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WVU outlasts Bucknell to advance in tournament

By BOB HERTZEL Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — This time there was a celebration. A year ago West Virginia’s NCAA Tournament stay ended in stunned silence after being upset in Brooklyn by Stephen F. Austin, but this time, stronger from the experience, the veteran Mountaineers survived a determined upset bid from underdog Bucknell, pulling […]

Online News Association West Virginia event: Discussing Digital Journalism tomorrow in Charleston
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Online News Association West Virginia event: Discussing Digital Journalism tomorrow in Charleston

The Online News Association’s brand new West Virginia group will host its inaugural public gathering at Charleston’s innovative Economic Development Council, located at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. West in Charleston, on Saturday, March 18. Speakers will address topics such as concerns and barriers to going digital and how news publishers can now monetize stories on Facebook. WHEN: […]

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10 things to know: Friday, March 17

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, March 17, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WORRIES ABOUT ESPIONAGE HAVE LONG HISTORY U.S. intelligence agencies have been concerned for years about Moscow’s efforts to infiltrate […]

W.Va. House Committee on Senior Issues supports Livable Home Tax Credit
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W.Va. House Committee on Senior Issues supports Livable Home Tax Credit

By Lexi Browning For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegate’s Committee on Senior Citizen Issues passed legislation Thursday that could provide a tax credit for modifying the residence of an elderly person or person with a disability. House Bill 2848, known as the Livable Home Tax Credit, is sponsored by Del. […]

Senate Resolution recognizes Innovation, Entrepreneurship Day
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Senate Resolution recognizes Innovation, Entrepreneurship Day

By Lexi Browning For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate adopted a resolution during session Thursday, designating March 16, 2017 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day. The resolution, sponsored by Minority Whip Corey Palumbo, D-Kanawha, was introduced in an effort to highlight entrepreneurial practices and long-term job creation in the Mountain […]

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Media Alert: Chancellor Hill to attend Senator Manchin’s Skype session with NASA International Space Station

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Chancellor Paul Hill will attend a live Skype session for middle and high school students with the NASA International Space Station, an event hosted by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin in partnership with NASA, the Clay Center and Channel 13 WOWK. Who: Senator Manchin, Chancellor Paul Hill, middle and high school […]

SB 76 would give second chance to some criminal offenders
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SB 76 would give second chance to some criminal offenders

By Lexi Browning For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate’s Committee on Economic Development took steps Wednesday to aid the state’s workforce. The Committee passed Senate Bill 76, known as the Second Chance for Employment Act. It was one three bills passed by the committee. S.B. 76 will be reported to the […]

Delegates host colleges for Higher Education Day
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Delegates host colleges for Higher Education Day

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Higher Education Day at the West Virginia Capitol brought few answers for college presidents looking to learn how much their state appropriations might be cut in the coming year. As the House of Delegates honored several college presidents Thursday morning, a plan from Republicans to balance the […]

Governor examines bill that reduces WV mine safety enforcement
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Governor examines bill that reduces WV mine safety enforcement

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice and his staff are examining proposed legislation that would strip West Virginia regulators of almost all their ability to enforce mine safety and health standards, and have yet to take a position on the bill. “We are reviewing it,” the governor’s press secretary, […]

West Virginia Legislature goes to college
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West Virginia Legislature goes to college

By JOCELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee says across-the-board cuts to the state’s higher education funding would create “mediocrity”at a time when leaders should be looking to support institutions that create jobs and are the biggest employers in the state. Gee and presidents from other […]