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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, Sept. 30

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers: 1. WHY THE U.S. MILITARY FAVORS KEEPING AMERICAN TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN PAST 2016 Officials cite the fragile security situation […]

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WVPA Special Report: U.S. Chamber executive sees energy sector as industry with solutions
By September 29, 2015 Read More →

WVPA Special Report: U.S. Chamber executive sees energy sector as industry with solutions

By GEORGE HOHMANN For the West Virginia Press Association WHEELING, W.Va —  The energy sector needs to rebrand itself as the industry with solutions, a United States Chamber of Commerce executive told oil and gas executives Tuesday. “Energy is the solution to economic problems; to our geopolitical challenges; to competitiveness,” said Karen Harbert, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. […]

National Newspaper Week: Oct. 4-10
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National Newspaper Week: Oct. 4-10

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Why community newspapers matter
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Why community newspapers matter

Power of the Press: Celebrating National News Week, Oct. 4-10   Ray Mosby The Deer Creek Pilot ROLLING FORK, Miss.—The chosen theme for this year’s National Newspaper Week is “Power of the Press,” and that power, it seems to me, is a very relative thing. Everybody understands the power of, say, The New York Times or […]

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W.Va. casino offsets losses with smoking pavilion
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W.Va. casino offsets losses with smoking pavilion

NEWELL, W.Va. — Playing a slot machine at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort on a recent Tuesday afternoon, William Reynolds enjoyed a cigarette, the company of his wife and a warm breeze. A warm breeze? Although he was playing “inside,” Reynolds could barely smell any smoke because the air was moving all around him in […]

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Martinsburg photographer captures lunar eclipse
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Martinsburg photographer captures lunar eclipse

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By September 29, 2015 Read More →

Spill another eye-opener for public water safety

An editorial from The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — As you read this sentence, a 10,000-gallon plume of chemicals is floating down the Potomac River toward municipal water intakes near you. After the January 2014 chemical spill that dumped a similarly large amount of a chemical foaming agent into Charleston’s water supply, West Virginia enacted sweeping legislation […]

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By September 29, 2015 Read More →

Natural gas again edges coal in electric generation

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Natural gas narrowly edged coal for the largest share of U.S. electric generation in July, according to data published Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). For the month of July, natural gas accounted for 35 percent of all U.S. electric generation, while coal accounted for 34.9 percent, according to EIA […]

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‘I just kept finding them,’ W.Va. man says of tires in river
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‘I just kept finding them,’ W.Va. man says of tires in river

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Local U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials, with assistance from the state Department of Environmental Protection, helped a local resident remove 200 tires from the West Fork River Monday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Nick Millett and resident Steven Hamrick were loading mud-stained tires onto a trailer Monday on Hamrick’s property along the […]

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By September 29, 2015 Read More →

Huntington hikes user fee to $5 per week

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — After voting to not postpone the issue and after hearing more than an hour of public comment, Huntington City Council on Monday approved an ordinance that will raise the city’s user fee to $5 per week. The fee, currently at $3 a week, is used to fund paving projects and supplement the […]

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