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White House encourages passage of UMW benefit bill

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The White House on Thursday urged congressional Republicans to provide a long-term funding fix for the troubled health care and pension plans that serve tens of thousands of the nation’s retired coal miners, calling it “quite cynical” that leading lawmakers would so far agree only to […]

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Revenue collections for November falls short by $4 million

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON — The bleeding in West Virginia’s revenue collections continued in November with numbers falling short of estimates by $4.1 million. However Department of Revenue Cabinet Secretary Bob Kiss said Thursday those numbers may be a bit deceiving. He said he anticipates a growing deficit moving forward, but maybe not on as quick a […]

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Berkeley County Schools stand guard against heroin epidemic

Editor’s note: The following is the second part in a series tackling the heroin epidemic sweeping the nation, state and Eastern Panhandle. Part two focuses upon the heroin epidemic and its affects inside the Berkeley County School system. By JEFF MCCOY MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — As the region continues to be swept into the heroin crisis, […]

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Jamboree in The Hills is back

By FRED PACE The Intelligencer/Wheeling News Journal WHEELING, W.Va. — Jamboree In The Hills will return intact. Changes announced earlier this week concerning the country music show, owned by Live Nation, in Belmont County each July brought a wave of complaints from diehard fans of the country music festival. As a result, Jamboree In The […]

WV State Farm museum Christmas lights on through Dec. 18
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WV State Farm museum Christmas lights on through Dec. 18

By BETH SERGENT Point Pleasant Register POINT PLEASANT, W.Va.  — Today marks the return of a yuletide tradition in Mason County when the West Virginia State Farm Museum’s Christmas Light Display returns. The show is from 6-9 p.m. and will run nightly today through Dec. 18 at the museum just north of Point Pleasant, located across from […]

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10 things to know: Friday, Dec. 9

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. SOUTH KOREAN LAWMAKERS IMPEACH PRESIDENT The stunning and swift fall for Park Geun-hye, the country’s first female leader, […]

Cacapon park dam will handle stronger storms
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Cacapon park dam will handle stronger storms

Upgrades cost $1.7 million By Kate Shunney The Morgan Messenger BERKELEY SPRINGS — Earthen dams at Cacapon State Park’s lakes have not failed during their lifespan at the park, and they’ll be even less likely to after upgrade work on them finishes in the spring. Excavation and prep work for the $1.7 million project began […]

‘Make Cents WV’ partnership to tackle financial literacy
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‘Make Cents WV’ partnership to tackle financial literacy

Release from WVHEPC: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Education leaders across the state are joining forces to help students improve their financial skills. Earlier today, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and The Education Alliance unveiled a new initiative, “Make Cents WV,” to provide financial literacy tools and resources to students, families and educators. The effort, which […]

Local residents look for answers to the Eastern Panhandle’s drug epidemic
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Local residents look for answers to the Eastern Panhandle’s drug epidemic

Editor’s note: The following is the first part in a series tackling the heroin epidemic sweeping the nation, state and Eastern Panhandle. Part one focuses upon the heroin epidemic itself and the questions local residents have regarding how the problem will come to an end. By JEFF McCOY The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Local residents […]

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Yeager Airport officials hopeful FAA will help rebuild collapsed area

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After meeting recently in Washington, D.C., with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Federal Aviation Administration officials, a delegation from Charleston’s Yeager Airport returned home feeling optimistic the FAA would help pay for replacing the airport’s collapsed safety overrun area. That, in turn, would make it possible for […]