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W.Va. legislative special session will reconvene next Monday, may not be on education

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw and state Senate President Mitch Carmichael announced Monday the special legislative session on education will reconvene at 2 p.m. on May 20. There haven’t been announcements as to what, specifically, the session will include. These Republican legislative leaders have said […]

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Pro-business petition seeks 1,000 signatures to oust 4 on Jefferson County, W.Va., school board who cast votes for Rockwool factory site condemnation

Tim Cook, Spirt of Jefferson: CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – Dan Casto and others with pro-business nonprofit Jefferson County Prosperity have launched Kids First, a petition drive to oust school board members who voted to pursue eminent domain to gain control of the controversial Rockwool factory site. “Somebody has to the hold them accountable, and we […]

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Editorial: Looking at honesty among W.Va. magistrates

From The Wheeling News-Register: Late last month, former Ohio County Magistrate Harry Radcliffe pleaded guilty in federal court to a single charge involving a tax conspiracy. His attorney said the case was about failure to report some income on his tax return. Other charges against Radcliffe, including one of soliciting and accepting bribes from a […]

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W.Va. airport getting $8M for runway work

By EVAN BEVINS, Parkersburg News and Sentinel WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport’s runway will be resurfaced thanks to $8 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding was announced Monday afternoon in a joint release from U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., both of whom are members […]

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Verso paper mill in Luke, Md., to close a month earlier

From The Hampshire Review LUKE, Md. — Work will stop at the Verso paper mill here a month earlier than announced on April 30. The 675 employees will be paid through June 30, but workers were notified today that production is ending May 31 — 3 weeks from today. “The mill will cease all production on May […]

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‘Women Owning Woodlands’ workshop comes to West Virginia for first time
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‘Women Owning Woodlands’ workshop comes to West Virginia for first time

From the W.Va. Division of Foresty: CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A Women Owning Woodlands (WOW) workshop will be held for the first time in West Virginia. The WOW weekend workshop is scheduled for May 31 – June 2 in Watoga State Park and Calvin Price State Forest in Pocahontas County. The session covers practical skills […]

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Editorial: Schedule shows what we already know about W.Va. Governor Justice

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail: Through dogged and commendable persistence, the Associated Press last week obtained copies of activity schedules for Gov. Jim Justice. Going over seven months of scheduling, the AP reported the records show the governor “almost never meets with his Cabinet, is rarely at the Capitol and was largely missing at one of […]

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Southern W.Va. residents learn details of $60M King Coal Highway project

By GREG JORDAN, Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUE FIELD, W.Va.  — Residents of a Mercer County roadway that’s in the path a future King Coal Highway extension learned more Monday about road closures, alternative routes, heavy equipment and some blasting they can expect during the coming months. Representatives of the project’s contractor, Kanawha Stone of Nitro, […]

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‘One acre at a time’ program aims to help promote ecosystem diversity and health

By Matt Combs, The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — When people cannot see the bigger picture because they are too concerned over the details, there is a saying that they “cannot see the forest for the trees.” In West Virginia, environmentally speaking, perhaps the phrase should be reversed to “cannot see the trees for the forest.” Based on […]

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