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State school board approves Fayette Co. consolidation plan

September 8, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education has approved a consolidation plan for Fayette County public schools. more »»

EPA adds West Virginia site to Superfund cleanup list

September 8, 2016

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials are adding a Clarksburg site to the list of the most serious spots identified for environmental cleanup. more »»

Gingrich to fundraise for West Virginia GOP governor hopeful

September 8, 2016

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Newt Gingrich is heading to West Virginia to boost the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Bill Cole.

The Cole campaign says Gingrich, the former U.S. more »»

Clinton backs bill to protect benefits for ex-coal miners

September 8, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is supporting a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families, an issue that has divided Senat... more »»

Proposed power plant would use controversial gas pipeline

September 8, 2016

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A company wants to build a natural gas plant on the Elizabeth River that would utilize a controversial pipeline project.

The Virginian-Pilot reported (http://bit. more »»

Tombstone salesman who didn't deliver agrees to refunds

September 8, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A tombstone salesman accused of failing to deliver cemetery markers to consumers has reached a settlement with the state Attorney General's office. more »»

West Virginia governor eyes late September session on floods

September 8, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is urging county school boards to tally their flood damages quickly so he can call a special session later this month to address flood costs. more »»

Retired coal miners to rally at Capitol for benefits bill

September 8, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands of retired coal miners are gathering at the U.S. Capitol to support a bill that would preserve their health and pension benefits. more »»

US clears way for cleanup of Colorado mine after huge spill

September 7, 2016

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado mine that spewed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers in three Western states was designated a Superfund site Wednesday, clearing the way for a... more »»

Trial set for hacker who called attention to Ohio rape case

September 7, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of helping to hack a website to draw attention to an Ohio high school rape case is scheduled for trial in November. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

September 7, 2016

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:


Sept. more »»

Senate panel opens inquiry into EpiPen pricing

September 7, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has opened a preliminary investigation into why the price of lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed. more »»

West Virginia unveils veteran suicide prevention program

September 7, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is introducing a suicide prevention program for veterans.

On Wednesday, Gov. more »»

Wheeling seeks to legalize Sunday morning alcohol sales

September 7, 2016

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The Wheeling City Council will ask state officials for permission to legalize the sale of alcohol in the city Sunday mornings.

The Intelligencer (http://bi. more »»

Deputies: Man burned teenage son who tried to protect mother

September 7, 2016

CABIN CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Kanawha County father burned his 14-year-old son with a propane torch after the boy tried to protect his mother during an argument. more »»

Coroner fears dealers use Cincinnati area as 'test tube'

September 7, 2016

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities suspect the Cincinnati area has been treated as a "test tube" by heroin dealers for use of a powerful animal tranquilizer, a county coroner said on Tuesday. more »»

Deadline for federal flood aid looms in West Virginia

September 7, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The deadline is approaching for West Virginia residents affected by flooding in June to apply for federal assistanc. more »»



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