Archive for October, 2017

Higher ed, state officials unveil report to ‘move WV forward’
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Higher ed, state officials unveil report to ‘move WV forward’

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Industrial energy costs have steadily risen in recent years in West Virginia, a trend which potentially threatens the state’s efforts to rebrand itself as a business-friendly state. That was one of several findings in a 60-page report state officials and higher education leaders unveiled Wednesday, a report […]

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$73 million fuel plant proposed in Sam Black area

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herald LEWISBURG, W.Va.  — Amid the optimism created by the prospect of a $73 million synthetic fuel facility being constructed in the Sam Black area, Greenbrier County Commission President Woody Hanna found himself allaying a few fears about the project. Lewisburg resident Robin Spence broached the subject of the proposed plant […]

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Manchin letter urges for patient access to non-opioid painkillers
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Manchin letter urges for patient access to non-opioid painkillers

Staff reports The Exponent Telegram WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to a New York Times report, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sent a letter to Anthem and UnitedHealth Group imploring them to make less addictive, alternative pain management drugs and physical therapy readily available and affordable immediately, while also increasing coverage of substance abuse treatment. Manchin […]

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Oil and gas leaders discuss innovation at Pittsburgh conference

By JANELL HUNTER For The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Industry leaders say innovations that increase productivity and efficiency are driving oil and natural gas production, and continued investment in research and development is critical to meet increasing demand and take the lead in economic development across the country and the world. On […]

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Group seeks to undo human rights ordinance

By CARTER WALKER Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Soon after the Sept. 12 Fairmont City Council meeting, a collection of petitions began circulating around the city and on social media. Eight petitions are making the rounds. One is to have the city council reconsider the human rights commission ordinance, and one is for a […]

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Email suggests offer to trade legislation for WV road bond support

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An internal email from the West Virginia Municipal League appears to detail a trade between the association and Gov. Jim Justice – the municipalities’ support for the road bond referendum in exchange for legislation. The Sept. 8 email, from Debbie Price, a WVML worker, went to board […]

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Road bond breakdown; Nearly half a billion dollars hangs in the balance for southern W.Va.
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Road bond breakdown; Nearly half a billion dollars hangs in the balance for southern W.Va.

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Early voting is under way to determine the fate of the Roads to Prosperity Highway Program in West Virginia, and nearly $500 million in projects throughout southern West Virginia hang in the balance. In total, each county has projects big and small lined up for work if […]

Scholarship fund in Myers’ name to be announced at WVSU event Friday
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Scholarship fund in Myers’ name to be announced at WVSU event Friday

By DOUGLAS IMBROGNO Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lydia McLeod attended West Virginia State College in Institute at the same time as Cabin Creek native Lou Myers. She did not know him well, but characterized him as “a regular guy with a very warm sense of humor.” Myers would graduate in 1964 with a degree […]

WVU’s Majjigapu named finalist for Collegiate Inventors Competition
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WVU’s Majjigapu named finalist for Collegiate Inventors Competition

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A doctoral student in civil engineering at West Virginia University is a finalist in the Collegiate Inventors Competition, an annual competition that rewards innovations, discoveries and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors. Praveen Majjigapu will present his invention — NextGen Structural Rehab System — to a […]

WV Division of Forestry releases fall foliage report
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WV Division of Forestry releases fall foliage report

Staff and wire reports The Logan Banner From staff and wire reports CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Tourism Office, in partnership with the West Virginia Division of Forestry, today announces the second fall foliage report and featured #AlmostHeaven fall road trip of the season.   Together, these agencies are working to promote the best of […]