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Mayor proposes refuse, fire fee hike
Bob Wojcieszak/Daily Mail
Mayor proposes refuse, fire fee hike

Charleston City Council will consider raising city refuse and fire protection fees after bills respective to each fee were introduced in council Monday night.

Fire protection fees would double the current rates for residential and commercial...

Mayor proposes refuse, fire fee hike
Mayor proposes refuse, fire fee hike

Charleston City Council will consider raising city refuse and fire protection fees after bills respective to each fee were introduced in council Monday night.

Fire protection fees would double the current rates for residential and commercial...

Visitors bureau director says Dirty Girl Mud Run called off
Visitors bureau director says Dirty Girl Mud Run called off

Financial dispute could mean Saturday event will be canceled

One year later, police say distracted driving enforcement is ‘going well’
One year later, police say distracted driving enforcement is ‘going well’

Police say distracted driving enforcement is ‘going well’

By ASHLEY B. CRAIG

daily mail staff

Charleston Cpl. Brian Jones was driving home earlier this year when he saw a vehicle swerving all over the road....

Kanawha County’s 22-year-old recycling ordinance never enforced
Kanawha County’s 22-year-old recycling ordinance never enforced

Decades after county waste rules approved, no enforcement seen

Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia
Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties is taking on a serious side as the American Cornhole Organization crowns its champions this weekend in West Virginia.

About 380 competitors from 17...

Nitro moves forward on Monsanto lawsuit and purchase of 1st Avenue Property

Nitro City Council met Tuesday evening to discuss the status of the Monsanto lawsuit and the proposed acquisition of the property at the corner of First Avenue and 22nd Street.

Lisa Circle, a representative for the Nitro Class Action Settlement ...

W.Va. orders surface mine to stop work

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia environmental officials have ordered a new surface coal mining operation near Kanawha State Forest to halt mining.

The stop-work order is from the Department of Environmental Protection. Inspectors...

Kanawha school board debates hiring a spokesperson

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County Schools has gone without an official spokesperson for 14 years, but Ryan White, who ran a campaign on improving communication between the board and public, wants to see that change.

In his second meeting ...

South Charleston approves $437,647 paving contract

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — South Charleston City Council has approved a $437,647 annual paving contract.

West Virginia Paving of Dunbar submitted the only bid. Council approved it Thursday evening by unanimous roll-call vote.

Council also...

Citizens at health board meeting call for more monitoring

Some say more needs to be revealed about chemical that leaked into river

DEP ‘urging’ tank owners to register

The state Department of Environmental Protection is “urging” owners of aboveground storage tanks to register in the new regulatory program created in the wake of the January chemical spill.

State lawmakers passed a bill that...

Consultant: KRT could tweak schedules, routes to better serve customers
Consultant: KRT could tweak schedules, routes to better serve customers

CHARELSTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority could change the frequency of some of its most popular routes to make buses more convenient and reliable for customers, a consultant told the KRT board of directors...

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