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State’s new computer system hampers payroll for employees, audit finds

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s $150 million wvOasis supercomputer lacks payroll functions that were available on older, previously used state computers, requiring Division of Personnel to hire additional employees to process payroll, a legislative audit released Sunday concluded. According to the audit, the Division of Personnel cites nine areas of […]

Elkins’ $37M water plant nearly finished
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Elkins’ $37M water plant nearly finished

By BRAD JOHNSON The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — The city of Elkins’ new water plant is expected to go online and begin producing water in December, and city officials hope residents understand the improvements and services their increased water bill rates will be financing. “We’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish on behalf […]

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GOP candidates for West Virginia senate seat question each other’s abortion stances

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The campaign for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia racheted up a notch this week. Evan Jenkins and Pat Morrisey are hurling accusations over each’s pro-life position, each questioning whether the other stands with the party against abortion. Jenkins, the […]

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WV American Water aims to keep Webster project but lowers proposed rate hike

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia American Water’s proposed rate increase will be a little less than originally planned because the company found a different way to pay for a Webster County project many residents are questioning, if the state Public Service Commission accepts a settlement agreement filed by the company […]

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Number of homeless students spikes in Jefferson County

By TIM COOK The Journal CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Some consequences from the opioid addiction crisis in the Eastern Panhandle can be hard to overlook, but a sometimes less-prominent effect from the drug crisis that Jefferson County Schools administrators see is a dramatic increase in the number of students whose home lives are in disarray. Most […]

Coal, nuclear power are vital to grid reliability and national security, McKinley says
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Coal, nuclear power are vital to grid reliability and national security, McKinley says

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The change in administration in Washington means coal and nuclear power can again be considered important to maintaining the electric power supply during emergencies, says Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va. “Now we have someone across the table who’s willing to listen to the threat. Now we have […]

William J. Powell sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Northern Panhandle District of West Virginia
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William J. Powell sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Northern Panhandle District of West Virginia

Staff report The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — William J. Powell is officially the new U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia. Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh administered the oath of office to Powell during a private ceremony Friday in Martinsburg, according to Stacy Bishop, a spokeswoman for the […]

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Study: Caregivers risk isolation, depression

Staff report The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W>Va.  — As America’s population ages and the number of those with severe health issues increases, a new study has found that family caregivers run the risk of social isolation and depression when they take on the job of caring for a severely ill loved one without […]

Dustin Trychta: the man behind the gourd
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Dustin Trychta: the man behind the gourd

By JULIE HILLMAN The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Many WVU students have unique talents, but only one student is know for his pumpkin growing skills. Dustin Trychta, a junior horticulture student, is known throughout the state as the man who grew “Pebbles” the giant pumpkin. What many people may not know though is all […]

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10 things to know: Monday, October 16

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ‘MAJOR, MULTI-PRONGED’ ATTACK NEAR KIRKUK Iraqi Kurdish officials say that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched an assault aimed […]