Archive for October, 2017

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Sen. Joe Manchin: Opportunity Abounds in the Northern Panhandle

By Craig Howell The Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va. — The Northern Panhandle is awash in opportunity — especially when it comes to the energy sector, according to Sen. Joe Manchin. “We’ve got a new renaissance,” Manchin, D-W.Va., said during a visit to Weirton Friday. “It’ll be different. It’ll be more diverse than what it […]

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Editorial: Welcome US Methanol

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Daily Mail page: A funny thing is happening here in the Kanawha Valley. A chemical manufacturing company is disassembling a plant at a foreign location and moving it here. It’s the reverse of a process that began in our area, then known as “Chemical Valley,” in the late 1970s. At the […]

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Editorial: It’s not sadness: Why women cry at work

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: By Gina Barreca of The Hartford Courant Crying at work might not mean what you think it does. A woman weeping in front of her colleagues, her clients or her boss is probably not a woman expressing sadness. She’s not displaying weakness. Instead she’s a person expressing such a fierce […]

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Editorial: Your new part-time job, watching your credit history

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Gazette page: As if having a storm the size of France on its way wasn’t enough to be going on with, Americans learned late Thursday that Equifax lost to hackers valuable identity information on about half the adults in the country. Social Security numbers, drivers license numbers and birthdates, exactly what […]

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WV DEP vacates permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Faced with a deadline to defend their permit approval against a federal court challenge, West Virginia regulators moved this week to back off their certification that the Mountain Valley Pipeline would not violate the state’s water quality standards. The state Department of Environmental Protection said in […]

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Editorial: Needle-exchange programs continue to be controversial

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington:   Needle exchange programs like the ones in Cabell and Kanawha counties continue to be a source of controversy, as evidenced by readers’ response to an Aug. 29 article in The Herald-Dispatch. That story related how the leaders of the Cabell-Huntington and the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department said their programs were […]

Williamson’s King Coal Festival schedule released
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Williamson’s King Coal Festival schedule released

By KYLE LOVERN Williamson Daily News WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The 45th annual King Coal Festival will run from Sept. 14-17 in Williamson. The Action in Mingo (AIM) organization founded this popular festival back in 1972. The group thought it was a way of honoring the coal mining heritage in the Tug Valley area. Festival goers will […]

Ralph Baxter to announce run for Congress seat in West Virginia
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Ralph Baxter to announce run for Congress seat in West Virginia

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Attorney and businessman Ralph Baxter is expected to announce his run for Congress next week in Wheeling.  A release sent out by the “Ralph Baxter for Congress” campaign states Baxter, a Democrat, is set to make his announcement at noon Tuesday in front of […]

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Federal agency asked to consider chemical study

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A federal agency has been asked to collaborate on a national study of the health effects of PFAS, of which C8 and GenX are of the family of chemicals, otherwise lawsuits could be filed to force a study. The Agency for Toxic Substances and […]

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University of Kentucky alumni forming W.Va. club

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — University of Kentucky alumni living in West Virginia have announced the formation of the West Virginia UK Alumni Club. The club is seeking both alumni members and friends of the University throughout West Virginia. Initial events will be held in the Charleston and Huntington areas. The first official event of the club […]