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The Charleston Gazette — Suppression: Blocking poor votes

Suppression

Blocking poor voters

For several years, a clever ploy has been pulled by Republican state legislators across America. It’s an attempt to block voting by the poor, blacks, the aged, Hispanics, teens and others who...

The Charleston Gazette — Suppression: Blocking poor votes

Suppression

Blocking poor voters

For several years, a clever ploy has been pulled by Republican state legislators across America. It’s an attempt to block voting by the poor, blacks, the aged, Hispanics, teens and others who...

McKinley proposes help for laid-off miners

Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., is a coal industry backer who questions the established science on climate change and calls President Obama’s efforts to address the problem a “war on coal.” Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, is a liberal...

Fallen Charleston police officer honored
Fallen Charleston police officer honored

About five years after his death, the family of Jerry Jones and many members of the Charleston Police Department gathered to remember Jones, a U.S. Marine veteran, family man and a fallen police officer.

Charleston honored Jones with a memorial ...

Edgewood Elementary dismissing students at noon today

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Edgewood Elementary School will be dismissing students at noon today because of a power outage, according to a message from Kanawha County Schools.

Frontier names president of Mid-Atlantic region

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Michael C. Flynn has been named president of Frontier Communications Corp.’s newly formed Mid-Atlantic region comprising Ohio and West Virginia.

Frontier says Flynn will be based in Charleston. He previously...

Bear season underway in 16 counties

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Bear hunting is underway in all or parts of 16 West Virginia counties.

Hunting with or without dogs began Thursday in those 16 counties and runs through Saturday. The counties open fully or partially to bear...

Services today for former W.Va. first lady

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginians are remembering the state’s longest serving first lady, Shelley Riley Moore.

Her family will receive visitors today in the rotunda of the University of Charleston. Hours have been set aside...

Lifelong politician Ken Hechler turns 100 Saturday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Former West Virginia secretary of state and congressman Ken Hechler still considers himself a public servant.

Hechler turns 100 years old on Saturday. He and his wife, Carol, will celebrate with friends and family at a ...

State students use essay to win college money

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fifteen West Virginia students have been named regional winners of an essay contest that earns them money to invest for college.

The children in kindergarten through fifth grades were recognized at a ceremony Thursday ...

A $10,000 reward offered for missing Greenbrier County woman

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – A reward of $10,000 has been posted for information on a Greenbrier County woman missing since February.

Forty-three-year-old Dee-Ann Keene was last seen near Renick at an acquaintance’s house.

The...

Clay Center gets grant for education program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston has been awarded a federal grant of nearly $139,000 over two years to help fund an education program for middle school students.

The grant was awarded Thursday by ...

Four dead in Boone County truck accident

Four people were killed in an early morning accident in Boone County, including two children.

Chief Deputy Chad Barker of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department said five people were heading south on U.S. 119 in a GMC extended cab pickup...

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