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Common Core repeal bill may expand to include science standards

A newly proposed version of the Common Core repeal bill that’s being sponsored by West Virginia House of Delegates leaders would also ditch the state’s upcoming new science standards.

Common Core repeal bill may expand to include science standards

A newly proposed version of the Common Core repeal bill that’s being sponsored by West Virginia House of Delegates leaders would also ditch the state’s upcoming new science standards.

WV House advances voter ID bill on party-line vote

West Virginians would be required to show photo ID at their polling places before they can vote, under a Republican bill advancing through the House of Delegates.

Treasurer’s office returns unclaimed funds to Special Olympics, Girl Scouts

The West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office has reunited the West Virginia Special Olympics and the Girls Scouts of Black Diamond with $17,000 worth of unclaimed property checks.

CURA strikes deal with contractor over long-vacant building
CURA strikes deal with contractor over long-vacant building

The demolition of a long-vacant building near the Charleston Civic Center will have a twofold benefit, the head of the Charleston Urban Renewal Authority said Wednesday.

Photo: Ash Wednesday begins Lent
Photo: Ash Wednesday begins Lent

Cost of college tuition increased over past decade, but still below national average

Over the past 10 years, tuition at state colleges and universities has increased significantly, from between 55 percent to 94 percent, but remains about $2,500 a year below national averages, Higher Education Policy Commission Chancellor Paul Hill...

Riders back at Transit Mall after rough two weeks
Riders back at Transit Mall after rough two weeks

On a blustery Wednesday afternoon, riders of the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority were able to shelter themselves from the snow.

Police arrest man accused of South Hills break-ins
Police arrest man accused of South Hills break-ins

Charleston police on Wednesday arrested a man they say broke into John Adams Middle School last fall and is responsible for several South Hills break-ins.

Pickens appointed acting Administration secretary
Pickens appointed acting Administration secretary

A state insurance agency administrator has been appointed acting cabinet secretary for the Department of Administration, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Wednesday.

Belle to hold meeting on raising sewer rates

The Belle Town Council will meet Thursday to discuss a sewer rate increase to support a new sanitation plant.

“Religious freedom” bill advances to vote on Thursday

A controversial bill that proponents say will restore religious freedom but opponents say will weaken local nondiscrimination ordinances is up for a vote in the House of Delegates on Thursday.

Elections panel OKs public campaign financing for WV justice Benjamin
Elections panel OKs public campaign financing for WV justice Benjamin

Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin’s re-election campaign has been certified for a total of $525,000 of public campaign financing, pending a possible legal challenge by one of his opponents.

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Politics

Humana insurance coverage, WV law create hassle for heart patients
WV House advances voter ID bill on party-line vote
Same-sex couple gets license, condemnation in Gilmer County
Cost of college tuition increased over past decade, but still below national average
WV Senate moves forward with coal, gas tax rollbacks

Columnists

Rick Steelhammer: On Trumping for peace and toilet paper warfare
Statehouse Beat: Nearing midway point, session still hasn’t dealt with most pressing issues

Education

Montgomery Council votes not to sign WVU Tech move agreement
WVSU to begin celebrating 125th anniversary this month
Kanawha library system approves plan to select main branch building
Montgomery council to consider WVU Tech move agreement
Marshall psychology program one of country’s best

Health

Hospital sale bill amended, calls for study
Workers criticize bill to sell state hospitals
Travel MD offers in-home care for older patients
Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to memory loss in adults over 60
More efficient vaccine leads to milder flu season

Kanawha County

Police arrest man accused of South Hills break-ins
Belle to hold meeting on raising sewer rates
Big Chimney man gets 15 years in friend’s stabbing death
Bill would effectively allow guns in Coonskin Park
Photos: Baskets of goodies ready for library fundraiser

Putnam County

Poca starts move to Putnam Public Service District
Donations wanted for Putnam girl’s family
Putnam man critically injured after being hit by vehicle
Inclusiveness upgrades open up play opportunities in Hurricane
Putnam road closed after semi loses lumber

Election

Elections panel OKs public campaign financing for WV justice Benjamin
News Guide: Snowy New Hampshire has its say in 2016 race
Photos: West Virginians rally to discuss why they support Sanders
Beckley lawyer to receive public financing in Supreme Court race

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U.S. and World

For Donald Trump, for one night, there was so much winning
Mid-Atlantic wakes up to wintry mix
Analysis: Clinton moves aggressively to hold off Sanders