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By September 20, 2017 Read More →

Center: Latest GOP health plan will hurt state

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — New legislation that supporters say would allow states to create better healthcare systems for their populations would actually leave millions in West Virginia without health insurance coverage as federal funding to the state is cut by $2 billion, according to experts with the Centers for Budget Policy and […]

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By September 18, 2017 Read More →

Equifax hack leads to consumer questions

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A credit counseling agency covering 25 counties in two states has been busy the past few days advising people who are worried about what the Equifax data security breach might cost them. Its response: Check your credit report often, as some hackers now have access to […]

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By September 15, 2017 Read More →

WV GOP Reps. vote to cut MSHA budget

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As coal mining deaths in West Virginia increase this year, all three of the state’s U.S. House members voted this week for additional cuts in the coal mine safety enforcement budget for the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. Reps. David McKinley, Evan Jenkins and Alex […]

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By September 14, 2017 Read More →

Website claims tech company considering West Virginia

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A large, established technology company is considering West Virginia for an expansion, according to a West Virginia Development Office official. A website, https://www.hmenq-inc.com/, began making its rounds on social media in posts claiming that a large, global technology firm is considering locating in West Virginia and is trying […]

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By September 13, 2017 Read More →

P&G opens $3M quality control lab in Berkeley Springs

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va.  — Call it “CSI comes to Morgan County.” Touted as a state-of-the-art quality control laboratory, joint partners Procter & Gamble, Morgan County and Blue Ridge Community & Technical College took the wraps off its new laboratory center — Pines External Lab– in a ribbon cutting ceremony held […]

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US high court asked to review WV justice’s role in gas royalties case
By September 12, 2017 Read More →

US high court asked to review WV justice’s role in gas royalties case

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker’s participation in a high-stakes natural gas royalty case that could have had significant financial implications for energy companies in which her husband owned stock. Late last week, attorneys for Katherine […]

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By September 11, 2017 Read More →

WVU capital campaign has raised more than $1B

By ALEX LANG The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — The WVU Board of Governors heard an update on WVU’s Foundation efforts during its meeting last week. “Our momentum is strong, we know that,” Foundation President and CEO Cindi Roth said. The Foundation is the nonprofit fundraising entity that supports WVU. It increased the amount it […]

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By September 8, 2017 Read More →

Officials: Missing plane found in mountainous area near Jacksonburg

By DARLENE J. SWIGER and KIRSTEN RENEAU The Exponent Telegram WALLACE, W.Va.  — A Cirrus SR20 airplane that went missing Tuesday was located in a remote area of Wetzel County at about 2 p.m. Thursday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration official. “The FAA will investigate, and the NTSB will determine the cause of the […]

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By September 6, 2017 Read More →

State’s Midstream facilities grow to meet gas production increase

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It takes only a few numbers for Doddridge County Assessor David Sponaugle to see what the natural gas industry has done for the tax base there. In 2010, the total assessed valuation for Doddridge County – land, buildings, minerals, vehicles and all else – was $457,530,911, […]

By September 5, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia voter registration shows strength with Independents

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Shifts in voter registration across West Virginia over the last decade have political insiders pondering whether the Mountain State is truly a “red” state, or if the time is ripe for a third political party to organize in West Virginia. As Republicans have taken […]

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