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West Virginia board drops standardized tests in grades 9, 10

February 16, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education has eliminated standardized math and English language arts tests scheduled for this spring for ninth and 10th graders. more »»

State returns full control to Fayette County school board

February 16, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education has voted to return full control of Fayette County's school system to the county after seven years under state control. more »»

Parents to learn how to spearhead local school initiatives

February 16, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Education officials are planning a conference this fall to help parents lead successful initiatives in their local schools.

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

Allan McVey appointed West Virginia insurance commissioner

February 16, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Allan McVey has been appointed as West Virginia's insurance commissioner.

Gov. Jim Justice announced McVey's appointment Wednesday. more »»

Workshop offered on raising fish, vegetables together

February 16, 2017

BUFFALO, W.Va. (AP) — A free workshop is being offered next week on aquaponic growing, a method that allows fish and vegetables to be raised together in a closed system. more »»

Chemours posts 4Q loss but ekes out slight profit for year

February 15, 2017

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chemours, the former performance chemicals unit of Dupont, says it posted a net loss of $230 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 but eked out a slight profit for the year. more »»

Police: Man told pastor he caused mother's fatal overdose

February 15, 2017

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A man is facing a murder charge after authorities say he told his pastor he caused his mother's fatal overdose because he wanted to "end her pain. more »»

West Virginia unit cites $2.5M of improper disability claims

February 15, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Attorney General's Office says its unit targeting Social Security disability fraud helped save $2.5 million in improper claims during its first year. more »»

Meeting set on group's plans for college for ex-foster kids

February 15, 2017

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. (AP) — A meeting is set on a nonprofit group's plans to start a college in southern West Virginia for students transitioning out of foster care. more »»

Century Aluminum, retirees reach $23M health care settlement

February 15, 2017

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A group of retired workers from Century Aluminum says the company has agreed to pay $23 million to help cover their health care. more »»

West Virginia rejects juvenile sex offender registration

February 14, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's highest court has ruled that juveniles judged delinquents for sex offenses don't have to register as sex offenders when they turn 18. more »»

Another West Virginia Board of Education member resigns

February 14, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Another member of the West Virginia Board of Education has resigned.

Beverly Kingery didn't give a reason for stepping down Monday in a brief letter to Gov. more »»

West Virginia agency not regulating compressor noise, light

February 14, 2017

VALLEY GROVE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's environmental agency says it won't regulate the noise and light from compressors located along natural gas pipelines. more »»

H.T. Hackney to open West Virginia warehouse, create 70 jobs

February 14, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State officials say wholesale grocery distributor H.T. Hackney Co. is opening its first warehouse in West Virginia and creating an estimated 70 jobs. more »»

Justice against privatizing West Virginia medical school

February 14, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he's against a legislative proposal to privatize the state medical school in Lewisburg. more »»

Ohio woman admits gun, obstruction counts in West Virginia

February 14, 2017

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A 37-year-old Ohio woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges for illegally possessing a gun and using it to obstruct a deputy U.S. marshal in West Virginia. more »»

Another West Virginia town sues drug wholesalers

February 14, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A southern West Virginia town has joined other communities in seeking to recoup the costs of dealing with opioid abuse.

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

 
 
 

 

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