BridgeValley Community and Technical College is one of nine CTCs in West Virginia.
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Could the ‘Free’ Community and Technical College Bill Reappear in 2019?

A bill West Virginia Public Broadcasting followed closely during the 2018 regular state Legislative session could resurface in 2019 – legislation that would offer tuition assistance to in-state students attending a Community and Technical College. Last year, it was often referred to as the "free community and technical college bill," and it would’ve provided the “last dollar in” after all other forms of financial aid had been exhausted.

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Indie Pro-Wrestling, A Look Back: Inside Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia, we take another look at the world of independent pro-wrestling. While pro-wrestling is popular across the country and all around the world, the sport has a rich and storied history here in Appalachia. In this episode we’ll take a glimpse at the action, intensity, and drama (real-life and otherwise) that happens between the ropes. We’ll visit Madison, W.Va., where All Star Wrestling (ASW) draws hundreds of people to most matches and meet Gary Damron who...

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The West Virginia Autism Training Center based at Marshall University has expanded its programs to Shepherd.

Shepherd joins Concord University as the second campus-based satellite site for Marshall’s autism services program.

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A West Virginia judge has agreed to stop presiding over marriages altogether rather than officiate for same-sex couples.

The West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission issued a warning to Mineral County Judge Lynn Nelson after receiving a complaint from Fairness West Virginia, which advocates for equal treatment of people regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.

One of four people missing in an underground West Virginia coal mine has emerged and officials are sending more search teams to find the others.

A statement from Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday says the person who emerged from the mine gave search crews information about their whereabouts.

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A federal prosecutor will hold a symposium on marijuana Wednesday in Charleston. The invitation-only event will feature law enforcement officials and researchers opposed to marijuana legalization.

Mike Stuart, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia, is hosting the event alongside a regional task force aimed at curbing drug trafficking. 

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On this West Virginia Morning, the petrochemical industry is promising economic development in many Ohio Valley towns where it’s sorely needed. Like East Liverpool, Ohio, near the Pennsylvania border. There, The Allegheny Front’s Julie Grant reports, the town’s welcoming this new industry while still living with pollution from decades-old facilities.

December 11, 1905: Filmmaker Pare Lorentz Born

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During World War II, Lorentz made hundreds of training films for pilots who were flying previously uncharted routes around the world.
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Filmmaker “Pare” Lorentz was born in Clarksburg on December 11, 1905. After attending West Virginia Wesleyan College for a year, he transferred to West Virginia University, where he wrote stories for West Virginia Moonshine magazine. At the age of 20, he moved to New York City and began writing for some of the nation’s most popular magazines.

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The West Virginia School Building Authority has voted to fund more than $72 million in facilities projects statewide.

Monday's vote includes construction and renovation projects for public school systems in 19 counties.

Kara Lofton / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A state audit says West Virginia's Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management didn't comply with federal regulations, forcing localities to pay for disaster relief.

BridgeValley Community and Technical College is one of nine CTCs in West Virginia.
Daniel Walker / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A bill West Virginia Public Broadcasting followed closely during the 2018 regular state Legislative session could resurface in 2019 – legislation that would offer tuition assistance to in-state students attending a Community and Technical College. Last year, it was often referred to as the "free community and technical college bill," and it would’ve provided the “last dollar in” after all other forms of financial aid had been exhausted.

Pipeline awaits construction.
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Atlantic Coast Pipeline developer Dominion Energy stopped construction Friday along the multi-billion dollar natural gas pipeline's entire 600-mile route.

In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Dominion said it was halting construction following a Friday decision from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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