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  • One Lane Closes After Trucks Catch Fire on I-77

    Trucks Catch Fire on I-77

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:35:57 GMT
    ATHENS -- One southbound lane on Interstate 77 near the Athens exit was closed today after two vehicles caught on fire. Around 4 p.m. one tractor trailer caught on fire and caused another vehicle to
    ATHENS -- One southbound lane on Interstate 77 near the Athens exit was closed today after two vehicles caught on fire. Around 4 p.m. one tractor trailer caught on fire and caused another vehicle to
  • Regional Jails to ban contact visits in attempt to keep out drugs

    Regional Jails to ban contact visits in attempt to keep out drugs

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:31:28 GMT
    This week, the Regional Jail Authority announced the new no touching rule during visitations. The no touching rule was implemented in an effort to ultimately keep drugs out of our jails. Prisoners now
    This week, the Regional Jail Authority announced the new no touching rule during visitations.
  • YMCA announces concert for Friends of Coal Auto Fair

    YMCA announces concert for Friends of Coal Auto Fair

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:16:42 GMT
    Jay Rist, CEO of the YMCA of Southern West Virginia announced Thursday Jake Owen and Kelly Pickler will be performing at the fair on Saturday, July 19. Rist said this is the biggest act yet coming to
    Jay Rist, CEO of the YMCA of Southern West Virginia announced Thursday Jake Owen and Kelly Pickler will be performing at the fair on Saturday, July 19.

"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.