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Washington, D.C., is the capital of waste

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — In December, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., released his annual “Wastebook,” giving us all a window into the positively absurd ways in which the federal government spends the hard-earned tax dollars we give it. This year’s list includes some items[Read More…]

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New Year’s hike

From a photo gallery published by The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A New Year’s Day Park Walk is held on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Ritter Park in Huntington. Click here for more.

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Glitch snags 18K seeking health coverage in W.Va.

By Lori Kersey Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A glitch on the federal health insurance marketplace has caused problems for about 18,000 West Virginians attempting to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The federal exchange is having problems transferring account information to and from the state[Read More…]

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A worker dangles, a photographer snaps

  From a year-end photo gallery in the Charleston Gazette Photographer Kenny Kemp says, “This was one of my surprises this year. While waiting for a trial to start in the Kanawha County Judicial Annex, I looked out the window to see a guy (Mike Huges of Smith Brothers Window[Read More…]

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Resolve to repeal the Affordable Care Act

An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Barring some catastrophe – perhaps involving Iran or North Korea – the biggest challenge we Americans will face during 2014 will be one we allowed to be created. It is the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, of course. Already,[Read More…]

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Who said W.Va. highway signs were illegible?

An editorial from the Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — New year and all, it’s probably too late to change the road we’re on. That’s all the more apparent judging by the latest news items from the state Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Division of Highways (DOH). No, it’s not[Read More…]

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Philippi school named ‘Success Story of the Year’

By Roger Adkins Exponent Telegram PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Alderson Broaddus University has hit some pretty high benchmarks lately — from welcoming its largest incoming class in history to expanding its programs and bringing back a football program. Incoming student numbers increased from 495 two years ago to 1,143 this year,[Read More…]

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Several W.Va. tax changes to go into effect

By Jared Hunt Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s gas tax will go up a penny on Wednesday while taxes on state businesses will go down, part of several changes set to go into effect at the beginning of the new year. Beginning Jan. 1, drivers will begin[Read More…]

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Limber at limbo

From a photo gallery published by The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Jonathan Pruitt, 8, participates in a game of skate limbo as Roll-A-Rama hosts a New Year’s Eve skate party on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Huntington. Click here for more.

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