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Former lawmaker Harrison to become House clerk
Former lawmaker Harrison to become House clerk

Eight years after leaving the Legislature, a former Kanawha County delegate and senator said Monday he’s looking forward to a new role in the House of Delegates next session.

“It’s an exciting opportunity,” Steve...

Correction: Dec. 7, 2014

The headline was incorrect for the Capitol Club listing in Sunday’s Gazette-Mail. It should have read “Capitol Club campaign nears $1 million.”

Former lawmaker Harrison to become House clerk
Former lawmaker Harrison to become House clerk

Eight years after leaving the Legislature, a former Kanawha County delegate and senator said Monday he’s looking forward to a new role in the House of Delegates next session.

“It’s an exciting opportunity,” Steve...

Huskies on the run
First look at Northern Illinois shows potent ground game
Huskies on the run First look at Northern Illinois shows potent ground game

HUNTINGTON — When Marshall defenders see the stat sheet from Northern Illinois’ pillaging of Bowling Green in the Mid-American Conference championship game, one number will leap off the sheet: 334.

As...

Dave Hickman: What if this WVU team could shoot the 3?
Dave Hickman: What if this WVU team could shoot the 3?

MORGANTOWN — If there’s something Jonathan Holton lacks as a basketball player, confidence isn’t it.

Consider that in his first nine games with West Virginia — eight of which the now-No....

Poca girls end drought against Scott
Poca girls end drought against Scott

POCA — Mackenzie Ball sank 3 of 4 free throws with under 30 seconds remaining to help Poca edge Cardinal Conference foe Scott 45-40 in girls high school basketball Monday night at Poca High School.

Poca moved...

Marshall’s Hamrick defends Boca decision

HUNTINGTON — Mike Hamrick knows there are fans who are balking about Marshall’s just-accepted decision to go to the Boca Raton Bowl.

And he knows there are fans who are beyond balking, who are disgusted ...

High hopes for South Charleston, Hurricane, Poca as boys season opens

Several schools in the Kanawha Valley begin the season today with high expectations.

South Charleston and Hurricane were ranked second and third, respectively, in Monday’s Associated Press Class AAA boys high school basketball preseason...

TCU’s Boykin, Dawson sweep top Big 12 AP football honors

Trevone Boykin and sixth-ranked TCU finished the regular season as Big 12 co-champs. There is no sharing for the Horned Frogs of the top two player awards on the AP All-Big 12 team.

Boykin, the quarterback who has also caught touchdown passes...

Roundup: Capital’s Carpenter, SC’s Grier receive MSAC football honors

Capital’s Jon Carpenter was named the coach of the year and Kentre Grier the player of the year Monday by the Mountain State Athletic Conference.

Carpenter guided the Cougars to the MSAC title and the Class AAA state championship this...

Prep basketball, boys preseason poll, girls scores, boxes, etc.

W.Va. boys preseason poll

The Associated Press high school boys preseason basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and total points:

Class AAA

Team Record Pts Prv

1. Huntington (5) 0-0 66 —

2. South...

FBI: Former Freedom president devised scheme to distance himself from company
FBI: Former Freedom president devised scheme to distance himself from company

Gary Southern, the former Freedom Industries president, faces federal charges for allegedly lying about his role at the bankrupt firm to protect his personal fortune from legal actions over the January chemical spill at Freedom’s Elk River...

FOIA bill clears Senate after Rockefeller hold
FOIA bill clears Senate after Rockefeller hold

Legislation that press freedom groups say would provide important reforms to the federal government’s open records law passed the U.S. Senate Monday, after being briefly blocked by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.

“Passage of the FOIA ...

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