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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice forced out the commissioner of his public health bureau last week, hours after he publicly questioned the accuracy of the state's coronavirus data and detailed growing outbreaks in about a dozen counties.

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1CHARLESTON —About 3,600 West Virginians filed for unemployment benefits last week as the state continues to lift coronavirus restrictions, federal data showed Thursday.

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CHARLESTON — A private college in West Virginia said last week it is removing the name of the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd from its health center, saying his name had caused ``divisiveness and pain`` without explicitly noting his complicated past on racial matters.

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1CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday called for face masks, social distancing and testing as local health officials reported several coronavirus outbreaks linked to churches and travel.

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BUCKHANNON — Two men who believe they were switched at birth nearly 80 years ago are suing a Roman Catholic diocese in West Virginia, alleging negligence and breach of duty by the hospital where they were born.

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CHARLESTON — Following bipartisan support in both the House of Delegates and State Senate in 2017, the Medical Cannabis Act was signed into law in West Virginia with expectations the new industry would be up and running by July 2019. 

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CHARLESTON — Rite-Aid and Walgreens failed to monitor and report suspicious orders of prescription painkillers in West Virginia while inundating their retail pharmacies with tens of millions of pills, according to a state lawsuit.

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice continued to defend himself Thursday after making comments about not wanting former President Barack Obama in the state, saying he's not racist and has black friends.

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Gov. Jim Justice is sitting in the catbird’s seat as voters head to the polls next Tuesday to pick their candidates for November’s general election.

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GILBERT — Riders packed a vast network of all-terrain vehicle trails in southern West Virginia on the first weekend the system was allowed to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.

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CHARLESTON — About 13,000 West Virginians filed for unemployment benefits last week as the economic fallout from the coronavirus continues to hammer the state, federal statistics released last week show.

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CHARLESTON — More than 11,000 self-employed workers have applied for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits since Friday, WorkForce West Virginia announced Tuesday.

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CHARLESTON — A federal judge in Kentucky has ordered companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to pay more than $1 million in fees and expenses in a lawsuit that accused them of defaulting on a mining contract.

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a so-called right-to-work law and handed a defeat to labor unions which had sought to preserve workers’ union dues.

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Gov. Jim Justice revealed his plan Monday titled “West Virginia Strong—The Comeback,” a step-by-step guide to opening various businesses in the state, helping get The Mountain State back on track after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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1 MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University is considering furloughing some staffers due to financial losses from the coronavirus pandemic, WVU Vice President Rob Alsop said last week.

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1MORGANTOWN — Tests conducted after a resident of a West Virginia University dormitory complex contracted the new coronavirus show a second resident also has COVID-19, a health department said.

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CHARLESTON (AP) — To help decrease the spread of COVID-19, residents across the country, and here in West Virginia, are being asked to stay home, except to get the essentials such as food and medicine. Although the National Grocers Association assures there's not a food shortage in the U.S.,…

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CHARLESTON — Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's coal companies have agreed to pay more than $5 million for thousands of mine safety violations, federal prosecutors said last week.

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WHEELING — West Virginia emergency officials found more than a dozen ventilators and other important equipment in the shuttered Ohio Valley Medical Center this week as they prepare for possible shortages amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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As West Virginia, and, indeed, the entire world grapples with the COVID-19 global pandemic, we should take a moment each day to pray for the medical professionals, first responders, and public servants who are working around the clock to halt the spread of this deadly virus. We also must pra…