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W.Va. schools chief appointed to national commission

March 12, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano will represent the state on a national education research commission.

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GOP-led West Virginia Senate clears legal reform compromise

March 11, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has cleared a legal reform proposal that turned from contentious into compromis. more »»

West Liberty University president resigns amid ethics probe

March 11, 2015

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — West University President Robin Capehart has resigned following an ethics complaint and a vote of no confidence by the faculty senate. more »»

Unsealed Blankenship docs seek to move case, dismiss judge

March 11, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hundreds of pages of court documents were unsealed last week in the criminal case against ex-Massey Energy coal boss Don Blankenship. more »»

Ex-coal exec paints prosecution as him vs. Manchin, Dems

March 11, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ex-coal boss Don Blankenship contends that he's in federal prosecutors' crosshairs because he released a controversial video that enraged an old political foe, U.S. Sen. more »»

OSHA cites W.Va. company, proposes $109,450 fine

March 11, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Martinsburg contractor faces a $109,450 fine for alleged workplace violations at a Morgantown construction sit. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

March 11, 2015

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

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The Times-West Virginian, Fairmont, West Virginia, on a state survey regarding proposed hunting regulation changes:

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Man gets prison for killing brother-in-law for pulling beard

March 11, 2015

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania man will spend 14 to 28 years in prison for killing his brother-in-law after the other man pulled his beard while both were drinking. more »»

W.Va. Legislature requests additional study on right-to-work

March 11, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State Republican legislative leaders are asking for additional study into the economic impact of a potential right-to-work law in West Virginia. more »»

3rd person charged in slayings of 2 Iaeger men

March 11, 2015

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — A third person has been charged in connection with the slayings of two Iaeger men whose bodies were found in a burned vehicle.

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Alpha Natural Resources' Va. headquarters building sold

March 11, 2015

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources' corporate headquarters building in Bristol has been sold. more »»

Fallen tree in mudslide hits car, kills woman in Ronceverte

March 11, 2015

RONCEVERTE, W.Va. (AP) — State police say a woman has died after a fallen tree carried by a mudslide hit her car.

Sgt. Drew Pendleton tells WVVA-TV (http://bit. more »»

Unemployment rates rise in all 55 W.Va. counties in in Jan.

March 11, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Workforce West Virginia says unemployment rates rose in all 55 counties in January.

Calhoun County's 14.6 percent jobless rate was the highest in the state. more »»

Raleigh County nurse pleads guilty to drug charges

March 11, 2015

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A Raleigh County nurse faces up to four years in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges.

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WVU launches teacher-training program for STEM teachers

March 11, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has launched a teacher-training program for secondary science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers. more »»

OSHA cites W.Va. construction company, proposes $109K fine

March 11, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Martinsburg contractor faces a $109,000 fine for alleged workplace violations at a Morgantown construction sit. more »»

W.Va. grant money going to 'Growing Healthy' projects

March 11, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Seven West Virginia projects are sharing funding totaling more than $135,000 under the Growing Healthy Communities Grant Program. more »»

It's not just right-to-work: Bills targeting unions multiply

March 11, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It's not just Gov. Scott Walker. more »»

Official: Multistate crime rampage suspect kills self

March 11, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say one of two suspects arrested in a multistate crime rampage which included the deaths of a North Carolina couple has committed suicide in prison. more »»



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