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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Dec. 08, 2022 07:12 AM EST

Charleston Gazette Mail. December 2, 2022. Editorial: Jimbo TV renewed for another season It looks as if Jimbo TV has been renewed for a fourth season. Gov. Jim Justice says he’s lifting the state of emergency, in place since 2020 because of COVID-19,...

West Virginia airport lands $700K in matching state grants

Dec. 08, 2022 04:01 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The airport in West Virginia’s capital city has landed more than $700,000 in state grant to match federal money for projects to improve the facility’s runway. The state Division of Multimodal Transportation Facilities says a $646,700 grant will match a...

Tre Mitchell scores 19, West Virginia beats Navy 85-64

Dec. 07, 2022 21:23 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tre Mitchell scored 19 points to lead West Virginia to an 85-64 win over Navy on Wednesday night. Erik Stevenson added 13 points, Joe Toussaint 12 and Kedrian Johnson 11 for the Mountaineers (7-2). Freshman Austin Benigni scored 20 points on...

Watchdog finds prison failures before Whitey Bulger killing

Dec. 07, 2022 16:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The beating death of notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger at the hands of fellow inmates was the result of multiple layers of management failures, widespread incompetence and flawed policies at the Bureau of Prisons, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a...

Acting West Virginia commerce secretary gets permanent job

Dec. 07, 2022 16:18 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Acting West Virginia commerce secretary James Bailey was named to the position permanently Wednesday. Bailey has been in the interim role since July, when Ed Gaunch retired. Bailey also served with the department as deputy secretary and was general counsel...

WVa health agency makes 2 administrative appointments

Dec. 07, 2022 11:34 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources on Wednesday announced the appointments of Jessica Hudson to the new position of chief operating officer and Nicholas Stuchell as interim commissioner of the Bureau for Behavioral Health. Hudson...

West Virginia moves ahead on $10M broadband project

Dec. 07, 2022 04:18 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says construction is starting on a $10 million broadband project that aims to connect more than 2,100 additional homes and business across the state. A news release from Justice’s office says the Republican signed West...

'Unacceptable': EPA head says of West Virginia water issues

Dec. 06, 2022 22:50 PM EST

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — Sonny Barton had a lot to say about living without clean drinking water when the nation’s top environmental regulator came to his small West Virginia community Tuesday. The creek where he collects water for bathing, cooking and flushing toilets is littered...

West Virginia Humanities Council accepting grant proposals

Dec. 06, 2022 07:09 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Humanities Council is accepting applications for grants of up to $20,000 for a variety of projects. The council says the deadline is Feb. 1 to apply for grants in three categories. Major grants of up to $20,000 support...

Unmarked graves, an 'ugly history': W.Va. weighs mine safety

Dec. 05, 2022 14:53 PM EST

HAVACO, W.Va. (AP) — Mayapple plants sprout in the sunken soil where the bodies lie, their leaves sheltering the unmarked graves like tiny umbrellas. The forgotten burial ground is overrun by four-wheel tire tracks near a path strewn with discarded bottles and other trash. More...