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CHARLESTON (AP) — The fate of West Virginia’s only high-security juvenile corrections facility could be decided by the end of the year. Media outlets report that an expert witness told a judge Tuesday that the West Virginia Industrial Home for Youth in Salem should be closed. Paul Demuro’s testimony came during a hearing in Kanawha […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Patrons of bus tour day trips can still gamble at The Greenbrier’s casino under a revised state policy that clarifies who can access the facility. Media outlets report that the West Virginia Lottery Commission adopted a new definition of “event” on Tuesday. The revision addresses concerns that bus tour companies in Virginia […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia officials estimated that joblessness among the state’s coal miners has eased as lawmakers sought favorable signs Monday for the state’s mining industry. Around 4,740 miners have sought unemployment benefits since Jan. 1, said Russell Fry, acting executive director of WorkForce West Virginia. But about 2,220 of them did not file […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Recent graduates of West Virginia University could soon obtain electronic versions of their transcripts. Graduates currently can order their transcripts electronically. But they receive a physical document. Registrar Steve Robinson tells The Dominion Post that WVU officials hope to begin offering secure electronic transcripts over the next several weeks. However, the option […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Dreama Denver is making a push to have “Take Me Home, Country Roads” designated as one of West Virginia’s official state songs. The widow of actor Bob Denver says the song is sung at many important state events. At her request, Raleigh County Delegate Marty Gearhart plans to introduce a resolution during […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN (AP) —holiday parties New federal grants will help The Conservation Fund offer hands-on business coaching, training and marketing tips to help West Virginia farmers and food producers grow their ventures over the next three years. The group’s Natural Capital Investment Fund in Shepherdstown will serve 17 counties, or nearly one-third of the state. Initial […]

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By JARED HUNT Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s made a list, checked it twice, and soon West Virginia politicos will find out if they’ve been naughty or nice. Invitations soon will be in the mail for the five holiday parties Tomblin and first lady Joanne are hosting this year at […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — More than 20 West Virginia counties will remain under an emergency declaration until Dec. 21. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency for all 55 counties on Oct. 29, ahead of the full brunt of Superstorm Sandy. Tomblin extended the emergency declaration on Wednesday for 22 counties. He says in […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Doctors who specialize in skin care and treating diseases of the glands are in short supply in West Virginia. Demand is high for dermatologists and endocrinologists. The trouble is producing more doctors in those fields. The dermatology residency program at West Virginia University’s School of Medicine is the state’s only such training […]

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NEW MARTINSVILLE (AP) — A Wetzel County man who uses an oxygen tank to help him breathe suffered severe burns when his beard caught on fire as he tried to light a tobacco pipe. New Martinsville Fire Chief Larry Couch said Saturday that the 76-year-old man remains in critical condition at the West Penn Burn […]

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