Archive for October, 2017

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Editorial: Pumped storage station would benefit coalfield region

From The Bluefield Daily Telegraph: Dominion Energy is planning to invest more than a billion dollars in the construction of a pumped hydroelectric storage station for the coalfield region of Southwest Virginia. This welcomed project will provide a significant economic boon to the coalfield region, and specifically the locality that is ultimately selected for the development. […]

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Number of fireworks retail locations increases this year in West Virginia

Do you know these safety tips for fireworks? By Wendy Holdren The Register-Herald of Beckley BECKLEY, W.Va. — Ten flags flapped in the breeze atop a white plastic pop-up tent — six red, white and blue American flags and four red and yellow TNT Fireworks flags. ¶ Inside, Roger Brogan of Prosperity prepared for the holiday weekend […]

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Gov. Justice says new budget hurts WV families

By LACIE PIERSON HUNTINGTON, W.Va. —  West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday, the day before the beginning of fiscal year 2018, expressed frustration with lawmakers and his satisfaction with his roads plan. Justice sat down for interviews with news outlets throughout the state Thursday and Friday, saying he wasn’t pleased with the proceedings and […]

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W.Va. keeps operating under new state budget

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer of Wheeling WHEELING, W.Va. — State government in West Virginia didn’t shut down Saturday, but West Virginia leaders are at best ambivalent about the 2018 fiscal year fiscal budget passed in mid-June that keeps the state operating for the next year. The budget in place sets forth a plan for […]

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Editorial: Get W.Va. Coal Back In Energy Mix

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: Americans can enjoy hundreds of years of reasonably priced, reliable electricity if coal is added back into the nation’s energy mix. During his election campaign and earlier this year, President Donald Trump pledged to do just that. He is working energetically to win half the battle on that. He is […]

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Editorial: School clothing vouchers — dress them for success in class

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown: There’s no need to even mention it in front of the kids, yet. But on Monday, in one of the few sure signs it’s back-to- school time, the state will begin accepting applications for school clothing vouchers. Families with school-aged children enrolled in West Virginia schools and whose families […]

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WV ACLU files lawsuit after Hancock man arrested for Facebook postThe

By Max Garland The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia filed a First Amendment lawsuit Friday that says a Hancock County political activist received unlawful treatment from the West Virginia State Police and the Hancock County Prosecutor’s office because of Facebook posts he made. The lawsuit says the speech […]