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Club gives Davis Park new life
LAWRENCE PIERCE | Gazette
Club gives Davis Park new life

Davis Park is starting to see better days once again, as the Kanawha Garden Club has completed a three-year improvement project at the 2-acre downtown green space.

“I think we are excited to help or be instrumental in providing a...

Club gives Davis Park new life
Club gives Davis Park new life

Davis Park is starting to see better days once again, as the Kanawha Garden Club has completed a three-year improvement project at the 2-acre downtown green space.

“I think we are excited to help or be instrumental in providing a...

GOP trying to distract voters, targeted W.Va. delegate says

The day after a West Virginia Republican Party operative filed a third complaint against him, Delegate Jim Morgan said the GOP is trying to distract voters’ attention from important issues facing the state....

Fish kill reported on Blackwater River

DAVIS -- Division of Natural Resources officials said Thursday evening that they are investigating a fish kill on the Blackwater River in Tucker County.

DNR experts are assessing the size of the fish kill, and hope to have more information about ...

Tennant would back Rockefeller bill on black lung; Capito mum

A new bill would make broad changes to the federal black lung program, intending to make it easier for miners suffering from the disease to receive the government benefits they are owed.

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Report: state has highest highway travel fatality rate
Report: state has highest highway travel fatality rate

West Virginia slipped to 34th nationally in highway performance and cost effectiveness in the Reason Foundation’s Annual Highway Report, released Thursday.

Most troubling, the study found that West Virginia has the highest highway travel...

Fate of Kanawha parks director still uncertain
Fate of Kanawha parks director still uncertain

Members of the Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission want the board’s personnel committee to determine whether or not to discipline county parks director Jeff Hutchinson.

Commission members voted to turn Hutchinson’s fate...

Boone County teacher arrested after son admits to smoking weed

A Boone County special education teacher faces multiple charges for allegedly allowing her 17-year-old son to grow and smoke weed in her home, according to West Virginia State Police.

Trooper First Class Eric McClung said that Mary L. Messer, 47,...

W.Va. officials release draft rule for tank law

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State environmental officials have released a draft rule containing specifics for a law regulating aboveground storage tanks.

The Department of Environmental Protection posted the draft...

Census report: 1 in 4 W.Va. kids lives in poverty

More than one in four kids in West Virginia lives in poverty. That’s nearly 100,000 kids.

One in three West Virginia kids under the age of 5 lives in poverty.

Those numbers come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American...

Young entrepreneur receives big boost
Young entrepreneur receives big boost

For every state where Katie Rugeley sells one of her personalized, monogrammed items, she colors in that location on a map.

Thanks in large part to her online presence, Rugeley’s company, The Initialed Life LLC, which she owns and...

Second suspect in Charleston bar break-in arrested
Second suspect in Charleston bar break-in arrested

Police on Thursday arrested a second man they say was involved in the breaking and entering of a Charleston bar last month. Charleston Police say James Johnson, 23, of Cross Lanes, was one of two men who took a safe from the Dome Bar & Grill on 57th...

Groups oppose oil, gas drilling under Ohio River

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Environmental and citizen groups are urging Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to rethink leasing land under the Ohio River for oil and natural gas drilling.

In a letter Wednesday, Ohio and West Virginia groups expressed concerns...

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