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By December 27, 2017 Read More →

As number of child abuse and neglect cases mount, prosecutor seeks grant for help

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va. — Outside funding is being sought so Mercer County’s prosecuting attorney can hire another attorney to help with the huge number of child abuse and neglect cases fueled by the state’s ongoing drug epidemic. The Mercer County Commission approved the Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney Office’s proposal to […]

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WVU engineering developing tech for use on farms, underground and beyond

By CONOR GRIFFITH The State Journal MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Two faculty members at WVU’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources plan for their research to have out-of-this-world applications. Associate professors in mechanical and aerospace engineering Jason Gross and Yu Gu were recently awarded nearly $300,000 in funding from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency […]

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Officials prepare for implementation of West Virginia voter ID law

The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Secretary of State Mac Warner announced the launch of a new program this month to educate the public on the state’s new voter identification law, which goes into effect Jan. 1. The “Be Registered & Be Ready to Vote” campaign will help educate voters on the kinds of photo and non-photo […]

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Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia warns parents about ‘loot boxes’

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — An organization aiming to help people with gambling addiction is warning West Virginia parents about “loot boxes” in mobile games. Sheila Moran, director of communications with The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia, said loot boxes are ways for kids to pay for a chance to […]

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West Virginia liquor law bars New Year’s Eve sales — it’s Sunday

By JESSICA BROVERMAN The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Local liquor stores in the state could be faced with a reduction in sales this New Year’s Eve due to the festivities falling on Sunday, which will prohibit the purchase of liquor. Though the holiday will cause a fluctuation in sales, Paul Lish of […]

By December 27, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Wednesday, December 27

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHY TRUMP’S APPALACHIAN SUPPORTERS STILL BACK HIM Trump’s backers cheer on his controversial fights with the media and establishment politicians. […]

By December 26, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia University partners to make marketable products from shale gas

By CONOR GRIFFITH The State Journal MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — West Virginia University has partnered with the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the University of Pittsburgh and Shell to develop technologies to take advantage of shale gas reserves. John Hu, Statler Chair in Engineering for Natural Gas Utilization at WVU, is leading a team to investigate value-added […]

By December 26, 2017 Read More →

Looming Bombardier decision concerns WV politicians, airport officials

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With Bombardier’s commercial aircraft service center in Bridgeport employing hundreds, West Virginia politicians and airport officials have unsurprisingly spoken out about a trade dispute that could end in major tariffs imposed on the Canadian company. Boeing, the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturing company, argues Bombardier benefited unfairly from Canadian […]

By December 26, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia EDA delays loan passage for Great Barrel company

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The state Economic Development Authority has postponed making its decision to finalize approval of a loan to West Virginia Great Barrel Company, saying the company is still working to finalize a matching loan to finance its planned operations in Greenbrier County. According to a report written by […]

By December 26, 2017 Read More →

Friends of Blackwater push back on prospect of timbering in state parks

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A suggestion by state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher that logging be allowed in West Virginia’s state parks to produce revenue for needed repairs and improvements has drawn fire from the conservation group Friends of Blackwater. “State parks are beloved by the people of West Virginia,” Judy Rodd, […]