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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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By September 5, 2017 Read More →

Huntington direct mail advertiser bought by industry giant

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — After starting in a garage 24 years ago and moving operations six times, a Huntington direct mail advertising company is now under the wing of an industry giant with a reach of roughly 23 million households. Preferred Mail Advertising, founded by Huntington residents Ed and Sherri Crouse, […]

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By September 4, 2017 Read More →

New Department of Energy report urges relaxation of regulations on all forms of energy generation

By CASEY JUNKINS with AP dispatches The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The nation has lost enough coal-fired electricity to power as many as 36 million homes since 2002, a new U.S. Department of Energy study confirms. Last week, the energy department released a report detailing electricity markets and reliability. Secretary of Energy […]

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State Health Officer responds to new obesity report
By September 1, 2017 Read More →

State Health Officer responds to new obesity report

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Dr. Rahul Gupta, state health officer and commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health, already has a number of initiatives underway to help West Virginia address its obesity crisis. According to The State of Obesity, an annual report published by Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, […]

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By August 30, 2017 Read More →

WV’s PEIA in limbo with board spots unfilled

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As fall approaches, the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board will again begin the process of coming up with a benefits plan for the next budget year — a plan that likely will require another round of benefits cuts for insurees. However, at the moment, no one […]

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Opponents, proponents ready arguments in power plant transfer
By August 29, 2017 Read More →

Opponents, proponents ready arguments in power plant transfer

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As public hearings near on FirstEnergy’s plan to transfer its coal-fired Pleasants Power Station from the deregulated Ohio market to its northern West Virginia subsidiaries, the plan’s supporters and its opponents are stating their cases. FirstEnergy says Mon Power and Potomac Edison need the Pleasant County’s […]

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VP Pence to give presentation at West Virginia Chamber of Commerce business summit
By August 28, 2017 Read More →

VP Pence to give presentation at West Virginia Chamber of Commerce business summit

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Organizers with the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce took a novel approach to get Vice President Mike Pence to attend the organization’s 81st annual Meeting and Business Summit: They asked. State Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts said the chamber extends an invitation every […]

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By August 28, 2017 Read More →

Legislative priorities remains key presentation at State Chamber’s annual Meeting, Business Summit

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — A key part of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s annual Meeting and Business Summit at The Greenbrier is always a presentation by state lawmakers about their agenda for the upcoming legislative session. The yearly presentation, scheduled for 10:15 a.m., Sept. 1, gives state […]

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By August 24, 2017 Read More →

State Board creates RESA Transition Committee

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Board of Education is taking steps overseeing the transition away from Regional Education Service Agencies. The Legislature passed the governor’s education bill, House Bill 2711, in this year’s session. The bill eliminates Regional Education Service Agencies June 30, 2018. It also eliminated the Office […]

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By August 23, 2017 Read More →

Trump administration rejects coal protection pleas

Staff and wire reports The Herald-Dispatch WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to issue a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants. The U.S. Department of Energy has decided the order is unnecessary, and the White House agrees, according to The Associated Press. The Energy Department says it considered issuing the […]

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