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Charleston — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said “policy differences do not justify personal attacks” in response to several criticisms of Manchin made by Gov. Jim Justice during the governor’s pandemic briefing Monday. Read more

Sampling indicates that stream conditions for Muddy Creek and the Cheat River are returning to normal after a blowout at the former T&T Mine Complex in Preston County on Thursday, according to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP). Read more

Community Health Systems Inc. and New River Health Association Inc. have been named recipients of more than $5.5 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Read more

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HOUSTON (AP) — Ernest and Hester Collins already faced their share of hardships before last month's deadly winter storm plunged much of Texas into a deep freeze and knocked out power to millions of homes, including their modest rental in one of Houston's historically Black neighborhoods, Fif… Read more

The following is a list of incidents reported to police agencies on March 7; however, the call may have resulted in something other than what was originally reported. Read more

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SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Activists who gathered virtually and in person to commemorate a pivotal day in the civil rights struggle that became known as Bloody Sunday called on people to continue the fight for voting rights as they also honored giants of the civil rights movement, including the late… Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden on the verge of his first big legislative victory, a key moderate Democrat said Sunday he's open to changing Senate rules that could allow for more party-line votes to push through other parts of the White House’s agenda such as voting rights. Read more

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The following is a list of incidents reported to police agencies on March 6; however, the call may have resulted in something other than what was originally reported. Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access, a move that comes as congressional Democrats press for a sweeping voting and elections bill to counter efforts to restrict voting access. Read more

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QARAQOSH, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis urged Iraq’s Christians on Sunday to forgive the injustices against them by Muslim extremists and to rebuild as he visited the wrecked shells of churches and met ecstatic crowds in the community’s historic heartland, which was nearly erased by the Islamic S… Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions were raw ahead of midnight as Republican leader Mitch McConnell rose in the Senate for the purpose of publicly ridiculing Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over the daylong delay as Democrats argued among themselves over the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package. Read more

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) President Cecil Roberts says he has no doubt America can learn to burn coal in a clean manner, and he’s hopeful President Joe Biden will come up with a rapid plan to replace all of the coal-related jobs that will be eliminated under his clean energy plans. Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums. Read more

Lewisburg city council will meet in special session Tuesday, March 9, immediately following the Lewisburg Finance Committee meeting, which will be at 7 p.m. via teleconference because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

The following is a list of incidents reported to police agencies on March 5; however, the call may have resulted in something other than what was originally reported. Read more

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PLAINS OF UR, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis walked through a narrow alley in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf for a historic meeting with the country’s top Shiite cleric Saturday, and together they delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence in a country still reeling from back-to-back conflict… Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who captured hearts at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, posted to social media that she was followed home by a security guard who demanded to know where she lived because she “looked suspicious.” Read more

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is sending a representative from his office to meet with central and southeastern West Virginia residents in March to discuss consumer-related issues and answer any potential questions. Read more

Jurors in Raleigh County Circuit Court deliberated under two hours Friday before returning with a guilty verdict against a defendant charged with gunning down a man outside of Pet Supplies Plus in May. Read more

Civic and political leaders as well as friends and family came out to help owners Josh and Ashleigh Walls cut the ribbon Friday at Fat Eddie’s Hot Dog Stand, which has been reopened at the Summersville Dam. Among those in attendance were Todd Gunter of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s staff; Madi… Read more

The following is a list of incidents reported to police agencies on March 4; however, the call may have resulted in something other than what was originally reported. Read more

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate Workforce Committee met Wednesday morning to discuss a bill regarding the confidentiality of wage records and hear a presentation about how the Department of Education is preparing high school students for the workforce. Read more

West Virginia House of Delegates passed a broadband bill Wednesday that aims to protect consumers in the state and to increase competition among companies by giving cities and counties control of the broadband “highways.” Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is enjoying an early presidential honeymoon, with 60% of Americans approving of his job performance thus far and even more backing his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Read more

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice ordered to loosen pandemic restrictions on Friday at restaurants, bars and most businesses to allow full capacity at those establishments where social distancing is possible. The state's mask mandate will remain in effect. Read more

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