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Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules
Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight...

State, hospital reps talk heart disease, prevention

As American Heart Month draws to a close, state officials and health-care providers in the Mountain State are looking toward a future where West Virginians “move the needle” to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.

Officials ...

LGBT West Virginians and allies crowd House chamber to oppose bill

At a public hearing on Friday morning, members of the LGBT community and their allies crowded the House of Delegates chamber to speak against a bill that would prevent local governments from passing ordinances to ban discrimination based on sexual...

Things to do: Saturday, Feb. 28

ANTHONY HOEY: 7 p.m. Free. Multi-genre, Irish singer/songwriter. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St., E. Call 304-346-2871.

NO REGRETS: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-949-9692.

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Bulletin Board: Feb. 28, 2015

Republican women’s club

The Kanawha County Republican Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Charleston Civic Center. A buffet lunch is available and parking is free. For more information, call 304-...

Prosecutor reconsidering case against former Capital High principal

Kanawha County’s prosecuting attorney said Friday he’s reconsidering the case against Capital High School’s former principal, who’s charged with failing to properly report a sexual assault at his school.

On Feb. 3,...

State musician makes cut, joins National Youth Orchestra

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The National Youth Orchestra has accepted its first West Virginian.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports that Pete Nichols, 18, is a Capital High School percussionist. He will perform with about 100 other teenage talents...

From inside the WV Symphony: Playing Mahler’s Sixth
From inside the WV Symphony: Playing Mahler’s Sixth

Playing any of Gustav Mahler’s nine symphonies is a big deal. Almost all of them require huge orchestras with extra players in the winds, brass and percussion section (the Fourth is the only one that doesn’t).

Artistic Director...

W.Va. GOP lawmaker faces ethics complaint

A union worker has filed an ethics complaint against Delegate Eric Householder, R-Berkeley, alleging that Householder’s heating, cooling and ventilation business stands to profit from legislation the GOP lawmaker is pushing through the West...

Cold weather closes, delays schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Another bout of cold temperatures and snow closed or delayed schools in 30 of West Virginia’s 55 counties this morning.

According to the West Virginia Department of Education, schools were closed this morning in...

Joins to lead state emergency response unit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Rusty Joins has been appointed the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Homeland Security emergency response chief.

Joins had been acting chief since Mike Dorsey retired in December. Joins has been...

W.Va. attorney general warns of bogus IRS calls

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The attorney general’s office is warning West Virginians to beware of callers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says his office has been flooded with calls from...

State exports decline 13 percent in 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Federal government figures show exports from West Virginia fell nearly 13 percent last year.

The Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration says the state’s merchandise exports totaled $7....

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