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State school board to discuss climate change education

The West Virginia Board of Education will re-evaluate changes it made to science education standards that dictate what students learn about climate change, but school officials have been unwilling to say if that means members will reverse their...

Women’s drug rehab center planned for Kanawha

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Healing Place of Huntington, one of West Virginia’s largest residential drug treatment facilities for men, announced plans Tuesday to establish a 100-bed treatment facility for women in Kanawha County....

MSHA finalizes ‘proximity detection’ rule for mines

‘Proximity detection’ will save miners from being killed by continuous mining machines

By Ken Ward Jr.

Staff writer

Coal operators around the country will be required to install life-saving “...

Canaan Valley Institute building won’t be used for new refuge headquarters

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that it has dropped plans to use a state-of-the-art “green” building now occupied by the Canaan Valley Institute as a new headquarters and visitor center for Canaan Valley National...

Courtyard Marriott opening, adding to downtown lodging options
Courtyard Marriott opening, adding to downtown lodging options

Downtown Charleston’s eighth hotel is almost ready for business.

The Courtyard by Marriott on Kanawha Boulevard near the Elk River is set to open at the end of the month.

“It’s a beautiful property,” owner and...

Boil-water advisories

West Virginia American Water has issued a boil-water advisory for about 150 customers in the Campbells Creek area, including Campbells Creek Drive from above Tad to the Blount area. Several water main breaks in the area caused a storage tank to drain....

After two years and DUI acquittal, Charleston officer back on the job

Cpl. Matt Webb has returned to the Charleston Police Department after more than two years on paid administrative leave. He was acquitted of driving under the influence and has sued the officer who arrested him and the city of Huntington over a...

WVU medical school dean leaving after nearly 5 years in post

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The dean is resigning at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

WVU President Gordon Gee announced Tuesday that Dr. Arthur J. Ross informed him of his decision to leave at the end of June. Gee did not cite a...

Trivillian’s Pharmacy to be sold as part of federal settlement

Trivillian’s Pharmacy owner Paula Butterfield, who is facing criminal health-care charges, has agreed to sell the Kanawha City pharmacy as part of a settlement in a civil lawsuit filed by federal prosecutors against her and the pharmacy....

Repair costs may doom Putnam wave pool

WINFIELD, W.Va. — Hurricane’s Waves of Fun lost more than $90,000 in 2014, and may need hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs to operate efficiently in the long term.

After a meeting Tuesday ...

Audit: EPA pressure improved pollution permits

Increased scrutiny by the Obama administration has led to better state Department of Environmental Protection reviews of water pollution permit applications from West Virginia’s coal-mining industry, according to a new state legislative audit...

Boulevard building to serve home, work
Boulevard building to serve home, work

Another mixed-use space is coming to downtown Charleston.

Frank Baer III, CEO of Commercial Insurance Services, said he wanted to join the handful of developers who are buying up empty warehouses and office buildings and converting them into...

Bulletin Board: Jan. 14, 2015

Business After Hours

Chamber member Tyler Mountain Funeral Home and Memory Gardens is hosting the January Business After Hours for the South Charleston Chamber of Commerce from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at its location, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross...

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