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Local, state leaders meet to discuss progress in Charleston

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Drawing better connections and improving communication between state lawmakers and leaders in Charleston’s East End and West Side is the goal of a series of breakfast meetings that kicked off Tuesday.

The me...

Jones heads to court next week

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It’s too easy for anyone to petition to remove local government officials from office, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones said at a meeting of city council’s Finance Committee Monday night.

Jones, who will ...

Sunnyside, Wiles Hill in Morgantown to see parking restrictions

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West Virginia University students living in Morgantown’s Sunnyside and Wiles Hill neighborhoods will see on-street parking restrictions this semester.

Beginning Sept. 1, the city of Morgantown will require p...

Little enforcement in cases of poor municipal audits

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Each year, municipalities and other local government entities across the state are required to undergo audits to ensure taxpayer money is being spent lawfully.

But in cases where audits turn up serious errors, ther...

City posts signs showing user fee spending

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Quarrier Street is one of the most recent Charleston streets to be paved this year, and government officials want drivers to know the work was funded through the capital city’s service, or use...

Committee to reconsider ban on Charleston recycling bins

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Residents in Charleston who prefer using recycling bins instead of bags will be able to continue to do so — for now, at least.

City Council voted Monday to re-examine a proposal that would bar residents from...

Nitro’s 1% sales tax begins

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Shoppers in Nitro might have noticed a slightly higher tax charge on their receipts following the implementation of the city’s new sales tax on July 1.

Businesses in the city, which includes the Nitro Market...

Kanawha County sheriff’s detachment returns to Quincy

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Following the auction of its former home, the Eastern Kanawha County detachment of the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department is moving back across the Kanawha River from Chelyan to Quincy.

The detachment is no...

Yeager Airport landslide fallout swells; new director named

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Yeager Airport’s board members authorized a review of expenses made since the March 12 landslide after questionable checks totaling $650,000 were revealed earlier this week. The airport’s former director, t...

Former airport director takes post in South Charleston

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Former Yeager Airport director Rick Atkinson is now South Charleston’s city manager.

Atkinson’s first day was Wednesday.

Mayor Frank Mullens said Atkinson was hired after he expressed interest i...

Residents updated on Fayette oil train cleanup efforts

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GLEN FERRIS – Only about 10 residents attended an information session at the Glen Ferris Inn regarding the ongoing remediation efforts surrounding February’s CSX oil train derailment in Mount Carbon.

Residents still wary of oil trains in area

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GLEN FERRIS — Only about 10 residents attended an information session at the Glen Ferris Inn regarding the ongoing remediation efforts surrounding February’s CSX oil train derai...

Committee recommends interim director for Yeager Airport

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Yeager Airport’s personnel committee voted to recommend Terry Sayre as the airport’s new interim executive director during a meeting Monday.

The recommendation still needs to be approved by the airpo...

Yeager Airport panel recommends Sayre for interim director

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Yeager Airport’s personnel committee voted to recommend assistant director Terry Sayre as the airport’s new interim executive director during a meeting Monday.

The recommend...

Bike lanes on Boulevard planned for 2016

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Unless there’s a bureaucratic miracle, Charleston’s proposed bike lanes along Kanawha Boulevard West won’t be built this year.

Instead, city officials are now eying the spring of 2016 for const...

Charleston bike lanes delayed until 2016

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Unless there’s a bureaucratic miracle, Charleston’s proposed bike lanes along Kanawha Boulevard West won’t be built this year.

Instead, city officials are now eying the spring of 2016 for const...

Official explains Charleston’s user fee

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Finance director says money collected is more than paying for asphalt, police officers

Draft of bike plan available for public comment

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About 20 people attended a public presentation on the first draft of Charleston’s Bicycle Master Plan Thursday night.

The plan, which is a blueprint for making Charleston more bicycle-friendly, will be refin...

Matt Murphy: Ditching the deathdesk

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It’s widely understood that our culture’s collective sedentary lifestyle is killing us. As more and more U.S. jobs became desk-based during the 20th Century, Americans started moving less and less during th...

KRT revamps routes to improve operations

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Route changes set to begin Oct. 11, are result of comprehensive study

Yeager Airport hillside moves again

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Portion of Yeager Airport hill fell about 20 feet Wednesday

‘Streetfest’ to turn Capitol Street into pedestrian mall this Saturday

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A portion of Capitol Street will be transformed into a pedestrian mall Saturday as part of the first “Downtown Streetfest” event that afternoon.

Headed by the Charleston Area Alliance, Streetfest will...

Charleston CVB beats its own hotel bookings goal

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Charleston’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau continues to bulk up, exceeding the hotel bookings goal it set the previous fiscal year.

According to its own records, the bureau played a part in securing...

Floods slam central W.Va. and more rain on the horizon

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Floods slam central W.Va.; Tomblin issues ‘state of preparedness’ for another 35 counties

Commission wants responsible parties to pay up for emergencies

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Kanawha County commissioners want those who cause major emergencies to pay up.

Commissioners voted Thursday to draft a policy for how the county will bill responsible parties for the activation of the Emergency Ope...

Commission wants responsible parties to pay up for emergencies

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Kanawha County commissioners want those who cause major emergencies to pay up.

Commissioners voted Thursday to draft a policy for how the county will bill responsible parties for the activation of the Emergency Ope...

Bike plan draft released

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The first draft of Charleston’s long-range bicycle transportation plan is done, and before it’s finalized, the public will have a chance to comment about the plan next week.

The 203-page document outl...

East End Bazaar property could be developed

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Authority receives proposal for property’s development; details not yet released

Dunkin’ Donuts stores to be added in the Charleston area

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Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners have announced plans to expand into the Charleston area within the next few years.

In all, five new stores are expected to be added between Charleston and Beckley and will be ...

CSX to hold public meeting on oil train derailment cleanup

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Railroad currently in Phase I of two-part plan

Proposal could increase Charleston user fee to $3

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Charleston council introduces bill to raise service fee for workers in city by $1 by 2020

West Side post office could be relocated

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Residents on Charleston’s West Side may see one of their neighborhood post offices relocated as the U.S. Postal Service tries to cut costs.

If plans come to fruition, the Postal Service will move its existin...

Downtown business owners offer parking suggestions

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Colored meter heads that correspond with time limits, angled parking on streets like Virginia and Quarrier and parking discounts issued by downtown businesses were all ideas thrown out during a Charleston council committ...

Charleston council committee to discuss parking meters tonight

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Tonight’s meeting will

address issues of time restrictions on meters, costs of city parking