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Wheeling sales tax funds more than $1M in paving

WHEELING, W.Va. — That extra penny or two consumers have been paying for their morning coffee since Wheeling enacted its sales tax in 2013 could soon result in some smoother road surfaces across the Friendly City. City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a pair of contracts totaling more than $800,000 with Lash Paving of Bridgeport […]

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Timing bad for Legislature’s ‘scaled back’ tank law

An editorial from The Dominion Post  MORGANTOWN — It was broken and the Legislature fixed it. Then, once it was actually working, the Legislature “fixed it” again. Now it appears lawmakers should have quit fixing it when they were ahead. In January 2014, a chemical spill contaminated the drinking water for 300,000 people, including 134 state legislators who just […]

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Strong April collections bode well for W.Va. budget

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Strong tax collections in April should put the state in line to finish the 2014-15 budget year with a balanced budget, Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss said Tuesday. “I think we’re on target to come in with a balanced budget without having to do anything drastic,” Kiss said during a monthly media conference […]

Officials alter proposed changes to benefit program
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Officials alter proposed changes to benefit program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following pressure from thousands of West Virginians, state officials are altering proposed changes to a state waiver program aimed at providing assistance to those with disabilities. Dozens of frustrated residents clad in red shirts took to the Capitol once again Tuesday, using the opportunity to make appeals to state officials and deliver more […]

Demolition of Charleston recycling building begins
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Demolition of Charleston recycling building begins

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After years of problems and months of planning, the first bricks of the century-old building at the Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority’s Slack Street recycling center came tumbling down Tuesday morning. An excavator pulled and pushed at the wall of the building closest to the public drop-off as another worker sprayed the site […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, May 6

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. WHICH CLUES HINTED AT TEXAS PLOT Minutes before the cartoon contest shooting, a […]

Gov. Tomblin: State will meet workforce needs
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Gov. Tomblin: State will meet workforce needs

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has a message for West Virginians: If you’re drug-free and earnestly want a job, the state has an array of programs to get you trained and employed. Tomblin also has a message for business and industry: Whether you’re expanding in the state or looking to come here, West Virginia is committed to providing the skilled, drug-free, productive workers […]

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W.Va. development agency counting lots of base hits

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While big events make headlines, routine successes don’t often attract much attention. The same can be said in baseball, where grand slams — a home run with the bases loaded — is big news while base hits — where the batter gets to first base — […]

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Winning marathoner credits humble W.Va. roots

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Four years and a week ago, the prestigious Runners World Magazine began a story on a budding star in the distance running world this way: “So who the heck is Clara Grandt and how did she run 2:29:54 in her marathon debut on Monday?”  They know now. On Sunday, Clara Grandt, now Clara […]

WVU baseball coach tossed in effort to break slump
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WVU baseball coach tossed in effort to break slump

A column by Dave Hickman of The Charleston Gazette MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It retrospect, even Randy Mazey would probably admit that it was a silly thing to do. Baseball players and coaches are, of course, among the most superstitious of our species. You don’t talk about no-hitters. You wear your rally caps backwards or inside-out. You […]

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