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House judiciary committee passes water bill after 1:30 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At 1:32 a.m. on Monday, more than 10 hours after its meeting was to begin, the House of Delegates Judiciary Committee passed a bill aimed at protecting drinking water, in the wake of January’s Elk River chemical leak. The bill passed after consideration of more than 50 amendments,[Read More…]

State road crews try to keep up with snowfall

By Staff reports CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State highways officials say road crews are out this morning clearing roads, but warned that they are having a hard time keeping up with heavy snow. “People need to be realistic and know that as snow continues to fall there will be snow-covered roads,” said[Read More…]

The AP shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, March 3

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, March 3, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. OUTRAGE FOLLOWS RUSSIAN PUSH INTO CRIMEA Kerry calls[Read More…]

Fire damages Locust Hill Golf Course

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – An early morning fire at Locust Hill Golf Course spread throughout three buildings Friday, resulting in significant financial loss but no injuries. Around 7:15 a.m., emergency units responded to a call from the facility’s alarm system. Before the first units arrived on scene, the call was[Read More…]

Kanawha County Schools returning to tap water

 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Schools in Kanawha County will resume using tap water next week. West Virginia’s largest school district has been supplying bottled water in schools for students to use and for cooks to prepare food with since January’s chemical leak into the Elk River but said that would end[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin lifts state of emergency

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has lifted a state of emergency related to the January chemical spill into a public water supply. Tomblin issued a proclamation rescinding the emergency declaration Friday, more than seven weeks after it was issued. The emergency declaration covered nine counties affected by[Read More…]

America East early discount deadlines for rooms, registration near

WVPA encourages publishers, editor and advertising directors to attend Key deadlines are approaching for The America East Media Business and Technology Conference, the largest newspaper show on the East Coast. Set for set for March 31-April 2 in nearby Hershey, Pa., America East focuses on maximizing print profit and generating new digital revenue. Larry[Read More…]

‘Cupcake Bill’ gathering support in W.Va. Legislature

CHARLESTON – A bill making its way through the state Legislature might make some students and teachers want to celebrate – with something sweet and delicious like a cupcake. In 2008, a mandate from the West Virginia State Board of Education brought strict requirements on what students could be served[Read More…]

W.Va. slots operators seeing lemons

WHEELING, W.Va. – After 400 West Virginia club, tavern, restaurant and parlor owners paid a total of about $70 million for the right to operate slot machines in 2011, they believed their state Lottery Commission permits would be valid for 10 years. Members of the West Virginia Amusement & Limited[Read More…]

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