Rick Ryan: Kanawha Valley coaching changes, West/Frampton and coach Kinder
Rick Ryan: Kanawha Valley coaching changes, West/Frampton and coach Kinder
Talented freshman class boosts Poca’s football chances
Talented freshman class boosts Poca’s football chances
Mitch Vingle: WVU’s McKivitz, O-line facing challenges
Mitch Vingle: WVU’s McKivitz, O-line facing challenges
Sam Saunders, Arnold Palmer’s grandson, trying to gain footing on PGA Tour
Sam Saunders, Arnold Palmer’s grandson, trying to gain footing on PGA Tour
Young boxers prep for USA Boxing tournament at Civic Center
Young boxers prep for USA Boxing tournament at Civic Center

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Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect
Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court approved a scaled-back version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries Monday, agreeing to hear the merits of the case in the fall but allowing Trump for now to claim a victory in the contentious legal showdown.

SBA member says officials overstepped authority on Nicholas schools
SBA member says officials overstepped authority on Nicholas schools

A member of the West Virginia School Building Authority slammed the new executive of the SBA and the new state schools superintendent Monday over the fact that an alternative plan to the Nicholas County school board’s proposed school consolidation was revealed right before the West Virginia Board of Education shot down the plan.

Six arrested in Capito’s office after day of protesting health care bill
Six arrested in Capito’s office after day of protesting health care bill

Authorities detained six protesters Monday who refused to leave Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s Charleston office without an assurance that she will oppose the U.S. Senate’s rewrite of the American Health Care Act.

Business faces: June 25, 2017
Business faces: June 25, 2017

ArchitectureJoe Sinclair has joined The Thrasher Group, a regional engineering and architecture firm. Sinclair will be a part of the group’s Charleston office as a member of its architecture division. He previously worked at WYK Associates and has experience in commercial, historic preservation and residential design projects.

Spirits maker Smooth Ambler aims to increase WV footprint during expansion
Spirits maker Smooth Ambler aims to increase WV footprint during expansion

It hasn’t taken Smooth Ambler Spirits long to gain a national following.

FERC issues final environmental report on MVP pipeline
FERC issues final environmental report on MVP pipeline

Federal energy regulators on Friday released their final environmental assessment of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, saying that the project would have “significant” impacts on forests in West Virginia and Virginia, but downplaying other adverse effects as “limited.”

Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect
Supreme Court allows limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court approved a scaled-back version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries Monday, agreeing to hear the merits of the case in the fall but allowing Trump for now to claim a victory in the contentious legal showdown.

‘There is no justice in bargaining against the people’s interest’: Federal judge rejects drug plea
‘There is no justice in bargaining against the people’s interest’: Federal judge rejects drug plea

A plea agreement between prosecutors and a Charleston man who allegedly sold heroin was rejected Monday by a federal judge, who cited the severity of the region’s drug problem and the number of cases resolved through plea deals.

Government gets more time in Don Blankenship appeal
Government gets more time in Don Blankenship appeal

The federal government has been granted another month to respond to former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s request that the U.S. Supreme Court hear an appeal of his criminal mine safety conviction.

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WV Book Team: WVU Press releases feature contemporary Appalachia
WV Book Team: WVU Press releases feature contemporary Appalachia

Questions of Appalachian economics, culture and identity have ­— in the wake of the 2016 presidential election and the runaway success of J.D. Vance’s controversial “Hillbilly Elegy” — moved to the forefront of national consciousness. This summer and fall, West Virginia University Press will publish three books that help advance the conversation about Appalachia from different perspectives.

Photos: Balloon sculptures on display at mall are all about perspective
Photos: Balloon sculptures on display at mall are all about perspective

Sculptures by balloon artist Aaron Hay, who is also known as Dizzy Doc, are displayed in the center court of the Charleston Town Center mall on Sunday afternoon. Each balloon sculpture lines up to form a music symbol, which can be seen if the viewer is standing from the correct vantage point. Balloons in the form of rings or cylinders are placed at different levels of center court for viewers to peer through to see the separate sculpture pieces united into one image. The installation is a part of FestivALL, which ran from June 16-25.

Things to do today: June 25, 2017
Things to do today: June 25, 2017

MusicMOUNTAIN STAGE: 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. With Marcus King Band, Kishi Bashi with strings and more. Culture Center Theater. Call 877.987.6487 or visit www.mountainstage.org.

Dear Abby: Hospice volunteer’s woeful tales wear her family down
Dear Abby: Hospice volunteer’s woeful tales wear her family down

Dear Abby: My mother has been a hospice volunteer for six months. I think that’s great. The problem is, all she ever talks about anymore is the families and patients she helps. I’m tired of coming home from school or work and hearing about her latest patient’s family drama or the details about how they died. My grandmother, who also lives with us, is burned out from it, too.

WV Farm2Fork: Turn summer berries into a Blackberry BBQ Sauce
WV Farm2Fork: Turn summer berries into a Blackberry BBQ Sauce

It’s berry season! You know what that means, right? Summer is here!

Vintage West Virginia: Clendenin
Vintage West Virginia: Clendenin

Each Sunday and Monday, Vintage West Virginia provides a glimpse of the past in the Mountain State.

In cowboy action shooting, clothes make the gunfighter
In cowboy action shooting, clothes make the gunfighter

ELEANOR — On Main Street of Buffalo Flats, the Wild West comes to life.

John McCoy: WV DNR’s federal funding doesn’t come from politicians
John McCoy: WV DNR’s federal funding doesn’t come from politicians

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Outdoors Calendar, June 25, 2017
Outdoors Calendar, June 25, 2017

TodayThe Putnam County Gun Club will hold a USPSA pistol match, 10 a.m., at the club’s range near Eleanor. Call 304-757-6061.

Funerals for: June 26, 2017

Barnes Jr., Willie 1 p.m., Power House of Deliverance Church, Dunbar.


Boyd Jr., Alfred 2 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.


Burns, Lucille 2 p.m., Presbyterian Church, Marlinton.


Carter, Karen 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, St. Albans.


Cobb, Sharry 11 a.m., Gatens


Cochran, Edward Noon, Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley.


Dunlap Jr., George 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.


Hurt, William 1 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.


Kemper, Delma Noon, Sturm Family Cemetery, Millstone.


Lanier, Donald 2 p.m., Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.


Marks, Alice Noon, Oakwood Baptist Church, Charleston.


Riffee, Beulah 11 a.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.


Shue Wallace, Sabrina Renae


Walton, Lorena "Renie" 1 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.


Westmoreland, Loverna Sue 5 p.m., Fidler and Frame Funeral Home, Belle.


Wooten, James 7 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.


Workman, Lawrence 11 a.m., Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.