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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Feb. 20

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUCE COLLAPSES IN UKRAINE, DEATH TOLL MOUNTS An[Read More…]

W.Va. judge dismisses medical device case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a week of testimony in the most recent case against pelvic mesh manufacturers, a federal judge ruled that there wasn’t enough evidence to support that the devices were defective. Trial began last week in a case brought by women who said a particular kind of mesh[Read More…]

Former W.Va. State president Hazo Carter dies

INSTITUTE, W.Va. — Hazo Carter Jr., who served as president of West Virginia State University from 1987 through 2012, has died. The university announced Carter’s death late Tuesday evening. After 25 years as university president, Carter took on the title of president emeritus when current President Brian Hemphill took over[Read More…]

W.Va. Senate OKs anti-meth prescription bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After brushing aside pressure from drug industry lobbyists, the West Virginia Senate passed legislation Tuesday that aims to reduce methamphetamine labs across the state by requiring a prescription for cold medications containing an ingredient used to make meth. Senators said they have to do something to stop[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Feb. 19

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. UKRAINE PRESIDENT BLAMES OPPOSITION LEADERS FOR ERUPTION OF[Read More…]

Jefferson County officials fight loss of casino funds

MARTINSBURG – Jefferson County’s public schools could lose $525,000 in funding if a so-called “haircut bill” is passed by the West Virginia Legislature. On Jan. 20, bills were introduced in the state House of Delegates and the state Senate at the request of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to reduce by[Read More…]

Citizen groups push for W.Va. water reforms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Environmental groups gathered at the state Capitol on Monday, hoping to convince lawmakers that last month’s Elk River chemical spill is proof that major changes are needed in how West Virginia protects its water. As part of its annual E-Day, West Virginia Environmental Council organizers urged the[Read More…]

Mayor wants Charleston to conduct in-home tests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hoping to restore confidence in the safety of the water supply, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones plans to ask city council to fund testing of tap water for homes and some businesses in the city. Jones told the Daily Mail Monday he would ask council members at Tuesday’s[Read More…]

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