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Ethics panel requests more funding for complaints

September 5, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state Ethics Commission says it will need a bigger budget next year to deal with an increasing barrage of ethics complaints.

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

Parkways Authority selects new Tamarack director

September 5, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — James Browder has been selected as the new executive director at Tamarack.

The West Virginia Parkways Authority unanimously approved Browder's appointment Thursday. more »»

WVSU reports enrollment hike for 2014

September 5, 2014

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University says fall enrollment has increased by more than 6 percent over the 2013 academic year. more »»

Tomblin taps 4 for West Virginia water commission

September 5, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed four members to a panel dedicated to reviewing a new law to protect drinking water supplies. more »»

W.Va. man sentenced in brother's fatal stabbing

September 5, 2014

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A Putnam County man convicted of fatally stabbing his brother on their parents' front porch has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. more »»

32 states ask Supreme Court to settle gay marriage

September 5, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Thirty-two states that either allow gay marriage or have banned it asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to settle the issue once and for all. more »»

32 states ask high court to settle gay marriage

September 5, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — More than 30 states have filed briefs asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage. more »»

10 states with highest adult obesity rates

September 4, 2014

The 10 states with the highest adult obesity rates, according to a study by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

1. Mississippi 35. more »»

Study: More than 8 in 10 US homes forbid smoking

September 4, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Smoking is banned in more than eight out of 10 U.S. homes — nearly twice as many as two decades ago, according to a new government study. more »»

5 arrested in Va. in protest against coal operator

September 4, 2014

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police arrested five people after they hung a large banner in downtown Roanoke to protest West Virginia coal billionaire Jim Justice's mining operations. more »»

W.Va., Mississippi top nation in adult obesity

September 4, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new report by two public health groups shows West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest adult obesity rates in the nation. more »»

Trans Energy faces criminal charges for pollution

September 4, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Oil and gas company Trans Energy Inc. faces federal criminal charges for releasing natural gas drilling materials into streams.

An information filed last Friday in U. more »»

W.Va. cites company for construction violations

September 4, 2014

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Florida-based company has agreed to pay more than $23,000 fines for violations at a construction site in West Virginia. more »»

Marshall board approves raises for faculty, staff

September 4, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Faculty and staff at Marshall University are getting pay raises.

The Herald-Dispatch (http://bit. more »»

W.Va. PSC sets hearings on electricity rate hike

September 4, 2014

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — State regulators will hold public hearings in October on two FirstEnergy subsidiaries' request for a $151.4 million rate increase. more »»

Fairmont St. to unveil statue of former coach

September 4, 2014

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Fairmont State University is unveiling a statue of former longtime coach Harold "Deacon" Duvall. more »»

Va.,W.Va. Civil War battlefields get federal funds

September 4, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Civil War battlefields in Virginia and West Virginia are receiving federal funding to preserve land threatened with damage or destruction by urban and suburban development. more »»

WVU joins national safety campaign

September 4, 2014

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is joining a safety campaign adopted by the federal Department of Homeland Security in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. more »»

West Virginia editorial roundup

September 3, 2014

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

Sept. 3

Charleston (W.Va. more »»



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