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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia officials hope a study is closer to recommending ways to ease the state’s inmate crowding crisis. Researchers with the Justice Reinvestment Initiative are scheduled to update state officials Monday. The project aims to keep the public safe while also addressing West Virginia’s at-capacity prisons and overcrowded jails. West Virginia’s adult […]

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The West Virginia Division of Highways announced that Gardners Lane (Jefferson County Route 16/1) will be closed to through traffic at the railroad crossing on Tuesday. The portion of Gardners Lane to be closed is between Ridge Road (CR 16) and Morgan Grove Road (CR 16/5). This closure is necessary for Norfolk Southern to repair […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — More than 100,000 West Virginia households covered by the Public Employees Insurance Agency won’t see health care premiums rise or benefits shrink next year, under decisions reached Thursday by its finance board. Board members cited the $4 million in additional funds pledged by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin before voting against a proposed […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is asking MTV to cancel the West Virginia-based reality show “Buck Wild” that’s set to air next year. Manchin’s office said Friday that he sent a letter to the president of the network saying the show profits off of “poor decisions of our youth.” The senator also said […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia appears largely insulated from near-term program cuts if 2013 arrives without a new agreement on federal revenues and spending, but many of its taxpayers will take an immediate hit if President Barack Obama and Congress fail to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, state officials said. Negotiations continue in Washington to […]

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By MACKENZIE MAYS The Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON (AP) — Nothing can keep Reggie Cain from going to class. Not his long hours at The Redemption House, the shelter he recently opened to support recovering addicts. Not his time split between his six children and grandchildren. Not even chemotherapy treatments. Cain, 61, will graduate from West […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The state Office of Technology says Superstorm Sandy significantly damaged a new fiber-optic Internet network being built in West Virginia with $126.3 million in federal stimulus funds. The Charleston Gazette reports that the damage has prompted state officials to consider asking the federal government to extend the deadline for completing the high-speed […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Students at a Kanawha County school no longer have to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, national anthem or anything else during morning observances. Capital High School Principal Clinton Giles tells the Charleston Daily Mail that he changed the school’s morning observance policy on Wednesday. The policy now says students are expected […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia State Police are warning manufacturers to review security procedures after two men posing as contractors drove out of a plant with two tons of stolen copper. Trooper C.A. May says workers at the Constellium Rolled Products Plant in Ravenswood didn’t suspect the men were thieves. They even loaded the scrap […]

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Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: Nov. 30 The Charleston Daily Mail on the state school system: The West Virginia Constitution requires the state to provide, “by general law, for a thorough and efficient system of free schools.” West Virginia public schools are neither. The audit of the state’s public school system by Public Works, […]

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