Archive for October, 2017

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WV revenue shortfall for 2017 nears $100M

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The State of West Virginia’s budget shortfall swelled again in December as the state came up $6.7 million short of its projected revenue for the month, Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss reported Monday. During the first day of interim meetings of the 83rd West Virginia Legislature in Charleston, Kiss […]

3 years after MCHM spill, concern about WV drinking water remains
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3 years after MCHM spill, concern about WV drinking water remains

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail Three years after the Freedom Industries chemical spill and the Kanawha Valley water crisis that followed, citizen groups and environmental advocates on Monday said the state has made much progress but that continued work to protect West Virginia’s drinking water needs to remain a priority. Representatives of the West Virginia Rivers […]

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Planned Parkersburg recovery facility gets $650K grant

By EVAN BLEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A planned 80-bed recovery facility and detox center has received a boost in the form of a $650,000 Affordable Housing Program grant. Recovery Point Parkersburg is planned to open in the former National Guard Armory at 4200 Emerson Ave., with the grant money to […]

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Via Airlines promises a full slate of flights next week at GVA

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herad LEWISBURG, W.Va. — A single round-trip flight Monday between Lewisburg and Charlotte marked the resumption of Via Airlines’ scheduled commercial service at Greenbrier Valley Airport. According to a release issued Friday evening by Matthew Macri, Via’s vice president of operations, and forwarded to local media by the airport, an “abbreviated” […]

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Goodwin: Marketing dollars across divisions lack coordinated message, oversight

By SARAH PLUMMER The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — For outgoing Commissioner of Tourism Amy Shuler Goodwin, marketing Wild, Wonderful West Virginia falls short because marketing dollars are spread out across government factions with no oversight or accountability. “It is not working because we are shattered. We are shattered in state government and in our counties. […]

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Federal funds announced for regional sewer systems

 By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph BRADSHAW, W.Va. — A $132,000 grant to help a McDowell County sewer system and a $250,000 grant to aid the Region 1 Planning & Development Council in mapping 30 sewer systems were announced Monday by U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va. McDowell County has received a $132,000 grant from the Appalachian […]

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Tax hike: Legislators must prioritize spending

The Inter-Mountain Some West Virginia legislators seem to have decided already that they have no option but to increase taxes if they are to balance the state budget. But the very revenue reports they point to in support of that contention are evidence West Virginians are struggling, many of them more than state government. It […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, Jan. 10

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT AG PICK SESSIONS FACES Trump’s pick for attorney general will be queried about civil rights and immigration at […]

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Traveling exhibit to feature Robert C. Byrd

The Intermountain SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va.  — The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education has announced six new sites for its traveling exhibit, “Robert C. Byrd:  Senator, Statesman, West Virginian.” The Randolph County Community Arts Center in Elkins is among the sites. “This new year is the 100th anniversary of Sen. Byrd’s birth and the […]

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Justice Commerce pick paid $150,000 in deal with EPA

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two days after Christmas, Gov.-elect Jim Justice announced he was appointing businessman Woody Thrasher as Secretary of Commerce. Thrasher is president of the Thrasher Group, the largest engineering firm in West Virginia. In a press release, Justice noted Thrasher is also managing partner of the White Oaks business park near […]

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