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W.Va. state school board unites to oppose Common Core repeal

West Virginia Board of Education members announced their unanimous opposition Friday to a bill that would repeal Common Core math and English/language arts standards in the state, and possibly throw out teaching requirements in...

W.Va. state school board unites to oppose Common Core repeal

West Virginia Board of Education members announced their unanimous opposition Friday to a bill that would repeal Common Core math and English/language arts standards in the state, and possibly throw out teaching requirements in...

After 15 years, first lady retiring from college presidency

West Virginia’s first lady is retiring on June 30 from her longtime position as president of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

Joanne Jaeger Tomblin told the Gazette she announced her retirement to the...

Parkersburg man charged with soliciting minor

West Virginia State Police and Parkersburg police arrested a Parkersburg man on Friday and charged him with attempting to solicit a minor.

Huey D. Long Jr., 45, of Parkersburg, was charged with using social media to solicit a minor, according to ...

Coal industry-backed bill clears House

A coal industry-backed bill that rewrites rules on mine safety and the environment could soon be headed to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s desk.

On Friday, the West Virginia House of Delegates voted 73-25 to pass the “Coal Jobs and Safety...

Bill that would ban local LGBT anti-discrimination actions called ‘dead’

After voting earlier this week for a bill preventing local governments from passing ordinances to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, a West Virginia House of Delegates committee unanimously voted Friday afternoon to...

W.Va. Senate OKs bill to allow concealed carry without permit
W.Va. Senate OKs bill to allow concealed carry without permit

Senators approved a bill Friday that could make West Virginia the sixth state to allow residents to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.

After reading aloud from the Second Amendment of the ...

N’Awlins invades Clay Center

The first few pages of online audience reviews of Harry Connick Jr.’s concerts are almost invariably negative, talking about phoned-in performances, not enough singing, late starts and short shows.

Either Connick has seriously ramped up...

Judge wants details of spill’s impact on prosecutors
Judge wants details of spill’s impact on prosecutors

A federal judge said Friday he wants some answers from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and Goodwin’s top assistants about how they and their families were affected by the Freedom Industries chemical spill and the regional water crisis that followed....

DEP lets Freedom into ‘voluntary’ toxic cleanup program

West Virginia regulators on Friday approved a request from Freedom Industries to enter into the state’s ‘voluntary’ toxic remediation program, a move that the bankrupt company says ...

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,...

Boil-water advisory

West Virginia American Water has lifted a boil-water advisory for approximately 100 customers in South Charleston. The advisory included the following streets: Janet Place, Martha Road, Ellen Drive, Susan Drive, Ranch Road, Ashlawn Drive, Woodland...

State looking for groups to help feed kids over the summer

The state Department of Education is looking for groups to help feed West Virginia children over the summer.

A federally funded program sponsored by the state Office of Child Nutrition ensures that kids in lower-income areas continue to receive ...

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