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Must a snow day be a non-instructional day?

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s been a tough winter for school systems in West  Virginia. Multiple snow days. Mix in a week of water crisis for many school systems and you’ve got a formula for not reaching the required 180 days of instruction. Fewer[Read More…]

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Safety is big question in W.Va. raw milk debate

By Pamela Pritt Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill moving through the West Virginia Legislature will allow co-owners of cows to receive raw milk, meaning the state would join a growing number of states which have allowed the sale of a product that has been banned for decades. But is[Read More…]

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Braxton player holds world record set in 1960

A column by Mickey Furfari for the Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Did you ever wonder what is the all-time highest number of points scored in a boys’ high school basketball game? Thanks to friend Dr. Larry Schwab, I found out who set the world record, and retired attorney[Read More…]

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Europe Will Get Consol’s Ethane

Company agrees to ship product across ocean for cracking By Casey Junkins The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. – West Virginia leaders hope Odebrecht will build a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical complex near Parkersburg, but Consol Energy will not be supplying the proposed facility because the driller’s ethane is destined for cracking in[Read More…]

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Businesses of all types need to protect data

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The computer data breaches with retailers such as Tar­get, Neiman Marcus and Michaels have gotten plenty of head­lines. But our private information is vul­nerable in many places beyond the checkout line. The Identity Theft Resource Cen­ter reported 619 data breaches for 2013,[Read More…]

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Clarksburg Council ousts member over conviction

  By Jim Davis The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Clarksburg City Council voted 6-0 Thursday night to oust Zeke Lopez, despite the embattled councilman’s claims the move was unconstitutional and the first volley at getting rid of City Manager Martin Howe. By its vote, City Council determined during the[Read More…]

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W.Va. Senate panel changes teacher pay bill

New version gives $1,000 across the board rather than percentage By Phil Kabler Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s bill to give pay raises to public school teachers and school service personnel advanced Thursday out of the Senate Education Committee — with a change intended to give[Read More…]

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