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Gay marriage bans lifted in two states

Court rules laws in Wisconsin, Indiana unconstitutional

Ethics panel needs more money as filings increase
Ethics panel needs more money as filings increase

An explosion of complaint filings is forcing the West Virginia Ethics Commission to ask the Department of Administration for more money in the 2015-16 state budget, the commissions interim executive director said Thursday.

The number of...

Conference hopes to give royalty owners first-hand insight

“We are drilling more wells,” said Bob Hart, president of the National Association of Royalty Owners Appalachian’s area chapter. “Three years ago, there was a lot more leasing,” Hart said of the oil and gas industry...

Readers’ Voice: Sept. 5, 2014

Express your opinion on any subject you wish. Not all comments are published. Call 304-357-4451 or email

Alex Mooney, bought and paid for by the Koch brothers. He hasn’t seen a benefit that he wouldn’t...

Things to do: Friday, Sept. 5

MARSHALL PETTY & THE GROOVE: 5 to 8 p.m. Free. 5 Corners Cafe, corner of Delaware Avenue and Virginia Street. Call 304-205-7817.

RECYCLE with BILL ROSS: 7 to 10 p.m. Cover $5. Elk River Community Center, 1047 Main St., Elkview. Call 304-...

Into the wine cellar (photo)
Into the wine cellar (photo)

W.Va. PSC sets hearings on electricity rate hike

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — State regulators will hold public hearings in October on two FirstEnergy subsidiaries’ request for a $151.4 million rate increase.

Monongahela Power and Potomac Edison...

WVU joins national safety campaign

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University is joining a safety campaign adopted by the federal Department of Homeland Security in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The Morgantown school says...

West Virginia women rank last for salary, employment
West Virginia women rank last for salary, employment

West Virginia women make less money than most other women in the country, according to a report released Thursday.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research ranked West Virginia last in the United States when it comes to women’s...

Dozens arrested on drug charges in Jackson County

Staff reports

RIPLEY, W.Va. — Nearly 50 people were arrested during a warrant sweep Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Jackson County, according to police.

Sheriff Tony Boggs said most were...

Marshall board approves raises for faculty, staff

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Faculty and staff at Marshall University are getting pay raises.

The Herald-Dispatch reported Marshall’s Board of Governors approved the pay raises Wednesday during its regular ...

W.Va. cites company for construction violations

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A Florida-based company has agreed to pay more than $23,000 fines for violations at a construction site in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection...

Bridgeport hospital president retiring

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — United Hospital Center President Bruce Carter has announced his plans to retire.

Carter, 64, told media outlets Wednesday he’ll retire April 3, 2015.

Carter is entering...


Optimism abounds as volleyball season begins this week
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