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Thomas Sowell: Who trashes the liberal arts?

Not conservative commentators, but liberal professors have done so

Hurricane students wear camo for former classmate
Hurricane students wear camo for former classmate

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Up to that point, Sunday had been nearly perfect. Hunter Bennett and his friends from Hurricane High School had spent the afternoon doing what they enjoyed most — riding their all-...

Highmark West Virginia reports $12M profit for 2014

Highmark West Virginia reported a $12 million profit for 2014, despite an $11 million loss in its individual market stemming from a lack of federal reimbursement anticipated as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The funding, ...

Airline strike likely to cause canceled flights Thursday

More than 250 Allegiant Air flights, with more than 33,000 passengers, are likely to be canceled Thursday.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224, based in Las Vegas, issued a press statement on Wednesday stating that its members...

Governor signs bill to revamp W.Va. public records law

West Virginia public agencies won’t be able to charge fees for searching and compiling public records, and they won’t be able to withhold as many documents from the public, under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin....

William A. O’Brien: To amend Constitution by convention would destroy republic

Plutocracy. We’ve all heard the word. Even without a formal ceremony to confirm its arrival, most believe it’s here — that the wealthy already own this republic and pretty much run it.

Overwhelming data shows...

Law could restrict snow-day forgiveness in W.Va.

County school districts in West Virginia might still have to make up all missed snow days this academic year, despite efforts to find them some exemptions.

There’s doubt as to whether...

Film, CD project tries to build bridge between West Virginian and Ugandan Jews
Film, CD project tries to build bridge between West Virginian and Ugandan Jews

Documentary filmmaker and Charleston native Jon Matthews has set himself an ambitious task that pairs a most unlikely group of performers drawn from two continents but the same spiritual world.

Matthews is in the midst of raising funds for a...

Toy store consolidating two mall locations
Toy store consolidating two mall locations

Kid Country Toys plans to combine its two Town Center Mall operations.

The locally owned toy store will move into the former Lane Bryant space on the first floor after operating two locations in the mall for several years.

“Being...

Tomblin vetoes two more bills, bringing total to 20

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed two more bills Wednesday, bringing to 20 the total number of bills he has vetoed from the 2015 regular session of the Legislature.

Tomblin vetoed a bill to make strangling a separate felony criminal offense,...

W.Va. rate of mood-altering drug use nation’s highest

A higher percentage of West Virginians report using a mood-altering substance almost every day than any other state, according to a 2014 Gallup survey.

Gallup also ranks West Virginia as having the “lowest well-being in the nation” ...

3. W.Va. bills the same as Indiana’s religious freedom law

The West Virginia Legislature introduced three bills this year very similar to Indiana’s religious-freedom law that has roiled that state this week amid charges that it is a license to discriminate against same-sex couples.

The three...

Candidates continue to miss finance report deadlines

It has been more than 30 days since city candidates’ preprimary finance reports were due and five candidates, including one who ran for mayor, still haven’t turned them in.

The Charleston city clerk’s office sent letters on...

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