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Need for pet adoptions still critical at shelter in Huntington, W.Va.
By July 11, 2019 Read More →

Need for pet adoptions still critical at shelter in Huntington, W.Va.

By Travis Crum for The Herald-Dispatch for Huntington, W.Va. HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The number of cats and kittens adopted or handed off to rescue groups at the Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter has improved, but there are still dozens in need of good homes, the shelter’s director said Wednesday. The shelter had pleaded for relief […]

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W.Va. Senate President Carmichael disappointed by WV Education Association lawsuit on HB 206
By July 10, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Senate President Carmichael disappointed by WV Education Association lawsuit on HB 206

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, issued the following statement regarding to the West Virginia Education Association notifying the Attorney General of its intent to sue the State of West Virginia over House Bill 206: “While we certainly respect the WVEA’s right to take its grievances with education reform to a court […]

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Charleston-area businesses see record sales after youth soccer tourney in W.Va.
By July 10, 2019 Read More →

Charleston-area businesses see record sales after youth soccer tourney in W.Va.

By Rebecca Carballo for The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The combination of FestivALL and the U.S. Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships proved to be a profitable one for Charleston-area businesses, including some that experienced record sales last week. Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango said the soccer tournament, held at the Shawnee Sports Complex, in […]

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Thrasher says W.Va.’s economy could slow after natural gas boom
By July 10, 2019 Read More →

Thrasher says W.Va.’s economy could slow after natural gas boom

By Jake Jarvis for The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg, W.Va. NITRO, W.Va. — Woody Thrasher said the state of West Virginia should be careful with its budget over the next few years, because he expects the current boom from natural gas projects to slow down during that time. Thrasher, the state’s former secretary of the […]

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By July 10, 2019 Read More →

Preliminary resolution details allegations against Clarksburg, W.Va. city manager

By Charles Young for The Exponent Telegram of Clarksburg, W.Va. CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The preliminary resolution that will be at the center of Thursday’s special meeting of Clarksburg City Council details three categories of allegations relating to the performance of City Manager Martin Howe.  According to the text of the resolution, the categories are: urban […]

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Sen. Manchin introduces equal pay legislation after receiving letter from WVU soccer Coach Izzo-Brown
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Sen. Manchin introduces equal pay legislation after receiving letter from WVU soccer Coach Izzo-Brown

WASHINGTON — In response to receiving a letter from West Virginia University Head Women’s Soccer Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced legislation that would guarantee equal pay for U.S. soccer teams. “I received a letter from Coach Izzo-Brown highlighting her worries that women on the WVU Women’s Soccer Team could one day make […]

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Find your #AlmostHeaven at W.Va. State Parks
By July 10, 2019 Read More →

Find your #AlmostHeaven at W.Va. State Parks

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ARC updates county designations — Nicholas Co., W.Va. downgraded, Summers Co., W.Va. upgraded

By Matt Combs for The Register-Herald in Beckley, W.Va. BECKLEY, W.Va. — Each year the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) updates designation labels for each of its 420 counties based on economic average data from previous years. For the Fiscal Year 2020, which begins in October, the ARC used a three-year unemployment average from 2014-16, the […]

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By July 10, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. State Superintendent responds to lawsuit

By Steven Allen Adams for The Inter-Mountain of Elkins, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In federal court filings last week, West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine and Assistant Superintendent Jan Barth disputed claims that the school officials pressured an educational testing company to drop a lobbyist to due hostile tweets. Paine and Barth filed a […]

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Nine new foods will be offered at the State Fair of W.Va.
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Nine new foods will be offered at the State Fair of W.Va.

By Wendy Holdren for The Register-Herald of Beckley, W.Va. BECKLEY, W.Va. — State Fair vendors will be serving up nine brand new food items as they try to win the “Best New Fair Food” title.  Voting will take place on social media via poll on the “New Fair Food” Event Page, the release said. The winner […]

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