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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Thursday, June 4

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, June 4, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. AT LEAST 75 DEAD IN CAPSIZED CHINESE SHIP More than 360 people remain […]

e-WV: This week in West Virginia history
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e-WV: This week in West Virginia history

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. June 11, 1782: Frontiersman William Crawford was tortured and burned at the stake. Crawford had been captured by the Delaware, who mistakenly blamed him for the treacherous murder of […]

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Natural gas royalties give Doddridge Commission extra $1 million

Commissioner: Allocating funds is ‘good problems to have’ WEST UNION, W.Va. — The Doddridge County Commission voted Tuesday to allocate $1 million for future purposes: Half will go into the county’s rainy-day fund, and the other $500,000 toward a proposed annex for the courthouse. The commission has the extra funds because of royalties from natural gas […]

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Program looks at Summer food for students

RANSON, W.Va. — Ranson Elementary School students had plenty to celebrate Tuesday when federal officials joined them for food, fun – and even some happy dancing- to help kick off the Summer Food Service Program. It was also an opportunity to honor Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley, for the work he’s done to feed state children […]

Attorney General Morrisey: Mid-July before decision on run for governor
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Attorney General Morrisey: Mid-July before decision on run for governor

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey stands by his previous statement that he is seriously considering a run for governor next year, but probably will not make a decision until mid-July despite recent announcements by his main competitors for the Republican nomination. Monday, U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., said he would run […]

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Northern Panhandle Teens rally against problem of heroin

WHEELING, W.Va. – Just one time can end a young life: that’s the message local teens are sending residents across the Ohio Valley with an original public service announcement on heroin abuse that premiered Tuesday evening. Four Wheeling Park High School students gathered to share their thoughts on the drug’s impact in the valley with […]

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Mingo teacher hands out candy, but response wasn’t sweet

MINGO, W.Va. — It could be called the “candy wrapper heard around the world.” FOX News and other conservative media outlets reported this week that Mingo County schools’ Director of Child Nutrition Kay Maynard had reported a local elementary school teacher to state education officials the previous week after the unidentified teacher had allegedly handed […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, June 3

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. INTERPOL PUTS 6 LINKED TO FIFA ON MOST WANTED LIST An international alert […]

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Report: WV’s mental health system hurts kids

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Children in West Virginia’s mental health system are too often sent to institutions rather than given services that would allow them to stay in or near their homes, the U.S. Department of Justice has found. The report, the result of a year-long investigation begun in April 2014, cites a lack of integrated […]

Education Alliance program funds community partnership grants 
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Education Alliance program funds community partnership grants 

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  (June 2, 2015) – The Education Alliance announced this week a new grant program for local organizations and community partnerships that have the goal of promoting a greater public understanding of a support for a strong West Virginia education system. Under the program, 10 local partner organizations will be awarded $2,000 grants to engage their communities through local media outreach, positive […]