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WV Senate advances planned tax cut for coal, gas

In the midst of a budget crisis, the West Virginia Senate is moving forward with a long-planned multi-million dollar tax cut for the state’s coal and gas industries proposed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

WV Senate advances planned tax cut for coal, gas

In the midst of a budget crisis, the West Virginia Senate is moving forward with a long-planned multi-million dollar tax cut for the state’s coal and gas industries proposed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Hunter becomes state’s first woman brigadier general
Hunter becomes state’s first woman brigadier general

Brigadier General Paige B. Hunter wasn’t in her office when Major General James Hoyer was looking for her Friday.

Journalist, author Sam Quinones to speak at Festival of Ideas
Journalist, author Sam Quinones to speak at Festival of Ideas

Before writing his latest book “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” Sam Quinones spent a lot of time writing about a place he later found out had a lot to do with the problem: Mexico.

Peer recovery coaches help others fight addiction

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When 31-year-old St. Albans native Ashley Keiffer found herself in jail for the 16th time, her big plan when she got out was to land a job at a fast-food restaurant.

Groups say W.Va. a mixed bag on domestic violence gun laws

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia has been ahead of the curve in passing several protections to ban domestic abusers from having guns, but gun safety groups say the state should do more.

Photos: Baskets of goodies ready for library fundraiser
Photos: Baskets of goodies ready for library fundraiser

Kanawha school counselor recognized at White House
Kanawha school counselor recognized at White House

School counseling runs in Todd Roatsey’s family.

One sister, Tara Dawson, is a counselor. Michelle Mincer — his other sister and only other sibling — was a counselor, and still works in the Kanawha County school system.

‘Mardi Bras’ aims to collect personal care items for homeless women, children
‘Mardi Bras’ aims to collect personal care items for homeless women, children

A different type of Fat Tuesday event aims to collect things sometimes forgotten by those who donate to homeless shelters.

Boone schools superintendent is promised pay raises amid job cuts

In what the board president called “crappy” timing, the Boone County school board unanimously voted earlier this week to assure their superintendent future pay raises, just as individual employees were learning whether they’d be...

WV bill would allow sale of state-run hospitals

The union that represents workers at West Virginia's state-run hospitals called Friday for a public hearing on a bill introduced in the Legislature earlier this week that would privatize three state-run nursing homes.

Amendments could alter WV concealed-carry bill
Amendments could alter WV concealed-carry bill

West Virginia House of Delegates members will take up at least five amendments Monday intended to temper a bill that would allow adults over 21 to carry concealed firearms without a state permit, background check or gun safety training (HB 4145).

Inclusiveness upgrades open up play opportunities in Hurricane
Inclusiveness upgrades open up play opportunities in Hurricane

Hurricane City Park will be more inclusive to everyone this spring.

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Politics

Beckley lawyer to receive public financing in Supreme Court race
Amendments could alter WV concealed-carry bill
WV Senate OKs raw milk bill after veto last year
Right-to-work bill heads to Tomblin
WV Dept. of Education and Arts officials dispute budget waste study

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Education

Kanawha school counselor recognized at White House
Boone schools superintendent is promised pay raises amid job cuts
Fayette County Schools will cut 18 staff positions
West Virginia counties to submit teacher certification plans
WVU now among top research institutions

Health

WV bill would allow sale of state-run hospitals
Tomblin administration looks to local health departments for savings
Hospital rate review repeal would increase costs, agency chief says
All-female drug rehab facility to open in Raleigh County
Across US, 11 community-based programs earn heart health grants

Kanawha County

Photos: Baskets of goodies ready for library fundraiser
Event celebrates ‘Bridge Builders,’ community leaders
South Charleston sewer rate will nearly triple
Jury recommends life without mercy for Detroit man in Rand shooting
Report shows Charleston zoning permits down

Putnam County

Inclusiveness upgrades open up play opportunities in Hurricane
Putnam road closed after semi loses lumber
Putnam teacher with 60 years of service to retire
‘Night to Shine’ offers prom experience for teens who have special needs
Hurricane offering free smoke detectors to residents

Election

Iowa Takeaways: Trump can’t meet hype, Clinton underwhelms
Who's running for office in West Virginia?
Kanawha commission challenge highlights local races

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U.S. and World

Analysis: Clinton moves aggressively to hold off Sanders
No shadow: Phil ‘predicts’ early spring, WV’s Freddie disagrees
Turnout is name of the game in Monday’s Iowa caucuses