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Farrell’s in presidential race to give W.Va. a voice
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Farrell’s in presidential race to give W.Va. a voice

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In 2012, a convicted felon in Texas, going up against President Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential primary in West Virginia, received more than 70,000 votes. That got Paul Farrell Jr. thinking about the nature of a protest vote and how it should count for something. The Huntington […]

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An endorsement reconsidered

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two weeks ago, the Daily Mail Opinion page endorsed Republican one-term incumbent Michael Ihle of Ravenswood for the House of Delegates, 13th District. Like many candidates endorsed, the Daily Mail editorial board didn’t agree with everything Ihle said in the meeting with editors, nor everything […]

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Raleigh County students see careers up close
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Raleigh County students see careers up close

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Fairmont’s last-living slave honored with headstone
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Fairmont’s last-living slave honored with headstone

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A relative of the last-living slave in Fairmont gathered with members of the community to honor her great-great-aunt Thursday. On the 75th anniversary of Harriet “Aunt Hat” Whitely’s burial, the Woman’s Club of Fairmont and historian Raymond Alvarez dedicated a headstone on her previously unmarked grave. Following the dedication at her resting place […]

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WV Corridor H construction nears 80 percent mark

ELKINS, W.Va. — After another brutal winter in Central West Virginia, progress again is being made on the Corridor H construction project. Robbie Morris, president of the Corridor H Authority, said construction has resumed on a 7-mile section of the roadway near Davis. “Work has started again,” Morris said. “There still are some weather and […]

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Gas rapidly replacing coal in electricity production

WHEELING, W.Va. — The amount of natural gas used to generate electricity increased more than three-fold in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana during the last nine years, while coal consumed for power in these states fell from 176 million tons in 2007 to only 100 tons in 2015. In March, the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicted […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, April 29

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, April 29, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. NORTH KOREA IMPRISONS US CITIZEN North Korea sentences an American of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison […]

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WV coalition calls for $1 tobacco tax

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Brooke Drake, of Charleston, knows how smoking affects her health, and she wants to make sure her nieces and nephews are never tempted to pick up her bad habit. Drake and representatives of education, public health and faith-based organizations called on West Virginia legislators to raise the state’s tobacco tax from 55 […]

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WV bond rating drop increases concern

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A perfect storm is defined as “a particularly bad or critical state of affairs, arising from a number of negative and unpredictable factors.” Kind of sums up the current state of economic affairs in West Virginia as state lawmakers wrestle with the prospects of trying to come […]

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Kanawha schools dropping 90 positions

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County’s school system is planning for about 90 fewer positions next fiscal year because of a projected $2.3 million revenue drop — although officials say those position cuts won’t equal nearly that many actual layoffs. Treasurer Lisa Wilcox cautioned that the proposed $233.8 million 2016-17 budget, which the school board plans to […]