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BECKLEY (AP) — West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee is on the road, part of his statewide 55-county tour. Thursday, Gee made stops in Raleigh, Mercer and Summers counties. He met with WVU alumni and local business leaders. He traveled with the musket-packing Mountaineer mascot, Michael Garcia. Gee says he’s seen many changes at […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal impact inspections at U.S. mine operations in May resulted in 172 citations and 21 orders. The Mine Safety and Health Administration conducted the inspections at 10 coal mines in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and Utah. Inspections also were done at two metal and nonmetal mines in Georgia and California. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller is being honored by the West Virginia AFL-CIO. Rockefeller is set to receive a lifetime achievement award from the organization Friday and also will deliver remarks at its special convention. The Democrat is retiring this year after three decades in the Senate. West Virginia AFL-CIO is a group […]

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GHENT (AP) — New River Community and Technical College and the state Board of Education are partnering to offer students a pathway to careers in automotive technology. A memorandum of understanding allows automotive technology students to earn college credits in high school, along with certifications in maintenance and light repair, and automotive service technician. A […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — Tobacco use soon will be prohibited at University Healthcare Berkeley Medical Center’s campuses. A new clean air regulation approved by the Berkeley County Health Department bans all tobacco use on medical and health facilities’ properties in the county. The ban includes e-cigarettes. The regulation goes into effect July 1. University Healthcare spokeswoman […]

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BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Federal highway officials have told Virginia to conduct a detailed environmental study of a planned segment of the Coalfields Expressway because the route has changed. The route of a 26-mile segment from Pound to the highway’s intersection with the U.S. Highway 460 connector in Buchanan County was realigned to take advantage […]

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LEWISBURG (AP) — Limited edition collector baskets commemorating the 2014 State Fair of West Virginia are going on sale next week. Officials say the 16th edition basket commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the state fair will be for sale beginning Tuesday. They’ll also be available for sale at the fair scheduled for Aug. 8 through […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Marshall University will soon offer a master’s degree program in computer science. The Huntington school says its board approved the program at a Wednesday meeting. Officials say the degree program will fill need for advanced computer and software industry graduates. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than half of science, […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The brother of West Virginia’s governor has been sentenced to eight months of home confinement and three years of probation for federal drug charges. Fifty-year-old Carl Tomblin of Chapmanville received the sentence Wednesday in federal court in Charleston. Tomblin pleaded guilty in March to distributing the painkiller oxymorphone. Federal prosecutors say Tomblin […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Police have recovered a stolen state vehicle that was issued to West Virginia School Building Authority Executive Director Mark Manchin. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department found the Ford Fusion on Tuesday at a home in the Bloomingrose area. Manchin had reported the vehicle stolen in late April from a hotel parking garage […]

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