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CURA strikes deal with contractor over long-vacant building
TOM HINDMAN | Gazette Mail
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.

“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.

WV Senate moves forward with coal, gas tax rollbacks

West Virginia's $353 million revenue shortfall, and the resulting budget crisis, isn't severe enough so far to preclude a planned rollback on taxes for coal and gas companies.

Pollution crimes seldom prompt jail terms, data shows
Pollution crimes seldom prompt jail terms, data shows

Corporate officials convicted of pollution crimes like those connected to the Freedom Industries chemical spill in January 2014 are seldom punished with prison terms.

Bulletin Board: Feb. 11, 2016

Unity of Kanawha Valley will be home to the monthly Open Stage and Coffee House with host Ron Sowell at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 804 Myrtle Road, corner of Bridge and Myrtle roads. Local musicians are welcome to come and share their talents in a friendly...

Same-sex couple gets license, condemnation in Gilmer County
Same-sex couple gets license, condemnation in Gilmer County

Samantha Brookover stood crying in Glenville’s Gilmer County Courthouse last week, humiliated on what was meant to be a celebratory occasion.

Confederate group asks permission to parade in Martinsburg
Confederate group asks permission to parade in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is seeking permission to parade through downtown Martinsburg.

Tomblin: likely no state carbon plan until after court cases
Tomblin: likely no state carbon plan until after court cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin doesn’t expect West Virginia to submit compliance plans for carbon emissions standards from coal-fired power plants while the federal regulation remains in court...

Hospital sale bill amended, calls for study
Hospital sale bill amended, calls for study

The House Health and Human Resources committee on Tuesday amended a bill that would have allowed the state to sell four of its hospitals, opting instead to reword the bill to allow only a study of the facilities to explore their sale.

Around WV: Feb. 10, 2016
Around WV: Feb. 10, 2016

In Around West Virginia today: a Webster County couple is to appear on a national TV show, the Beckley Human Rights Commission struggles with lack of funding, advocates in Huntington connect the homeless with local services, and more.

For Donald Trump, for one night, there was so much winning
For Donald Trump, for one night, there was so much winning

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – For Donald Trump, for one night, there was so much winning.

Montgomery Council votes not to sign WVU Tech move agreement
Montgomery Council votes not to sign WVU Tech move agreement

MONTGOMERY — Montgomery City Council members on Tuesday voted not to sign an agreement that offers economic support from West Virginia University if the city promises not to sue over the relocation of the WVU...

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Politics

Humana insurance coverage, WV law create hassle for heart patients
Same-sex couple gets license, condemnation in Gilmer County
Common Core repeal bill may expand to include science standards
WV House advances voter ID bill on party-line vote
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

Board approves closing Boone, Roane schools, hears Fayette closure proposal
Cost of college tuition increased over past decade, but still below national average
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

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

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

Around WV

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Around WV: Feb. 5, 2016

U.S. and World

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
Analysis: Clinton moves aggressively to hold off Sanders