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South Charleston boys put two-game losing streak behind them
South Charleston boys put two-game losing streak behind them

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Dunbar Fire Department raises ISO class rating

Dunbar home and business owners’ insurance costs could go down after the city’s fire department’s recent rating boost from the Insurance Service Organization.

The department announced on Monday that, after a recent audit by ...

Councilman wants flat raises for city employees

One city councilman wants to amend Charleston’s proposed budget to include flat raises, but the administration is unsure if it’s possible to do so without affecting all other department budgets.

Councilman Robert Sheets announced...

St. Albans certifies fire levy election

The results of St. Albans’ Feb. 7 fire levy election are now official after City Council members certified them Monday night. Council also approved the minutes of the Feb. 13 fire levy election canvass and applauded the work of the...

Kanawha set to adopt new English textbooks

The Kanawha County school board is about to adopt new K-12 English/language arts textbooks for the first time in about six years.

Board members held their first reading Monday on the textbook adoption, and Melissa Ruddle, the school...

Roundup: MEC tournament begins Tuesday

Pairings for the Mountain East Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournament were finalized on Sunday with first-round games scheduled for campus sites on Tuesday.

Both the West Virginia State men’s and women’s ...

Lawmakers at odds over campaign finance overhaul

West Virginia lawmakers are wrestling over a bill that would significantly raise campaign contribution limits and allow corporations to funnel money directly to candidates for the first time.

Senate Republicans laud the bill (SB541), saying...

Ward 7 candidates see diverse needs
Ward 7 candidates see diverse needs

Charleston’s City Council race Ward 7 is packed with candidates in both the Democratic and Republican primary races.

Democrat Archie Chestnut, a former city councilman, said Ward 7 is diverse and has diverse problems and needs....

Reclamation costs among debts assumed by Justice with new purchase

When Jim Justice bought back his West Virginia mining operations from the Russian company he sold them to a few years earlier, the difference seemed stark.

In 2009, Justice sold his Bluestone Coal operations in McDowell and Wyoming counties to...

Cabin Creek man allegedly stabs girlfriend 13 times

A Cabin Creek man allegedly stabbed his girlfriend in the hand 13 times, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

The alleged abuser blamed the domestic violence on a cold dinner, the complaint says....

Senate passes charter schools bill

Legislation allowing establishment of autonomous charter schools (SB14) passed the Senate Monday evening on a party-line 18-16 vote.

The bill would allow non-profit or public organizations to operate state-funded charter schools on a pilot basis,...

Man allegedly huffs paint, assaults officer

A St. Albans man allegedly threatened to kill a police officer after huffing spray paint, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. J.A. Ratliff found Glen Allen...

Repeal bill baffles Common Core backers
Repeal bill baffles Common Core backers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates passed a bill Saturday to repeal Common Core standards in West Virginia, but the state schools superintendent says he doesn’t know what specific standards legislators have problems with....

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