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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A new documentary showcases an annual economic report co-authored by a West Virginia University professor. The university says the documentary, titled “Economic Freedom in Action: Changing Lives”, is airing on PBS television stations around the nation. WVU will hold a special public viewing of the documentary on Jan. 14 at 4 […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than three dozen organizations pressing for transportation improvements in West Virginia will rally at the state Capitol next week. West Virginians for Better Transportation will be joined by 37 other groups for the 2014 “Transportation Day” on Jan. 9. This is the third year West Virginians for Better Transportation has […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s attorney general is suing a debt relief company. The complaint filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court alleges Chicago-based Legal helpers Debt Resolution LLC violated state consumer protection laws by misrepresenting that its lawyers could provide debt relief services in the state. The attorney general’s office believes more than 250 […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston’s ninth urban deer hunt set a record with at least 100 deer killed. The Charleston Daily Mail reports that 34 bucks and 66 does had been reported killed as of Thursday. The hunt ended Tuesday. Hunters have three days to report kills, so the final tally could increase. Regardless, the […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia researcher has discovered a new crayfish species and named it after one of the families in the legendary Hatfield-McCoy feud. Media outlets report that Zac Loughman chose the scientific name Cambarus hatfieldi for the new species. It also will be known as the Tug Valley crawfish. Loughman is […]

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GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) — Mingo County industrialist and philanthropist James “Buck” Harless has died. He was 94. His executive assistant, Sharon Murphy, said Harless died at home in Gilbert on Wednesday night after a brief illness. Harless began his career as a coal miner and worked his way up, eventually owning coal and timber operations. […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new study says West Virginia has the nation’s highest rate of fatal all-terrain vehicle accidents. The Charleston Daily Mail reported Thursday that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety looked at rider deaths on public roads from 2007 to 2011. In that time, 1,701 riders died in crashes on public roads […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A state official says a glitch in the federal health insurance marketplace has affected about 18,000 West Virginians trying to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Jeremiah Samples of the state Department of Health and Human Resources tells the Charleston Gazette the federal exchange is having problems transferring […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates says evidence of mismanagement under the state Department of Agriculture’s previous administration has been turned over to a federal prosecutor. Democrat Tim Miley of Harrison said Thursday that a preliminary legislative audit of the department’s finances before Walt Helmick became commissioner found […]

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MARTINSBURG (AP) — West Virginia is ending a state-run high-risk insurance pool for people who can’t obtain coverage elsewhere. The Legislature created AccessWV in 2005 for people with pre-existing conditions. State Insurance Commissioner Mike Riley says that the program served a need. But it’s no longer needed because the federal Affordable Care Act guarantees coverage […]

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