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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (AP) — A collaborative that aims to put homegrown West Virginia products in school cafeterias is spreading the word. A farm-to-school showcase is scheduled for Friday at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs. The event is part of the kickoff for the 9th edition of the Cast Iron Cook-Off at the […]

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ANTOINETTE RINGGOLD More than 100 people participated in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Trail March Sunday in Charles Town. The event, which is sponsored by the Jefferson County Chapter of the NAACP, opened with a procession that started at the Old Charles Town Library and ended at South Lawrence Street. From there, participants […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia American Water says another 12,200 customers affected by a chemical spill can flush their lines and begin using tap water again. The company lifted a “do not use” order Thursday morning for customers in Culloden, Hamlin, Cross Lanes, Poca, Nitro and Boone County. That brings to 70,000 the number of […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Ethics Commission is redoing its December meeting because of a mistake that resulted in a violation of the state’s Open Meetings Act. The commission posted a public notice of the meeting on its website but failed to post a similar notice with the Secretary of State’s Office, Executive Director […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is filing subpoenas over reported price hikes on water amid a ban on running water. Morrisey said his office received more than 150 calls and documented 74 reports of people selling water or other goods at higher prices. The office will follow up with letters and […]

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BECKLEY (AP) — Efforts are underway to revive Theatre West Virginia. The efforts are being led by Scott Hill, director of the annual October Sky Rocket Boys Festival at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. The Register-Herald reports a meeting was scheduled for Thursday night at Tamarack in Beckley. Hill said the purpose of the meeting […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An attorney whose group is challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriages said she was encouraged by recent federal rulings in Oklahoma and Utah. Lambda Legal, a New York-based gay rights group, contends West Virginia’s Defense of Marriage Act violates the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It filed a complaint in […]

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CHARLESTON – Senate Majority Leader John Unger (D-Berkeley) introduced a bill today requiring that all above-ground storage facilities for liquids be registered and inspected. This legislation is due to a chemical spill last week in Kanawha County that left 300,000 West Virginians without clean drinking water. “Senate Bill 373 will allow the Department of Environmental Protection […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Downtown businesses and restaurants began to reopen after water was declared safe to drink in portions of West Virginia’s capital, but life has yet to return to normal for most of the 300,000 people who haven’t been able to use running water in the five days since a chemical spill. It […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Schools remain closed in four West Virginia counties because of a chemical spill that tainted the water supply. The Department of Education’s website shows schools in Boone, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam counties are closed Tuesday. The counties are among nine affected by last Thursday’s spill of a chemical used in coal […]

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