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West Virginia behind the curve in developing gas-fired power plants

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — If natural gas is the wave of the near future for generating electricity, West Virginia is missing the surge, state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher said. Thrasher told members of the state Senate and House of Delegates joint committees on government organization and government operations during legislative […]

Morgantown coal operator Laurita indicted in alleged campaign finance scheme
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Morgantown coal operator Laurita indicted in alleged campaign finance scheme

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Morgantown coal operator James L. Laurita Jr. allegedly schemed for more than three years to funnel illegal campaign contributions to four candidates for federal political office, according to an indictment made public this week. A federal grand jury meeting in Morgantown indicted Laurita on eight counts in […]

Ritchie County restaurant wins Launchpad Pitch Competition
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Ritchie County restaurant wins Launchpad Pitch Competition

By JEFFREY SAULTON The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Business startups from bakeries, to restaurants to a cane maker were among the finalists for the second annual Launchpad Pitch Competition Tuesday at the Parkersburg Art Center. Winning the $5,000 prize was the owner of a restaurant in Cairo, Kay Mullenix, owner of Pastry […]

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Seafood Nutrition Partnership Charleston kicks off National Seafood Month with Charleston SeafoodFest

Release from Charleston SeafoodFest: CHARLESTON, W.Va. —The non-profit Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s (SNP) Charleston coalition will host its free Charleston SeafoodFest on Saturday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Capitol Market.   This family-oriented community event will focus on the health benefits of seafood with free omega 3 testing by nurses from West […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, Sept. 20

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. MEXICO QUAKE DEATH TOLL RISES TO OVER 200 Rescuers and volunteers dig in the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment […]

Media Advisory:  Meeting on Route 35 Buffalo/Toyota Interchange,  WV Road Bond Amendment set for 6 p.m. in Winfield
By September 19, 2017 Read More →

Media Advisory: Meeting on Route 35 Buffalo/Toyota Interchange, WV Road Bond Amendment set for 6 p.m. in Winfield

State Sen. Glenn Jeffries to host public meeting WINFIELD, W.Va. — West Virginia State Sen, Glenn Jeffries, (D-Putnam), will host a public meeting to discuss the Route 35 Buffalo/Toyota interchange and the road bond amendment election today, Sept. 19, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Senator Jeffries will be joined by West Virginia Transportation Secretary Tom […]

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USDA Secretary Perdue to visit West Virginia on Wednesday

Perdue speaking at National Association of State Foresters meeting in Charleston CHARLESTON, W.Va.  —  The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) announced United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue will visit West Virginia on Wednesday (September 20). Secretary Perdue will speak at the National Association of State Foresters Meeting then sit down with Governor Jim […]

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WV lawmakers hear about policies on teacher seniority, school vouchers

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail Reducing the role of seniority in teacher layoff decisions, and allowing families to put public school funding toward private schooling and home schooling, were both concepts that school employee unions opposed and that saw supportive bills fail during this year’s legislative session. This week, the ideas resurfaced in legislative interim […]

Correctional officers need raises, lawmakers told
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Correctional officers need raises, lawmakers told

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia needs to raise starting salaries for correctional officers in state prisons and regional jails by at least $6,000 in order to compete with pay rates in neighboring states and reduce dangerously high turnover rates, legislators were told Sunday. “We have to look at getting to […]

Interim meeting hints at coming tax reform debate
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Interim meeting hints at coming tax reform debate

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia lawmakers are gearing up for another try at passing tax reform in the state. How sweeping those reforms may be appears to be something that will be open for a great deal of debate. Several tax reform ideas were discussed Monday at a meeting […]