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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia newspaper industry works hard to ensure greater public access, open meetings and government transparency. Now there is an industry incentive for that effort. The WVPA is targeting those areas in the WVPA newspaper contests. There will be two new contest categories considered for the 2017 contest year:  “Best Promotion of Public Notice” […] The post WVPA adds public notice categories to advertising, editorial contests appeared first on West Virgini…
10.07 / 05:16
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By MATT COMBS The Register-Herald FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — In a last-minute push, Gov. Jim Justice paid a visit to Fayette County in attempt to get his proposed “Roads to Prosperity” plan passed through a referendum on Oct. 7. Justice spoke to a gathered crowd of around 50 Thursday afternoon, just two days shy of the […] The post Justice visits Fayetteville, pushes for bond at the wire appeared first on West Virginia Press Assoc…
10.07 / 05:16
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By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Thursday he would support a proposal banning a product that can modify semi-automatic rifles to fire at rates comparable to fully automatic firearms. In the days since a man fired a rifle equipped with a “bump stock” Sunday night from the 32nd […] The post Manchin supports bump stock ban, background checks on gun sales appeared first on West Virginia Press Assoc…
10.07 / 05:16
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By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The Mountain State’s economy is starting to bounce back, West Virginia University economist John Deskins said at the annual West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference Thursday at Embassy Suites in Charleston. “I don’t have as much bad news this time,” Deskins said. “The good news is we […] The post State’s economic outlook beginning to bounce back, Deskins: ‘I don’t have as much bad news this time’ appeared f…
10.07 / 05:16
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By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel WASHINGTON, D.C. — A 2018 budget resolution that sets up tax reforms for the president was adopted Thursday in the House of Representatives with two of the three Republicans from West Virginia voting in favor. The Building a Better America budget resolution (H. Con. Res. 71) passed […] The post West Virginia, Ohio reps largely back budget bill, tax reforms appeared first on West Virginia Press A…
10.07 / 05:16
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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Westover woman and a Fairmont man have admitted to drug distribution charges. Anna May Martin, 32, pled guilty to one count of unlawful use of communication facility. Martin admitted to using a phone to distribute and assist in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. The crime occurred in Monongalia County in March 2017. …
10.06 / 20:16
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — What was billed as a rally for racial equality, to coincide with President Donald Trump’s scheduled visit to Morgantown, turned into a platform addressing topics ranging from climate change to white privilege. Morgantown Deputy Mayor Mark Brazaitis was among the speakers during the protest attended by about 20 people Wednesday afternoon outside…
10.06 / 20:16
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — President Trump’s visit to Morgantown may have been cancelled but that didn’t stop a rally from going on as scheduled. Organized around the Mountainlair, more than two dozen citizens chose to speak out against racial inequality, amongst the many concerns that were addressed. Members of Mountaineers for Progress, the LGBTQ African-American and…
10.06 / 20:16
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two people are facing charges after breaking into a home on Grant Avenue in Morgantown Wednesday afternoon. Tyree Adarryl Jones, 31, of Morgantown, and Brendon Marcelleous Bragg, 23, of Detroit, Michigan, were both charged with daytime burglary and booked into the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond. Morgantown Police…
10.06 / 20:16
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Morgantown Human Rights Commission would have expanded authority under an ordinance that passed first reading. In an unanimous decision by Morgantown City Council, an ordinance was passed which amends the city code regarding the Human Rights Commission. In the ordinance, expanded language was added on the anti-discrimination part of the city…
10.06 / 20:16
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If you wish to give and obtain a cash credit in return, officials ask that you consider obtaining a tax credit for giving to one of the housing, youth, education or health programs sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Labor…
10.06 / 16:25
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Charleston attorney and former Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Callaghan plans to establish a trust fund and to sue insurance companies of entities responsible for dumping PCBs in Fayette County illegally, including at Minden and Fayetteville, Fayette Prosecuting…
10.06 / 16:25
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West Virginia now ranks seventh in the nation for the highest youth overweight and obesity…
10.06 / 16:25
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Dear EarthTalk: Is it really true that our dogs and cats are major contributors to climate change, and if so what can we do about it? — Carmen Santiago, Newark, N…
10.06 / 16:25
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With a little more than a year to go in his second term, state Sen. Ron Miller, D-Greenbrier, has resigned his post, effective at the end of the month, to accept a job in Gov. Jim Justice’s a…
10.06 / 16:25
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Oct 6 2017 - 4:59am "Ghostbusters," "The Shining," and "Harry Potter & the Sorcerers Stone" join the Flashback Cinema schedule.  "Ghostbusters" and the "Shining" arrive just in time for Halloween thrills. The films play Sunday & Wednesdays @ 3:30 & 7 p.m. at select Marquee Cinemas The full line up is as follows: The Fifth Element, Oct. 8 and 11 Read …
10.06 / 13:05
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Oct 6 2017 - 2:41am "This [discovery] breaks the world ," as a "game changer, utters Lt. Joshi (Robin Wright) to Blade Runner (replicant assassin ) "K" (Ryan Gosling), after he "retires" (no, that's not delivery of a 401k package!) a rogue and discovers a secret burial site. "What you saw, did not happen," she orders the reluctant hunter. Read…
10.06 / 13:05
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Support, awareness, education and encouragement are some of the reasons people will participate in the Out of Darkness suicide and prevention walk taking place on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. on King…
As community events go, the Shepherdstown Community Club's annual book sale is legendry. Part of the reason for that legendary status is due to the massive quantity of books…
Roger May is often soft spoken man and not the type of person you would see starting a visual movement to make…