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Courts
10:58 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Marion County Civil & Domestic Court Cases Fully Digital

Anyone filing a civil or domestic court cases in Marion County will have to do so electronically.

The Circuit Clerk's Office implemented full e-filing of these cases on Dec. 1. The initiative is part of the West Virginia Supreme Court's pilot electronic filing project.

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Hospitals
10:46 am
Mon December 29, 2014

W.Va. Authority Approves Rate Increases for Five Hospitals

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Five hospitals have received state approval to raise their rates.

The rate increases approved by the West Virginia Health Care Authority apply to nongovernmental patients paying with private insurance or out-out-pocket.

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Bridge Day
10:29 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Bridge Day Adds Fingerprint Requirement for Participants

Credit New River Gorge Bridge Day Commission

Rappellers, BASE jumpers and vendors participating in future Bridge Day events will have to undergo fingerprint scans.

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Toxic Waste
10:26 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Feds Approve Cleanup Plan for Allegany Ballistics Laboratory

Credit Environmental Protection Agency

The cleanup of toxic waste at a military ballistics laboratory in Mineral County is expected to cost more than $10 million.

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Education
10:21 am
Mon December 29, 2014

WVU's New Engineering Research Building to Open in Fall 2015

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West Virginia University's new Advanced Engineering Research Building is on track to open in the fall of 2015.

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Recycling
10:13 am
Mon December 29, 2014

State Sets Christmas Tree Recycling Event

Credit Jessica Lilly

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the Division of Natural Resources are gearing up for their 10th annual Christmas tree recycling event.

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National Park Service
10:03 am
Mon December 29, 2014

W.Va. Sites Named to National Register of Historic Places

A colonial log cabin.
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Several West Virginia historic sites including the Colonial cabin that was an off-the-grid oasis for a Manhattan magazine illustrator and his wife have been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

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Energy
9:46 am
Mon December 29, 2014

FirstEnergy Making Upgrades in West Virginia

FirstEnergy Corp. is working on about $100 million in new transmission projects and evaluating additional system upgrades in West Virginia.

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Division of Natural Resources
9:43 am
Mon December 29, 2014

W.Va. Scenic Railroad Transfer Expected to Go Smoothly

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Officials say the transfer of operations for Pocahontas County's historic Cass Scenic Railroad to the State Rail Authority is expected to go seamlessly.

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Chemical Leak
9:33 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Dozens of W.Va. Lawsuits Filed Against DuPont

Credit Parkersburg News & Sentinel

Dozens of West Virginia residents have filed lawsuits against chemical company DuPont for contaminating drinking water.

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U.S. Census Bureau
3:29 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Census: W.Va. 1 of 6 States to Lose Population

Credit Appalachian Regional Commission with data from the U.S. Census Bureau

The latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show West Virginia was one of six states to lose population.

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Arts & Culture
3:13 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

West Virginia Seeks Dancers for 2015 Festival

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The state Division of Culture and History is seeking participants for the 2015 West Virginia State Dance Festival.

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State Parks
3:06 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

W.Va. State Park Lodges Offering Discounted Room Rates

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Some West Virginia state parks are encouraging friends, families and meeting planners to use their facilities through a January promotion.

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Drinking Water
2:36 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

W.Va. Man Sues DuPont Over Chemical Discharge

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A West Virginia man has filed suit against chemical company DuPont for contaminating his home's drinking water.

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Arts & Culture
12:53 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Young W.Va. Musicians Tapped for Symphony Fellowship

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Two young musicians have been selected as fellows through the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

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Safety
11:42 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Minimal Damage from Fire in Tunnel Along W.Va.-Va. Border

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Officials say a Christmas night fire caused minimal damage to an Interstate 77 tunnel along the Virginia-West Virginia border.

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Health Care
11:31 am
Fri December 26, 2014

WVU Grant Aims to Improve Health Care

Credit West Virginia University

West Virginia University is getting a nearly $2 million grant to help improve health care statewide.

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Education
11:06 am
Fri December 26, 2014

W.Va. Higher Education Changes to Help Students

West Virginia higher education leaders are finalizing policy changes to help students more easily transfer college credits and earn degrees.

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Hiking
11:00 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Program Encourages a W.Va. Hike to Start 2015

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Four West Virginia state parks have scheduled New Year's Day hikes to encourage people to get outdoors.

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Science
10:51 am
Fri December 26, 2014

W.Va. Plant Provides Metal for Orion Spacecraft

Credit NASA

A West Virginia plant is playing a role in NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft.

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