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3 hrs ago |

New system to grade schools

School systems across West Virginia will be graded in determining accreditation, according to a new performance-based system being implemented this month. The West Virginia Office of Educational Performance Audits will conduct on-site reviews starting this month in Monongalia County.


Related Topix: Wood County, WV, Jackson County, WV, Ritchie County, WV, Tyler County, WV

7 hrs ago | Weirton Daily Times

Cooperation key to brownfields program

While brownfields may not sound like something to celebrate, the successful collaborative approach being used statewide to help reclaim them is noteworthy - especially since it includes local governments, communities, federal and state agencies as well as higher education professionals.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Huntington, WV, West Virginia University, Chester, WV, Morgantown, WV

11 hrs ago | Martinsburg Journal

Tomblin to use Rainy Day Fund on budget

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he will dip into West Virginia's Rainy Day Fund to close a more than $100 million gap in state funding. Tomblin will present the Fiscal Year 2016 budget in January, but officials already are looking at ways to shore up the gap caused by declines in revenue and federal reimbursements.


Related Topix: US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, West Virginia Government, Healthcare Law, Law

16 hrs ago | The Review

Stay in West Virginia, play in West Virginia

The new Racetrack/Casino in Austintown, Ohio, went on line Sept.11. Neighboring states expanding their gaming venues is something which has taken place for years now.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Hancock County, WV, New Cumberland, WV, Weirton, WV

20 hrs ago | The Review

West Virginia teens attend Youth Leadership Summit

ST. GEORGE, W.Va. - Middle School teens from throughout West Virginia came together at the Horseshoe Leadership Center June 22-28 to sharpen their teamwork and communication skills at the group's annual Leadership Summit.


Related Topix: West Virginia Government

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Marietta Times

Arrest made in West Virginia slaying

Police say a North Carolina man has been charged in the death of a West Virginia man whose body was found in a park. Police in St. Albans say in a statement that an arrest warrant was served in Charleston on Friday charging 24-year-old Michael Benbow of Huntersville, North Carolina, with first-degree murder.


Martinsburg Journal

Alex Mooney is the clear choice for West Virginia

When I first read your article about Alex Mooney solidly ahead of Nick Casey in the polls, I wasn't surprised. After all it seems to me that there could hardly be a better contrast when it comes to a referendum on West Virginian values.


Fri Sep 12, 2014

West Virginia Metro

WVU procurement officer Brenda Mowen out

The Morgantown Dominion Post is reporting that WVU's director of Procurement, Contracting and Payment Services has left her position at the university. A WVU spokesman confirmed that Brenda Mowen left her post on Aug. 24. It was not clear if the termination of employment was voluntary.


Related Topix: West Virginia University

The Raw Story

West Virginia cop caught threatening woman filming rough arrest of terminally ill man

Police in West Virginia were caught on video violently arresting a terminally ill man they believed to be drunkenly abusing his children, the Daily Dot reported. The video shows officers pinning 39-year-old Jeffery Bane to the ground.



W.Va. school board debates county-level changes

West Virginia's public education system is working toward a tighter focus on student academic achievement on the local level. The state Board of Education on Thursday discussed merging some positions and financial responsibilities in county school districts in order to help smaller counties that have limited cash and resources.


Related Topix: West Virginia Government, Education Etc., US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

Business Journal

More opposition forms in Va. over gas pipeline to N.C.

Opposition to the proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to southeastern North Carolina appears to be hardening in some Virginia mountain communities the pipeline is slated to run through. Local newspapers and television stations in western Virginia report that over the past several days, three local government boards have passed resolutions concerning the 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which starts across the state line in Harris County, W.Va.


Related Topix: West Virginia Government, North Carolina

4-year degree program launched at W.Va. prison

Nearly 30 Mount Olive inmates successfully applied for the program's inaugural class. The program will be an extension campus of Appalachian Bible College.


Related Topix: Appalachian Bible College, West Virginia Government

WTOP-FM Washington

Case dropped in incident during W.Va. tunnel blaze

The case against two out-of-state firefighters for an incident during a blaze in a tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border has been dismissed. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the obstruction charges against 30-year-old Virginia Price of Maine and 30-year-old Colin Dunn of Maryland were dropped Thursday.


Related Topix: West Virginia Government

Lawmakers eyeing change in nursing restrictions

West Virginia's Advanced Practice Registered Nurses want more autonomy and the ability to write prescriptions without a doctor's approval. The nurses have been lobbying for changes in state code for more than two years and lawmakers say they are determined to bring those requests before the Legislature this coming session.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, West Virginia Government

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Spirit of Jefferson Advocate

West Virginia Supreme Court to hear cases at Marshall

The court will hear cases at Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on Tuesday as part of the school's celebration of Constitution Week. The cases include an inmate's challenge of a state law that bars jury trials for people found to be mentally incompetent.



Long-time Fayette Co. local now a Mayor

William Kincaid has been associated with Gauley Bridge for nearly 40 years. He's either been a resident or an employee of the town, and now he's the top dog.


Daily Journal

Festivals, leaf peeping top free W.Va. events

Autumn's arrival in West Virginia means the leaves and the weather will be changing - and the fun is just getting started. Celebrations of the legend of Mothman, parachute-jumping, roadkill and leaf-peeping highlight a fall full of free events in the Mountain State.


Related Topix: Webster Springs, WV, Pocahontas County, WV, Point Pleasant, WV, Marlinton, WV, Seneca-Rocks, WV

Government Executive

Fly High Above West Virginia's State Capitol

West Virginia's State Capitol in Charleston, was designed by architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1932.


Irregular Times

Nick Rahall Acts To Make It Easier For Coal Companies To Poison West Virginians

It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection.


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

Logan Banner

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

The West Virginia Library Commission has announced that September is Library Card Sign-up Month.


Related Topix: Libraries, West Virginia Government, Virginia Government, Virginia


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