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Gov. Justice issues proclamation calling for special session of Legislature on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation today calling for the West Virginia Legislature to convene in special session at 12 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017, to address legislation. Included in the special call is a bill exempting military retirement from state personal income tax and a bill increasing the amount of […]

Justice calls special session after road bond, but roads not on agenda
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Justice calls special session after road bond, but roads not on agenda

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice issued a call Thursday afternoon for a special session of the West Virginia Legislature beginning Monday — but without the purported key reason for calling the special session in the first place. During a news conference this past Monday to tout passage of the […]

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Claims filing begins in WV water crisis settlement

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thousands of Kanawha Valley residents, businesses and workers now can file claims to receive their share of the $151 million settlement of the class-action lawsuit over the January 2014 water crisis. This week, tens of thousands of notices about the settlement went out in the mail, […]

EPA admits PCB in Minden
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EPA admits PCB in Minden

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald MINDEN, W.Va.  — The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host open public meetings at Glen Jean later this month to discuss results of PCB soil and water samples taken around Minden and Fayetteville in May and June, Acting Regional EPA Director Cecil Rodrigues said Thursday. Officials of the […]

W.Va. work force needs more people with coding and cybersecurity skills, speakers say
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W.Va. work force needs more people with coding and cybersecurity skills, speakers say

By JIM ROSS The State Journal SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — About 150 people gathered at the West Virginia Technology Park on Thursday to hear speakers talk about the need to train more young people and unemployed people in the fields of computer coding and cybersecurity. “Work force development is essential for economic growth,” said Bernard […]

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WV Supreme Court guts cases against student landlords

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Supreme Court on Thursday threw a major wrench into Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s attempt to crack down on landlords who primarily rent to college students, saying a West Virginia consumer protection law doesn’t apply to those landlords and their tenants. Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey […]

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Sword elected president of West Virginia AFL-CIO

Staff report The Register-Herald More than 200 union members representing over 100 local union affiliates gathered in Charleston this week for the West Virginia AFL-CIO’s 29th Constitutional Convention to adopt policy and elect officers, selecting Josh Sword to a full four-year term as president of the organization. “It is absolutely the highest professional honor of […]

The Amazing Chamber Chase looks for downtown Parkersburg landmarks
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The Amazing Chamber Chase looks for downtown Parkersburg landmarks

By JEFFREY SAULTON The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — With clues ranging from Roman numerals to museums and fountains, 26 teams participated in the Amazing Chamber Chase, a scavenger hunt of downtown landmarks sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Jill Parsons, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, said […]

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Release the hounds: Wheeling Dog Park officially opens

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Sawyer, a 10-month-old Great Pyrenees, seemed to quickly become friends with Apollo, a 5-month-old boxer, when the two met Thursday at the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park.  “They just met a few minutes ago,” said Sawyer’s owner, Scott Pinter of Wheeling. “It’s […]

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Training prepares volunteers for Read Aloud program

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — For roughly 17 years, Betty Dennison’s leadership development studies class at Mountwest Community & Technical College has partnered with Read Aloud West Virginia to serve a local elementary school. But before her students are allowed to enter a classroom, they must complete a training course. On Thursday, Mary […]