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CHARLESTON — With Democrats in control of Congress and the White House, Deputy Highways Commissioner Jimmy Wriston told members of the state Senate he is optimistic for passage of a major federal infrastructure bill that could help address West Virginia’s highways funding shortfalls.

CHARLESTON — Comparing their vote to Groundhog Day, West Virginia senators approved a bill to establish an intermediate court of appeals for at least the fourth time in four years Wednesday afternoon.

INSTITUTE, W.Va. — This summer, West Virginia State University will host Yellow Jackets Unite, a four- to eight-week paid internship opportunity for West Virginia high school students interested in STEM careers. The first session will begin June 7.

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Attorney General’s office is hosting the fifth Kids Kick Opioids contest, a public service announcement partnership with elementary and middle schools that encourages students to raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.

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CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

The Whitesville Volunteer Fire Department/EMS Engine 852, 851, Tanker 861 and Medic 84 responded to an early morning structure fire with temperatures in the single digits. Crews were assisted by units from Racine Volunteer Fire Department. No injuries were reported and all occupants evacuate…

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DANVILLE — West Virginia State Police say that a Danville man violated a domestic violence petition in an incident that occurred on Feb. 9.

Boone County Commission President Craig Bratcher presented local business owner Greg Dillon with an award of recognition and appreciation for coaching martial arts from 1995 to 2021. In 26 years, Dillon has coached 26 state champions, two world champions and a world runner-up through his tra…

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LINCOLN COUNTY — A statewide conference call on Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, saw response efforts ramped up in Lincoln and Wayne counties in particular, both of which were severely affected by freezing temperatures and ice on Monday and Tuesday of last week.

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JULIAN, W.Va. — Two men were arrested and charged in relation to a break-in that took place at the former Hobet mine site at Julian on Feb. 8.

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BOONE COUNTY — Boone County Schools has accepted the recommendation of Superintendent Jeffrey Huffman, which will authorize him to begin negotiations with the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights with the hopes of reaching a resolution agreement in response to a compl…