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Seeing the dome — national spelling bee competitor tours D.C.
SAM OWENS | Gazette-Mail photos
Seeing the dome — national spelling bee competitor tours D.C.

WASHINGTON — Most of the chairs were empty.

Some young staff members sat on the side, whispering to each other. A few shuffled in and out of the narrow wooden doors. But of the 100 wooden desks facing the...

Slain coal exec Hatfield was a ‘complex individual’
Slain coal exec Hatfield was a ‘complex individual’

On Sunday morning, Ben Hatfield’s face was smiling up from the newspaper page. Decked out in black-tie attire, Hatfield was featured on the society page in a collection of photos from last month’s Charleston Area Medical Center...

WV House kills tobacco tax hike
WV House kills tobacco tax hike

Prospects for passage of a 2016-17 state budget suffered a major setback Tuesday, as the West Virginia House of Delegates rejected a bill to raise tobacco taxes to close about $76 million of a $270 million budget shortfall.

Putnam to get its own Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Putnam to get its own Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam counties will soon be opening a ReStore in Putnam County by the end of the year.

Arrests made in coal company executive’s death
Arrests made in coal company executive’s death

An Ohio man was arrested early Tuesday for allegedly killing Bennett K. “Ben” Hatfield in a Mingo County cemetery, where Hatfield was preparing his late wife’s and other family member’s graves for Memorial Day.

WV begins allowing concealed guns without permits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia now lets people 21 years old and up carry hidden guns without permits or training.

3 WV fire departments get federal grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three West Virginia fire departments will receive more than $887,000 in federal grants for equipment upgrades.

PSC sets hearing on chemical spill investigation
PSC sets hearing on chemical spill investigation

Commissioners issued an order scheduling an evidentiary hearing in the probe for Nov. 15-17 in Charleston, but cautioned that “developments outside of this proceeding” could “yet impact the course of this general investigation....

Around WV: May 24, 2016
Around WV: May 24, 2016

In Around West Virginia: how Marion County schools responded to the needs of transgender students, a television series filmed in West Virginia, and more.

Committee approves CAMC’s utility bridge over Brooks Street
Committee approves CAMC’s utility bridge over Brooks Street

Charleston City Council’s Planning Committee voted unanimously on Monday to allow a bridge over Brooks Street that will connect to Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital.

Arrowsmith program moves to St. Agnes
Arrowsmith program moves to St. Agnes

It’s been less than a year since Arrowsmith, a program which posits cognitive deficiencies can be overcome with a series of paper- and computer-based exercises, came to Charleston. After mixed success at Charleston Montessori School, the...

Drug firms fueled ‘pill mills’ in rural WV
Drug firms fueled ‘pill mills’ in rural WV

Over five years, the nation’s largest drug wholesalers flooded notorious “pill mill” pharmacies in West Virginia’s smallest towns and poorest counties with hundreds of thousands of painkillers, according to court records...

Letter advises Logan board to not rescind contract

The Logan County school board’s attorney advised board members in a letter dated earlier this month that they can’t, without their superintendent’s agreement, rescind the four-year contract extension for their superintendent,...

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Gazette-Mail Charities

Camp Fund: Camp Tomahawk offers children a place to express themselves
Camp Fund: Clay 4-H helps first-time campers cope with homesickness
Camp fund raises $4,500 in first full week of giving
Camp fund: Kanawha 4-H camp starts a life of success

Politics

Tomblin: Don’t raid WV Rainy Day Fund
WV House kills tobacco tax hike
WV begins allowing concealed guns without permits
Senate, House budgets would raid WV Rainy Day funds
WV raw milk law is now in effect

Cops & Courts

Ritchie sheriff calls lawsuit against him frivolous
Jury rules in favor of Vienna man in case against mortgage company
Arrests made in coal company executive’s death
Coal exec Hatfield found dead in Mingo cemetery
Former deputy sues Ritchie sheriff over GPS monitoring

Columnists

Innerviews: Elder-home owner calms dementia with ‘basic respect’
Steelhammer: America the beautiful (through beer-goggles)
Statehouse Beat: Senate should act like the upper house

Education

Kanawha school board OKs budget, despite state not having one
Learn and Earn program adds nine partners
Putnam schools looks at Boone’s Hudson for superintendent post
Arrowsmith program moves to St. Agnes
Letter advises Logan board to not rescind contract

Health

Drug firms fueled ‘pill mills’ in rural WV
Charleston native, WVU grad co-authors new autism study
Friends share memories of Princeton woman who died after cosmetic surgery
Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method
Kanawha health department mulling food-handler cards

Kanawha County

Kanawha Boulevard bike lane project may not happen again this year
Committee approves CAMC’s utility bridge over Brooks Street
Piece from 9/11 Pentagon attack to be displayed at airport
PHOTO: Downtown Streetfest draws crowd on rainy Saturday
PHOTOS: South Charleston Armed Forces Day Parade rolls on

Putnam County

Putnam to get its own Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Putnam County Library to offer summer reading program

Election

Gubernatorial debate planned for October

Around WV

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Spelling Bee

Raleigh regional spelling winner heads to national spelling bee

U.S. and World

Afghan leaders see Taliban leader’s death as hopeful sign
Egypt army says plane wreckage found near Alexandria
The Latest: Kuwait IDs national feared dead in Egypt crash