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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, Sept. 8

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP PROMISES HUGE BOOST IN MILITARY SPENDING The GOP candidate’s plan calls for major increases in the number […]

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By September 7, 2016 Read More →

Kanawha still to ask FEMA for portable classrooms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County public schools officials say they still plan to request that the Federal Emergency Management Agency fund portable classrooms to house Clendenin Elementary and Herbert Hoover High students, whose schools were wrecked in the late-June floods that ravaged several West Virginia counties. Charles Wilson, Kanawha County Schools’ executive director of facilities […]

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By September 7, 2016 Read More →

Huntington among cities to lose an ITT school

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — ITT Technical Institute in Huntington stopped enrolling new students in May, then on Tuesday its parent company, ITT Educational Services, Inc. announced it will permanently close all schools nationwide. “It is with profound regret that we must report that ITT Educational Services, Inc. will discontinue academic operations at all of its ITT […]

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By September 7, 2016 Read More →

New mines expected to bring 400 jobs to WV, VA

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Bucking the coal industry trend of shuttering mines, Ramaco Development announced Tuesday it is investing $90 million to open two coal mines in West Virginia and Virginia. One facility, Elk Creek, will mine metallurgical coal in Wyoming, Mingo and Logan counties, while the other, Berwind Land, will dig in McDowell County and Virginia’s […]

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By September 7, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Sept. 7

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. OBAMA HONORS LAO CULTURE Aiming to cement closer ties with the Southeast Asian nation, the U.S. president tours […]

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WV concealed carry change yielding mixed results
By September 6, 2016 Read More →

WV concealed carry change yielding mixed results

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The constitutional carry law, which went into effect on May 24, has affected the number of people seeking concealed carry permits slightly in some counties and more drastically in others, according to area sheriffs. “It has only been a few months, so it isn’t a good indicator at this point,” Harrison County […]

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By September 6, 2016 Read More →

Report reveals high rate of WV teacher absenteeism

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly four in 10 West Virginia pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade public school teachers missed at least 10 school days during the 2013-14 school year — the fourth-highest rate in the nation, according to an Education Week Research Center analysis of federal data released earlier this summer. Hawaii had the highest rate of teachers missing […]

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Justice choppers in for 78th annual Racine event
By September 6, 2016 Read More →

Justice choppers in for 78th annual Racine event

RACINE, W.Va. — While a challenge to West Virginia’s recent right-to-work legislation continues, members of one union turned their attention Monday to the next battle — November’s election. Political candidates — from local legislators to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice — made their pitches to members of the United Mine Workers of America at the […]

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By September 6, 2016 Read More →

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Sept. 6

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. OBAMA MAKES HISTORIC TRIP TO LAOS The U.S. president is on a mission to heal war wounds and […]

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By September 2, 2016 Read More →

Elkins call center to close, 125 jobs lost

ELKINS, W.Va. — Officials announced 125 workers will lose their jobs as the result of the closure of IBEX Global’s Elkins office. The company sent out a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice earlier this week. The facility at 501 Wilson Lane will close by Oct. 31. “This business closure is not due to […]

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