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CHARLESTON (AP) — Future West Virginia public employees would have to work longer before retiring, pay more toward their pensions and lose ways to boost their benefits under a proposal being discussed at the Legislature. As the baby boomer generation continues to retire, those that replace them may end up with leaner pension benefits as […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — The Interstate 68 bridge across Cheat Lake has a new name. Starting Saturday, the span outside Morgantown will be known as the Lt. Col. Carroll Baxter Lilly Memorial Bridge. The Legislature approved the naming to honor a Morgantown pilot still missing in action from the Vietnam War. Lilly graduated from Morgantown High […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Proposed state budget cuts could hurt students who need West Virginia’s PROMISE scholarship to attend college, Higher Education Policy Commission Chairman Paul Hill said. The commission has asked Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to exempt higher education and financial aid programs from his proposed 7.5 percent budget cut for all state agencies. If […]

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Calling all voters. You don’t need a voter registration card for this election. Shepherdstown has been nominated for Budget Travel’s “Coolest Small Town 2013” campaign. We are asking our community to help us out by placing one vote daily, in each 24-hour period until the deadline next week. While Shepherdstown is a pretty cool town, […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court’s first division to be located outside Charleston is open for business. The new business court division’s headquarters opened Wednesday in Martinsburg. The Supreme Court says about 100 people attended the ceremony. The division will focus on complex issues that arise in commercial litigation, such as contract and […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — For every serious hunter it’s a must have: the annual mast survey. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has issued the 2012 edition of the survey of fall foods available to deer, bear and turkey. Game management services supervisor Chris Ryan says for hunters, the survey is a critical tool to […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — With 181 deliberately set street and trash bin fires behind them and more football weekends ahead, Morgantown and West Virginia University have developed new tactics to control rowdy crowds. They just won’t say what they are. City and school officials met privately this week in the wake of more than 40 fires […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN (AP) — Shepherd University is moving ahead on plans for a Martinsburg campus. President Suzanne Shipley tells West Virginia Public Broadcasting officials are making decisions about space and hiring as faculty assemble the curriculum. The Martinsburg Center for Graduate and Professional Studies may not open until next summer. Shipley says Shepherd needs to expand […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — A judge is letting the American and West Virginia Farm Bureaus intervene in an Eastern Panhandle chicken grower’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency. U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey ruled this week that the case Lois Alt and her Eight is Enough farms brought over alleged violations of the Clean Water […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Associated Press decided not to cover the West Virginia gubernatorial debate Tuesday because of restrictions placed on media coverage by its organizers. The debate’s sponsors — the West Virginia Broadcasters Association and AARP — barred still photographers and reporters from covering the debate in the same room as the candidates, allowing […]

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