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Lawsuit: Profits over safety in Weirton, W.Va.
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Lawsuit: Profits over safety in Weirton, W.Va.

Complaint alleges BOP demolition exposed neighborhood to toxins By Linda Harris for The Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va. — Using explosives to bring the old Weirton Steel Corp. basic oxygen plant to the ground was cheaper, but exposed residents living nearby to toxic elements and heavy metals, a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hancock County claims. […]

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WorkForce WV launching $10M opioid recovery/job training program

By Phil Kabler for The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WorkForce West Virginia is launching a three-year, $10 million program to provide recovery services and job training to people affected by the state’s opioid drug abuse epidemic. “At the end of the day, the goal of the project is to get people job-ready and to […]

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Gov. Justice’s Companies Respond to U.S. Attorney, MSHA Mine Penalty Complaint

By Steven Allen Adams for The Intelligencer of Wheeling, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice are asking to be removed from a federal complaint seeking millions in unpaid mine penalties. On Tuesday, nine of the 23 companies listed in a complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western […]

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W.Va. special education department rewarding, but shorthanded
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W.Va. special education department rewarding, but shorthanded

By Eddie Trizzino for Times West Virginian of Fairmont, W.Va. FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Bethany Sturm’s day as a teacher is a little different than others who teach grades 5 through 8. The difference is not in her curriculum or even necessarily in her instruction, but in the students she teaches who may need special assistance […]

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10 things to know: Thursday, July 11

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, July 11, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. UK: IRANIAN VESSELS TRIED TO BLOCK BRITISH SHIP IN THE GULF Britain say three Iranian vessels unsuccessfully […]

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New boat launch, park upgrades planned for Guyandotte River, W.Va.
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New boat launch, park upgrades planned for Guyandotte River, W.Va.

By Travis Crum for The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va. HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Officials are hoping a “major rehabilitation” of the boat launch and park along the Guyandotte River will spark a renewed enthusiasm for recreation there, including kayaking, jet skiing and fishing. Recreational activities on the Guyandotte River have fallen sharply over the years amid […]

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New guardhouse, other W.Va. Capitol complex projects approved

By Phil Kabler for The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Capitol Building Commission members Wednesday approved construction of a new guardhouse at the entrance to the Governor’s Drive on the southwest corner of the Capitol grounds, replacing a circa-1970s building that has fallen into disrepair. “If you look at it closely, it’s in pretty poor […]

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Flood complaints continue at Beckley Sanitary Board meeting in W.Va.

By Matt Combs for The Register-Herald of Beckley, W.Va. BECKLEY, W.Va. — After a number of residents shared concerns Tuesday at the Beckley Common Council meeting, the complaints continued Wednesday morning at the Beckley Sanitary Board (BSB) meeting. BSB members listened to residents impacted by the torrential rains July 3 which flooded Robert C. Byrd Drive homes, […]

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