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Gov. Justice taps funds for Boy Scouts projects, takes jab at lawmakers
By July 18, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Justice taps funds for Boy Scouts projects, takes jab at lawmakers

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.V.a — In his latest attack on the Legislature, Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday he is taking about $400,000 from the governor’s civil contingency fund to underwrite community service projects that the Boy Scouts of America will perform in southern West Virginia during the National Jamboree, which begins this […]

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By July 14, 2017 Read More →

‘Death Spiral’: Officials say CNBC ranking for West Virginia not representative

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A CNBC report labeling West Virginia the worst state for business in 2017 doesn’t tell the whole story, local officials said. Headlined “In an economic death spiral,” the article says the Mountain State scored 942 points out of a possible 2,500 from among weighted […]

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By July 13, 2017 Read More →

Federal judge levies $11 million judgment against Quicken Loans

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal WHEELING, W.Va. — Quicken Loans says it will appeal the damages a federal judge in Wheeling awarded a class of West Virginia homebuyers for what he characterized as deceitful lending practices “condoned by the highest levels of management and motivated by greed.” U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey awarded […]

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By July 12, 2017 Read More →

4th Circuit upholds Justice Energy’s $1.23M fine

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a $1.23 million contempt-of-court fine issued to Gov. Jim Justice’s family coal company in a lawsuit filed against the company by an equipment vendor. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dispensed with Justice Energy’s appeal of the fine […]

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By July 12, 2017 Read More →

Testimony heard, no decision made in Nicholas consolidation lawsuit

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A Kanawha County Circuit judge took up testimony Tuesday in a lawsuit filed over the denial of Nicholas County’s school consolidation plan. The rule to show cause hearing concluded after about eight hours of testimony and Judge Duke Bloom asking attorneys to get transcripts of the previous […]

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AG Morrisey takes aim at Manchin
By July 11, 2017 Read More →

AG Morrisey takes aim at Manchin

By TIM COOK The Journal HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — Saying the goal of his candidacy is “to put the message forward as to why I am the conservative candidate in this race,” West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey kicked off his campaign Monday for the state’s U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. […]

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Veteran announces bid for Alex Mooney’s congressional seat
By July 11, 2017 Read More →

Veteran announces bid for Alex Mooney’s congressional seat

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An Army veteran and former nonprofit director announced his plan Monday to challenge Republican Alex Mooney for his seat in West Virginia’s second congressional district. Aaron Scheinberg said he plans to run as a Democrat in the 2018 election. He previously worked as the Northeast executive director […]

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Sanders holds rally in Morgantown to urge Capito to vote against GOP health bill
By July 10, 2017 Read More →

Sanders holds rally in Morgantown to urge Capito to vote against GOP health bill

By CARTER WALKER Times West Virginia MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., visited Morgantown on Sunday to rally West Virginia residents to oppose the Republican health care bill. Sanders held the rally in hopes of persuading his colleague, West Virginia Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, to be a “no” vote on the American Health […]

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Morgantown-area coal-fired plant is the most efficient in North America
By July 10, 2017 Read More →

Morgantown-area coal-fired plant is the most efficient in North America

By CHARLES YOUNG The Exponent Telegram MAIDSVILLE, W.Va.  — The most efficient coal-fired power plant in North America is located in Maidsville, just outside of Morgantown. The Longview Power Plant, a $2.2 billion, 700-megawatt coal-fired power plant responsible for providing power to more than 700,000 homes, uses modern techniques that allows less coal to be […]

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By July 7, 2017 Read More →

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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