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Rural West Virginians understand bad water
The chemical spill in January that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 West Virginians around Charleston has brought national attention to issues of water safety. But many rural West Virginians outside the reach of the spill have been living without tap water for drinking for months — or even years.
Pharmaceutical industry ramps up pressure
A sniffling, watery-eyed woman holding a tissue is becoming a familiar face for West Virginians who surf the web.
The congested lady is stamped across the Internet in ads by over-the-counter drug manufacturers, who hope to kill a push to make some cold medicines available by prescription only.
Gee endorsed for job permanently
A West Virginia University search committee on Friday did an about-face and endorsed interim President E. Gordon Gee for the job permanently.
The committee made the recommendation during an emergency meeting in Morgantown and now goes to the WVU Board of Governors.
Much of W.Va. under winter storm watch
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch this weekend for more than half of West Virginia.
The weather service says the storm is expected to start Sunday afternoon as rain, becoming freezing rain and sleet and eventually snow.
Chemical spill bill amended in House committee
As time ticks away, West Virginia lawmakers are suggesting another face-lift for a bill that would tighten aboveground storage tank regulations and safeguard water systems against chemical spills.
The House of Delegates Judiciary Committee introduced an amended bill Thursday responding to the Jan. 9 Freedom Industries spill, which contaminated 300,000 people’s water for days.
Teen sentenced to 30 years in her friend’s death
A West Virginia teenager was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for her role in her friend’s death.
Rachel Shoaf, 17, apologized before being sentenced in Monongalia County Circuit Court. She pleaded guilty last May to second-degree murder in the July 2012 death of 16-year-old Skylar Neese.
Lawmakers push dozens of bills before deadline
Facing a deadline to keep bills from fizzling, West Virginia lawmakers gave the go-ahead to all sorts of ideas Wednesday, from budget cuts and teacher raises to bans on selling bongs and permission to bring cupcakes to school parties.
State plans to work on tourism image after chemical spill
West Virginia officials want to put the shine back in the state’s “Wild and Wonderful” tourism image after a chemical spill tainted the tap water for thousands of residents.
W.Va. teen to learn sentence in friend’s death
A West Virginia teenager is due in court to learn her sentence for her role in her friend’s death.
Fed health officials: W.Va. water ‘safe’
A federal health official says it’s safe to use water contaminated by a chemical spill in West Virginia last month.
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