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Budget talks diverge as WV special session continues
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Budget talks diverge as WV special session continues

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With no agreement on any options to raise additional revenue to close the 2017-18 budget shortfall, the House of Delegates and Senate wrangled Wednesday with different variations of a $4.225 billion West Virginia budget plan. Gov. Jim Justice expressed his objection to both options Wednesday and suggested […]

Trump-targeted ARC awards $4.4M to 5 WV projects
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Trump-targeted ARC awards $4.4M to 5 WV projects

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Appalachian Regional Commission on Wednesday announced the awarding of $4.4 million to support five West Virginia projects designed to diversify and grow the economy in areas affected by the decline of coal-mining jobs. Wednesday’s award for West Virginia projects was among $15.7 million in POWER (Partnerships […]

West Virginia University President Gordon Gee seeks to Make West Virginia ‘cool’
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West Virginia University President Gordon Gee seeks to Make West Virginia ‘cool’

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee wants the state to become a “cool” and “hip” place attractive to young people, and he thinks Wheeling can lead the way. Gee made stops in the Northern Panhandle on Wednesday, visiting the Ziegenfelder Company in Wheeling, […]

WV officials want DeVos to revisit higher-ed funding program
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WV officials want DeVos to revisit higher-ed funding program

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation are pressuring the U.S. Department of Education to reconsider awarding funds to two universities in the state to help low-income and first-generation college students go to school. West Virginia University and West Virginia State University both recently lost thousands of federal […]

Civil War re-enactment to be held at Henderson Hall in Boaz
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Civil War re-enactment to be held at Henderson Hall in Boaz

Staff report The Parkersburg News and Sentinel BOAZ, W.Va.  — The annual Civil War Re-enactment Weekend will be Saturday and Sunday at Henderson Hall on Old River Road at Boaz. The event is put on by Henderson Hall in association with Carlin’s Battery D of Artillery and Western Virginia Artillery. The re-enactment is free and […]

The spirit of the game
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The spirit of the game

By RICK KOZLOWSKI The Journal SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. — Congressmen came to Jefferson High School’s Sager Field for a baseball game in the late-1980s. A team made up of both Republicans and Democrats played a charity ballgame against a team of coaches and teachers to benefit the local Veterans Administration Medical Center. “It was a […]

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Jenkins, Manchin react to Alexandria shooting

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. – After a gunman opened fire Wednesday morning on a group of Republican lawmakers, Congressman Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., said he believes the rhetoric, tenor and tone of the country must shift. “We all need to take a deep breath, slow down and be conscious of what is being […]

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WV governor criticizes baseball practice attacked by gunman

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hours after a lone gunman attacked Republican members of Congress near Washington D.C., Wednesday sending five to the hospital including the House Majority Whip, the West Virginia governor criticized the charitable baseball game the congressman were practicing for. In an interview with WSAZ-TV, Gov. Jim Justice on […]

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Southern Airways announces new destination

The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Southern Airways, which began daily service connection Morgantown to Pittsburgh and Washington D.C. in January, will move its D.C. area hub from IAD-Washington/Dulles to BWI Baltimore/Washington beginning July 31. The move is aimed to capitalize on lower fares of connecting flights at one of Southwest Airlines’ largest hubs. Baltimore […]

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Coalton Days to feature family fun

By BETH HENRY-VANCE The Inter-Mountain COALTON, W.Va. — As an annual small-town celebration of family and friends, Coalton Days has a lot to offer. With musical entertainment set for Friday and a host of events scheduled all day Saturday, the 23rd annual Coalton Days provides a great opportunity to visit with friends and relatives, said […]