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this Week: 92 Events in West Virginia to Raise Awareness About School Choice

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:33:11 GMT

National School Choice Week begins today in West Virginia and across the country. There are 92 events planned in the Mountain State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

Senate confirms Mattis, Kelly; Manchin, Capito vote with majority

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:50:12 GMT

West Virginia U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito both voted Friday evening to confirm General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and General John Kelly for secretary of Homeland Security. "Today I voted to confirm General James Mattis as the U.S. Department of Defense Secretary.

Men's College Basketball Coverage on ESPN to Feature Two Top 25 Match-Ups, Today

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:03:38 GMT

The Saturday, Jan. 21, men's college basketball slate features two top-25 matchups plus the Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T tilt between Miami at No. 18 Duke .

Neighbors Loving Neighbors

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:47:38 GMT

Flood victims from all different counties in Southern West Virginia came together on Friday to celebrate the building of their new homes. A block party was hosted for all the victims at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center, many victims attended the event.

Donald Trump becomes 45th President; West Virginians react this Inauguration Day

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:26:49 GMT

West Virginia's congressional delegation congratulated Trump after he took the oath of office on the U.S. Capitol steps surrounded by thousands of people. "I would like to congratulate our new President of the United States, Donald Trump, on his inauguration today.

Despite West Virginia economic woes, WVU Medicine is booming

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:53:52 GMT

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - In a state with above-average unemployment, West Virginia's premier hospital system is booming.

New W.Va. auditor wants last phase of giant computer switchover done by year's end

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:08:34 GMT

A big, big switchover of all of West Virginia's state computer systems has gone on for six years, over five phases and, by now, an estimated $150 million. But new state Auditor J.B. McCuskey says he's going to make sure wvOasis gets done within the next year.

West Virginia Folklife Program heads to Ripley

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:58:34 GMT

On Jan. 31, state folklorist Emily Hilliard brings the West Virginia Folklife Program to Ripley with a public interest meeting at the Senior Citizen Center at 121 S. Court Street. Hilliard will give a brief presentation on the discipline of folklore and her current work in West Virginia, and take feedback from the audience on local traditions, traditional artists, and tradition bearers in their community.

Concord Looking Forward to Upcoming Games

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:47:16 GMT

After a tough weekend in the Northern Panhandle, Concord basketball returns to Mercer County Thursday for a doubleheader with UVa-Wise. Both squads were encouraged by their performances at Wheeling Jesuit and West Liberty, and believe they can end the first rotation of conference opponents on a high against the Highland Cavaliers.

Most West Virginians want 'Obamacare' replacement before repeal

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:19:44 GMT

A majority of West Virginia voters want a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act before it is repealed, according to a recent poll. Public Policy Polling, a polling firm based out of Raleigh, N.C., found 79 percent of respondents believe it is wrong for Congree to repeal "Obamacare" without a plan that lowers costs, retains coverage and protects people with pre-existing conditions.

Ohio River bridge efforts begin; Route 7 work continues

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:41:12 GMT

The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission Wednesday received updates on its top two transportation projects: The construction of a new Ohio River bridge and improvements to the intersection of state Route 7 and University Boulevard.

Trumpa s energy pick to face jobs, climate questions

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:51:05 GMT

Trump sees Perry, 66, who was governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015, making him the longest-serving governor of the oil-producing state, as a person who can usher in energy jobs. The energy committee senators - many of whom represent fossil fuel-producing states including Alaska, Wyoming and West Virginia - will likely ask Perry at the confirmation hearing how he plans to boost drilling, add wind and solar power capacity, and increase exports of natural gas to countries looking to reduce their dependence on Russia, a particularly important path to growth because demand for natural gas in the United States is relatively stagnate.

EPA nominee wants to understand impact of regulations in West Virginia

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:29:08 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for EPA administrator Scott Pruitt answered questions from a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday. WASHINGTON, D.C. - President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Environmental Protection Agency administrator said Wednesday he would visit West Virginia to better understand the impact of regulations on the state's economy Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt made the commitment to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and other members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works during his confirmation hearing.

Oklahoma Oklahoma shocks No. 7 West Virginia 89-87 in overtime

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:14:20 GMT

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Sheriff accused of stealing meth pleads guilty, resigns

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:49:44 GMT

A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who admitted he was a meth addict and was charged with stealing the drug from a police locker pleaded guilty to a felony and resigned from office Wednesday, a prosecutor said. County Prosecutor Josh Downey said Williams was accused of taking methamphetamine from the storage area when he was a Spencer police officer last fall.

Census Jobs in Southern West Virginia

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:49:43 GMT

The U.S. Census Bureau is modernizing the way they count the population. A major part of the process comes in the form of their 2018 End-to-End Census Test.

W. Va. school district decides job cuts by having teachers draw numbers from hat

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:49:42 GMT

A West Virginia school district has some educators scratching their heads after they had to choose numbers from a hat to determine whether they would still have their job in the 2017-2018 school year. Due to a massive drop in enrollment, the Kanawha County School District announced last week that more than 70 positions would be cut due to a loss in state funding.