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January 19, 2016 When West Virginia University and Marshall University join forces on a project, good things can happen. more »»

King's Day

January 18, 2016 “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Martin Luther King Jr.’s words are an inspiration to millions. more »»


January 17, 2016 Though it is a very politically convenient football to toss around, Common Core — and its relatives — should be the least of the worries of those lawmakers who truly have the best interests of West... more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

January 16, 2016 UP: To lawmakers who were well prepared for the start of the legislative session in West Virginia with a full slate of first-day bills. More than 400 bills were offered. more »»


January 15, 2016 Workplace freedom could be one of the more important pieces of legislation implemented during the current session of the Legislature in West Virginia. more »»


January 14, 2016 What a picture, painted by the Royal Bank of Scotland this week. RBS advised its clients to get out of the markets. Now. It suggested selling everything but high quality bonds. more »»


January 13, 2016 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has, after all, decided to at least appear to serve his own Democratic party by announcing he will appoint a Democrat to fill the seat of former state Sen. more »»

Drug Abuse

January 12, 2016 West Virginia’s Mine Safety Office says the number of coal miners in the state who failed a drug test last year was lower than in the previous year. Good news, right? Well, no. more »»

Job Growth

January 11, 2016 Last week, the Associated Press headed a Legislative Lookahead session, in which lawmakers and other officials helped journalists get a better handle on the issues that will matter most in the... more »»


January 10, 2016 Those witnessing the devastating effects of substance abuse in the Mid-Ohio Valley may not realize the horrors faced by friends and families of those who use. more »»

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

January 9, 2016 UP: To local first responders and the Wood County 911 Center dispatchers who had a very busy 2015 with 122,576 calls resulting in emergency services being dispatched 107,406 times. more »»


January 8, 2016 West Virginia law contains a clear direction for choosing the replacement for former state Sen. more »»


January 7, 2016 Superintendent Michael Martirano made an important decision Monday when he reversed his plan to keep secret the names of members of his new advisory commission on statewide standardized testing; and... more »»


January 6, 2016 West Virginians for Affordable Health Care picked some numbers to crunch from data collected by the West Virginia Health Care Authority. more »»

Ohio Jobs

January 5, 2016 Ohio got some good news about its job market during the fall, when the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported there were 240,000 job openings in the state between mid-October and... more »»

Drug Arrests

January 4, 2016 As discussion continues about legalization or decriminalization of some drugs, changing sentences for some non-victim drug crimes, and focusing on rehabilitation rather than simply punishment, there... more »»


January 3, 2016 Low numbers of citations for using an electronic device while operating a motor vehicle may be deceptive, as Marietta Police Chief Rodney Hupp points out officers have had a lot on their plates in... more »»

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January 2, 2016 UP: To the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation’s acceptance of Oakland, the historic James McNeil Stephenson home, from John and Pamela Lutz. more »»

A Fresh Start

January 1, 2016 Today is a fresh start. more »»

Take a Hike

December 31, 2015 As West Virginia residents consider New Year’s resolutions to implement tomorrow, West Virginia State Parks Chief Sam England has an idea: Take a hike. Actually, take lots of the. more »»



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