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Data breaches show need for uniform notification

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — If your personal information stored by a retailer somehow falls into unauthorized hands, how would you be notified? Or would you be notified at all? The answer may well depend on where you live. And that’s not a very good answer. The[Read More…]

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Revive W.Va. racing industry cuts

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — When time expired Saturday night in this year’s regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, the state’s horse- and dog-racing industries had managed to strike a blow against an attempt to reduce the massive subsidies they enjoy. But the blow was[Read More…]

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Gordon Gee officially in for long-term gig at WVU

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Higher Education Policy Commission approved Gordon Gee’s appointment as West Virginia University’s 24th president Monday by a vote of 8 to 1. Commissioner John Leon was the only member to vote against the appointment. Clarence Pennington, ex-officio member and chair of the Council for Community[Read More…]

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Budget cuts could close W.Va. poison center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With impending state and federal budget cuts, the West Virginia Poison Center is on the brink of shutdown. Community Outreach Coordinator Carissa McBurney said the Poison Center is looking at 7.5 percent cuts from both the state and federal budgets, and the center was already running on[Read More…]

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Missed deadline scuttled W.Va. meth lab bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A possible agreement to salvage legislation designed to reduce methamphetamine labs in West Virginia was nullified on the last night of the session, after the House of Delegates failed to properly record a report by a 9 p.m. deadline. House lawyers delivered the report at 8:57 p.m.,[Read More…]

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Late but sweet victory for Mountaineers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The moment Juwan Staten corralled his fifth and final rebound, his eyes immediately went to the scoreboard Saturday, March 8. It read: WVU 92, No. 8 Kansas 86. It was enough to get Staten to throw the ball into the air in celebration moments later. It was[Read More…]

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