Archive for March, 2019

Sighting of bald eagle pair a special Christmas gift
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Sighting of bald eagle pair a special Christmas gift

By Colleen S. Good Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Bald eagles are becoming more and more common in West Virginia. Bill Kurczak of Pleasant Valley snapped a photo of some bald eagles grabbing breakfast Christmas morning. “My neighbor Norm Kalob knocked on my door early on Christmas morning, and said I have something to […]

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W.Va. tops in Medicaid expansion enrollment

By Katie Kuba The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — Per capita, West Virginia has the highest number of people registered for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion program in the nation, according to state officials. The act, also known as Obamacare, gave states the option of expanding their Medicaid program to include people […]

Grand entrance to WVU law school takes shape
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Grand entrance to WVU law school takes shape

The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — A familiar building has an unfamiliar entrance. Crews are building the new entryway for the WVU College of Law Building, which is starting to look like the artist renderings. The new entrance is on the side of the building that overlooks the Health Sciences Campus. Officials have said the […]

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Funding retiree care a global issue

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — DANG it, we are living too long. Thanks to decades of vaccinations, improvements in public health, and lessons in safety, the average life expectancy throughout the world doubled in the 20th century to 68 in 2010. At the same time, the birth rate halved. This […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Dec. 31

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. OFFICIALS INSIST OLYMPIC GAMES WILL BE SAFE They say that while Sochi is […]

By December 30, 2013 Read More →

More work needed to prevent pre-term births

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — There is no greater blessing than a healthy baby. But in the United States, about one in nine babies is born too soon, putting them at higher risk for a range of health problems. With our world-class health-care system, you might presume the United States would have […]

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Blasting under way to clear massive rockslide
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Blasting under way to clear massive rockslide

By Brandi Underwood Register-Herald SUNDIAL, W.Va. — Drilling and blasting work began Sunday morning in an effort to break up three enormous sandstone masses that currently obstruct both lanes of W.Va. 3 near Sundial. The rocks broke loose from the mountainside and crashed across Coal River Road between Sundial and Pettry Bottom just before 5 […]

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Coming soon: online testing in W.Va. schools

By Roger Adkins Exponent-Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The transition to online testing is inevitable, and school systems large and small are bound to experience some growing pains, officials say. The ACT will be online by spring 2015, said Dr. Jim Phares, West Virginia schools superintendent. Many other tests, including some standardized tests, already are administered […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Dec. 30

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. BOMBINGS RATCHET UP FEARS AHEAD OF WINTER GAMES A suicide bombing on a […]

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W.Va. editor savors friendship with visitor from afar

A column by Robert J. Byers, executive editor of the Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The workday was done, and I gave Malik a ride to his hotel. Before he disappeared through the doors of the Embassy Suites, he smiled and asked me to wait. He had something for me. He returned from his room […]

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