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Regulations, access to resources are issues companies face in state

Nancy Spielberg visits Charleston for film screening
Nancy Spielberg visits Charleston for film screening

Only three years after the deadliest war on the planet — World War II — ended, a group of Jewish-American fighter pilots answered a new call to action.

But this time they weren’t fighting for their home country. They...

Fundraisers held during legislative session targeted

Republican lawmakers in West Virginia are picking up right where Democrats left off when it comes to at least one popular pastime — holding campaign fundraisers during the legislative session.

Delegate Chris Stansbury, R-Kanawha, recently ...

UBB families ask judge to throw out gag order

Families of the victims of the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster on Thursday asked a federal judge to lift her gag order in the Don Blankenship criminal case so they can testify freely to West Virginia lawmakers about bills that would narrow the rights...

New state school board members undecided on science standards, Common Core
New state school board members undecided on science standards, Common Core

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s new appointments to the West Virginia Board of Education say they haven’t made up their minds about new learning standards that have recently seen local and national controversy.

Tomblin appointed James S. ...

WVU names new vice president of student life

West Virginia University President Gordon Gee has appointed a new vice president of student life for the Morgantown-based university.

William D. Schafer will take over the office on March 1, Gee announced last week.

Schafer comes to WVU...

Huntington Bank looks to build on fourth-quarter results

Huntington Bank officials say they’re pleased with the financial institution’s fourth-quarter results and hope to maintain its momentum, largely driven by increases in loan and lease activity, throughout 2015.

Chad Prather, head of ...

nTelos activates 4G in Charleston

Some nTelos customers may have noticed faster speeds while using their cellphones this week.

The company activated 12 4G LTE sites in Charleston Thursday.

Mike Minnis, nTelos spokesman, said customers with 4G capable phone devices will...

Freedom’s Southern faces additional charges
Freedom’s Southern faces additional charges

Former Freedom Industries President Gary Southern is facing two new criminal charges this week, after a federal grand jury in Beckley handed up an indictment that supersedes the one issued last month.

The ...

Perdue opposes account raid

State Treasurer John Perdue was critical Thursday of a Tomblin administration plan to take $15 million from his office’s Unclaimed Property account to help balance the 2015-16 state budget, saying it could cripple the division’s ability...

W.Va. 20-week abortion ban bill draws protest (photo)
W.Va. 20-week abortion ban bill draws protest (photo)

Puccio resigns W.Va. Democrats chairmanship to rejoin Manchin
Puccio resigns W.Va. Democrats chairmanship to rejoin Manchin

Larry Puccio, the chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, has resigned and will now serve as the leader of Sen. Joe Manchin’s political action committee.

Puccio, a longtime Manchin confidant, served as chief of staff while Manchin,...

Hunting and Fishing Show prepares to open at Civic Center (photos)
Hunting and Fishing Show prepares to open at Civic Center (photos)

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