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Timber industry blames governor for forestry layoffs
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- An agency that represents logging operators and timber owners is blaming Gov. Early Ray Tomblin for state Division of Forestry layoffs....

Marshall University approves 5 percent tuition increase
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Marshall University in Huntington has approved a $119 million budget that will increase tuition by 5 percent....

Cigarette tax hike, other West Virginia laws taking effect
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Starting Friday in West Virginia, cigarettes will be more expensive, coal and natural gas will get a tax break, a right-to-work law will kick in, and Uber can start offering rides in the state....

Brad Paisley: West Virginia floods shocking, heartbreaking
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Brad Paisley said he's shocked and heartbroken by the destruction from deadly flooding in his home state of West Virginia....

Vilsack, McAuliffe, Haslam convene on drug abuse issue
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) -- Kicking off a national tour on opioid addiction, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack brought together the governors of Tennessee and Virginia on Thursday to talk about stemming Appalachia's drug abuse epidemic....