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Black students complain of casual racism

...Katiana Roc says a white student a few seats away from her at West Virginia University got up and moved to the other side of the classroom...can cause some students to leave school.Roc, a junior at West Virginia, said she can't forget the day that student moved across...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-13/black-students-complain-casu
Nation and World
Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...administration has pledged to resettle over the next year.WEST VIRGINIA (0)Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's office says he does...anticipate a federal request for placement of refugees in West Virginia. In a statement, Tomblin's office says the governor...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-17/wary-governors-halt-question
Nation and World
Man possibly linked to missing women had contact with police

CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A man toting axes, a shovel and...slayings, authorities said Monday.West Virginia authorities are trying to circulate...choked the escort in Charleston, West Virginia, and she grabbed his handgun off...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/man-possibly-linked-missing-women-had
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Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies

...history, died Thursday. He was 86.Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details...true champion both on and off of the basketball court," West Virginia State President Brian Hemphill said in a statement. "When...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-27/earl-lloyd-first-black-player-nba-dies
Sports
Batman impersonator dies on roadway

...was returning from a weekend festival in South Charleston, West Virginia, when he was struck by a Toyota Camry at about 10:30 p...Sumpter-Deitz, a board member of the South Charleston, West Virginia, Convention and Visitors Bureau, said Robinson had left...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-18/batman-impersonator-dies-roadway
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Keystone off the table, but pipeline fight builds

...deposits of natural gas being drilled in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio and ready for...States," said Timothy R. Carr, a West Virginia University geologist.The battle has...stretch 300 miles from Wetzel County, West Virginia, to Southside Virginia.At first...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-10/keystone-table-pipeline-figh
Nation and World
Most states show increase in high school graduation rates, Alaska not among them

...states saw higher graduation rates for the 2013-2014 school year. The biggest gains were in Delaware, Alabama, Oregon, West Virginia and Illinois.Five states had declines: Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The District of Columbia also...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-19/most-states-show-increase-high-school-g
State
Most states show increase in high school graduation rates

...states saw higher graduation rates for the 2013-2014 school year. The biggest gains were in Delaware, Alabama, Oregon, West Virginia and Illinois.Five states had declines: Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The District of Columbia also...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-20/most-states-show-increase-hi
Nation and World
Jobless rates fall in 29 states in August amid job gains

...and Texas. And falling demand for coal has devastated West Virginia, which has the nation's highest unemployment rate at 7...states to lose jobs in the past year. The other two are West Virginia and Alaska.The states with the biggest job gains in August...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-18/jobless-rates-fall-29-states-august-ami
State
Alaska sees unemployment rise in August Jobless rates fall in 29 states in August

...and Texas. And falling demand for coal has devastated West Virginia, which has the nation's highest unemployment rate at 7...states to lose jobs in the past year. The other two are West Virginia and Alaska.The states with the biggest job gains in August...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-20/alaska-sees-unemployment-rise-august-jo
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