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  1. PEIA Task Force still looking for insurance solutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | Martinsburg Journal

    Monday's meeting could be among the last for a task force studying improvements to West Virginia's health insurance program for public employees and retirees, but a teacher's union is concerned the state isn't preparing for the future. The Public Employees Insurance Agency Task Force will meet 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Governor's Cabinet and Conference Room at the state Capitol in Charleston.

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  2. Catholic church abuse scandals not over yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 8 | Martinsburg Journal

    Among the tragedies of the sexual abuse scandal that continues to rock the Roman Catholic Church is that trust in the institution can be restored only by adding names to the lists of predator priests being released all across the country. Undoubtedly, some of the clergy responsible for wrongdoing, sometimes decades ago, have not yet been named.

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  3. Upson to lead Office of Minority AffairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | Martinsburg Journal

    West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, left, and Del. Jill Upson, R-Jefferson, shake hands at a press conference where Upson was named executive director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs on Tuesday in Charleston.

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  4. JVAC names applicants to fill Loughry's termRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | Martinsburg Journal

    Applicants to fill the seat left vacant when convicted former justice Allen Loughry resigned last month were announced on Tuesday. Monday was the deadline for applicants to apply to the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission to be considered for the appointment by Gov. Jim Justice.

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  5. Gaunch named Commerce SecretaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 5 | Martinsburg Journal

    After nearly six months without a permanent cabinet secretary, the state agency at the forefront of recruiting businesses to West Virginia has a new leader. Gov. Jim Justice announced that state Sen. Ed Gaunch, R-Kanawha, will be the new secretary of the Department of Commerce.

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  6. SNAP responds to list of priestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 1 | Martinsburg Journal

    Bryan Minor, delegate for administrative affairs for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, speaks Thursday during a press conference after the diocese released names of clergy who had credible accusations of sexual abuse. PARKERSBURG - A support group for victims abused by priests says the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston omitted the bishop who resigned earlier this year when it released a list of names this week.

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  7. The court needs to tackle Justice's residencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | Martinsburg Journal

    Justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court have endured more than their share of controversy during the past few months. They should not shy away from tackling another issue that has stirred acrimony in Charleston - whether the governor is required to live in Charleston.

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  8. Gee has blunt words for commission membersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 29 | Martinsburg Journal

    E. Gordon Gee, the president of West Virginia University and the co-chair of the Blue Ribbon Commission for Four-Year Higher Education, had some blunt words for committee members pushing back against an effort to scrap the Higher Education Policy Commission. "Unfortunately, there are people who think the status quo of higher education in this state is good or good enough," Gee said.

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  9. Takubo plans to work across the aisleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 28 | Martinsburg Journal

    Sen. Tom Takubo, R-Kanawha, was appointed majority leader Monday, to replace state Sen. Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, who lost his re-election bid. Sen. Tom Takubo, R-Kanawha, was appointed majority leader Monday, to replace state Sen. Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, who lost his re-election bid.

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  10. Sen. Takubo selected as Majority LeaderRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 27 | Martinsburg Journal

    The president of the West Virginia Senate on Monday announced who will be the new Republican majority leader next year. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, announced Monday that state Sen. Tom Takubo, R-Kanawha, will take over as majority leader of the chamber's 34 Republicans at the start of the 84th Legislature starting Jan. 9. "Tom is greatly respected by both Republican and Democrat members.

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  11. Dr. Tom Takubo named West Virginia Senate majority leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 26 | Martinsburg Journal

    Dr. Tom Takubo has been named the West Virginia Senate's new majority leader. Senate President Mitch Carmichael announced the Kanawha County Republican's appointment Monday.

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  12. West Virginia holiday trees set to go up at CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 20 | Martinsburg Journal

    Holiday trees are set to go up outside at the West Virginia Capitol complex. Spokeswoman Courtney Johnson of the state Purchasing Division says crews are scheduled to put spruce trees in place Tuesday on the north and south plazas outside the Capitol in Charleston.

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  13. West Virginia first lady, artists unveiling holiday ornamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 19 | Martinsburg Journal

    West Virginia first lady Cathy Justice is unveiling this year's Governor's Mansion holiday ornament. Justice's office said she will be joined by the artists who help make each of the 500 ornaments.

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  14. Around the Region Nov. 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 18 | Martinsburg Journal

    The entire Berkeley County community is invited to an afternoon of wonder and delight as Biblical storyteller Tracy Radosevic brings the Gospel of Mark to life at 3 p.m. Nov. 25 at The Apollo, 128 E. Martin St. Attendees will experience the Bible as never before through Tracy's interactive and dynamic delivery of the Gospel. Tickets are available for as low at $10 per seat and can be purchased at this link:

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  15. Around the Region Nov. 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | Martinsburg Journal

    The TriState Astronomers will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the William Brish Planetarium, 820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown, Maryland. Doors open at 6 p.m. for conversation and collaboration.

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  16. Tourism officials promoting W.Va. through 'Fallout' gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Martinsburg Journal

    Tourism officials heralded the game's worldwide debut Wednesday with an event at the West Virginia Capitol in Charleston. The latest installment in the post-apocalyptic series is a prequel based in the Mountain State.

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  17. Around the Region Nov. 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Martinsburg Journal

    The Piece Makers Quilt Guild of the Eastern Panhandle will meet Monday at the Martinsburg Foursquare Church, Valley View Chapel, 858 Nadenbousch Lane. Fellowship begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Upcoming plans/events for 2019 will be discussed as the program for the meeting.

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  18. Shepherd men top Virginia UnionRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 14 | Martinsburg Journal

    That's because the Rams were in more of a zone, shooting well enough from outside to cause the Panthers to scrap the 2-3 defense/halfcourt trap combination to morph into 1-2-2 and 1-3-1 at different stages of the second half. Shepherd moved to 3-0 under coach Justin Namolik, who earned his 150th career win for the Rams over the weekend.

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  19. Manchin, Morrisey work to get out the vote for today's electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    With polls opening at 6:30 a.m. today across West Virginia, the two candidates for the high-profile U.S. Senate race spent Monday criss-crossing the state trying to woo every last undecided voter. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is running for a second term after winning a special election for the seat in 2010 and winning a full six-year term in 2012.

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  20. Convicted Justice Loughry seeks re-do of federal trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2018 | Martinsburg Journal

    The conviction earlier this month of state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry of 11 federal charges might not be the last word on the matter. On Oct. 26, Loughry filed a motion for a new trial in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia in Charleston.

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