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Construction change order add $1.2 million to Civic Center renovation

By Ali Schmitz The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Costs for the Charleston Civic Center expansion project are going up again. Charleston City Council members approved a $1.2 million change order Monday related to the Civic Center’s renovation. The signed change order brings costs for the Civic Center project up to almost $93.6 million. City Manager […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, April 18

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT PENCE’S MEETINGS WILL FOCUS ON The U.S. vice president assures Japan’s prime minister “we are with you 100 percent” during […]

MEDIA ALERT: Register today for WVU Academic Media Day, April 25
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MEDIA ALERT: Register today for WVU Academic Media Day, April 25

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s second Academic Media Day is next Monday, April 24, where reporters and editors can hear from six of the University’s top researchers about their work and the everyday impact it can have on people’s lives. The event will be held in the Rhododendron Room of the Mountainlair Student Union, beginning at 10 […]

Sen. Robert C. Byrd exhibit on display at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport
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Sen. Robert C. Byrd exhibit on display at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport

  Release from Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education: BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – United Hospital Center (UHC) welcomes the community to visit the traveling exhibit celebrating the life and career of Senator Robert C. Byrd on  the first floor of UHC near the Gift Shop.  Honoring the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Senator […]

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Alzheimer’s Association’s Reason to Hope Luncheon set for Wednesday

Association to honor  outstanding individuals dedicated to supporting caregivers Release From the West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Join the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter for the Reason to Hope Luncheon on Wednesday, April 19, at 11:30 a.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Charleston. “Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death and […]

WVPB to rebroadcast WVU fake news panel discussion today  at 2 p.m.
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WVPB to rebroadcast WVU fake news panel discussion today at 2 p.m.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  West Virginia Public Broadcasting will rebroadcast  “Truth and Consequences: Fake News, Filter Bubbles and Democracy” today  at 2 p.m. WVPBS taped the panel discussion on fake news hosted by The David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas and the West Virginia University Reed College of Media when the event was held Feb. 22 in the WVU […]

What’s holding up all those bills, anyway?
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What’s holding up all those bills, anyway?

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Anyone who grew up watching “Schoolhouse Rock!” probably knows how a bill becomes a law, right? Someone has an idea, it gets introduced as a bill, goes through the committee process, is passed and goes to the president or governor for a signature. But — not […]

Agriculture advocates eager for governor to pass industrial hemp bill
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Agriculture advocates eager for governor to pass industrial hemp bill

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Agriculture industry advocates hope a bill awaiting Gov. Jim Justice’s signature will fulfill the potential of a long-neglected niche crop in the Mountain State — hemp. “Hemp is really promising as a crop,” said Don Smith II, founder of the West Virginia Farmer’s Cooperative, a group vying […]

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Marshall student sports panel lauds resolution on politics

By GRANT TRAYLOR The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In recent months, Marshall University athletics has utilized the slogan “I Am Because We Are” as its catchphrase. In the last few days, that slogan was put into action. Marshall University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) released a statement Friday praising the university’s Faculty Senate for passing a […]

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Get a Room: Many West Virginia homeowners are getting in on the Airbnb trend, but officials urge caution in following local, state regulations

By CYNTHIA McCLOUD The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Visitors to Shepherdstown from every continent except Antarctica have climbed aboard Will Sutherland‘s converted school bus to spend a night or two. Since Sutherland and his partner Sabrina Hartley started listing the bus on Airbnb in December 2014, they have entertained guests from Pakistan, China, Ireland, […]