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Lawmakers tour water facility

Water company said update was chance to show off progress

Grad rates drop at more than half of 4-year public colleges
Grad rates drop at more than half of 4-year public colleges

More than half of West Virginia’s public four-year institutions saw their six-year graduation rates drop from the 2011-12 school year to 2012-13, according to a report presented Monday to a legislative interim committee.

Only two...

Gibson’s new WVU contract worth $2.1 million

MORGANTOWN — Tony Gibson won’t be the richest assistant football coach in the country, but he’s a lot closer to the top than the bottom now.

Gibson’s new three-year contract, signed Nov....

Getting the legislative treatment (photos)
Getting the legislative treatment (photos)

Coonskin Park’s name has roots in history
Coonskin Park’s name has roots in history

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The “coonskin” in Coonskin Park’s name goes back more than 100 years, and the name was well established by the time the park was completed in 1950, historic documents show.

Retired state Adjutant...

Lawmakers reject proposal ‘gutting’ water protections

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia lawmakers on Monday rejected a proposal to eliminate the current policy that aims to protect all rivers and streams statewide as potential drinking water sources.

Members of the Joint Legislative Rule-...

Coalition urges W.Va. lawmakers to target child poverty

A West Virginia coalition of community groups dedicated to fighting child poverty unveiled legislative proposals Monday that include reforming juvenile justice and expanding early childhood education – initiatives that the advocates hope a...

Water commission issues first report

While some legislative leaders may be planning to revisit significant portions of the state’s new drinking water protection and chemical storage tank safety law, a commission studying the issue says it’s too soon to make sweeping...

City announces annual GoodNight schedule
City announces annual GoodNight schedule

Charleston city officials announced the schedule Monday morning for the city’s annual GoodNight celebration.

The night of music and arts performances runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at various venues around town, and provides a night of...

Panel endorses pay raises for corrections staff

A legislative committee on Monday endorsed a multi-year pay increase package for Division of Corrections staffers — something that Commissioner Jim Rubenstein said would help address an “alarming” increase in employee turnover....

Nine counties get school building money; Kanawha, Putnam among those left out

The state School Building Authority approved roughly $5.6 million in funding for building projects in nine counties Monday out of a total of about 20 that...

Wood products industry recovering, lawmakers told

The wood products industry is slowly recovering from a collapse in 2012 that saw hardwood production fall 55 percent, the legislative Forest Management Review Commission was advised Monday.

Dean Alanko, vice president of sales for Allegheny Wood ...

Diamond Electric moving U.S. office to Putnam

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced on Monday that Diamond Electric Manufacturing Corp. is moving its North American headquarters from Michigan to Eleanor in Putnam County.

“Since Diamond Electric opened its first...

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