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21 min ago | Charleston Daily Mail

W.Va. could get more federal black lung money

While state lawmakers have lamented a type of funding cap for federal black lung grants, the state could actually receive more money for the clinics next year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, Senator Jay Rockefeller, US Governors, Joe Manchin, West Virginia Government

4 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

The West Virginia Trance

On one hand, many West Virginians view the federal agency as an intrusive job killer for excessively regulating the coal industry in the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia Government, Virginia, Virginia Government, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

8 hrs ago | SFGate

This photo taken April 4, 2014, shows West Virginia Secretary of... Photo-photo.5407243

This photo taken April 4, 2014, shows West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, right, speaking with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., left, during a tour of the National Research Center for Coal & Energy on WVU's Evansdale Campus in Morgantown, W.Va.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia Government, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Morgantown, WV

12 hrs ago | West Virginia Division of Natural Res...

West Virginia State Park hikes scheduled during New River Gorge...

Some of West Virginia's state parks will participate in the National Park Service's 11th annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend, April 25-27, by scheduling several special hikes.

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16 hrs ago | Marietta Times

Racial slur found in theater owned by W.Va. HBCU

A racial slur spray-painted inside the West Virginia State University Capital Center Theater is being investigated by federal authorities.

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Related Topix: West Virginia State University, Virginia State University, West Virginia Government

21 hrs ago | The Inter-Mountain

Tennant visits Elkins, Parsons

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, paid a visit to Randolph County Tuesday to visit with residents, officials and business owners as part of her "Talk with Tennant" initiative to visit all 55 counties in the Mountain State on her campaign trail.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Randolph County, WV, Parsons, WV, Elkins, WV, Tucker County, WV

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Inter-Mountain

Election a referendum on Obamacare

Rep. Shelley Capito ought to be pleased there hasn't been much attention paid to her Senate race by national pollsters.

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

The Inter-Mountain

TVRJ to hire 15

The West Virginia Regional Jail Association is offering "one stop" job fair, searching for 15 individuals to fill new positions being offered at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

West Virginia Division of Natural Res...

May Wonderful West Virginia magazine features Avian Antics, Sumner...

The May 2014 issue of Wonderful West Virginia magazine, now on sale, features articles about national natural treasures Organ Cave and Fisher Spring Run Bog, avian entertainment provided by tree swallows and bluebirds, a history of Parkersburg's Sumner School, and a profile of master furniture craftsman Mark Soukup.

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Related Topix: Organ Cave, WV, Parkersburg, WV, iPod touch App, Netflix, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

The Intelligencer

Boost Medicaid Waiver Funding

A new health care study makes it clearer than ever that West Virginia policymakers are missing a good bet by not spending more on the Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver program.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

Weirton Daily Times

Dogs, handlers test their skills

The annual state convention for West Virginia K-9 units opened in Hancock County on Monday with dogs and their handlers testing their skills on everything from narcotics detection to tracking.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Hancock County, WV, Newell, WV, Raleigh County, WV, Beckley, WV

Marietta Times

PSC OKs plans to improve power reliability

The plans announced Monday are for Monongahela Power Co. and Potomac Edison Co. The plans are part of a Public Service Commission of West Virginia directive in January 2013 requiring electric companies operating in the state to outline vegetation trimming programs for distribution and transmission lines.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government, Virginia, Virginia Government, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

Logan Banner

SWVCTC Offers New Mechatronics Apprenticeship Program

On April 8, Southern W.Va. Community and Techncial, Unilin NA LLC, Robert C. Byrd Institute and the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship ... On Tuesday, April 8, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College announced a new agreement with Unilin NA LLC, Robert C. Byrd Institute and the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, West Virginia Government

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Inter-Mountain

W.Va. issues new fish consumption advisories

The 2014 West Virginia Sport Fish Consumption Advisory removes limits on consumption of Greenbrier River smallmouth bass and walleye caught in Summersville Lake.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government

The Hill

Tennant raises $800K in first quarter

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's likely Democratic opponent in the Senate race there, nearly paced Capito in fundraising in the first quarter.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia Government, Senator Heidi Heitkamp

WTOP-FM Washington

Handgun stolen in NYC in 1967 recovered in W.Va.

A handgun reported stolen in New York City more than 40 years ago was recovered in West Virginia during a traffic stop.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government

Herald Star Online

Gee talks about his return as WVU's president

Let's start with your legacy as a college president. During your retirement speech last June at Ohio State, you cited your age, your twin granddaughters and the comments you made in December 2012 as reasons for your departure.

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Related Topix: West Virginia University

The Review

W.Va. K-9 training seminar opens today

The statewide convention is being held at Tomlinson Run State Park and sites in New Manchester and Newell, registering an estimated 67 K-9 units from Huntington, Charleston and beyond.

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Related Topix: Hancock County, WV, Newell, WV, New Cumberland, WV, Weirton, WV, Cabell County, WV

Triple Pundit

Coal and the Role of Multi-Stakeholderism

When the U.N. Human Rights Council announced, in June 2011, that it was endorsing the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights , the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights had this to say : "The Guiding Principles are the product of six years of research involving governments, companies, business associations, civil society, ... (more)

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government, New York

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Legislation cracks down on sexual abuse

One out of every 10 children will be a sexual abuse victim by their 18th birthday, according to Emily Chittenden-Laird, executive director of the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

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