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Tomblin calls for unity in State of the State address
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette
Tomblin calls for unity in State of the State address

In a State of the State address that reminisced about his 40 years of public service as well as looked forward to West Virginia’s future, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin called on legislators to set aside political differences and work together for the...

Tomblin’s $4.7 billion budget includes no tax increases, pay raises

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proposed a $4.77 billion 2015-16 West Virginia budget Wednesday that includes no tax increases and essentially no pay raises for state or public school employees.

For the first time since the State Budget Office has...

Kanawha ambulance authority employees split state lottery pot
Kanawha ambulance authority employees split state lottery pot

Five employees at the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority are splitting a $1 million state lottery pot.

“I just thought it would be fun,” said Brenda Rader, a seven-year employee at the ambulance authority and mastermind...

GOP takes control of W.Va. Legislature for 1st time in 8 decades
GOP takes control of W.Va. Legislature for 1st time in 8 decades

After more than 80 years of being on the outside looking in, Republicans officially took control of the West Virginia Legislature on Wednesday, promising to bring prosperity to the state....

Text of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s State of the State address

The prepared text of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s 2015 State of the State address, as provided by Tomblin’s office:

Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the Legislature, members of the Board of Public Works, justices of the Supreme...

Charleston native named WVU Health Sciences dean
Charleston native named WVU Health Sciences dean

A Charleston native will be the new executive dean of health sciences at West Virginia University, where he will oversee the medical school and the schools of dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and public health.

Dr. Clay Marsh comes to WVU from The...

W.Va. state school board moves back toward original climate change standards
W.Va. state school board moves back toward original climate change standards

After widespread criticism from teachers, professors and others, the West Virginia Board of Education voted Wednesday to withdraw a set of science education standards containing controversial modifications to the teaching of...

Study finds contaminants in natural gas wastewater

Scientists from Duke University and two other institutions have discovered high levels of two potentially hazardous contaminants in wastewater discharged or spilled into streams and rivers from oil and gas operations in West Virginia and Pennsylvania....

5 Questions with Coyotes in Boxes
5 Questions with Coyotes in Boxes

It takes a lot of guts to pull up stakes and move to Nashville to pursue your music dreams.

It takes a lot more than that if you do it as a band. But two years ago, Huntington indie-rockers Coyotes in Boxes made the bold jump to East Nashville, ...

A story about a guy and a doll
A story about a guy and a doll

It all started with a pretty girl.

About 15 years ago, 14-year-old Matt Taylor really wanted to talk to a very pretty girl.

She was on her way to a high school theater audition. So, the Texan — a student at the same school ...

Shots from the Bar
Shots from the Bar

Did you have a wild night at the club? Did you meet somebody special, somebody nobody, in a million years, will believe is actually real? What about the band? Were they truly, impossibly, epic?

Did you remember to get a picture?...

Dunbar woman found safe

A Dunbar woman who was reported missing on Monday was interviewed in person and is safe, according to police.

Members of the family of Darla Lattea, 35, reported her missing on Monday.

Lattea had been staying with family on Washington...

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