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Maryland's GOP governor joins Dems for ban on fracking

March 17, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday he supports banning hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the stat. more »»

In Appalachia, some worry about Trump's budget proposal

March 17, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate the Appalachian Regional Commission has alarmed many throughout the region that have relied on the federal agency for a job. more »»

West Virginia lawmakers vote to lower judgment interest

March 17, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Legislature has voted to reduce the interest rate on court judgment. more »»

Lawyers want to dismiss mother's lawsuit over Bible classes

March 17, 2017

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawyers for a West Virginia public school system are asking a judge to maintain a 75-year practice of putting children in Bible classes.

WVVA-TV (http://bit. more »»

Fairmont State widening presidential search after lawsuit

March 17, 2017

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Following a lawsuit over Fairmont State University's presidential selection process, officials who had already chosen three finalists for the job are widening their hunt. more »»

Justice proposes funding West Virginia Public Broadcasting

March 17, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice has proposed continuing West Virginia Public Broadcasting's $4.6 million state funding next year, reversing his February proposal to end it. more »»

Jennifer Garner calls for Congress to boost education funds

March 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jennifer Garner has called on Congress to do more to support early childhood education. more »»

State school board votes to close Randolph County elementary

March 17, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education has agreed to close an elementary school in Randolph County that has 27 students.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit. more »»

Police: 13-year-old driver killed in van crash

March 16, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston police say a 13-year-old boy has died after taking a van from a residential facility and crashing into a retaining wall.

WCHS-TV (http://bit. more »»

Sen. Joe Manchin to voters: Fight Republican health plan

March 16, 2017

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. more »»

US Sen. Joe Manchin to voters: Fight Republican health plan

March 16, 2017

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. more »»

Trump budget cuts funding for EPA's Chesapeake Bay program

March 16, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposed budget would eliminate federal funding for the program that has coordinated Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts for decade. more »»

Fairmont State professors sue school over president search

March 16, 2017

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Two Fairmont State University professors are suing the school over its search for its next president.

The Times West Virginian (http://bit.ly/2mSUUs1) reports Dr. more »»

Agreement reached on ensuring inmates pay court costs

March 16, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An information-sharing agreement between the state Supreme Court and the regional jail system will ensure that inmates pay their court-ordered fines and fees. more »»

New Weirton ordinance targets drug users

March 16, 2017

WEIRTON, W.Va. (AP) — The city of Weirton will make it a crime to appear in public under the influence of drugs.

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports (http://bit. more »»

Morrisey, nursing school begin drug abuse prevention program

March 16, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University School of Nursing and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are embarking on a drug abuse prevention program with eighth-graders. more »»

West Virginia Strawberry Festival seeks berries for market

March 16, 2017

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) — Organizers of the West Virginia Strawberry Festival are looking for local growers to stock a market with berries at this year's event. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

March 15, 2017

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

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March 13

The Herald-Dispatch on proposed voter ID legislation:

It seems like it was just last year that the West... more »»

Randall family explores selling Frederick newspaper

March 15, 2017

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The owners of The Frederick News-Post have reached an agreement in principle to explore selling the newspaper to Ogden Newspapers Inc. in West Virginia. more »»

Hot tubs, fire pits in Appalachia for offseason bargains

March 15, 2017

ROANOKE, W.Va. (AP) — The sky faded toward cobalt over the rolling horizon and its bare hardwood forest, the faux street lamps in the foreground lighting the outdoor walkway and swimming poo. more »»

 
 
 

 

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