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The earliest wave of Covid-19 spared much of rural America, striking people who live in urban areas with far more frequency.

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WASHINGTON — It took half a year but Democrats have driven President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion package of social and climate initiatives through the House. It gets no easier in the Senate, where painful Republican amendments, restrictive rules and Joe Manchin lurk.

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CHARLESTON — A West Virginia nonprofit group said Friday that it is offering $1 million in grants to boost COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts and address HIV and other health issues in the state’s most rural and at-risk communities.

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia is joining other states in allowing all adults to get coronavirus booster shots, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday.

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CHARLESTON – A Hardy County circuit judge has been charged with violating the rules of judicial conduct after he verbally accosted a Moorefield police officer who had pulled him over for allegedly using his cell phone while driving and abusing his power.

According to the formal statement of charges filed October 25 by the state Judicial Investigation Commission, Hardy Circuit Judge C. Carter Williams was pulled over July 11 by an Officer Johnson. The officer said Williams was holding a cell phone in his right hand near the steering wheel while driving. Williams says he had just retrieved his cell phone from under his seat after dropping it, but Johnson says Williams was talking on the phone.

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CHARLESTON — Two incumbent Republicans in the U.S. House whose West Virginia districts merged under a newly minted congressional map announced Thursday that they will run for reelection next year.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy nuclear engineer with access to military secrets has been charged with trying to pass information about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to someone he thought was a representative of a foreign government but who turned out to be an undercover FBI age…

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 CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is urging residents who got the Pfizer vaccine to get their booster shot, citing the rising number of hospitalizations involving vaccinated people.

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CHARLESTON — Sixteen small businesses and agriculture producers in rural West Virginia are receiving more than $177,000 from a federal government program that helps install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.

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CHARLESTON — Women landowners who want to learn more about forestry and network with other women involved in woodlands management can now register for the West Virginia Division of Forestry’s Women Owning Woodlands workshop.

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LOGAN — When a mine industry conflict a hundred years ago sparked the largest armed uprising in the United States since the Civil War, The Associated Press was there, sending multiple bulletins each day to update the nation’s newspapers on each development.

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Joining the Wild Yards program will create more natural habitat for wildlife around the state, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says.

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MORGANTOWN — Health care systems that cover hospitals in many West Virginia communities announced vaccine mandates for workers Monday following final approval of the Pfizer vaccine by the Food and Drug Administration.

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s population declined 3.2% over the past decade, the most of any state, according to U.S. Census figures released Thursday, as lawmakers grapple with reshaping the state’s legislative and congressional districts.

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LEWISBURG — The 96th Annual State Fair of West Virginia is set to open its gates for the first time since 2019 on Aug. 12-21, 2021, in Lewisburg. The 10-day event was cancelled in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia will begin offering some fully vaccinated people free tests to measure antibody levels against the coronavirus, a move to study whether some elderly and immunocompromised individuals should receive a third booster shot.

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