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Standardized testing a necessity

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Arguments against standardized testing have been shouted by teachers unions and their legislative cohorts for years. A few of their points carry some weight. But in all that noise, there has been very little in the way of viable alternatives to the[Read More…]

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Firearms should be out of the reach of children

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A tragic holiday shooting in Kanawha County provides gun owners with another reminder of the importance of keeping weapons secured and away from children. A 9-year-old boy apparently took a family shotgun out for target practice Sunday near Quick, W.Va. The weapon[Read More…]

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Shell keeps option on Pa. ‘cracker’ site

Company says it will finally begin construction preparation By Casey Junkins The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING – Nearly two years after announcing intentions to bring a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant – and the thousands of related jobs – to Monaca, Pa. rather than to Ohio or West Virginia, Royal[Read More…]

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Marshall recommitment to engineering takes shape

By John Gibb Charleston Daily Mail HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A major feat of engineering is taking shape on the campus of Marshall University. That’s fitting considering the facility will be the future home to Marshall’s College of Information Technology and Engineering. The college is currently housed in the 52-year-old Gullickson[Read More…]

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W.Va. raptor rehab center mourns loss of eagle

By Emily Gallagher Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A local bird rehabilitation center has lost one of its symbolic animals. The West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center (WVRRC) announced that its beloved bald eagle Thunder passed away Dec. 21. Liz Snyder, director of operations of the WVRRC, said Thunder passed[Read More…]

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Military Bowl unique for Herd

By Grant Traylor WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Military Bowl is a unique experience for players because it’s the only bowl game in college football played in the nation’s capital. In a town the nation’s leaders call home, there will be some of college football’s national leaders on the field when[Read More…]

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