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WV Broadband Council launches Internet Speed Test
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WV Broadband Council launches Internet Speed Test

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Broadband Council wants residents to test the speed of their internet service to determine where the state is strong and weak in connectivity. The council created a Speed Test Portal for residents to measure internet speed. This test will provide data to generate a […]

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WVU Reed College of Media to host a women’s hackathon on artificial intelligence

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Artificial intelligence has a serious diversity problem. Algorithms that increasingly influence much of our daily lives are created by technologists who aren’t necessarily doing the best job representing gender, racial or economic diversity. That’s why the West Virginia University Reed College of Media has teamed up with MediaShift to co-host […]

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Credit card vulnerability awareness rises

By JOSHUA QUALLS The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Americans now are able to get their money back pretty easily if their credit card is skimmed thanks to federal policy, but experts say many neither know that nor how to secure themselves from the risks. Over the past several years, financial services like Visa and Mastercard have […]

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North Central West Virginia Airport’s new flights offer a connections to the world

By KIRSTEN RENEAU The Exponent Telegram BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.  — After six months of preparation, the first SkyWest flight out of North Central West Virginia Regional Airport took passengers to Chicago Wednesday afternoon. NCWV Airport Director Rick Rock hopes the flight to O’Hare International Airport marks the beginning of what will be endless opportunities for the […]

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Planners approve building permit for Cacapon State Park expansion

By KATE SHUNNEY The Morgan Messenger BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Morgan County Planning Commission last Tuesday gave their approval to the West Virginia state park system to build a major addition to Cacapon State Park’s lodge. Plans to expand guest rooms and meeting space at the park have been in the works for several […]

One Month at a Time: New people, new food and a Diwali celebration
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One Month at a Time: New people, new food and a Diwali celebration

By BILL LYNCH Charleston Gazette-Mail It was as miserable a Saturday night as I’d seen in awhile. Cold rain poured, but the road through Southridge in South Charleston was busy. But, neither rain, nor sleet nor gloom of night will keep people from getting to Walmart on the weekend. At the India Center, Bhupinder Gill […]

WV Tourism obtains rights to use John Denver’s ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’
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WV Tourism obtains rights to use John Denver’s ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’

CHARLESTON, W.Va.— The West Virginia Tourism Office today announced it has obtained the rights to use “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” in its marketing efforts. The world-famous John Denver song unforgettably dubbed the state “Almost Heaven” in 1971.   Denver’s iconic tune has been an unofficial state anthem since its release and officially became one of […]

Justice approval ratings plunge in latest Morning Consult poll
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Justice approval ratings plunge in latest Morning Consult poll

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice’s approval rating among West Virginia voters has plummeted following his party flip from Democrat to Republican in August, according to the latest Governors’ Approval Rankings released Tuesday by Morning Consult, a Washington, D.C.-based digital media and survey research company. Justice’s disapproval numbers jumped from […]

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Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act Marketplace begins today

By LEAH NESTOR The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — After a contentious year among politicians about the Affordable Care Act’s future, open enrollment for Marketplace health insurance plans begins Wednesday and ends Dec. 15 with increased premiums. “It’s a very short period of time now,” said Doris Selko, deputy executive director for West Virginians for […]

Mylan exec targeted by state attorneys general in price-fixing suit
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Mylan exec targeted by state attorneys general in price-fixing suit

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A group of 46 state attorneys general — which includes West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey — moved to expand a lawsuit against generic drug manufacturers Tuesday, targeting Mylan Pharmaceutical’s second-ranking executive. The attorneys general are seeking to sue Rajiv Malik, president and executive director of Mylan […]