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Community Notes: Jan. 20, 2016

Women who are farming, thinking of farming, or planning to start a food-based or agri-business are invited to attend Annie’s Project workshops, which provide agri-business training developed specifically for women. The training will be offered...

Community Notes: Jan. 20, 2016

Women who are farming, thinking of farming, or planning to start a food-based or agri-business are invited to attend Annie’s Project workshops, which provide agri-business training developed specifically for women. The training will be offered...

Daymark co-founder dies at 91, had lifetime of serving children
Daymark co-founder dies at 91, had lifetime of serving children

Considering she was a teacher, a Head Start worker, a mother to five, a grandmother to 13 and a great-grandmother to seven, it’d be hard to accuse Ardath Stanton Francke, who died Monday at 91, of not caring about children.

But, as she...

Man pressure washing during water crisis sues Toyota

A man contracted to work at the Toyota plant in Buffalo during the water crisis two years ago alleges he had to have his appendix removed after being exposed to the chemical that leaked from Freedom Industries.

Matthew Bess was working as a...

Senator wants to repeal law that prevents retailers from selling goods below cost

Just as he believes the state should not be involved in setting wages for construction workers on state-funded projects, Senate Government Organization Chairman Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, wants to repeal a 75-year-old state law that prevents wholesalers ...

Fazio’s sues insurer over water crisis losses

Owners of a longtime Italian restaurant in Charleston filed a lawsuit last week claiming its insurance company won’t provide reimbursement for the loss it allegedly suffered during the water crisis.

Attorneys for Joe...

Judge sets hearing to discuss chemical spill plea deals

With sentencing dates approaching, a federal judge has scheduled a hearing for next week to discuss the plea agreements made by Freedom Industries and six former Freedom officials related to the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated the...

Students battle with bubble balls
Students battle with bubble balls

Having a day off from school, some Putnam County students had a ball during a day-long event held at Quantum Sports Center in Hurricane Jan. 15. This fun-filled activity is a recent addition to the sports center.

Bill to drug test welfare recipients draws bipartisan support

State lawmakers haven’t seen a price tag for drug testing welfare recipients in West Virginia, but both Republican and Democratic state senators are backing the proposal.

The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee advanced...

Tomblin proposal would ease pain for PEIA insurees
Tomblin proposal would ease pain for PEIA insurees

Instead of severe increases in co-pays, deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums that were part of a proposed $120 million of benefits cuts, people covered by the Public Employees Insurance Agency should see small premium increases — if the...

Kanawha Solid Waste Authority waiting for meeting with DEP

Before they go in front of the Kanawha County Commission next week, members of the county’s Solid Waste Authority hope to find out more about their financial situation from the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Authority...

More than 100 take advantage of ‘Bright Babies’ college savings offer

A total of 124 people signed their children or grandchildren up for a SMART529 plan in December 2015, following state Treasurer John Perdue’s “Bright Babies” college savings offer and his office’s promotion of the program....

Pell Grant expansion proposed by US Education Department

Changes to the federal Pell Grant proposed by the Obama administration on Wednesday would reward students for taking more credits each semester and give them more money so they can attend classes year-round.

The proposal would expand the nearly...

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