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America East early discount deadlines for rooms, registration near

WVPA encourages publishers, editor and advertising directors to attend Key deadlines are approaching for The America East Media Business and Technology Conference, the largest newspaper show on the East Coast. Set for set for March 31-April 2 in nearby Hershey, Pa., America East focuses on maximizing print profit and generating new digital revenue. Larry[Read More…]

‘Cupcake Bill’ gathering support in W.Va. Legislature

CHARLESTON – A bill making its way through the state Legislature might make some students and teachers want to celebrate – with something sweet and delicious like a cupcake. In 2008, a mandate from the West Virginia State Board of Education brought strict requirements on what students could be served[Read More…]

W.Va. slots operators seeing lemons

WHEELING, W.Va. – After 400 West Virginia club, tavern, restaurant and parlor owners paid a total of about $70 million for the right to operate slot machines in 2011, they believed their state Lottery Commission permits would be valid for 10 years. Members of the West Virginia Amusement & Limited[Read More…]

W.Va. legislators seek more time for water bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Twenty-three delegates from 11 counties say they need more time to perfect SB 373 — the water protection bill — and have asked the governor to include it on the agenda for an extended session typically devoted to the state budget. Meanwhile, House Judiciary members got their[Read More…]

W.Va. DEP finds more chemical tanks near water

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia inspectors have discovered 600 more above-ground chemical storage tanks located near public drinking-water supplies, pushing their current inventory to more than 1,600 such tanks, according to data made public Thursday. The Department of Environmental Protection for the first time released lists of storage tanks that[Read More…]

Ex-wife says Kanawha prosecutor abused child

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police are investigating allegations of child abuse involving Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants. Plants’ ex-wife, Allison Plants, on Wednesday claimed that he abused one of his children by disciplining him in an excessive manner, according to a statement issued by the State[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Feb. 28

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. RUSSIA UPS ITS INVOLVEMENT IN UKRAINE TURMOIL Ukraine’s[Read More…]

W.Va. Senate passes $837 extra raise for teachers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Teachers across West Virginia are one step closer to getting a pay raise, though it may not be as much as they had hoped. The Senate on Wednesday passed an amended version of Senate Bill 391, legislation proposed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to give pay increases[Read More…]

Casinos, breeders face cuts in W.Va. budget bill

MARTINSBURG – House Bill 4333, the so-called “haircut bill,” passed the state House of Delegates Wednesday by a vote of 72 to 25 with three delegates not voting. “I spoke on the floor in opposition to the bill,” Delegate Paul Espinosa, R-Jefferson, said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “I was[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin’s brother charged with selling drugs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s brother illegally sold prescription drugs in Logan County last winter, according to federal prosecutors who announced the charge Wednesday. Carl Tomblin, 50, of Chapmanville, was charged in federal court with selling oxymorphone, an opioid painkiller often sold under the brand name Opana. Tomblin[Read More…]

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