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Tri-State Poets Set to Celebrate National Poetry Month at Dairy Barn Arts Center


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In honor of National Poetry Month the Dairy Barn Arts Center is pleased to welcome nationally lauded poets to its poetry series “Spoken & Heard, Poetry of Departure and Relevance,” Thursday evening, April 11, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Sauber Gallery. Featured will be Kentucky multidisciplinary artist, Bianca Lynn Spriggs, West Virginia Poet Laureate… Read More

W.Va. Child Exploitation Unit Makes 19 Arrests in 6 Months

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Authorities say they’ve made 19 arrests in six months after investigations into child exploitation in West Virginia. Federal and state officials on Thursday announced the results of a task force that focuses on child exploitation and human trafficking. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says his office has been proactive in preventing such… Read More

NMF ’19 Interviews: Death Cab For Cutie

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Death Cab For Cutie exists in a peculiar spot. The Portland based indie rockers are symbolic of millennial nostalgia — their 2003 release, Transatlanticism, being formative to more than a few angsty teenagers — yet they are also a dynamic, ever-changing outfit, continually challenging and changing their sound throughout the entirety of their nearly double… Read More

Lawsuit: W. Va. Teacher Sexually Abused Child, Birthed His Kids

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia man says his middle school teacher sexually abused him for years, gave birth to his children and threatened to take them away if he left her. The Intelligencer reports 28-year-old Christopher Birch is suing former Bridge Street Middle School science teacher and track coach, Elizabeth Harbert, in an… Read More

Official: County ‘Ripe’ for HIV Outbreak Among Drug Users

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia health officials are investigating an increase in HIV cases, mainly among intravenous drug users in Cabell County, but they haven’t detected an increase among drug users in Kanawha County. The coordinator of a Charleston-based HIV treatment program says there’s likely people with HIV in the area who haven’t been… Read More

Speaker Has Concerns About New School Funding Formula

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A new school funding formula from two state representatives is getting a lot of attention. But while the House Speaker calls the existing formula a “disaster”, he says the new one isn’t a done deal. If fully funded over two years, the new formula would cost just over $1 billion more than the current K-12 budget. But… Read More