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West Virginia Public Broadcasting and StoryCorps have teamed up for a series of conversations about religious faith told by West Virginians. We'll be bringing you these conversations over the next few weeks. In this interview, we hear from a woman who describes her relationship with God as "complicated". Patience Deweese was interviewed by her 18-year-old daughter Katurah, who was interested in finding out about her mother's time as a Jehovah's witness and how her faith has evolved over time.

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West Virginia tax authorities say the state collected $295.6 million in November and $1.53 billion for the first five months of the state's current fiscal year, both lower than budget estimates. The Department of Revenue reports the shortfalls are $4.1 million for the month and $91.5 million for the five-month period.

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The head of West Virginia's largest workers union is retiring after more than a decade of service. West Virginia AFL-CIO President Kenny Perdue announced his retirement this week in an email to union members.

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A group of teachers is moving forward with a grievance filed in August against the Kanawha County school system over cooling and heating issues that the teachers say are still ongoing. Ben Franklin Career Center teacher Julie Wiles tells The Charleston Gazette-Mail that teachers had thought in September that the issues had been fixed, but they didn't cancel the grievance because they wanted to make sure the problems didn't continue.

More than half a dozen paving companies accused of developing a statewide monopoly to inflate the cost of asphalt have called for the case to be thrown out. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports defendants' attorney Booth Goodwin said in a court filing Monday that the case should be dismissed because the West Virginia Attorney General is not involved.

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Court documents show a Nettie man charged with murder recently used methamphetamine while on probation. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that according to a criminal complaint, 44-year-old Terry Lee Hughes shot and killed 45-year-old Kevin Broyles on Saturday at a Nettie home. Hughes was arrested Tuesday.

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West Virginia's attorney general has sued a pharmacy in Boone County, alleging it provided too many highly addictive painkillers over more than a decade. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says Larry's Drive-In Pharmacy helped fuel the state's opioid prescription crisis by providing nearly 10 million doses of painkillers in 11 years in a county with fewer than 25,000 residents.

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On West Virginia Morning, we continue our series “Headwaters” which looks at the condition and future of the Ohio River. That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Blenko Glass also manufactures trophies for the annual Country Music Awards.
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Glassmaker William Blenko was born in England on December 8, 1854. In his late thirties, he immigrated to the United States and tried to produce stained glass for a living. Unfortunately, business after business failed—until he wound up in the Cabell County town of Milton in 1921. In this late sixties, Blenko finally became an overnight success. His factory began shipping stained glass across the United States and to Europe. The business rolled along until the Great Depression nearly wiped...

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting and StoryCorps have teamed up for a series of conversations about religious faith told by West Virginians. We'll be bringing you these conversations over the next few weeks. In this interview, we hear from a woman who describes her relationship with God as "complicated". Patience Deweese was interviewed by her 18-year-old daughter Katurah, who was interested in finding out about her mother's time as a Jehovah's witness and how her faith has evolved over time.

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