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Unemployment declines in Mason County -

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:18:20 GMT

The most recent county numbers are for March and show an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent, down from February's 7.6 percent. The unemployment rate a year prior to that was 7.6 percent in March 2016.

Sex and Hate in the Mountain State

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:14:05 GMT

West Virginia Supreme Court Justices Allen H. Loughry II, Robin Jean Davis, Margaret L. Workman, Menis E. Ketchum II, and Elizabeth D. Walker. On April 5, 2015, Zackary Johnson and Casey Williams, a gay couple, shared a brief kiss while walking along the sidewalk in Huntington, West Virginia.

Rams Pick In Second Round Should Reflect investment In Jared Goff

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:03:17 GMT

The Los Angeles Rams investment in Jared Goff needs to continue when they select in the 2017 NFL Draft later this week. The Los Angeles Rams have to wait an extra day to make a draft pick.

West Virginia gets $104 million more for flood recovery, wants $400 million more

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:55:20 GMT

West Virginia has received more than $100 million in additional funds to assist with flood recovery from the devastating June 2016 flood and is making an additional request for $400 more as the one-year anniversary approaches, state officials said. The state has received a $104 million Community Development Block Grant/Disaster Recovery grant from The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a news release from the state Commerce Department.

The possibilities of prosperity

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:55:19 GMT

The economic situation in West Virginia is troubling from a personal as well as business perspective.

Man stole truck from Stephens Auto -

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:55:18 GMT

The criminal complaint states it "was discovered that Mr. Holstein's license status was revoked for an unpaid citation. Mr. Holstein's most recent revocation became active on March 22, 2017."

Groups are attuned to Governor Justice's decision on broadband bill

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:25:50 GMT

Governor Jim Justice is still considering whether he'll sign or veto a bill meant to expand broadband access in rural areas. . There's a lot of moving parts here.

Thomas named enrollment vice president

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:39:01 GMT

Dr. Rosemary Thomas, a native of West Virginia and current chief operating officer for the General Federation of Women's Clubs, has been appointed vice president of enrollment management and institutional advancement at Davis & Elkins College.

Around the Region for April 25

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:39:00 GMT

A 35-year-old murder in Beckley will be one of the first focuses of Crime Stoppers of West Virginia's new cold case task force. That as part of the new initiative, Beckley Police are seeking information about the 1981 murder of 27-year-old teacher Cynthia Miller.

Workforce Forum to focus on increased job demand for addiction treatment, prevention professionals

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:38:59 GMT

Marshall University has joined forces with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration ; NAADAC , the Association for Addiction Professionals; and the West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities in the Department of Health and Human Resources to host a collegiate Workforce Forum on Tuesday, April 25, to encourage college students to enter into the addiction and mental health workforce. The forum will focus on the rewarding benefits of the substance use and mental health disciplines, the national workforce shortage and West Virginia's workforce needs, state certification and licensing requirements, networking and mentoring connections, and other professional development opportunities.

Idaho Legislature's action on school science standards draws national ...

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:18:39 GMT

In an article headlined, "Idaho: Far From Standard," the Weather Channel today has an extensive report on Idaho lawmakers' move to strip five standards dealing with climate change from the state's school science standards, at least temporarily. Idaho is the only state, so far, where the Legislature has successfully made that move, writes reporter James Crugnale; in six states Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Wyoming similar efforts have failed.

Seven state parks to begin charging fees for day use

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:22:40 GMT

A fee of $2 per car will be charged starting Memorial Day weekend for visitors to Babcock State Park, Blackwater Falls State Park, Cacapon Resort State Park, Coopers Rock State Forest, Little Beaver State Park, Pipestem Resort State Park, and Valley Falls State Park. Additionally, there will be a $12 annual pass which will grant yearlong access to all state parks, including the seven which will soon be charging a fee.

Something has to give on budget

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:34:33 GMT

Once again, the bureaucracy - aided and abetted by Gov. Jim Justice - has pulled the wool over West Virginia legislators' eyes. With the very best of intentions, conservative lawmakers allowed themselves to be stampeded into a badly flawed budget proposal.

Taking the fear out of advanced care planning

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:57:28 GMT

I stood at the booth at the health fair, waiting for someone to come by. It is National Healthcare Decisions Week and I was there to promote advanced directives.

Hamilton Middle School hosts Social Studies Showcase

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:11:46 GMT

Photo Provided Hamilton Middle School eighth-grader Hayden Barrows poses as "Devil Anse" Hatfield in a wax museum at the first Social Studies Showcase at Hamilton. The event was held Thursday and featured student projects on notable West Virginians.

Logan is the 1st Purple Heart City -

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:48:30 GMT

The City of Logan has been declared as the First West Virginia Purple Heart City.

Attorney General Morrisey, 14-State Coalition Defend Trump Order to Ease Overregulation

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:00:54 GMT

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel lead a 14-state coalition urging a federal court to uphold an executive order aimed at reducing the regulatory burden on state governments and citizens. The friend-of-the-court brief, filed late Monday, defends President Trump's so-called "1-in 2-out" rule, which strives to eliminate unnecessary and costly regulation by requiring the federal bureaucracy to do away with two regulations for every new rule it creates.