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Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

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Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Aug. 22 to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception. More>>

Hatfield and McCoy feuding continues in Gilbert, WV

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A modern day family feud is brewing in Gilbert, WV over moonshine and the family name. More>>

'Downtown Wheeling Inc.' Changes Name, Still Has Same Goals

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One popular organization in Wheeling has changed their name. "Downtown Wheeling Inc.," will now be known as "Reinvent Wheeling." The group hosts many events in the Wheeling area such as the Wine and Jazz Festival, the Big Ideas Speaker series, and First Fridays. According to Reinvent Wheeling member Jake Dougherty, the name change is intended to reflect the organizations efforts to revitalize the downtown area. He said, "We were looking for a name that really expresses what was happening in d... More>>

US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month

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Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year. More>>

2014 West Virginia Broadband Conference highlights NTIA grant

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At the West Virginia Broadband Conference: Investing in the Future, at the Charleston Mariott Town Center Aug. 19, presenters highlighted the multiple sectors in the Mountain State's 11 planning and development regions that received monetary funds through a grant by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the United State Department of Commerce. More>>

Program That Tracks Purchases of Pseudoephedrine at Drugstores Making Dent in West Virginia Meth Trade Video included

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A program that keeps track of who is buying pseudoephedrine at drugstores is apparently making a dent in the meth lab business. More>>

Toyota pledges $1 million during Advanced Technology Center of South Central W.Va. opening

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin cut the ceremonial ribbon to dedicate the first of two state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Centers in West Virginia.

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Downstream Strategies, partners to help Barbados with ecosystem planning

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West Virginia-based Downstream Strategies, along with partner organizations, have launched a consultancy with government in Barbados.
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United Mine Workers president Roberts re-elected

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The union's membership includes thousands of coal miners, health care workers, truck drivers, manufacturing workers and public employees throughout the United States and Canada. More>>

Community Health details attack on patient records

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Community Health Systems Inc. is notifying patients affected by the attack and offering them identity theft protection services. The company owns, leases or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states. More>>

Commission rejects Mountaineer horse race proposal

Linda Harris / The State Journal file photo Linda Harris / The State Journal file photo
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The West Virginia Racing Commission has rejected Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort's proposal to end December horse racing. More>>

Parents must prepare for back-to-school season, too

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At Glenville State College in Gilmer County, lots of energy goes into recruiting the state's high school graduates. Several initiatives, from bringing students on campus for tours and assigning mentors to summer camps, are aimed at getting students more familiar with the concept — and importance — of higher education. More>>

Theatre partners with Boys and Girls Club

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The Jeslyn Performing Arts Center of Huntington is taking part in a new project with the American Ballet Theatre and the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington. More>>

Huntington works on new skate park

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After a number of delays, the City of Huntington finally is ready to break ground for the community's long-awaited skateboard park. The new skatepark will be located at the western end of Harris Riverfront Park, where the groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26. More>>

Shepherdstown Day Care center offers care for all income levels

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Back in 1973, Shepherdstown Day Care Inc. Child Development Center became the first nonprofit child care facility in Jefferson County. At that time, according to its website, staff had room to care for up to 20 children.
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WVU water research presented at Pittsburgh conference

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Drinking water in the Upper Ohio River basin is safe to drink, but it is still vital that the monitoring of run-off into the region's rivers and creeks be continued. More>>

Another of Huntington's ornate buildings goes condo

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For decades, Huntington Arcade was one of the most fashionable addresses in the city's downtown. Now, developer Dennis Johnson has invested $2.5 million in providing a new chapter in the arcade's history.  More>>

Cabell County Library to open new branch

JAMES E. CASTO / For The State Journal: Cabell County’s new Cox Landing Library will be dedicated Aug. 16. JAMES E. CASTO / For The State Journal: Cabell County’s new Cox Landing Library will be dedicated Aug. 16.
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The Cabell County Public Library will dedicate its newest branch library in ceremonies set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. More>>

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  • Friends of McDowell County Train Fatality speak out, Ask for Donations

    Friends of McDowell County Train Fatality speak out, Ask for Donations

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:46:55 GMT
    Tragedy strikes on train tracks in southern West Virginia. One person is dead and two others hurt after coming too close to a train in McDowell County.
    Tragedy strikes on train tracks in southern West Virginia. One person is dead and two others hurt after coming too close to a train in McDowell County.
  • NEW DETAILS: Tips leads to sex offender's capture in Princeton

    NEW DETAILS: Tips leads to sex offender's capture in Princeton

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:22:55 GMT
    State Troopers out of Princeton, WV confirmed that they are looking for Christopher Lee Tolliver, a registered sex offender. Tolliver was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014, but failed to show up.
    State Troopers out of Princeton, WV confirmed that they are looking for Christopher Lee Tolliver, a registered sex offender. Tolliver was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014, but failed to show up.
  • Family left homeless in Raysal, McDowell County after a fire rips through their house

    Family left homeless in Raysal, McDowell County after a fire rips through their house

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:19:25 GMT
    A fire late Thursday night leaves a family in McDowell County homeless. Everyone was able to get out of the home in Raysal safely, but a friend of the family, who saved their dog, told us it was a very close call.
    A fire late Thursday night leaves a family in McDowell County homeless. Everyone was able to get out of the home in Raysal safely, but a friend of the family, who saved their dog, told us it was a very close call.