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US Census data shows poverty rate on the rise in WV

18.5 percent of all people, 27 percent of children live in poverty, per new census data

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...

Man allegedly printed child porn at Hurricane travel agency

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Milton man Wednesday after they allegedly found 1,234 sexually explicit images of minors in his Hurricane office.

William Fish, 74, has been released from jail on $10,000 bond.

According ...

Feds hosting domestic violence discussion in W.Va.

WHEELING, W.Va. – A federal prosecutor is holding a roundtable discussion on domestic violence and sexual assault.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld will conduct the meeting at the YWCA of Wheeling on Thursday afternoon.

Others...

‘Learn and Earn Program’ awards state grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Five grants totaling nearly $300,000 are heading to a paid, on-the-job training program for students in technical programs.

The grants were announced Wednesday by the Community and Technical College System of West...

Study: 25 percent of pregnant W.Va. women smoke

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – More than 25 percent of pregnant women in West Virginia from 2008 to 2011 said they smoked during their pregnancy.

Federal data and a state health organization say pregnant West Virginia women continue to smoke at the...

Marshall visual arts center to get formal opening

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University’s new visual arts center is making its formal debut.

A ribbon cutting is scheduled today in downtown Huntington for the School of Art Design’s re-opened visual arts center.

The...

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Sharon Carte: Save CHIP

Sen. Jay Rockefeller gavels his last hearing as chairman of the U.S. Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee this week to take up an extension of federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Rockefeller has been ...

Editorial: Manchin on target over ISIS

When Washington tries to impose its will on the Middle East, calamity can occur.

The Reagan White House secretly sent the CIA to arm fanatical Muslim “freedom fighters” to drive Russians out of Afghanistan in the 1980s — and ...

Funerals for: September 18, 2014

Barger, Donald 10:30 a.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, Elkins.

Davis, Carnie 1 p.m., Greene

Drake, Glenn L. Jr. Noon, Horner's Fork Missionary Baptist Church, Procious.

Dunlap, Rooney ...

Connie I. Fetty

Connie I. Fetty, 88, of Spencer, died Sept. 15, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with visitation beginning two hours prior.

Elizabeth Rogers

Elizabeth Sammons Rogers, 93, of Ceredo, died Sept. 16, 2014. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ceredo, with visitation beginning one hour prior.

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