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Recovery from flood slow in many parts of McMechen
By August 3, 2017 Read More →

Recovery from flood slow in many parts of McMechen

By ALAN OLSEN The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register McMECHEN, W.Va.  — Alice Hill found her 21st Street home in McMechen in the center of a perfect storm of destruction during flash flooding late Friday, as nearby Jim’s Run met with water rushing down from a hillside and higher ground on Marshall Street. Although Hill was […]

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EPA finalizes plan to cap Kanawha River dioxin
By August 2, 2017 Read More →

EPA finalizes plan to cap Kanawha River dioxin

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal regulators have finalized plans to cap dioxin-contaminated sediment in a 14-mile stretch of the Kanawha River west of Charleston to address toxic pollution left in the river by Monsanto’s former chemical plant in Nitro, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week. The EPA said […]

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By August 1, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia has second-highest GDP growth in nation

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia had the second-highest gross domestic product growth in the nation for the first quarter of 2017, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. According to the analysis, real gross domestic product increased in 32 states and the District of […]

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By July 31, 2017 Read More →

Extra step added to WV fair ride inspection after Ohio tragedy

By KAYLA ASBURY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a carnival ride killed one person and injured seven others Wednesday at the Ohio State Fair, the State Fair of West Virginia is taking precautions to ensure a similar ride at the fair will be safe. “To take an extra step, we are going to do […]

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ACA survives; Capito votes to repeal, Manchin votes to keep
By July 28, 2017 Read More →

ACA survives; Capito votes to repeal, Manchin votes to keep

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Senate voted down a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act early Friday morning, with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., voting in the minority. A narrow 49 to 51 vote at roughly 1:30 a.m. knocked the proposal out of contention after a long day of […]

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announces campaign for 2018
By July 27, 2017 Read More →

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announces campaign for 2018

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is asking constituents what affects their families the most as he gears up for a 2018 re-election bid. Manchin, D-W.Va, e-mailed a letter to supporters this week, officially informing them he will be a candidate in 2018. He then asked […]

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CAMC Health System to lay off 300 employees
By July 27, 2017 Read More →

CAMC Health System to lay off 300 employees

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Area Medical Center Health System plans to lay off 300 employees by the end of 2017. Dave Ramsey, the hospital system’s CEO, announced the layoffs in a seven-minute-long YouTube video Thursday. “Regrettably, there is no end in sight for West Virginia’s economic situation, poor reimbursement from […]

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DEP orders halt to Rover Pipeline construction
By July 26, 2017 Read More →

DEP orders halt to Rover Pipeline construction

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia regulators have ordered developers of the Rover Pipeline to halt work after finding a long list of water pollution violations caused by construction of the West Virginia segment of the $4.2 billion project, according to documents made public this week by state and federal […]

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Manchin opposes repeal of Affordable Care Act
By July 25, 2017 Read More →

Manchin opposes repeal of Affordable Care Act

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG — A senator from West Virginia again Monday urged colleagues to work together to fix problems with the Affordable Care Act rather than repeal the Obama-era health care plan. “Come on guys, lets sit down and fix it,” Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said. The Senate returned […]

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By July 24, 2017 Read More →

Trump’s first official visit to state is today

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — President Donald Trump will make his first trip to West Virginia as president today to address Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and volunteers at the National Scout Jamboree. Last May, Trump visited Charleston as the front-running Republican candidate. He addressed a crowd of at least 14,500 inside the Charleston […]

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