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  • UPDATE: East River Mountain Tunnel repairs completed

    UPDATE: East River Mountain Tunnel repairs completed

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:48:12 GMT
    Officials warn drivers to expect heavy delays Tuesday night and Wednesday night as the Northbound lanes of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel close down for repairs.
    Officials warn drivers to expect heavy delays Tuesday night and Wednesday night as the Northbound lanes of I-77 at the East River Mountain Tunnel close down for repairs.
  • Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:47:44 GMT
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.
  • Man and woman arrested for making meth with babies in the house

    Man and woman arrested for making meth with babies in the house

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:40:32 GMT
    Deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department arrested two people Monday night, when it was discovered they were making meth with 2 babies in the house. Deputy Horn said the children are 7 and 18 months old.
    Deputies with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department arrested two people Monday night, when it was discovered they were making meth with 2 babies in the house. Deputy Horn said the children are 7 and 18 months old.

"Map to Prosperity" is a long-term project of The State Journal that will deeply examine government and business in West Virginia — both the perceptions and the reality. This project will look for meaningful ways to guide the state toward the real and lasting changes that could correct the course that has kept the state out of the reach of prosperity for many years. 

Future topics in coming months may include tax policy, technology and education. If you would like to comment on the series or suggest ideas for future articles, drop us a line at news@statejournal.com or contribute to the conversation on social media with the hashtag #WVMap.

And look for corresponding reports from WOWK-TV reporter Ariel Rothfield at 5:30 p.m. each Thursday throughout the series on West Virginia Tonight Live, which airs on every West Virginia Media station.