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Discounted registration ends today for Nov. 15 One-day workshop ‘Covering Substance Abuse and Recovery in Ashland, Ky.
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Discounted registration ends today for Nov. 15 One-day workshop ‘Covering Substance Abuse and Recovery in Ashland, Ky.

ASHLAND, Ky. — Today, Friday, Nov. 1, is the deadline for the discounted registration fee of $50 for Covering Substance Abuse and Recovery: A Workshop for Journalists, to be held in Ashland, Ky., on Nov. 15. Registration will be $60 until Nov. 8, when it closes. Space is limited. The epidemic of opioid use and other […]

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WVU officials provide mixed outlook for Northern Panhandle economy

By ALEX MEYER, The Intelligencer WHEELING, W.Va. — The region’s economy is facing challenges but should see long-term growth, Ohio Valley business professionals and officials heard Wednesday during the 2019 Wheeling Economic Area Outlook Conference. The event at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack included presentations about the economic outlook for the state and Wheeling area based on […]

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10 things to know: Friday, Nov. 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. DIVIDED HOUSE APPROVES DEMOCRATS IMPEACHMENT RULES Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President […]

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U.S. Sen. Manchin authors bill to help W.Va. miners caught in bankruptcy

By Eric Hrin | Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said he hopes that Murray Energy’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection drives home the serious nature of the situation to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “I understood, he understands how desperate this is,” Manchin said during a teleconference Wednesday afternoon […]

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Murray Energy says no layoffs planned

By JENNIFER COMPSTON-STROUGH, for The Intelligencer of Wheeling, W.Va. ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Murray Energy Corp. is not going out of business, nor is it planning any layoffs as a result of entering the bankruptcy process. The company is stressing these points in communications with its employees after seeking Chapter 11 protection through the U.S. […]

By October 30, 2019 Read More →

WV’s 4th-grade math scores fall; reading lowest on record

By Ryan Quinn Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In public schools in the majority of states, fourth-graders’ math scores held steady or improved on average on the National Assessment of Educational Progress from 2017 to this year. Not in West Virginia. It was among only three states to see statistically significant drops in their average scores […]

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W.Va. Senator Maroney’s trial date set on prostitute charge

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — The trial date for state Sen. Michael J. Maroney, R-Marshall, who faces misdemeanor charges involving prostitution, has been set for 9 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Marshall County Courthouse. Marshall County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Joe Canestraro said Maroney faces charges that he reportedly solicited an alleged prostitute multiple times between mid-May and […]

Media Advisory: WVU Expert says Murray Energy bankruptcy ‘inevitable’
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Media Advisory: WVU Expert says Murray Energy bankruptcy ‘inevitable’

From WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  A West Virginia University expert says the Murray Energy bankruptcy was “inevitable,” citing coal as no longer cost effective in energy production. “It’s a matter of economics,” according to James Van Nostrand, director of the WVU College of Law’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development. Van Nostrand said numbers remain favorable […]

By October 30, 2019 Read More →

10 things to know: Wednesday, Oct. 30

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. IMPEACHMENT WITNESS SAYS KEY WORD OMITTED FROM TRANSCRIPT Alexander Vindman, an Army colonel with the National Security […]

WVU geologist selected for NASA’s Mars 2020 team
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WVU geologist selected for NASA’s Mars 2020 team

From WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — When samples from the Mars 2020 expedition eventually make their way to Earth, the scientists of tomorrow will have a Mountaineer to thank. West Virginia University geologist Kathy Benison is representing the Mountain State as one of 10 scientists selected as a Return Sample Selection Participating Scientist for NASA’s Mars 2020 expedition. She […]