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West Virginia governor to award $1M grant for ex-coal miners

September 23, 2016

LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is joining environmental officials to award a $1 million grant that will benefit workers affected by layoffs in three coal counties. more »»

West Virginia coalfield retraining group lands $800k grant

September 23, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia group that helps retrain coal miners who were laid off is receiving an $800,000 federal grant.

U.S. Sens. more »»

7 indicted in more than $7M Martinsburg charity bingo scam

September 22, 2016

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Seven Eastern Panhandle residents have been accused of keeping almost all of the money from bingo and raffle games that were being held for charity. more »»

Some West Virginia museums suspend admission for Saturday

September 22, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Division of Culture and History's four sites are offering free admission on Saturda. more »»

Hatfield, McCoys to gather for service at family well

September 22, 2016

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Those famous feuding Appalachian families are gathering for a special event at the McCoy well in eastern Kentuck. more »»

5 West Virginia counties stay under flood state of emergency

September 21, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is extending a state of emergency for five West Virginia counties devastated by floods in June.

Tomblin announced the extension until Oct. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

September 21, 2016

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:


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Fentanyl blamed for spate of overdoses in West Virginia city

September 21, 2016

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say the heroin that led 27 people to overdose in a five-hour span in a single West Virginia city had been mixed with the powerful painkiller fentanyl. more »»

Chemical spill exec urges settlement approval in lawsuit

September 21, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The executive in charge during a water-tainting chemical spill in 2014 wants a judge to approve his class-action lawsuit settlement. more »»

Bissett to leave coal association for Huntington chamber job

September 21, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The president of the Kentucky Coal Association is stepping down to lead a regional chamber of commerce in West Virginia. more »»

Louisiana Gov. Edwards to headline West Virginia Dems dinner

September 21, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will headline the West Virginia Democratic Party's annual dinner next month. more »»

AG Loretta Lynch talks heroin abuse at Kentucky high school

September 20, 2016

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — U.S. more »»

West Virginia schools superintendent to resign June 30

September 20, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano says he will resign his position on June 30 to move closer to his family in Maryland. more »»

DHS analyst says he forgot he had pistol in pocket at work

September 20, 2016

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Department of Homeland Security analyst says he forgot he had a pistol in his pocket when he brought it into his agency's Washington headquarter. more »»

Here's when summer's weather turned weird and violent

September 20, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The summer of 2016 has lurched from one extreme weather disaster to another at great cost in lives and damages. more »»

Volunteers remove 650 tires from Coal River in Boone County

September 20, 2016

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of volunteers floated down a West Virginia river to remove hundreds of discarded tires over the weekend.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit. more »»

2016's hellish summer weather: A told-you-so climate moment?

September 20, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — This summer's weather was relentless and hellish, crowded with the type of record-smashing extremes that scientists have long warned about. more »»



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