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West Virginia education seeing opposition from tea party movement 06-17-2013 04:22
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia is sticking with new math and English standards for public schools, but is also seeing opposition arise from the tea party movement. The state Board of Education
Ohio rig count caps neighbor 06-17-2013 02:30
In hopes of extracting oil and wet forms of natural gas, drillers now have more rigs working in Ohio's Utica Shale than in West Virginia's Marcellus Shale.
Natural Gas Liquids To Gulf Coast 06-16-2013 21:07
MOUNDSVILLE - The possibility of an ethane cracker plant in West Virginia appears to be dwindling as more natural gas liquids soon will be piped to the Gulf Coast.
Group series celebrates African American influence 06-16-2013 20:39
Most aspects of West Virginias sesquicentennial celebration are set for later this week, but one part has already begun. A series of events celebrating the political, educational and cultural impact of African-Americans on West Virginia kicked off Sunday a...
Roane County residents help W.V. flooding victims 06-16-2013 19:39
Residents of Roane County are doing what they can to help people living in a flood-ravaged area in West Virginia because of a connection they feel for that area.
State Open like a big family reunion 06-16-2013 18:54
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- David Bradshaw and Christian Brand are busy chasing their dream of playing on the PGA Tour.The West Virginia natives, though, always make time to return to their home state and renew old acquaintances when the West Virginia Open rolls ...
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Wanted suspect arrested in Tennessee 06-17-2013 06:53
Nashville, TN PD Tevin “Smook” Williams NASHVILLE, Tn. — A man wanted for a violent robbery in Kanawha County turned himself into authorities in Tennessee. Tevin Christopher “Smook” Williams gave himself up to Nashville, Tennessee police on Sunday. He’s wanted in Kanawha County for a home invasion in the Rand community. Deputeis say Williams knocked on the door of a home on Elaine Drive last week. When the homeowner opened the door, Williams allegedly asked to use the phone, but soon pushed his way into the house. Once inside deputies say he fired a shot into the wall and made off with...
Fairmont to see UMWA rally 06-16-2013 20:15
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The United Mine Workers of America’s well-documented fight with Patriot Coal, Arch Coal, and Peabody Coal will return to West Virginia next month. The union is planning a rally and protest of the Patriot bankruptcy fallout July 9th in Fairmont. “There are a lot of folks who work at the Federal Two mine, which is a Patriot mine, and a lot more retirees from that mine who worked for Peabody,” said Phil Smith of the UMWA. “As we’ve had with every rally, there will be a lot of folks coming in on busses.” The logistics of the rally are...
Wanted: GOP candidate for 3rd District 06-16-2013 20:05
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The chairman of the state Republican Party says there is plenty of time to find a candidate to challenge longtime 3rd District Congressman Nick Rahall next year. Conrad Lucas said officials with the National Republican Congressional Committee have identified Rahall (D-West Virginia) as one of six potentially vulnerable Democrat U.S. House members in 2014. They’re pledging national support to his challenger. The problem is, Republicans have not yet found a candidate. Last week, Mercer County state Senator Bill Cole, who had been heavily recruited by the NRCC, announced his plans to stay in the state senate. “I’d follow Bill Cole...
First section of Summers County highway to be dedicated 06-16-2013 20:02
HINTON, W.Va. — Dignitaries will gather in Summers County Monday to open the first stretch of the New River Parkway. A ribbon cutting is slated for just more than a mile of the completed road between Hinton and Sandstone. “This is the first section of the New River Parkways,” said Department of Highways Spokesman Brent Walker. “We were able to get at least this first mile and a half built and allows us to focus more attention on the remaining eight and a half mile section.” The New River Parkways is a long talked about road project in West Virginia which would give motorists the...
Immigration reform debate to continue in U.S. Senate 06-16-2013 20:01
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Acting U.S. Labor Secretary says passage of the immigration reform bill could be the boost the U.S. economy needs. “The bottom line of the immigration reform bill is that it’s going to help our economy. It’s going to help bring down our deficit. It’s going to help Social Security and Medicare. It’s going to help create jobs,” said Seth Harris. The immigration debate resumes in the U.S. Senate this week. He recently talked with MetroNews as the U.S. Senate prepares to resume debate this week on a sweeping immigration reform bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for the...
The Director of Reconnect McDowell is calling recent comments made by Hillary Clinton regarding the program a real confidence booster. “It certainly encouraged me and I think it’s going to encourage the partners,” said Reconnect McDowell Director Bob Brown. In her first major speech since stepping down as U.S. secretary of state in February, Hillary Clinton spent several minutes last Thursday talking about McDowell County, citing the Reconnecting McDowell program as a model for public/private partnerships. “In a place like McDowell County, West Virginia, the problems didn’t start with the latest recession and no single program or investment is going to turn things around,” she...
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Local Judicial Corruption In WV Social Security Office Could Topple National SSA Commissioner
West Virginia News 02-21-2013
Problems Within The Social Security Administration Are Mounting... by Jack SwintWhat began back in late 2010 as a regional SSA scandal alleging fraud and 'case-fixing' of disability appeal claims with the Office of Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) office in Huntington WV, now has federal authorities and US Senators focusing their...Read more...
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