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How elections are bought now

A Gazette editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hypothetically, the Mafia or a fanatic terror group could sneak millions of dirty “dark money” into U.S. politics, using nonprofit fronts that pretend to advance “social welfare.” The money could pay for smear campaign ads — and nobody would know who bought them. The problem of […]

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As expected, Alpha files for bankruptcy protection

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country’s biggest coal producers with active mining operations in Tazewell, McDowell and Buchanan counties, voluntarily filed Monday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Alpha operates about 50 coal underground and surface mines and more than 20 coal preparation facilities in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Aug. 4

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. GOP DEBATE STAGE DRAMA Seven of the 17 Republican presidential candidates will be left […]

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By August 3, 2015 Read More →

WV Coal Association responses to EPA’s Power Plan

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Obama Administration today, Aug. 3,  formally published the EPA’s final regulations governing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The West Virginia Coal Association says the regulations will endanger hundreds of power plants around the nation, raise the electric bills to the point of creating energy poverty for millions of Americans and endanger […]

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More West Virginians seek concealed carry permits
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More West Virginians seek concealed carry permits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — About 13,000 West Virginians received a concealed carry gun permit from Jan. 1 through the end of March, according to records maintained by the West Virginia State Police. If Mountain State residents continue to obtain gun permits at the same rate they have in the first three months of the year, the […]

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WVBIC denounces EPA Clean Power Plan

Business, Industry leaders requesting Gov. Tomblin reject plan CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Obama Administration’s announced adoption today (Aug. 3) of a revised and even more stringent Clean Power Plan will further speed the erosion of West Virginia’s economy and lead to higher electric bills for state consumers and businesses, representatives of the West Virginia Business & Industry […]

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Huntington area airparks bucking national trends
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Huntington area airparks bucking national trends

ONA, W.Va. — Many airfields serving small, rural communities around the country are closing, being re-purposed or demolished altogether. The Tri-State is not without its share of small airfields. South Point Ashland, Ona and Lesage have small airparks intended to serve private planes. Most small airparks were created to serve an industrial park or other […]

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Hatfield-McCoy conflict re-enacted at farm museum
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Hatfield-McCoy conflict re-enacted at farm museum

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — One of the most famous family feuds in U.S. history heated up in the dog days of summer Saturday during the Way Back Weekend celebration at Heritage Farm Museum & Village. The history of the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys was retraced at the farm outside of Huntington’s Harveytown neighborhood, where […]

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DuPont official says Wood County plant here to stay
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DuPont official says Wood County plant here to stay

WASHINGTON, W.Va. — Although DuPont may be a company with a 200-year history, the new plant manager of the Washington Works plant says this is an exciting time to be part of the company. Jay Valvo is plant manger at DuPont Washington Works, where the company’s performance polymers are produced. “We are linked to the […]

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Fairmont man’s case shows wrongs can be righted

A column by Misty Poe, general manager and editor of The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — It was a meeting six years in the making. A month or so ago, I got a Facebook message from a dear friend inviting me to a family reunion. Of course, we’re not exactly family members, but I graciously […]

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