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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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West Virginia Business College degrees not accredited
By June 9, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia Business College degrees not accredited

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — A day after conferring degrees to graduating students, West Virginia Business College officials learned the school will not be allowed to operate after June 30, as the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education upheld an April decision to revoke the school’s […]

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By June 7, 2017 Read More →

Audit: WV state payroll system wastes millions

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An audit released Tuesday details more problems with the state’s beleaguered payroll system, alleging it wasted millions of taxpayer dollars. In the report, the Legislative Auditor’s office details several issues with wvOASIS, a $123 million supercomputer system the state uses to handle its back office functions such […]

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Frontier axes WV Senate president weeks after broadband vote
By June 6, 2017 Read More →

Frontier axes WV Senate president weeks after broadband vote

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Frontier Communications has laid off West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael, a six-year Frontier executive who noted Monday that his dismissal follows his refusal to torpedo a broadband internet expansion bill that the company vigorously opposed. Carmichael, R-Jackson, said Frontier cut him loose 10 days ago, citing […]

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Meth use surging locally, nationally
By June 5, 2017 Read More →

Meth use surging locally, nationally

By BISHOP NASH and MICHAEL HUPP The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It would be easy to overlook an uptick in crystal meth use with the Tri-State awash in an opioid epidemic, but the rise of meth along with existing widespread heroin addiction creates a new dynamic of dangers. According to data collected by the Cabell-Huntington Harm Reduction […]

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Pension funds object to Mylan executive compensation levels
By June 1, 2017 Read More →

Pension funds object to Mylan executive compensation levels

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Some large pension funds say upper management at Mylan NV is overpaying itself, so they are seeking to unseat six members of the company’s board of directors. Mylan CEO Heather Bresch was listed as an executive who was overpaid last year, although the pension funds do […]

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By May 31, 2017 Read More →

Fola Coal mine violated water quality protections

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia ruled Tuesday conductivity pollution from Fola Coal’s Monoc No. 2 Surface Mine violated key state and federal water quality protections. The mine, located in Nicholas and Clay counties, dumps mine waste into valley fills located in […]

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By May 26, 2017 Read More →

TSA introduces new checkpoint screening technology equipment at North Central West Virginia Airport

Staff report The Exponent Telegram BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.  — The Transportation Security Administration introduced the latest checkpoint screening technology equipment at North Central West Virginia Airport this week. With the addition of the new Advanced Imaging Technology machine, the airport is able to further strengthen security for passengers flying out of Bridgeport and the surrounding community, […]

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