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Frontier, Dish unveil small town revitalization contest
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Frontier, Dish unveil small town revitalization contest

Competition aims

to revitalize small towns,

identify ideas to

foster growth

Ex-WVU professor lied on rèsumè, NBC News says

West Virginia University officials are not releasing details about allegations that a former professor in the university’s School of Public Health was hired with false credentials.

According to ...

Subsidy cutbacks ‘disastrous’ to racing industry, lawmakers told

Representatives of thoroughbred and greyhound breeders told West Virginia legislators Wednesday that cutbacks in state subsidies of racing purses are devastating the racing industry in the state.

“For all of us, it’s been...

Drug abuse tops county leaders’ concerns for community health

Community leaders across Kanawha County have overwhelmingly identified illegal street and prescription drug abuse as the biggest behavioral health issues in the area, results of a survey conducted as part of a national study show.

West Virginia...

Obama deepens U.S. military role in Mideast
Obama deepens U.S. military role in Mideast

WASHINGTON — In a major reversal, President Obama is moving to deepen the U.S. military role in the volatile Middle East, including training and arming Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants and potentially...

Manchin: Expand airstrikes on ISIS army into Syria
Manchin: Expand airstrikes on ISIS army into Syria

Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday he supports extending airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.

“If that’s where ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] is planning, training and plotting against America and Americans,...

Reading, English scores give education leaders hope for change

While West Virginia students who took the ACT in 2014 scored below the national average when it comes to total composite scores, slightly above-average scores in English and reading are giving state education leaders hope for significant improvement....

Teen arrested in hit-and-run death of bicyclist

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Police have charged a Parkersburg teenager in the hit-and-run death of a boy who was riding a bicycle in Wood County.

State Police Sgt. W.K. Marshall says Darren Nicholas Parsons, 19, was charged early Wednesday with ...

Business deals, growth led to changes in state’s top private employers
Business deals, growth led to changes in state’s top private employers

Murray American Energy, Mylan Pharmaceuticals and URS Energy & Construction shook up the annual rankings of West Virginia’s largest private employers, while...

700 seniors told they qualify for in-home care

Some 700 senior citizens around the state are receiving letters notifying them they have qualified to receive in-home care services through Medicaid, Bureau of Medical Services deputy commissioner Cindy Beane told legislators Wednesday....

Freedom’s fighters, from one generation to another (photos)
Freedom’s fighters, from one generation to another (photos)

Our Children, Our Future anti-poverty campaign gets more political

After spending Tuesday in 22 workshops about potential areas of focus for the upcoming legislative session, supporters of the Our Children, Our Future campaign turned their attention Wednesday to what happens next.

The statewide anti-poverty...

Child prodigy Ethan Bortnick to play Clay Center Sunday
Child prodigy Ethan Bortnick to play Clay Center Sunday

Young prodigy Ethan Bortnick brings his “The Power of Music” tour, an extension of his successful PBS special of the same name, to the Clay Center at 7 p.m. Sunday. Though barely out of childhood, the 13-year-old musician, composer and...

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