurred over the weekend. “The tragic events that took place in Charlottesville are deplorable and totally unacceptable” Justice said in a statement released Sunday, Aug. 13. “There is no […]

Removing a statue doesn’t change history, sculptor says
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Removing a statue doesn’t change history, sculptor says

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — To Carter Taylor Seaton, destroying a sculpture of a historic figure is not something to be done lightly. Or at all. “When the statue is a piece of art, tearing it down is a desecration regardless of what they were meant to memorialize,” said the Huntington […]