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CHARLESTON (AP) — Actress-comedian Roseanne Barr, Santa Claus and former Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode are among more than two dozen write-in presidential candidates certified for West Virginia’s ballot. But a Texas inmate who attracted nearly 41 percent of the vote against President Barack Obama in the Democratic primary won’t be on the general election ballot. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia is now offering veterans a “veteran” designation on their driver’s licenses. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin unveiled the new designation Tuesday during an appearance in Parkersburg. Tomblin says the designation will allow veterans to display their military service.

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W.Va. utility property assessments hit $8.9B CHARLESTON (AP) — The assessed value of public utility properties in West Virginia is at a record $8.9 billion, pending appeals. State Property Tax Division director Jeff Amburgy says the assessed property values have increased about $515 million, or 6 percent. That’s up from a 3.6 percent increase in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginians turned in 3,742 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs during the state’s fifth Drug Take-Back Day. Federal officials said the unused or expired drugs were collected Saturday at 120 sites across the state. During the previous event in April, residents turned in more than 4,500 pounds of unwanted drugs. U.S. Attorney […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University School of Dentistry students are being offered a financial incentive to stay in the state after they graduate. A new grant program is designed to help dental school graduates pay off student loans if they commit to practicing in an area where there is a shortage of dentists. The […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Morgantown authorities are investigating seven street fires set after the West Virginia-Baylor football game. Police say one fire spread to three parked vehicles and destroyed them. That fire also caused about $1,000 in heat damage to the exterior of a house. The vehicle damage totaled an estimated $35,000. All seven fires occurred […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is seeking quilt squares to be a part of the West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt to go on display in Charleston. Officials say quilting is such an integral part of life and heritage in West Virginia that they wanted to showcase one in the […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — The case of high school senior kept out of the classroom for refusing to get mandatory immunizations is on hold while a similar case plays out elsewhere in the state. Randolph County Circuit Court Judge Jaymie Godwin Wilfong ruled Friday that Olivia Hudok’s complaint will be addressed after a similar case is […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The notion of putting beans in chili has been a sensitive topic as long as competitive cook-offs have been around. So this year the International Chili Society is saying: let’s do both. For the first time, the ICS will have traditional red chili and bean-optional chili categories at its 46th world championship […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — More than 5,000 West Virginians who lost their homes to foreclosure may be eligible for payments under a national settlement between lenders and states. Attorney General Darrell McGraw said Wednesday that 5,222 borrowers in the state will receive claim forms. The settlement includes $3.6 million in payments to residents who lost homes […]

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