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WVDNR launches Citizen Science Initiative to document timber rattlesnakes
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WVDNR launches Citizen Science Initiative to document timber rattlesnakes

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) is asking the public to become involved in a scientific research project aimed at determining the current distribution of timber rattlesnakes in the state. Although many people fear rattlesnakes and may want to kill them, rattlesnakes are a critical part of healthy forest […]

Manchin hears West Virginians in Hinton
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Manchin hears West Virginians in Hinton

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald HINTON, W.Va. —Sen. Joe Manchin addressed the Affordable Care Act, opioid addiction, Syria, President Donald Trump, federal environmental regulations, women’s rights and other issues pressing on West Virginians on Thursday during a town hall in Hinton. Greeted by an estimated 200 constituents from Summers, Greenbrier, Raleigh and surrounding counties, Manchin […]

Glenville State College to honor Alumna, WVSO Vice President King
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Glenville State College to honor Alumna, WVSO Vice President King

Release from The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra: CHARLESTON, W.VA. (April 13, 2017) – Glenville State College is honoring West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s (WVSO) Vice President of Education and Operations Betty King with its Alumni Achievement Award on April 22, 2017. King, a 1985 graduate of Glenville State, is one of 11 people being recognized during the Glenville Alumni […]

Armstead, Carmichael comment on Governor’s veto of budget bill
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Armstead, Carmichael comment on Governor’s veto of budget bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, have issued the following statements in response to Gov. Jim Justice’s announcement that he would veto the budget bill that overwhelmingly passed the Legislature. Speaker Armstead:  “I’m saddened that the Governor has decided to throw our state into uncertainty and put fear […]

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WV Ethics Commission to host training session for public

Staff report The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wondering if your favorite elected officials are breaking any rules by spending taxpayer dollars to, say, help a family that lost everything in a fire or put a mini-park on private property? Suspicious that the guy painting the walls of city hall didn’t have to bid for […]

Doc Holliday reacts to Justice comments
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Doc Holliday reacts to Justice comments

By GRANT TAYLOR The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — On Thursday, Marshall University football head coach Doc Holliday was doing exactly what he has done since December 2009 – trying to get the Thundering Herd team prepared for its next season. It was no different from any other practice, in his mind. Things were a bit different, […]

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10 things to know: Friday, April 14

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, April 14, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. PYONGYANG TO TRUMP: PIPE DOWN North Korea’s vice foreign minister tells the AP that the president’s “aggressive” tweets are building up […]

House stopped SB 412, attempt to limit public disclosure
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House stopped SB 412, attempt to limit public disclosure

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates on April 6 shot down a last-minute attempt to salvage a bill that would have limited the public disclosure of wages paid on government construction projects. Delegates, including many Republicans in the GOP-controlled House, voted 67-31 against an amendment that would have restored […]

Manchin faces public at town hall meeting in Parkersburg
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Manchin faces public at town hall meeting in Parkersburg

By MICHAEL ERB The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., visited the Mid-Ohio Valley Wednesday, holding a town hall meeting at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Hundreds gathered for the 90-minute town hall forum, with more than a dozen people asking questions about current events and topics of concern. Those […]

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Justice meetings with MU officials stir drama

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Meetings between Gov. Jim Justice and Marshall University officials have cultivated a flurry of questions about the governor’s engagement with operations at the university. While none of the people involved in the meetings have been willing to talk about the specific content of their conversations, media outlets have […]