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Charleston challenges W.Va. gun law in court

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston officials want a Kanawha County circuit judge to decide whether or not the city’s municipal recreation centers qualify as educational facilities under state law. If the judge agrees with the city’s arguments, Charleston would be able to continue to ban firearms from its recreation centers. The[Read More…]

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Don’t sign flawed minimum wage bill

  An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is being urged by liberal groups to sign a bill he has good reason to believe was not what West Virginia legislators intended. As we reported last week, a bill to increase the state-required minimum wage[Read More…]

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Are those pepperoni rolls?

Appalachian tasting held for international students at Marshall Herald-Dispatch photo by Sholten Singer International students with INTO Marshall University get a chance to taste local foods during a Taste of Appalachia event on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Huntington. Click here for more. 

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Herald-Dispatch offers column space to candidates

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Herald-Dispatch will publish one guest column per candidate prior to May primary elections in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Columns submitted by candidates must be no more than 600 words and submitted via email (either in an attachment in Word format or in the body of[Read More…]

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Ex-Mercer magistrate ‘embarrassment to robe’

PRINCETON, W.Va. — A former Mercer County magistrate who was under investigation for misconduct has been formerly admonished by a Supreme Court commission that called his behavior while serving on the bench “an embarrassment to the robe.” Richard D. “Rick” Fowler came under scrutiny by the Judicial Investigation Commission (JIC)[Read More…]

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