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  1. 2 W.Va. coal operators sentenced in $10M cash schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | WKYT

    Two West Virginia coal operators will each spend three years in prison for participating in a $10 million cash selling scheme. Fifty-five-year-old William "Bill" F. Adams of Yukon, West Virginia, and 43-year-old John B. Ward of War, West Virginia, are among more than two dozen people who've been sentenced in the scheme.

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  2. Putting a brake to oil train derailmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | USA Today

    The latest derailments of trains carrying crude oil in the U.S. and Canada are putting more pressure on government officials to end the fiery crashes. Putting a brake to oil train derailments The latest derailments of trains carrying crude oil in the U.S. and Canada are putting more pressure on government officials to end the fiery crashes.

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  3. Approaching the end of the LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Williamson Daily News Online

    We are quickly approaching the end of the Legislative session. Monday marked the 41st day and the last day to introduce bills in the house.

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  4. Tanker crashes renew call for federal scrutiny of rail safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Business Insurance

    A tumble of tanker cars remains on the scene after a train carrying crude oil derailed and caused an explosion last month in West Virginia. The derailment and explosion of an oil tanker train in West Virginia last month has revived calls for greater train safety measures, but this and other recent accidents are having little effect on the rail insurance market.

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  5. W.Va. lawmakers OK proposal to scale back prevailing wageRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Big News Network.com

    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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  6. Proposed Buyout Plan Would End Greyhound Racing in W.Va.Read the original story

    8 hrs ago | Big News Network.com

    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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  7. Oregon considers banning most nonmedical immunization exemptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Boston.com

    Jennifer Margulis has her children vaccinated and gets shots herself. But she doesn't like the idea of government telling parents they must get their children immunized.

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  8. Game of ChanceRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Martinsburg Journal

    What is the difference between a restaurant or bar operating five electronic slot machines and being permitted to have seven? The easy, obvious answer is more money for the state of West Virginia - perhaps millions of dollars a year. When state legislators set up the "limited video lottery" system in 2001, they decided establishments should be limited to five electronic slot machines per site.

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  9. House votes to repeal Common Core standardsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | West Virginia Metro

    Despite outcries from the education officials, the state House of Delegates voted overwhelmingly to repeal the Common Core education standards Saturday night. The bill garnered strong bipartisan support, passing 74-19 after an hour-long debate.

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  10. Pats on the Back:Read the original story

    12 hrs ago | The Intelligencer

    To Nicholas Wince of Middlebourne for, as some West Virginia University basketball players put it, motivating them to beat Texas in a game in Morgantown. And to Coach Bob Huggins and the WVU players and other students for welcoming Wince.

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  11. Downtown can improve well-beingRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

    I recently read two news stories I think are very different, but oddly connected. The first is from the State Journal about the future of shopping malls in West Virginia.

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  12. W.Va. split as bill pits coal owners against minersRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

    Mike Caputo, one of the top Democrats in the West Virginia legislature, began working in the state's coal mines at age 19. It helped put his kids through school, he said, and helped him pay for his family home. Now Mr. Caputo, who is still involved with his union, finds himself labeled a coal killer, the target of Republicans pushing to rewrite state rules on mining safety and the environment that have been on the books for years.

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  13. Hazardous materials removed from I-70 crash siteRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | O-R Online

    Hazardous materials that spilled onto a hillside along Interstate 70 in Donegal Township were cleaned up without incident, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.

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  14. Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Newsday

    In this Feb. 17, 2015 file photo, crew members walk near the scene of a train derailment near Mount Carbon, W.Va. A CSX train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm, sending a fireball into the sky.

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  15. 'The Devil is Here in These Hills': The history of West...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Post-gazette.com

    The indictment of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is a good time for a history of the troubled relationship among West Virginia's miners, a coal industry owned by absentee investors, and government officials who, at least on a theoretical basis, are charged with promoting the public interest. James Green's "The Devil is Here in These Hills" emphatically fits the bill.

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  16. Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed extraction tax: What would it take to get more than $1 billion a year?Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf answers questions following a tour of Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Wednesday.

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  17. Oregon considers banning most vaccine exemptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Washington Times

    Jennifer Margulis has her kids vaccinated and she gets shots herself. But she doesn't like the idea of government telling parents they must get their children immunized.

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  18. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful SheetzRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | CSP

    Convenience store retailer Sheetz Inc. is the newest sponsor of the 2015 Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, the annual signature event of Keep PennsylvaniaBeautiful, which runs from March 1 to May 31. "Sheetz is thrilled to partner with Keep PA Beautiful," said Ryan Sheetz, director of brand strategy. "Being connected in the communities in which we operate is an important part of the Sheetz DNA.

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  19. WV Elk Restoration Program Receives $50,000 grantRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Williamson Daily News Online

    Photo By Roger WolfeSgt. Terry Ballard and District Biologist Randy Kelley, both from Logan, W.Va., accept a check from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation on behalf of the WVDNR, for the Elk Restoration Project.

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  20. Pair connected to Strasburg murder suspect in multi-state crime spree ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Daily-Jeff.com

    Two individuals who accompanied an alleged killer on a crime spree in several Southern states have been extradited back to West Virginia to face felony charges in that state. Canton residents Jeffrey P. Caley, 28, and Tabatha M. Hazel, 26, are accused of robbing stores along with Robert R. Clark, 29, Dennison, who is a suspect in the slayings of Doyle and Lillian Chumney on a rural Coshocton County road after the couple was abducted from their Strasburg home.

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