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Opponents of Common Core repeal confused by bill
RUSTY MARKS | Gazette
Opponents of Common Core repeal confused by bill

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.

“I do not have in my...

Review: ‘The Order: 1886’ left me wanting more
Review: ‘The Order: 1886’ left me wanting more

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “Always leave them wanting more.” P.T. Barnum wasn’t talking about video games when he uttered this famous line, but it rings true nonetheless.

Especially in the case of “The Order: 1886,...

Charleston man hopes to bring the music to blighted Detroit
Charleston man hopes to bring the music to blighted Detroit

At the tender age of 21, Sam Saunders has set himself a daunting task, but needs some help to accomplish it.

Saunders, who grew up in Charleston from age 9 and taught music at the Roosevelt Center while still in high school, is now a music major ...

Debra K. Sullivan: It takes a village to raise a teacher, too

It’s been said, rightly so, that it takes a village to raise a child. My experience indicates that it takes a village to raise a teacher, too.

I was fortunate to attend good universities that had excellent content area and teacher...

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield: W.Va. must keep up progress made in care for the sick

Responding to Christ’s own care for the poor and his abiding concern for working people, not least regarding their illnesses and physical problems, the West Virginia Council of Churches’ annual Public Policy Issue Priorities rightly...

Jim Hatfield: Five elements of a safe water system
Jim Hatfield: Five elements of a safe water system

The chemical spill alone didn’t cause the water crisis; safe water systems can cope with chemical spills.

When the five elements shown are functional, the water system that serves Kanawha, Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Lincoln, Logan,...

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito: Infrastructure still needed for energy job growth

President Obama’s veto of the bipartisan Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act this week is extremely disappointing. Once again, the president has decided to stand in the way of energy development and jobs rather than shift to a more responsible...

State farmers face March 15 deadline to buy crop insurance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A deadline is approaching for West Virginia farmers to buy insurance for crops planted in the spring.

March 15 is the closing date to either buy crop insurance or change an existing policy.

The U.S. Department of ...

Public meetings set on proposed new state hunting regs

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia residents will have an opportunity this month to review and comment on the state’s proposed new hunting, trapping and fishing regulations.

The Division of Natural Resources has scheduled 12...

Two-century-old log house donated to Fort New Salem

SALEM, W.Va. – A Clarksburg family has donated a two-century-old log house on their property to Fort New Salem.

Bradley Franz tells The Exponent Telegram that he and his wife, Dominique, believe the house was built in the late 1790s. It...

Boys sectionals: Capital, Poca provide big targets
Boys sectionals: Capital, Poca provide big targets

Things have really been going Capital’s way the past few weeks.

The Cougars have ripped off 11 straight victories to end the regular season, and in the process captured the Mountain State Athletic Conference title, the top seed in their...

Cultivating a culture of cooking
Cultivating a culture of cooking

“You guys ready to start chopping?”

Raj Pongsugree asks her cooking class. The eager eyes of Jamie Coleman, Zahra Khan and Julia Carriger look back at their instructor as plates of ingredients color a large white counter top in...

KRT to hold public hearings on raising fares
KRT to hold public hearings on raising fares

Officials for the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority will hold public hearings Wednesday and Thursday to get public reaction to changes in the bus fare system that may involve raising rates.

Public hearings will begin at 5 p.m....

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