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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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CHARLESTON — Attorneys for major drug distributors made their final pleas to a federal judge last week to absolve them while placing the blame elsewhere for a prescription pill health emergency in a part of West Virginia.

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A mysterious ailment has sickened and killed thousands of songbirds in several mid-Atlantic states since late spring. While scientists are still racing to confirm the cause, it seems juvenile birds may be most susceptible. The U.S. Geological Survey, which oversees responses to some natural …

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LEWISBURG — Two acts — Dailey and Vincent and Jimmy Fortune — have been added to the 2021 concert series at this year’s state fair. 

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SPRING MILLS — The final group of kids shuffled into the cafeteria at Potomack Intermediate on Tuesday afternoon, a buzz coming from the Berkeley County Schools summer program students as they eyed the colorful vegetables and fruits perched on the tables in front of them.

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CHARLESTON —The West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Adult Education is kicking off a “Never Too Late to Graduate” campaign featuring West Virginia native and “America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia lawmakers approved last week spending a $250 million budget surplus on a wide array of initiatives across state agencies, from a fund to attract new businesses to more spending on tourism.

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice declared an end to the state’s indoor mask requirement Sunday as a $1 million winner was revealed in a drawing for residents who have received the coronavirus vaccine.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Democratic senator says he will not vote for the largest overhaul of U.S. election law in at least a generation, defying his party and the White House and virtually guaranteeing the failure of the legislation after a near party-line approval in the House.

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