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Four West Virginia counties will receive drug incinerators to destroy old and unwanted prescription drugs.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office announced that the devices will go to the Boone County Sheriff's Office, the Huntington Police Department, the Star City Police Department and the Wood County Sheriff's Office.

The Kanawha County Commission is joining the city of Charleston, the state of West Virginia and three other cities in the state in suing West Virginia Paving over an alleged monopoly.

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The U.S. secretary of education has called West Virginia's early learning program a good model for the country.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. praised the state for its commitment to early education during an event at the West Virginia Department of Education's headquarters on Thursday.

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The former director of a credit union for a West Virginia county's school workers is facing charges of embezzling at least $156,300.

Former Ohio County Public Schools Federal Credit Union executive director Kathleen Gramlich was charged in a federal information Thursday in U.S. District Court in Wheeling.

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The West Virginia attorney general's office and Capitol Police are participating in a drug take-back event this weekend with dozens of other collections sites in the state.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday near the East Rotunda on the California Street side of the West Virginia Capitol.

The Secretary of State’s office is among the six Constitutional Offices on the election ballot next month.

The race for Secretary of State is more crowded this election cycle than in years past. There are three candidates running for the office-- Libertarian John Buckley, Republican Mac Warner and Democratic incumbent Natalie Tennant.

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West Virginia artists are being asked to create and submit ornaments for the governor's holiday tree this year.

The ornaments are to be hand-crafted and suitable for hanging on a tree.

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Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will headline the West Virginia Republican Party's annual dinner.

The state GOP says Fiorina will speak at its Victory Dinner at the Charleston Marriott Town Center on Thursday evening.

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State agriculture representative’s spokes with farmers Wednesday at a Meet-and-Greet in Institute. The discussion was meant to help the farmers with any issues.

The West Virginia State University Extension Service hosted the Meet-and-Greet to help local farmers touch base with different government agencies that could help them. Participating agencies included the USDA, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Capitol Conservation District, West Virginia AgrAbility and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

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A new MetroNews West Virginia gubernatorial poll is out and it shows Jim Justice leading bill Cole.

Democratic Candidate Jim Justice leads Republican Candidate Bill Cole by an 11-point margin in the race for Governor of the state. The MetroNews West Virginia poll of 408 likely voters was conducted from October 12th through the 17th after the second gubernatorial debate.

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The West Virginia attorney general's race has reached a boiling point in an impromptu, one-on-one debate at high noon on the state Capitol steps.

Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey offered the debate challenge Tuesday, specifically telling Democrat Doug Reynolds to be there at high noon Wednesday. Reynolds arrived without forewarning.

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Attorneys general from West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky are expected to meet with experts from law enforcement, health care and faith-based groups next week to discuss the opiate epidemic.

Attorneys General Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia, Mike DeWine of Ohio and Andy Beshear of Kentucky will lead a conference Oct. 27 at New Life Church in Huntington.


A West Virginia school district ravaged by floods in June is receiving a $2.7 million federal grant for temporarily facilities to replace its damaged schools.

On Tuesday, Congressman Evan Jenkins announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency money for Nicholas County School District.

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A special court has certified Logan County's election results and dismissed a petition filed by a county circuit judge, which sought to overturn votes so he could remain on the bench.

After losing in his race by 59 votes to Joshua Butcher, Circuit Judge Douglas Witten claimed that irregularities in the polls in May should void the votes cast at several county precincts.

A federal judge in West Virginia has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must evaluate the impact its air pollution regulations have had on power generating jobs.

The Register-Herald reports that U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey ruled on Monday that the EPA must comply with a federal code requiring it to evaluate its regulations. He ordered the EPA to file a plan and schedule for compliance to the federal code within 14 days.

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Officials say a fire that damaged electrical wiring at Marshall University's football stadium in West Virginia has been ruled arson.

The Herald-Dispatch reports state Fire Marshal's spokesman Tim Chastain says they're offering a $5,000 reward to those with information leading to an arrest in connection with the Sunday night fire at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

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The Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center in Wheeling will operate at a loss for the current fiscal year, with taxpayers covering an estimated $81,000 deficit for the facility.

The Intelligencer reports the center's total operating cost for the coming fiscal year is expected to be $403,005.

Projected revenues are $254,000.

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While business groups in West Virginia and some of the state's largest corporations are organizing to oppose any new "religious freedom" laws, campaign finance reports show some are donating to lawmakers who voted for the 2016 "Religious Freedom Restoration Act."

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce has given at least $28,000 to 38 lawmakers in the West Virginia House of Delegates who voted for the bill.

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A health insurer plans to offer coverage across more West Virginia counties next year, giving some people new options on the state's health insurance marketplace.

CareSource said it will expand to 22 more West Virginia counties next year, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The Dayton, Ohio-based insurer originally offered plans in 10 counties.


Time is running out for West Virginians to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election.

Tuesday is the deadline to register. Residents can apply to register to vote online, at a county clerk's office or by mail.