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EPA, Corps to roll back Obama-era Waters of the United States rule
By June 28, 2017 Read More →

EPA, Corps to roll back Obama-era Waters of the United States rule

Staff report The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are rolling back a Clean Water Rule that was opposed by industry and embraced by environmental groups. The two agencies announced Tuesday, June 27, that they are proposing to rescind the 2015 Obama-era rule that expanded the […]

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By June 28, 2017 Read More →

Coal reclaims part of power generation market

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the price of natural gas going up, coal is reclaiming part of its market share in electricity generation. According to data from the Energy Information Administration, coal accounted for about 59.42 million megawatts of power generated by utilities in April, up from about 53.48 million […]

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Six arrested in Capito’s office after day of protesting health care bill
By June 27, 2017 Read More →

Six arrested in Capito’s office after day of protesting health care bill

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Authorities detained six protesters Monday who refused to leave Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s Charleston office without an assurance that she will oppose the U.S. Senate’s rewrite of the American Health Care Act. Kayla Parker, Joe Solomon, Terry Pickett, Jim Lewis, Bill Price and Paul Dalzell were taken […]

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By June 27, 2017 Read More →

Report forecasts increase in health care costs in West Virginia

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia is projected to have a 122-percent increase in uncompensated care costs from 2017 to 2026 under the American Health Care Act, according to a new report issued by the Commonwealth Fund. The American Health Care Act, as passed by the U.S. House […]

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Mosquito in Cabell tests positive for West Nile virus
By June 22, 2017 Read More →

Mosquito in Cabell tests positive for West Nile virus

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A mosquito trapped in Cabell County has tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. The health department has been monitoring West Nile virus in the mosquito populations by trapping the mosquitoes and submitting them to the West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services for viral […]

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By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Hearings in WV drug wholesale lawsuits begin

By KAYLA ASBURY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorneys for drug wholesalers being sued by numerous West Virginia counties want the lawsuits tossed out, arguing that claims against them are “legally insufficient.” The first hearing for the West Virginia counties suing various drug wholesalers took place Tuesday in the U.S. District Court, in Charleston. Parties […]

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By June 19, 2017 Read More →

Berkeley County overdose deaths see decrease

By JIM McCONNVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County has seen a decrease in drug overdose deaths in the last two months, according to Berkeley County Community Recovery Services Coordinator Kevin Knowles, who spoke before the Berkeley County Council on Thursday. “We went from 7 overdose deaths in March and 7 in April, to […]

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WV paid Frontier $4.7M for improper charges, federal report says
By June 16, 2017 Read More →

WV paid Frontier $4.7M for improper charges, federal report says

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state of West Virginia and Frontier Communications squandered $4.7 million in federal stimulus funds designed to expand high-speed internet across the state, according to an investigative report released Thursday. The U.S. Commerce Department’s Office of Inspector General found that Frontier padded hundreds of invoices with extra […]

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By June 12, 2017 Read More →

$2 mistake costs WVU thousands of federal dollars

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia State University was not the only college in West Virginia to recently lose federal funding for a program that benefits low-income first-generation college students. A $2 mistake on an application from West Virginia University means the school will lose more than $200,000 to fund its […]

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Report: $50B invested In Ohio natural gas drilling
By June 12, 2017 Read More →

Report: $50B invested In Ohio natural gas drilling

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio – Companies spent more than $50 billion to extract and move natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale in Ohio from 2011 to 2016, according to a new study from Cleveland State and Youngstown State universities. As contractors build multiple interstate pipelines through […]

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