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2 hrs ago | Washington Times

Some W.Va. state Dems flip to GOP for midterms

As Republicans rally for more control in West Virginia's long-time Democratic Legislature, a few Democrats have jumped ship to the GOP and are challenging former colleagues in midterm races.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, West Virginia Government, Delegates, Swing, Barack Obama

6 hrs ago | The Intelligencer

Who Would Succeed Manchin?

No doubt some U.S. senators, both Democrats and Republicans, get tired of hearing Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talk about how we do things in the Mountain State.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Earl Ray Tomblin

10 hrs ago | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Drug-related death, illness statistics grim in Mercer, McDowell

Southern West Virginia's persistent drug-abuse problem is now evident in state statistics: Both Mercer County and neighboring McDowell County have some of the highest rates for drug overdoses and drug-related health problems.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, West Virginia Government, Mercer County, WV, McDowell County, WV

Fri Apr 18, 2014

NewsandSentinel.com

Par Mar campaign to help kids

Par Mar Stores Friday kicked off a multi-week campaign to raise funds for the Children's Home Society of West Virginia.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Parkersburg, WV, Wood County, WV

Charleston Daily Mail

Editorial: Short takes

For years, the federal government claimed that 47.6 million Americans were uninsured based on answers to a survey question by the Census Bureau, which asked if a person had been without health insurance sometime during the previous 12 months.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David McKinley, Healthcare Law, Law, Opinion

West Virginia Division of Natural Res...

End of April 2014 Events at West Virginia's State Parks

Spring wildflower walks and volunteer days at many of West Virginia's state parks are planned as April's quirky weather yields to the merry month of May. Campgrounds are open and events and activities are increasing as summer approaches.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

JD Supra

Coverage Opinions Remain Privileged in Bad Faith Action Even Where...

As a matter of first impression, the Supreme Court of West Virginia recently held that coverage opinion letters were protected by the attorney-client privilege even though the insurer subsequently sent correspondence to its insured that included the recommendation of coverage counsel.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government, Opinion

Skift

West Virginia Expands Tourism Campaign to Recover Image After Chemical Spill

It will help that West Virginia is pumping up its usual spring campaign, but it should also explicitly address potential visitors' concerns over whether or not the water is safe to drink on a trip to the state.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government

Charleston Daily Mail

Editorial: The Legislature must set the Supreme Court straight

West Virginia is generous to state employees who serve in the military, giving veterans credit toward their state pensions the time they served in the Persian Gulf War of 1991 and certain other periods of combat.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government, Pension, Personal Finance, Opinion

The Intelligencer

Budget Woes May Intensify

Within a few weeks, West Virginia officials should have an idea of whether the gap between state spending and budget revenue is going to persist - or even grow worse.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Virginia, West Virginia Government

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Weekly Standard

As Goes North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C. To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it's mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that happening are close to zero.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, Elizabeth Dole, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

Wheeling News

W.Va. 88 Road Slips On Agenda for WVDOT

While more than 500 road slips and slides continue to plague the Northern Panhandle, the West Virginia Department of Transportation has applied for discretionary state funds to make repairs to a road slip affecting a small section of W.Va.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Virginia, West Virginia Government

WCHS-TV Charleston

Barlow Drive Closed For Pothole Repair

A Charleston road, seriously riddled with potholes, is closed now for the next two days.

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WCHS-TV Charleston

Police Investigating Lesage Shooting Death

Police were on the scene of a shooting in the 6500 block of Lesage Thursday evening.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

The Hill

Rahall opponent in W.Va. calls him a 'lying politician just like Obama'

Rep. Nick Rahall and his opponent, West Virginia state Rep. Evan Jenkins are both going on the air for the first time, attacking the outside groups that have been spending heavily on the race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, West Virginia Government, Virginia, Virginia Government

Washington Times

W.Va. AG court filings: dismiss gun law question

The attorney general says a court challenge should be dismissed over whether West Virginians can bring guns to city recreational facilities that hold school events.

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The Inter-Mountain

Smelling a rat in Washington

For months we have been smelling a rat - a big one in Washington - in the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David McKinley, FEMA, Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government

Greenwich Citizen

Theatre W.Va. to return for 54th season

The Register-Herald reports that Theatre West Virginia has scheduled 17 performances of "Hatfields and McCoys" this season, beginning July 11. In past seasons, the outdoor theater company performed both "Hatfields and McCoys" and another historical drama, "Honey in the Rock" at Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview Park.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government

WOAY

Theatre W.Va. prepares for 54th season

The outdoor theater company performed the historical dramas "Hatfields and McCoys" and "Honey in the Rock" in past seasons at Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview Park.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government

Wheeling News

Improving Rural Access to Care

Seminars and forums on rural health care in West Virginia have been held regularly for several years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David McKinley, West Virginia Government, West Virginia University

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