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Racing panel may seek to cut track schedule
Racing panel may seek to cut track schedule

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Squeezed by shrinking state subsidies and reduced revenue from wagering, West Virginia’s four racetracks could get permission to significantly cut back the number of live racing days required by law.

“It...

Racing panel may seek to cut track schedule
Racing panel may seek to cut track schedule

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Squeezed by shrinking state subsidies and reduced revenue from wagering, West Virginia’s four racetracks could get permission to significantly cut back the number of live racing days required by law.

“It...

Panera signs lease in Teays Valley

Panera Bread signed a lease Monday to move into a Teays Valley shopping center.

That’s according to T. J. Summers, manager of Four-S Development, which owns the Liberty Square shopping center. Summers said Panera has yet to receive any...

Sure sign of fall (feature photo)
Sure sign of fall (feature photo)

2 inmates who fled work detail caught at Wal-Mart

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Police in Bluefield, Virginia, say two inmates who escaped a highway work detail have been captured.

News outlets reported that the pair fled from a corrections officer along U.S. Route...

Fanatics 21st century curse

President Obama is rallying Western democracies to stamp out Islamic State zealots who execute “infidels” and behead American and British captives on-camera.

We hope he succeeds — but the menace is wider: Humanity is...

Tobacco growers brace for tougher competition
Tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

DANVILLE, Va. — Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.

The very last buyout checks, totaling about $916.5 million, go...

DEP facing lawsuit over access to mining pollution data

The state Department of Environmental Protection is facing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit over its refusal to provide a public interest law firm with a slice of agency data that shows recent water pollution levels at coal-mining operations...

13 apply to finish Zakaib’s term as judge
13 apply to finish Zakaib’s term as judge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thirteen people have applied to be appointed to fill the remaining two years of recently retired Kanawha Circuit Judge Paul Zakaib’s term.

Applicants include Webster J. Arceneaux III, Daniel W. Greear, Richard J....

Election complaint filed against Mason delegate

An election complaint has been filed against Delegate Scott Cadle, R-Mason, alleging he accepted an unauthorized loan and misreported his campaign finances.

Cadle denied the allegations Tuesday, saying the Democratic Party was presumably behind ...

State has paid $63K in Marple legal fees

The state Department of Education has paid more than $63,000 for legal counsel in response to former state superintendent of schools Jorea Marple’s lawsuit, according to documents from the West Virginia Board of Risk and Insurance Management....

Pre-ACA data shows drop in W.Va. uninsured for 2013

West Virginia saw a drop in the number of uninsured residents in 2013, although the main coverage expansion of the Affordable Care Act did not take effect until this year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday.

The number of...

UC enrollment at all-time high
UC enrollment at all-time high

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Enrollment at the University of Charleston is at an all all-time high.

The private school currently enrolls 1,895 full-time students — an increase of about 36 percent over the past two years, according to UC...

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