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Judge wants changes to WV water crisis legal settlement

By KEN WARD  JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge late this afternoon declined to grant preliminary approval to a $151 million settlement of the class-action litigation over the January 2014 water crisis, saying he wanted changes made to the deal before it is published for review by the thousands of Kanawha Valley […]

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W.Va. among states most harmed by GOP health care plan

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia ranks sixth in the nation among states projected to be harmed the most under Senate Republicans’ proposed health care plan, according to a new report. In an article released by the Economic Policy Institute and titled “Health Care’s Biggest Losers,” Max B. […]

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Appalachian Power looks to acquire planned wind power projects, one in WV
By July 6, 2017 Read More →

Appalachian Power looks to acquire planned wind power projects, one in WV

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Appalachian Power is continuing its shift toward renewable energy, as the electric utility announced Wednesday it is seeking approval to acquire two wind power facilities under development. One of these projects, the Beech Ridge II Wind Facility, will be located in Greenbrier County and generate about 50 […]

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By July 6, 2017 Read More →

Justice appoints two, including Greenbrier official, to WVU board

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice recently appointed two people to West Virginia University’s Board of Governors, according to a news release from the school. Justice appointed Elmer F. Coppoolse, the chief operating officer of The Greenbrier resort and a managing partner of the Glade Springs resort, to the board. […]

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Pending appeal, West Virginia Business College can remain open
By July 5, 2017 Read More →

Pending appeal, West Virginia Business College can remain open

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — A last-minute reprieve from Ohio County Circuit David Sims will allow West Virginia Business College to remain open during its appeal of state officials’ order to close the school. Meanwhile, at least three former students are now suing the school, claiming the degrees the […]

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By July 4, 2017 Read More →

Some West Virginia voter information is public domain, some is not

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Secretary of State likely will follow state law in responding to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity’s demand for voter information, which means the panel would get some — but not all — of the data being requested. WVSOS Assistant Communications Director Steven […]

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By July 4, 2017 Read More →

AEP plans no new WV coal plants; Longview hopes for more coal plants to come

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Appalachian Power Co. will rely on coal to produce most of its electricity for the next 23 years, but that does not mean the company is looking to add any more coal-fired generating capacity. Speaking at the Coal Forum presentation in Charleston on Thursday, June 29, […]

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By July 3, 2017 Read More →

FERC tells FirstEnergy to submit more information on proposed Pleasants plant deal

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission wants more information before it moves forward with FirstEnergy’s request to sell the Pleasants Power Station to its West Virginia subsidiary, Monongahela Power Co. FERC issued a five-page notice of deficiency June 26, saying additional information is required before FirstEnergy’s requested […]

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New River Clean Energy Project kicks off with opening of new facility
By June 29, 2017 Read More →

New River Clean Energy Project kicks off with opening of new facility

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — New, alternative fuel sources — a goal West Virginia is slowly striving for, and a goal the Raleigh County Solid Waste Authority is beginning to achieve. RCSWA hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for the building behind the company’s newest act — the New River […]

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By June 29, 2017 Read More →

New state contractor disclosure law to take effect in July

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A law passed during the 2017 legislative session requiring contractors to disclose the names of those with an interest in any state agency contract worth $100,000 or more is set to go into effect July 7, state ethics officials said. The law, House Bill 2001, requires […]

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