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10 things to know: Tuesday, July 16
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10 things to know: Tuesday, July 16

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers 1. TARGETED LAWMAKERS FIGHT BACK Four Democratic congresswomen of color fire back at Trump for tweets widely denounced […]

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WV Press 2019 Convention: Don’t miss W.Va. Supreme Court Justices outlining the court going forward
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WV Press 2019 Convention: Don’t miss W.Va. Supreme Court Justices outlining the court going forward

Register and reserve your rooms today; Convention is Aug 2-3 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Registration and the room block are open for the West Virginia Press Association’s 2019 Convention, Aug. 2-3, at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown. “The 2019 Convention marks 150 years of the West Virginia Press Association serving the state’s newspaper industry. As you’ll notice with […]

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W.Va. state superintendent refuses $4K raise after Senate president’s criticism

By Ryan Quinn for The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael asked the state Board of Education Thursday morning to retract the state schools superintendent’s $4,000 raise, which Carmichael called “unwarranted,” “shocking” and “outraging.” By Thursday afternoon, Superintendent Steve Paine had sent out a news release refusing the raise. Before […]

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Exporting offers world of opportunity for W.Va. businesses
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Exporting offers world of opportunity for W.Va. businesses

By James Casto for Daily Mail WV CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Exporting is a bright spot in West Virginia’s economic picture. It offers a world of opportunity to the state’s businesses. In 2018, West Virginia exports increased for the second year in a row, reaching $8.1 billion. Official U.S. Census Bureau figures released in March show […]

W.Va. attorney who represented ‘tent city’ residents to run for attorney general
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W.Va. attorney who represented ‘tent city’ residents to run for attorney general

By Jake Zuckerman for The Charleston Gazette-Mail BECKLEY, W.Va. — A Beckley lawyer who represents coal miners and other workers in wage, occupational health and bankruptcy disputes, filed pre-candidacy papers in June to run for West Virginia attorney general. Sam Petsonk, who recently represented homeless people in a lawsuit against the city of Charleston, said […]

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Fairmont State president brings donation to Harman, W.Va.
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Fairmont State president brings donation to Harman, W.Va.

By Eliana McCutcheon for The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. — The president of Fairmont State University visited Elkins this week, bringing along a donation of food and cleaning supplies to the cleanup effort in Harman. Dr. Mirta Martin, Fairmont State’s president, wants to meet with community members and community leaders throughout the state to thank them […]

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U.S. Sen. Capito and other Senators ask FCC to improve accuracy of broadband maps

From The Register-Herald of Beckley, W.Va. WASHINGTON — A group of U.S. Senators are urging the the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take specific, concrete steps to improve the accuracy of broadband coverage maps. U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., sent a letter to FCC Chairman […]

Fairview, W.Va. to upgrade water filtration system
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Fairview, W.Va. to upgrade water filtration system

By Eric Hrin for Times West Virginian FAIRVIEW, W.Va. ­– The Town of Fairview is seeking a grant to upgrade its water filtration system. According to Marion County Health Department Administrator Lloyd White, Fairview recently applied to the George W. Bowers Family Charitable Trust for a grant of around $25,000 for the upgrade. “Once that […]

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