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Charter schools could face hurdles in WV

A bill seeking to allow charter schools in West Virginia is raising questions about whether they would bring educational improvements seen elsewhere to local public school systems that are already struggling with finances and declining enrollment.

Lawmaker: being gay a “changeable characteristic”

A Fayette County lawmaker, speaking Friday against an amendment to a bill that would allow riding-sharing services like Uber in the state, called being gay a “changeable characteristic” and said that allowing gay people to have special...

Charter schools could face hurdles in WV

A bill seeking to allow charter schools in West Virginia is raising questions about whether they would bring educational improvements seen elsewhere to local public school systems that are already struggling with finances and declining enrollment.

A night on the town leads to a lifetime of love
A night on the town leads to a lifetime of love

On Jan. 26, 1959, Glen and Charlene Phibbs met at the grand opening of the Charleston Civic Center.

Lawsuit filed over State Police shooting death

Donna Spry called her husband’s doctor, crying.

Curly Spry was refusing to go to his appointment. He was suicidal, off his medication and had a gun, his wife said.

WV small businesses push back against RFRA
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Charleston native part of gravitational wave search
Charleston native part of gravitational wave search

Before he became a physicist, Jonah Kanner was a student in Charleston public schools. In his childhood bedroom, he had a poster of Albert Einstein on the wall.

Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the intellectual cornerstone of the court’s modern conservative wing, whose elegant and acidic opinions inspired a movement of legal thinkers and ignited liberal critics, died Feb. 13 on a ranch near Marfa, ...

W.Va. Sports Show (photos)
W.Va. Sports Show (photos)

WV College Foundation sets goal to increase FAFSA completion

The College Foundation of West Virginia wants more high school seniors completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid before they graduate.

Rick Steelhammer: Boomers brace to best babies, while Bigfoot sighted in sportscaster’s mouth

Baby Boomers may have a reputation for being self-absorbed, but as it turns out, we’re going to need plenty of help in that department in the years to come.

Parents say son at Tucker County program showed signs of crisis

Years ago, Evan Harris asked his parents, “What would you do at my funeral?”

Bipartisan nursing bill could help ease rural health care shortages
Bipartisan nursing bill could help ease rural health care shortages

The West Virginia Citizens Action Group is a progressive organization that fights for things like environmental protection, consumer advocacy and reducing the influence of money in politics.

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Politics

Bipartisan nursing bill could help ease rural health care shortages
Statehouse Beat: Budget fights getting started in second half of legislative session
Lawmaker: being gay a “changeable characteristic”
WV right-to-work, prevailing wage vetoes overridden
Lawmaker: WV food stamps used in ‘far-off vacation destinations’

Columnists

Rick Steelhammer: Boomers brace to best babies, while Bigfoot sighted in sportscaster’s mouth

Education

WV College Foundation sets goal to increase FAFSA completion
Putnam teacher reflects on 60 years in classroom
Committee still mum on proposed science standards repeal
Common Core repeal bill may expand to include science standards
Board approves closing Boone, Roane schools, hears Fayette closure proposal

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

Budget cuts won’t affect sheriff’s patrol in eastern Kanawha County
Bar crawl, craft beer fest on tap for spring
Kanawha Clean-up events announced for spring
Riders back at Transit Mall after rough two weeks
CURA strikes deal with contractor over long-vacant building

Putnam County

Scott Depot family mourns child after sudden death
Putnam judge wrong in dismissing charges against man, Supreme Court rules
Poca starts move to Putnam Public Service District
Donations wanted for Putnam girl’s family
Putnam man critically injured after being hit by vehicle

Election

WV House advances voter ID bill on party-line vote
Elections panel OKs public campaign financing for WV justice Benjamin
Cost of college tuition increased over past decade, but still below national average
News Guide: Snowy New Hampshire has its say in 2016 race

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U.S. and World

Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada
FBI moves to surround last occupiers at Oregon refuge
For Donald Trump, for one night, there was so much winning
Mid-Atlantic wakes up to wintry mix