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Fairmont State Board of Governors names Dr. Martin president-elect
By October 19, 2017 Read More →

Fairmont State Board of Governors names Dr. Martin president-elect

Staff report The Exponent Telegram FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — The Fairmont State University Board of Governors has selected Dr. Mirta M. Martin as president-elect of the university, pending approval from the Higher Education Policy Commission. Martin, who was present for the meeting, is scheduled to officially begin her presidency on Jan. 1, taking over duties from […]

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By October 16, 2017 Read More →

Report: Many WV jobs don’t pay living wage

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has always been known as a place where people have to work incredibly hard in order to barely get by. The recently released 10th annual “State of Working West Virginia” report for 2017 shows that poverty is a persistent problem in West Virginia, where tens of […]

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By October 12, 2017 Read More →

Frontier won’t return $4.7M in broadband funds to WV

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Frontier Communications won’t give back any of the $4.7 million in stimulus funds that the federal government says the state overpaid Frontier as part of a statewide project that aimed to expand high-speed internet, the company told state officials this week. A federal agency recently ordered the […]

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By October 12, 2017 Read More →

Federal grants announced for WV projects to help coalfield communities

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eight West Virginia projects will receive a total of about $8.2 million in funding from the federal Economic Development Administration as part of a new initiative to support economic development in areas hit by the coal industry’s decline, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday. The 2017 […]

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By October 11, 2017 Read More →

VA spokesman: Data skewing limited to one hospital

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The intentional skewing of patient data at the Veterans Administration hospital in Harrison County only affected that facility, a spokesman said Tuesday. Clinics in Wood County and elsewhere in the state were unaffected, said Wesley Walls, public affairs officer for the Louis A. Johnson […]

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By October 10, 2017 Read More →

Counsel: Clarksburg VA manipulated patient data

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Patient data was intentionally manipulated at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg to artificially reduce reported wait times and the volume of patient visits, the U.S. Office of the Special Counsel said in a press release. A VA investigative report said […]

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By October 9, 2017 Read More →

Feds order WV to pay back $4.7M misspent on broadband project

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal agency is demanding the state of West Virginia return $4.7 million in misspent funds paid to Frontier Communications as part of a much-criticized project designed to expand high-speed internet across the state. The U.S. Commerce Department’s payment demand follows an inspector general’s report that found […]

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By October 2, 2017 Read More →

Body scanners to be installed in jail system

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — The Western Regional Jail in Barboursville will be the first to receive a body scanner before a statewide implementation, which is part of a continuing effort to combat contraband entering jail facilities. Lawrence Messina, director of communications for the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, said […]

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By September 29, 2017 Read More →

Minden PCB report shows samples 10 times the actionable standard set by EPA

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Samples taken along Arbuckle Creek in Minden show elevated levels of PCB contamination, a report by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows. Minden is home to what was once the Shaffer Equipment Company, which EPA agents declared a Superfund site in need of clean-up in 1992 […]

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By September 28, 2017 Read More →

$73 million fuel plant proposed in Sam Black area

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herald LEWISBURG, W.Va.  — Amid the optimism created by the prospect of a $73 million synthetic fuel facility being constructed in the Sam Black area, Greenbrier County Commission President Woody Hanna found himself allaying a few fears about the project. Lewisburg resident Robin Spence broached the subject of the proposed plant […]

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