Archive for December, 2017

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UMW members reject Murray Energy contract offer

WHEELING, W.Va. –United Mine Workers of America members at five Murray Energy Corp. mines in West Virginia rejected a new contract Tuesday that would have lasted through 2021. “This is a democratic union. The membership has had their say and I respect their decision,”UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said. “This is a very hard […]

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New crop preparation facility opens in Huntington
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New crop preparation facility opens in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s first crop aggregation facility officially opened Tuesday in Huntington’s West End, giving area farmers a glimpse of how it could help them prepare their products for marketing. The West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s Huntington Aggregation Center hosted a ceremony that included guest speakers and a demonstration of several pieces of […]

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By June 29, 2016 Read More →

States best situated to regulate fracking

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — We applaud U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl’s decision blocking the efforts of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management to set more stringent standards for hydraulic fracturing on public lands. Skavdahl, based in Wyoming, made the ruling last week, saying that the department didn’t have the authority […]

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WV agency OKs layoffs of 37 state foresters
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WV agency OKs layoffs of 37 state foresters

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thirty-seven West Virginia foresters will lose their jobs. The state Division of Forestry employees fight forest fires and police the timber industry. In recent days, they’ve picked up chainsaws, waded through swollen streams and hauled supplies to victims of the flash floods that have devastated West Virginia. The foresters will be unemployed effective […]

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Balloon sternwheeler at Charleston Town Center
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Balloon sternwheeler at Charleston Town Center

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VA rescuers rolled into flooded WV town just in time
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VA rescuers rolled into flooded WV town just in time

RAINELLE, W.Va. — Donald Farley, leader of the Bristol Fire Department’s Swift Water Rescue team, had barely made it into Rainelle when he ran out of road. Little Sewell Creek had already enveloped the small town in Greenbrier County with four to eight feet of muddy, turbulent water, leaving the few local emergency officials that were […]

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The Greenbrier housing nearly 200 flood victims
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The Greenbrier housing nearly 200 flood victims

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Alisha and Adam Feury remember hoisting their 4-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son above their heads and wading through feet of water — wondering what they were going to do next. The family was trapped inside their home on Big Draft Road in White Sulphur Springs last Thursday after a fishing […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Wednesday, June 29

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP BLAMED FOR TURKISH AIRPORT ATTACK Suicide attackers kill dozens and wound more than 140 at […]

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By June 28, 2016 Read More →

Phil Reale: A response to ‘When will West Virginia recover from the flooding?’

To Don Smith, executive director, West Virginia Press Association  Don,  I just read your narrative on when the recovery will be over and was very moved.  It was a nice piece of writing for sure, but it truly captured the dilemma we face going forward.  It was thought provoking, the objective of any good editorial.   I […]

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When will West Virginia recover from the flooding?

By Don Smith WV Press Executive Director It’s been four days since the flood. State and national officials have declared much of the state a disaster area. The recovery has started. But when will the flood recovery end? We should not consider the flood recovery finished until the elderly women stop crying. Saturday, at Capital High […]

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