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Morning Star Baptist Church honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Morning Star Baptist Church honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By KELSIE LeROSE Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated for his life and legacy Sunday at the annual program held at Morning Star Baptist Church in Fairmont. Members of the community remembered, celebrated and praised King at the celebration held by the Marion County chapter of the NAACP. […]

West Virginia’s kingmaker Larry Puccio has a rich political history
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West Virginia’s kingmaker Larry Puccio has a rich political history

By AUSTIN WEIFORD The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Larry Puccio, chairman of the Jim Justice transition team, has a deep history in West Virginia politics. He works as a political consultant and lobbyist and has worked with many different clients throughout the state. “I first started getting interested in politics as a businessman,” Puccio […]

Camden Clark Medical Center upgrades infant security
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Camden Clark Medical Center upgrades infant security

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Camden Clark Medical Center recently added security features to further protect its youngest patients. The Safe Place system was added to the maternity/special deliveries unit in December, featuring a small transmitter box attached to a bracelet around a newborn’s ankle. The transmitter allows staff […]

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U. S. Rep. Mooney looks forward to achieving new goals

By EMILY DANIELS The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — As the country inches closer toward making President-elect Donald Trump’s administration official, Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., said he’s excited for the change. However, Mooney said any new administration comes with its own unique challenges. “Now that Republicans have control of all three chambers — the bodies that […]

Gilbert uses first-year lessons to set goals for Marshall, Huntington
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Gilbert uses first-year lessons to set goals for Marshall, Huntington

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The difference a year has made for Marshall University President Jerome “Jerry” Gilbert is impressive. Today marks the first anniversary of Gilbert officially taking the helm of Marshall. In that 12-month span, he has put roots in Huntington to support local neighborhoods; led the way for the university’s […]

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Northern Panhandle Delegates named to key committees

By JANET METZNER The Weirton Daily Times CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — When it comes to the powerful House of Delegates Judiciary Committee the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia is well-represented by three delegates led by Shawn Fluharty, D-Ohio as minority vice chairman. Joining Fluharty on the committee are Delegates Mark Zatezalo, R-Hancock, and Joe Canestraro, D-Marshall. […]

By January 15, 2017 Read More →

At the Capitol: Jan. 11 marked the start – briefly – of the 83rd Legislature.

By Phil Kabler For The WVPA CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wednesday marked the start – briefly – of the 83rd Legislature. As occurs in years after gubernatorial elections, legislators convened to elect their presiding officers, and this year, to hear a farewell address from Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, then recessed until Feb. 8, when the 60-day regular […]

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Governor-elect Justice taps John Myers for Secretary of Administration

CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Governor-elect Jim Justice has selected John Myers to serve as secretary of the Department of Administration. Myers is currently the acting director of the West Virginia Lottery. Before he started his career in public service, Myers was the manager of corporate administration for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Buffalo, West Virginia.   Myers graduated from The […]

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Protect WV holds conference to encourage citizens to speak out

By Austin Weiford STAFF WRITER  CLARKSBURG. W.Va. — The Protect West Virginia coalition held a conference in Charleston Wednesday to highlight the effects of state budget cuts on state residents. Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, noted that polling data show nearly half of all West Virginians think […]

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W.Va. Attorney General Morrisey files suit against state’s largest residential housing business

Release from W.Va. Attorney General: MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  —West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a lawsuit alleging the state’s largest residential landlord charged its tenants numerous fees in violation of the state’s consumer protection law. Metro Property Management, largely catering to college students in Morgantown and campus communities throughout West Virginia, stands accused of charging […]