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CHARLESTON (AP) — Activists trying to protect West Virginia’s historic Blair Mountain from further coal mining are keeping the fight alive. On Thursday, they announced they’re appealing their latest loss in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia. In 1921, some 10,000 unionizing coal miners marched to Blair and battled an army of police […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginians can now get their hands on a calendar featuring photos of wildflowers from across the state. The state departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation say the 10th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar is available for order. Officials say the free calendar features the 13 best photos […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A Texas law firm has reached an agreement with West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw to resolve a case stemming from a national mortgage settlement. Officials said Wednesday that Murray LLP has agreed to stop offering services in West Virginia to help homeowners receive benefits from a settlement between lenders and states. […]

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia University has one less fraternity: Phi Gamma Delta has been permanently suspended from campus after an alleged hazing that involved late-night drinking at the chapter house. The hazing occurred in October, while the fraternity was already on temporary suspension by both WVU and its national organization, Director of Student Organization […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gasoline prices have risen in West Virginia over the past week. AAA East Central says the average price for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline in the state is about $3.60. That’s more than six cents higher than a week ago and about 24 cents higher than a year ago. Prices range […]

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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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