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Racetrack lottery sales beat forecasts
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Racetrack lottery sales beat forecasts

West Virginia Lottery revenues are beating expectations two months into the agency’s fiscal year because of smaller-than-expected declines in video lottery revenue at the state’s four racetrack casinos.

Despite revenues that were...

Jay not involved with Rockefeller Fund plan to divest from fossil fuels
Jay not involved with Rockefeller Fund plan to divest from fossil fuels

The Rockefeller Foundation, known as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, announced its plans this week to withdraw all its investments in fossil fuel companies, in an effort to improve the environment.

A day before Tuesday’s U.N. Climate...

Medicine dispensing drill preps capitol employees for emergencies
Medicine dispensing drill preps capitol employees for emergencies

As each person came to the end of the line, volunteers dressed in brightly colored emergency vests handed them a bottle — labeled either “ciprofloxacin” or “doxycycline” — along with directions for their use...

Chesapeake Bay states getting U.S. funding for bay

ASHLAND, Va. — Federal officials are delivering nearly $10 million in grant money to the Chesapeake Bay states, including hundreds of thousands of dollars to Virginia and West Virginia.

The funding...

SEC alleges insider trading in coal acquisition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal regulators claim that three men used insider information to profit illegally from Arch Coal’s acquisition of International Coal Group.

Frank Tamayo schemed with two...

County employee sues Kanawha sheriff

A Kanawha County employee alleges in her second lawsuit against Metro 911 that Sheriff John Rutherford is breaking the law by serving as executive director of the Metro Emergency Operations Center.

In the lawsuit, filed Monday in Kanawha County...

Chandler Academy closed Wednesday

Chandler Academy is closed Wednesday, according to an automatic message from Kanawha County Schools.

The message said the school wouldn’t be open because of “a scheduled power outage.”

Putnam commissioners review new county website

Since its launch in 2000, the mission of Putnam County’s government website has been to provide residents and visitors a user-friendly way to access information about county entities and events. County...

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Family-owned clothing store in Charleston marks 80 years
Family-owned clothing store in Charleston marks 80 years

Kelley’s Mens Shop celebrates its 80th anniversary in style Wednesday, with cake, a trunk show and photo albums sharing images from the business’ past at its West Side location.

“It’s quite a feat to keep the store...

Plants’ future as Kanawha County prosecutor in judges’ hands
Plants’ future as Kanawha County prosecutor in judges’ hands

A conflict that bars Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants’ office from prosecuting charges similar to the ones Plants faces has no end in sight, a former director of the West Virginia Ethics Commission testified Tuesday.

The...

Lottery fines ‘faux fraternals’

The West Virginia Lottery Commission fined seven video lottery establishments and a machine distributor a combined $11,000 Tuesday for violating state laws that cover fraternal organizations.

The sanctions follow the Lottery’s 10-month...

Freedom may release budget documents

Freedom Industries has tentatively agreed to release long-sealed budget reports showing actual past expenses and projected future costs for cleaning up the site of the January chemical spill – but some budget information will likely remain...

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