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CHARLESTON (AP) — Brad Ullman has been named the West Virginia Golf Association’s new executive director. Ullman is entering his eighth year with the association. He previously served as director of operations and director of junior golf. He replaces Ken Tackett, who accepted a position as a rules official with the PGA Tour. The West […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — An English professor from Marshall University has won the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia’s Professor of the Year award. Kateryna Schray received the honor and a $10,000 cash prize Tuesday night at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston. Schray has been teaching at Marshall since 1996 and has previously been […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is urging federal officials to reconsider denying extra financial assistance after a January chemical spill. In a letter Tuesday to federal emergency officials, Tomblin estimated a $61 million economic impact in the nine affected counties and a $72 million total impact. The spill tainted 300,000 people’s […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The Greenbrier resort and its billionaire owner struck a deal late this legislative session worth up to $25 million in tax breaks over 10 years for a new medical institute. But several state lawmakers have soured on the tax carve-out, saying it surfaced with little notice. Promising access to world-renowned doctors who […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia woman is being recognized for her work as a military and veteran caregiver. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation says Sandra Ownbey of Hedgesville has been named as a fellow. The program taps spouses, parents, and other loved ones actively caring for wounded warriors to provide military and veteran caregivers a […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates has rejected changes the Senate made to a bill to regulate and improve the training of nurses who collect forensic evidence in sexual assault cases. The bill will now go to conference or will be dropped completely. The original bill creates a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Appalachian Power says its proposed rate hike to make up for past and ongoing fuel costs is actually designed to avert a sharper rate hike in 2015. Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power have asked the Public Service Commission to approve a $68 million rate increase. The Charleston Daily Mail reports that the […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Crews with the West Virginia Division of Highways are planning a multimillion-dollar effort to fix pothole damage across the state. Tending to winter roads always leads to wear and tear, but successive heavy winter storms this year have taken a harsh toll on roads, officials said. “These potholes are the worst our […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — If you’re driving through Morgantown in the next couple of weeks, you’d better buckle up. The Morgantown Police Department is conducting what it calls a “seat belt enforcement wave” Friday through March 23. The department says officers will conduct intensive patrols to enforce seat belt and child safety restraint laws during that […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A push to impose stricter conflict-of-interest standards on West Virginia’s attorney general has fizzled in the state Senate. Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Corey Palumbo, D-Kanawha, says there’s little interest in his committee to hear the bill, which targets Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. With Saturday’s finish to the legislative session approaching, Palumbo said […]

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