Clark Davis

Huntington Reporter/Producer

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Clark Davis can be heard throughout the week on West Virginia Morning at 7:30am during NPR's Morning Edition.

Clark works in the Huntington Bureau of West Virginia Public Broadcasting covering news and public affairs for radio and sometimes television.

Clark joined West Virginia Public Radio in 2007 as the Huntington reporter.

Clark graduated from Marshall University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV and later in 2007 with a Masters in Public Relations.

Born in Huntington, Clark grew up an enthusiastic sports fan and has always been interested in radio.

He has been married since 2010.

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Mountwest Community and Technical College
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  Marshall University is partnering with Mountwest Community and Technical College to help students who earn an associate degree in graphic design to obtain a four-year degree in visual arts.

Officials also say Mountwest students who complete two-year degrees in animation and game development can earn bachelor's degrees in computer and information technology at Marshall.

West Virginia Attorney General's Office

  About 430 West Virginia students won't have to pay nearly $446,000 in outstanding loans for online courses of a Pittsburgh firm that runs for-profit trade schools and colleges.

  Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced West Virginia's portion of the settlement Monday with Education Management Corporation.

Deer
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  Deer hunters are being encouraged to get their Division of Natural Resources identification number before West Virginia's buck firearms season opens.

Hunters will need the ID number to use the state's new electronic game checking system to report deer they have killed. Use of the electronic system is required.

1970 Marshall Team, Memorial
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Each year the Marshall University Community gathers around the Memorial Fountain on the Marshall campus to remember those lost in the 1970 plane crash that killed the Marshall football team, staff and supporters.

The son of one of the dozens who died when a plane carrying the Marshall football team and staff crashed will speak at the annual memorial service.

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State delegates will host a town hall hearing this evening in Bluefield on tax reform.

Delegates Marty Gearheart, John Shott and Joe Ellington, all of Mercer County, will host the hearing to hear citizens’ ideas and comments on potential state tax reform proposals.

Billboard, Prostitution
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As prostitution arrests continue to rise in the Huntington area, city officials have come up with some unique ideas that they hope can begin to decrease the number of prostitution arrests. Among those ideas is the decision by the Huntington Police Department to begin posting  pictures of those arrested for soliciting a prostitute.

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  The West Virginia School Building Authority has reversed its denial of Fayette County's plan to consolidate four high schools.

Media outlets report that the authority approved an amendment to the school district's educational facilities plan on Monday. The authority had rejected the amendment on Sept. 28.

Drug Court Prostitutes
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State and local officials gathered Friday in a court room at the Cabell County Courthouse. They came together to re-dedicate the existing drug court program by changing the name from Cabell County Drug Court to Cabell-Huntington Drug Court. They also announced a new program within the drug court:  the Women’s Empowerment and Addiction Recovery program.

Bob Huggins
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College basketball season has begun in West Virginia.

The West Virginia University men’s team tips off its season in exhibition play Friday night against Glenville State. Last year, the Mountaineers made a run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. It was the most successful season since an appearance in the final four in 2009. WVU Head Coach Bob Huggins said the key to last year was adopting a full-court press on defense, where defenders guard their player all over the floor. 

Race Forum, WVSU
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Members of the Kanawha County Community gathered at West Virginia State University earlier this week to discuss race and the ongoing battle for equality.

Community members, officials and students took part in a discussion at West Virginia State looking at different racial issues effecting West Virginia and Kanawha County. The discussion was organized by students and the American Friends Service Committee. 

  West Virginia's Children Advocacy Centers are seeing an increase in the number of children needing services.

A new report says the number of children served by the state's 20 centers increased by 14.6 percent to 3,294 during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

 

Webster County
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  The agency that oversees West Virginia's regional jails is addressing a $1.3 million debt that Webster County owes for inmate jail fees.

The Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety says in a statement that the Regional Jail Authority filed a petition with the state Supreme Court on Thursday. It seeks to divert state tax revenues that normally would go to Webster County to offset the county's unpaid bill for daily fees the state charges to house its inmates.

Hershell Woody Williams
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  The U.S. Navy has announced it will name a ship after Hershel "Woody" Williams, a West Virginia World War II veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.

Multiple media outlets report that the Navy made the announcement Tuesday, months after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., wrote a letter urging them to name a ship after Williams.

Jerome Gilbert Marshall University President
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The Marshall University Board of Governors today named Mississippi State University Provost Jerome A. “Jerry” Gilbert the 37th president of Marshall University. Gilbert will assume the presidency in January.

Earlier this month, the Presidential Search Committee announced Gilbert as one of three finalists for the position following a national search. All three candidates participated in open forums last week with students, faculty, staff and members of the community, and the decision to hire Gilbert was made yesterday by the Board of Governors in executive session.

Marshall University
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Marshall University's Board of Governors has selected the university's next president.

The board approved the new president after meeting in executive session Monday. Three finalists visited the Huntington campus last week.

Sam Quinones
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Just a week before President Barack Obama is due in Charleston to discuss the states, problem with substance abuse, author and journalist Sam Quinones was in Huntington Thursday speaking to Marshall students about the opiate epidemic. 

Quinones told students: there is no simple solution to the drug problems cities like Huntington face. 

Corrections Training, Knife Training
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As a prerequisite to working in the state's prisons corrections officers have to spend time at the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Professional Development Center.  Cadets in the program go through several types of training there. 

The Professional Development Center in Glenville in Gilmer County hosts the cadets during their training period. Among the training are things like agility obstacle courses and edged weapon defensive tactics training. Garrett Powell is a cadet at the facility. 

Marshall University
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  Marshall University's Presidential Search Committee has identified three finalists following a national search.

The university announced Wednesday that the three finalists are Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President Jerome Gilbert, Oregon Institute of Technology President Christopher Maples and University of Southern Mississippi Professor and former Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Denis Wiesenburg.

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  The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Charleston roofing contractor for exposing workers to excessive heat.

The agency said Monday that one employee of Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. was hospitalized for a heat-related illness on Sept. 11 while the company was removing tile roofing from Building 3 at the Capitol Complex.

West Virginia Turnpike
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  West Virginia highways officials are planning 11 informational meetings around the state to seek input about potential future projects.

The Department of Transportation is developing a list of expansion, resurfacing and other transit projects for fiscal years 2016 through 2021. The list will be available for discussion.

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