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WVDOH Informational workshop set for Beckley Z-Way projects

Release from the WVDOH:   BECKLEY, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Highways will hold an Informational Workshop on Monday, May 22, 2017, at Daniels Elementary in the cafeteria located at 351 4-H Lake Road, Daniels, Raleigh County, West Virginia on the proposed Beckley Z-Way Projects. This meeting complies with the public involvement requirements […]

WVU Today: Engineering alumnus travels world during remote year
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WVU Today: Engineering alumnus travels world during remote year

 Keyser native lived as digital nomad MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University alumnus Tyler Hartman was selected for a year-long journey across the world through Remote Year, a program designed for digital nomads to travel the world while maintaining their jobs by working remotely. Hartman, a native of Keyser, graduated from WVU in 2013 with dual […]

W.Va. Secretary of State to present ‘Jennings Randolph School’ designation
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W.Va. Secretary of State to present ‘Jennings Randolph School’ designation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Secretary Warner will begin a statewide tour to recognize high schools who have achieved the Jennings Randolph School designation starting Thursday, May 4, 2017. His first stop will be at Man High School in Logan County at 8:30 a.m. He will then travel to St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Cabell County […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. AP: US FIRM IN IRAQ IGNORES SECURITY RISKS FOR F-16S Sallyport Global, paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi […]

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Store owners hope Congress keeps cap on debit card swipe fees

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s convenience store owners will be watching the outcome of a vote in Washington, D.C. that could affect one of their largest costs of doing business. Swipe fees — charged by a bank when a customer uses a debit card to make a purchase — […]

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DOJ instructed to leave WV’s medical marijuana law alone

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the agreement lawmakers in Congress reached Sunday night, the words “West Virginia” are added to the federal spending plan in a new section — the list of states the Department of Justice is instructed not to interfere with regarding medical marijuana laws. Section 537 of the […]

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Agreement reached for retired miners’ health care benefits

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Two retired coal miners shared their appreciation Monday afternoon of the agreement reached between U.S. Senators, Congressmen and the White House — an agreement creating a permanent solution to fund health care benefits for retired miners’ and their widows. The funding solution, which draws funds from customs […]

Mine reclamation group buzzing about job creation in southern W.Va.
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Mine reclamation group buzzing about job creation in southern W.Va.

By CYNTHIA McCLOUD The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Honeybees are part of a plan to create jobs, diversify the economy and redevelop reclaimed mine lands in Southern West Virginia. Appalachian Headwaters, Green Forests Work, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and New River Community and Technical College are working together on a beekeeping collective […]

Tributes to Mother Jones on May Day in Morgantown
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Tributes to Mother Jones on May Day in Morgantown

By JIM BISSETT The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — May 1 was May Day and International Workers’ Day. Mention the latter and Mary Harris Jones — “Mother Jones” — comes to mind. The fiery organizer, and Irish immigrant who lost her husband and four young children in the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1867, regularly took […]

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Huntington releases new 2-year strategic drug plan

By TAYLOR STRUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington Mayor’s Office of Drug Control Policy has released its two-year strategic plan for addressing the opioid crisis in Huntington. The plan lays out all the current and planned efforts regarding the office’s three key areas: prevention, treatment and recovery, and law enforcement. “This is not the […]