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Child poverty rising in W.Va. despite economic gains, new Census report shows

More than one in four kids in West Virginia lives in poverty. That’s nearly 100,000 kids.

One in three West Virginia kids under the age of 5 lives in poverty.

Those numbers come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American...

Child poverty rising in W.Va. despite economic gains, new Census report shows

More than one in four kids in West Virginia lives in poverty. That’s nearly 100,000 kids.

One in three West Virginia kids under the age of 5 lives in poverty.

Those numbers come from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American...

Groups oppose oil, gas drilling under Ohio River

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Environmental and citizen groups are urging Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to rethink leasing land under the Ohio River for oil and natural gas drilling.

In a letter Wednesday, Ohio and West Virginia groups expressed concerns...

Ex-W.Va. bus driver sentenced for sex abuse

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. – A former Fayette County school bus driver has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old student who rode on his bus.

Media outlets report Steven “Rick” Malay was...

Company denies wrongdoing in Scott Depot discrimination case

The Austrian company accused of allowing a manager at its Scott Depot facility to repeatedly threaten to kill employees and abuse them with racist, ageist, homophobic, anti-religious and other offensive language is denying wrongdoing.

In its...

Fate of Kanawha parks director still uncertain

Members of the Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission want the board’s personnel committee to determine whether or not to discipline county parks director Jeff Hutchinson.

Commission members voted to turn Hutchinson’s fate...

Man allegedly printed child porn at Hurricane travel agency

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Milton man Wednesday after they allegedly found 1,234 sexually explicit images of minors in his Hurricane office.

William Fish, 74, has been released from jail on $10,000 bond.

According ...

Feds hosting domestic violence discussion in W.Va.

WHEELING, W.Va. – A federal prosecutor is holding a roundtable discussion on domestic violence and sexual assault.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld will conduct the meeting at the YWCA of Wheeling on Thursday afternoon.

Others...

‘Learn and Earn Program’ awards state grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Five grants totaling nearly $300,000 are heading to a paid, on-the-job training program for students in technical programs.

The grants were announced Wednesday by the Community and Technical College System of West...

Study: 25 percent of pregnant W.Va. women smoke

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – More than 25 percent of pregnant women in West Virginia from 2008 to 2011 said they smoked during their pregnancy.

Federal data and a state health organization say pregnant West Virginia women continue to smoke at the...

Marshall visual arts center to get formal opening

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University’s new visual arts center is making its formal debut.

A ribbon cutting is scheduled today in downtown Huntington for the School of Art Design’s re-opened visual arts center.

The...

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Sharon Carte: Save CHIP

Sen. Jay Rockefeller gavels his last hearing as chairman of the U.S. Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee this week to take up an extension of federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Rockefeller has been ...

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