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WVa application for additional unemployment is approved

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The federal government approved West Virginia's application for funding to provide additional unemployment benefits to residents, Gov. Jim Justice said Friday. Those unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic will receive an additional $400 per week, with the federal ...

‘Routines’ inspire new dystopian novel for WVa author

By EMILY RICE, Bluefield Daily Telegraph undefined PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — After self-publishing her first book in 2007, Laura Buchanan recently signed a three year publishing contract with W & B Publishers, in addition to the publication of her new young adult dystopian novel, ...

Notices sent to WVa families of babies born exposed to drugs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 3,800 notices have been sent to the West Virginia families of babies born exposed to drugs as part of the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case. The names were sought by a group of attorneys in order to send their families a notice of pending litigation and that ...

West Virginia State Fair off, but basket tradition continues

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The State Fair of West Virginia is off this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the tradition of a limited-edition basket continues, officials said. The baskets are made by Jamit Baskets of Sinks Grove. Orders are being accepted through the end of ...

Dozens of inmates test positive for virus at WVa prison

MOUNT OLIVE, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of inmates at a West Virginia prison have tested positive for the new coronavirus, health officials said. According to the state Department of Health and Human Resources' website, 138 inmates at the Mount Olive Correctional Complex were confirmed as having ...

West Virginia students get probation for COVID-19 violations

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Seventeen West Virginia University students have been placed on probation for conduct violations related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Office of Student Conduct made the decision following hearings for the students, the university said Wednesday in a statement. ...

West Liberty University reopens presidential search

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — West Liberty University is reopening the search for its next president after another finalist withdrew from consideration. Robert Colvin withdrew prior to a meeting of the West Liberty Board of Governors on Wednesday, the university said in a news release Thursday. ...

Supreme Court to resume in-person arguments Sept. 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court plans to resume in-person oral arguments with new protocols in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. Justices will begin hearing arguments again when its fall term begins on Sept. 1, the court said in a ...

Rate of confirmed virus cases grows in most populous county

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's most populous county has joined two others in possibly not being able to offer athletics and extracurricular activities when school starts next month, because of an increase in confirmed coronavirus cases. Kanawha County ...

West Virginia Democratic gov nominee Salango starts bus tour

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Salango embarked on a statewide bus tour Wednesday with stops planned in 11 cities over three days as he tries to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Jim Justice in November. The tour ...