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47 of 55 West Virginia counties lost population last year

Added: 23.03.2017 15:09 | 9 views | 0 comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Census figures show population declines in West Virginia's southern coal-producing counties led to an overall drop in the state's population last year.
The figures released Thursday show 47 of the state's 55 counties lost population from 2015 to 2016, including 20 counties that lost more ...


3 West Virginia schools superintendent finalists named

Added: 23.03.2017 5:57 | 4 views | 0 comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The state Board of Education is set to meet to interview three finalists for state schools superintendent.
The board plans to meet Thursday in Charleston and interview each finalist privately.
The finalists are former state schools Superintendent Steve Paine, Jackson County schools Superintendent Blaine Hess and ...


Bills to ax greyhound funding move to House, Senate floors

Added: 22.03.2017 22:25 | 20 views | 0 comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Money-saving bills that greyhound racing officials say would doom the industry in West Virginia have advanced to both floors of the state Legislature.
Separate bills that passed the House and Senate finance committees on Wednesday would end the West Virginia Racing Commission's Greyhound Breeding Development Fund. ...


2 appointed to West Virginia Board of Education

Added: 22.03.2017 22:10 | 15 views | 0 comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has filled two vacancies on the state Board of Education.
Justice announced the appointments Wednesday of Frank Vitale of Morgantown and Jeffrey Flanagan of Charleston.
Vitale is the human resources officer for Keylogic Systems, a professional services, engineering and technology firm. ...


West Virginia, press defense in between Gonzaga and Elite 8

Added: 22.03.2017 21:20 | 10 views | 0 comments

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) No. 4 seed West Virginia (28-8) vs. No. 1 seed Gonzaga (34-1)


Drug firm seeks to dismiss McDowell County pain pill suit

Added: 22.03.2017 20:05 | 3 views | 0 comments

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) - A major prescription drug distributor is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the company fueled West Virginia's opioid epidemic with excessively large shipment of painkillers.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports ( ) an attorney for AmerisourceBergen said McDowell County commissioners are misguided in in blaming ...


West Virginia editorial roundup

Added: 22.03.2017 19:21 | 13 views | 0 comments

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
March 22
The Inter-Mountain on picking the state's new school superintendent:
Picking the right person to become West Virginia's new school superintendent will be a difficult task for state Board of Education members, in part because of the mixed signals that person will ...


West Virginia Senate eyes repeal of motorcycle helmet law

Added: 22.03.2017 16:23 | 8 views | 0 comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's Senate has voted against referring to its Health Committee a legislative proposal to let motorcyclists ride without a helmet.
The bill has been approved already by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It goes next to the Judiciary Committee before a possible floor vote. ...


Ann Magnuson to be inducted into West Virginia Music Hall

Added: 22.03.2017 5:51 | 3 views | 0 comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Charleston native Ann Magnuson is among those selected for induction into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.
Others chosen for induction next year are Hasil Adkins, Frank Hutchison, The Morris Brothers, Fred "Sonic" Smith and Michael W. Smith.
Magnuson's career included theater, film and as ...


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