Archive for October, 2017

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US House OKs $500M flood relief bill for WV, MD, LA

BECKLEY, W.Va. — In a late night vote Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure allowing $500 million to be allotted to flood relief funds to three states, including West Virginia. The House voted 342-85, easily approving a 10-week stopgap spending which will continue to fund the government, known as a continuing resolution […]

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By September 30, 2016 Read More →

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

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. COMMUTER TRAIN CRASHES INTO STATION, KILLING ONE, INJURING SCORES The wreck in Hoboken, New Jersey, renews questions about […]

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Kanawha Rock and Gem Club show offers unique attractions
By September 29, 2016 Read More →

Kanawha Rock and Gem Club show offers unique attractions

43rd Annual Kanawha Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show and Sale set for Oct. 15-16 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Searching for that unique gift for someone or looking for the opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping? If so, the 43rd Annual Kanawha Rock, Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show and Sale might be for you. Sponsored by the Kanawha […]

Industrial hemp gets its start in West Virginia
By September 29, 2016 Read More →

Industrial hemp gets its start in West Virginia

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A handful of hemp farmers in West Virginia are seeding the future for the next generation, if and when industrial hemp becomes legal again. It’s the first time West Virginians have grown hemp since World War II. Hemp was declared illegal in 1937 because of its kinship with marijuana, which was declared a […]

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By September 29, 2016 Read More →

Workers comp decision bad for WV business

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel  PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — For as much crowing as lawmakers have done over the past couple of years about their effort to make West Virginia more “open for business,” examples continue to pop up demonstrating the Mountain State can be a frightening place to do business. Pioneer Pipe, based […]

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By September 29, 2016 Read More →

Census: WV more income growth, less poverty, rising health insurance coverage

Release from The White House:   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recent data released by the Census Bureau shows the remarkable progress that American families have made as the recovery continues to strengthen. Nationwide, real median household income grew $2,800, or 5.2 percent in 2015, the fastest growth on record. The Census Bureau’s new data also show […]

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By September 29, 2016 Read More →

Tax-lien system must change to help neighborhoods

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington has probably done more than any local government in the state to reduce the number of abandoned and dilapidated buildings that harm our neighborhoods in so many ways. Yet, even with all those efforts, the city still struggles to handle the volume of troubled properties. If […]

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Federal report issued on WV’s 2014 water crisis
By September 29, 2016 Read More →

Federal report issued on WV’s 2014 water crisis

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Criminal pollution violations, lax environmental enforcement and glaring regulatory gaps caused the January 2014 chemical spill at Freedom Industries, and then poor emergency planning and a confused response turned the incident into a region-wide drinking water crisis in the Kanawha Valley, federal investigators concluded in a much-anticipated draft report released Wednesday. But U.S. […]

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Dolly Sods access limited due to fires, old shells
By September 29, 2016 Read More →

Dolly Sods access limited due to fires, old shells

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Since unexploded mortar shells and forest fires don’t safely mix, the U.S. Forest Service has closed public access to the southwestern portion of the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, including five popular hiking trails, until five small wildfires are either 100 percent contained by firefighters or extinguished by rainfall, expected to arrive today […]

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WV Rep. McKinley rebuked over business name
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WV Rep. McKinley rebuked over business name

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee scolded West Virginia Rep. David McKinley on Wednesday for disregarding House rules by failing to change the name of his self-titled engineering firm after joining Congress. McKinley, a Republican, owned McKinley & Associates, an engineering and architecture firm in his home state, before his election to Congress in 2010. […]

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