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Jefferson County officials fight loss of casino funds

MARTINSBURG – Jefferson County’s public schools could lose $525,000 in funding if a so-called “haircut bill” is passed by the West Virginia Legislature. On Jan. 20, bills were introduced in the state House of Delegates and the state Senate at the request of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to reduce by[Read More…]

Mayor wants Charleston to conduct in-home tests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hoping to restore confidence in the safety of the water supply, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones plans to ask city council to fund testing of tap water for homes and some businesses in the city. Jones told the Daily Mail Monday he would ask council members at Tuesday’s[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Feb. 18

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. THAI PROTESTS TURN DEADLY Hundreds of riot police[Read More…]

Bill advancing to allow guns in parked cars at Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates is expected to pass a bill today, Feb. 17, to allow people to keep firearms in their vehicles parked in the Capitol Complex. Current law prohibits anyone from bringing a weapon into the complex. But HB 4309 proposes that “a person may keep[Read More…]

Many potential pollutants upstream of Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia American Water’s Huntington Treatment Plant carries a high susceptibility ranking for contamination with more potentially significant contaminants upstream than any other water system in the area, but very little is known about those pollutants and their impact on Cabell County’s main water supply, according to[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Feb. 17

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES CO-PILOT HIJACKS PLANE BOUND FOR ROME[Read More…]

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