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CURA to buy West Side property

The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority agreed today to purchase a property at the corner of Washington and Stockton streets on the city’s West Side.

CURA board members decided in a special executive session to purchase the property at...

CURA to buy West Side property

The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority agreed today to purchase a property at the corner of Washington and Stockton streets on the city’s West Side.

CURA board members decided in a special executive session to purchase the property at...

Philip Maramba: The Hulk meets post-racial America
Philip Maramba: The Hulk meets post-racial America

My preschooler is a fairly observant kid. Not much gets past him, especially if it involves t-o-y-s and their ancillary products.

His boyness is becoming manifest in his love for adventures, be they of pirates, firefighters or superheroes....

Voters getting misleading info from group, Tennant says
Voters getting misleading info from group, Tennant says

Voters in at least eight West Virginia counties have been mailed “misleading and confusing” material that may make them incorrectly believe they aren’t eligible to vote in next month’s election, Secretary of State Natalie...

MSHA moves to cut coal-dust exposure for miners

The Obama administration this morning announced the final version of a long-delayed rule to reduce coal miners’ exposure to the dust that causes deadly black lung disease.

U.S. Department of Labor officials say the new rule will lower...

Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM

By YURI KAGEYAMA

AP Business Writer

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen.

Toyota Motor Corp....

Jobless rates fall in 46 of 55 W.Va. counties
Jobless rates fall in 46 of 55 W.Va. counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 46 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in March.

WorkForce West Virginia says jobless rates were unchanged in two counties and rose in seven others last month....

W.Va. officials promote drug take-back effort

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal prosecutor and a West Virginia sheriff’s office are promoting awareness of a prescription drug collection effort set for this weekend.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and the Kanawha County...

Sutton Lake cleanup set for May 3

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sutton Lake’s annual cleanup is set for May 3.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking volunteers for the spring event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A cookout will be held afterward...

W.Va. wildlife agency plans turkey survey

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia hunters can help the state track the wild turkey population by participating in an annual survey.

The Division of Natural Resources began a statewide survey of spring gobbler hungers in 1983....

W.Va. flags lowered for former Rep. Mick Staton

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State and U.S. flags at state facilities are at half-staff in honor of former Rep. Mick Staton.

Staton died April 14. He was 74.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the flags to be lowered from dawn to dusk ...

Bible verse removed W.Va. school gym, team website

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Wood County school officials have removed a Bible verse from Parkersburg South High School’s gymnasium and the school wrestling team’s website.

The team’s use of Philippians 4:13 drew...

Gas prices up 3 cents in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Average gasoline prices are up 3 cents per gallon in West Virginia this week.

AAA East Central says the price for a gallon of regular gas rose to $3.70. That’s the fifth increase in the past six weeks....

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News

MSHA moves to cut coal-dust exposure for miners
Pack in town
House 36th Republicans say attitudes changing
Natural gas-fired power plant planned in W.Va.
W.Va. DHHR appoints three after audit

Business

Local marketing firm acquired by Indiana company, expands footprint into 25 states
James River Coal wants to auction off business
Rockefeller, state officials look for Poca warehouse solution
Farm-to-table food trend spurring business opportunities in the Mountain State
Dutch Miller buys South Charleston auto dealership

Opinion

Editorial cartoon for Wednesday
Readers’ Voice: April 23, 2014
Editorial: Nick Rahall for Congress
Casey For Congress
Jim Probst: Time to change the climate conversation

Sports

Herd freshman QB Garvin got a jump on learning offense
Mitch Vingle: Saints, Classic, MU search and money
Wong, GW blank Riverside
Holgorsen: Graduate transfer rule may be on the way out
Prep softball linescores — April 22

Life

Coming up: April 23, 2014
Sushi in a salad
Build it Up to beautiful Governor’s Mansion
Great Dane is a great match for owner
A fitting epilogue: Read Aloud donation in memory of friend

A&E

Musical exposes good, bad sides of cheerleading
A fitting epilogue: Read Aloud donation in memory of friend
Broadway in Charleston announces 2014-15 season
Review: ‘Trials Fusion’ keeps ‘one more try’ mantra alive
Arts Notes: April 20, 2014

Outdoors

W.Va. spring gobbler season to open next week
At Clay Center, fly tying is both art and science
Scott Shalaway: Stinky roots and delicious mushrooms
Turkey Federation spearheads habitat-improvement efforts in W.Va.
Archery tourney allows kids a chance to shine

Obituaries

Tosha Lynn McCray
Norman "Frank" Duff
Gypsy Jo Crites
Gladys E. Snodgrass
Margaret L. Queen