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CHARLESTON (AP) — A federal health official says it’s safe to use water contaminated by a chemical spill in West Virginia last month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention previously labeled the water “appropriate for use” by everybody, but not “safe.” Agency spokeswoman Barbara Reynolds said the word choice doesn’t change guidance. Reynolds said […]

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has approved a bill to educate and support veterans in the field of agriculture. The Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture Program creates a fund for the Department of Agriculture to use to integrate veterans into agriculture jobs. The bill approved Monday aims to help vets find employment […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill requiring employers in the mining industry to report all positive drug and alcohol tests to the Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training. The bill states employers must notify the administration within seven days if an employee tests positive, if they have refused to […]

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WILLIAMSON (AP) — A judge has dismissed drug charges against a central figure in a federal corruption investigation in Mingo County. The Charleston Gazette reports that Circuit Judge John Cummings on Monday granted a special prosecutor’s request to dismiss the state charges against George White without prejudice. That means the charges can’t be filed again. […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — More than two dozen potential candidates’ names have been submitted to West Virginia University’s presidential search committee. Board of Governors chairman James W. Dailey II says the committee will turn the names over to a search firm. A search firm hasn’t yet been hired. Dailey told the Board of Governors on Friday […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — New federal carbon dioxide emission rules for coal-fired power plants will be the focus of a national energy conference in Morgantown. The third annual conference will be held Monday at the Erickson Alumni Center at West Virginia University. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is scheduled to deliver the keynote address. Experts from government, […]

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MONTGOMERY (AP) — West Virginia University Institute of Technology’s Department of Physical Education is getting a new name. The department will be known as the Department of Sports Studies. West Virginia University’s Board of Governors approved the new name on Friday. WVU says the name change better reflects the addition of new programs in athletic […]

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PRINCETON (AP) — Police are awaiting autopsy results for a Virginia man who was run over by a school bus on a West Virginia road. Mercer County sheriff’s Senior Deputy A.M. Ballard tells media outlets that investigators don’t know whether the victim was alive when he was struck. Ballard identified the victim as 31-year-old Patrick […]

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BERKELEY SPRINGS (AP) — This year’s Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition produced some familiar winners. All but one of the six best tasting municipal waters had won at Berkeley Springs before, event organizers said late Saturday in a written statement. Once again, Canadian tap water from Clearbrook, British Columbia, was deemed the best in […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University is planning pedestrian and vehicular safety improvements on its Evansdale campus. The university says the upgrades include realigning an intersection and installing a new pedestrian crosswalk and signal there. A four-way traffic light at the intersection will be upgraded to accommodate a new access road from the Coliseum parking […]

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