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By July 22, 2014 Read More →

Marion County Board of Education questions reading programs

Votes to renew after discussion By Chelsi Baker Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Questions were raised at the Marion County Board of Education meeting Monday as to whether or not certain reading programs up for renewal this year are the best option for students. FastForWord and Reading Assistant subscriptions for the 2014-15 academic year […]

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By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Mooney, Casey participating in WV Business & Industry Council forum Thursday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Second District congressional candidates Alex Mooney (R) and Nick Casey (D) will jointly participate in a candidate forum from 10:30 a.m. – noon, on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The event is being conducted by the West Virginia Business & Industry Council (BIC) and will take place in the West Virginia Room (Room […]

Justice and New Orleans Saints both enter training camp with big expectations
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Justice and New Orleans Saints both enter training camp with big expectations

Training camp possibly $20 million in media exposure, $10 million in economic impact By Don Smith West Virginia Press Association WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Players report to the New Orleans Saints 2014 Training Camp at The Greenbrier on Thursday for a day of physicals, meetings and strength and conditioning tests before starting 20 days of practice that are free and […]

Study shows W.Va. child obesity levels are steady
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Study shows W.Va. child obesity levels are steady

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — While obesity rates among West Virginia’s fifth-graders have remained steady, there have been declines in the prevalence of hypertension, indicators of prediabetes and the mean level of LDL cholesterol. That’s according to the latest results of the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s CARDIAC Project. The study has been conducted over the […]

By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Editorial: Juvenile Justice

States trying alternatives that prioritize rehabilitation BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia nearly doubled the rate it sent youths to juvenile facilities from 1997 to 2011, in contrast to declining rates of youthful incarceration elsewhere in the United States. In fact, West Virginia had higher rates than the other three states that showed increases: Nebraska, North […]

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By July 21, 2014 Read More →

Guard ready if needed at border, WV Guard official says

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A high-ranking official with the West Virginia National Guard said if President Barack Obama decides to send the Guard to the nation’s border, troops will be ready. “If the president decides it, it is a good mission for us. We have [gone down to the border] before,” Brig. Gen. David Buckalew, a […]

US Army veteran shares story of Cold War-era service
By July 21, 2014 Read More →

US Army veteran shares story of Cold War-era service

MARTINSBURG – For 58-year-old retired U.S. Army veteran Steve Queen, what started as a way to possibly land a job as a bus driver turned into seven years of service to his country that spanned the globe. Originally from Washington, D.C., Queen joined the U.S. Army in 1981 at the age of 25.Queen said he […]

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By July 10, 2014 Read More →

Summer sun means ultraviolet dangers; T-shirts are little help

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Did you know that the average T-shirt has a lower than 15 SPF rating when talking about protecting your child from harmful UV rays? It takes only 15 minutes for sun to damage your skin. And cases of skin cancer top the list of cancers nationally, with 20% of Americans and roughly as many West Virginians falling victim, reports West Virginia Health […]

Alpha Natural Resources’ vice president to chair VCEA
By July 1, 2014 Read More →

Alpha Natural Resources’ vice president to chair VCEA

LEBANON, Va. — Donald “Donnie” Ratliff has been named the new chairman of the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance Inc.  Ratliff, Alpha Natural Resources’  vice president of state governmental affairs for Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Wyoming, assumed the new post with VCEA effective in June. Prior to that, he served on the VCEA board. VCEA is a non-profit trade association headquartered in Lebanon, Va. […]

By June 23, 2014 Read More →

At The Capitol: Taxes, health care and scheduling

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It may come as a surprise to anyone who has been audited by the Tax Division, but a legislative audit released earlier this month found the state has failed to collect more than $298 million of delinquent taxes over the past 10 years. Using the GenTax tax software system to find unpaid but collectable taxes, […]

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