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46 States Push For National Education Standards

Posted: 06/01/2009 - Baltimore (AP) -- Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and 44 other states have agreed to adopt common national standards for what students should learn in reading and math from kindergarten through high school.

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WV Milk Production Drops By 14% in 2008

Posted: 06/01/2009 - Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Milk production in West Virginia fell by 14 percent and cash receipts from sales fell by 12 percent last year.

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8 WV Schools Honored For Excellence

Posted: 06/01/2009 - The West Virginia Department of Education is honoring eight schools for providing rigorous curriculums, innovative programs and other efforts.

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Black Bear Found Wandering WV Capital

Posted: 06/01/2009 - A black bear wandering around West Virginia's capital doesn't raise many eyebrows. It is the state animal, after all.

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W.Va. Man to Stand Trial in 1999 PA Slaying

Posted: 05/29/2009 - Pittsburgh (AP) -- A man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-wife in 1999 in her suburban Pittsburgh home has been ordered to stand trial.

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Manchin Puts 11 Bills On Special Session Call

Posted: 05/29/2009 - Charleston, W.Va. (Ap) -- Taxes, education and West Virginia's energy industries are among the topics that Gov. Joe Manchin wants tackled during a special legislative session.

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Gillette 'Manscaping' Videos Build A Buzz

Posted: 05/29/2009 - Cincinnati (AP) -- Procter & Gamble Co.'s Gillette brand is building a buzz with online videos offering men how-to instructions on shaving everything from back hair to lower regions.

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Marshall Hires Firm In AD Search

Posted: 05/29/2009 - Marshall University has hired a Texas consulting firm to conduct a national search for a replacement for retiring athletic director Bob Marcum.

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WV Senate, House To Vote Sunday On $11.5B Budget

Posted: 05/29/2009 - West Virginia lawmakers have proposed more than $11 billion in state spending for the coming budget year, adopting most of the cuts recommended by Gov. Joe Manchin.

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Man Fined $95,000 For Campaign Contributions

Posted: 05/29/2009 - A man accused of illegally funneling $121,000 in campaign contributions through family members to democrats and republicans across the state has been fined $95,000.

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Senate Slashes Spending, Schools Plan

Posted: 05/29/2009 - An Ohio senate rewrite of the state budget guts Gov. Ted Strickland's school-funding plan and makes $650 million in cuts to meet new, lower revenue projections.

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WVPB News Bureau Moves To Wheeling Jesuit

Posted: 05/29/2009 - West Virginia Public Broadcasting is moving its northern panhandle news bureau from Bethany College to Wheeling Jesuit University.

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Marathon: WV Gas Cuts Due To Market, Price Law

Posted: 05/29/2009 - A Marathon Oil spokeswoman says the company cut off gas deliveries to some independent stations in West Virginia because of market forces and the state's disaster price-gouging law.

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Drug Companies Spend Thousands On WV Gifts

Posted: 05/28/2009 - A new state report says that in 2008, drug manufacturers gave nearly three gifts for every West Virginia doctor and nurse allowed to prescribe medicine.

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