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Justice company cited in coal plant death
By April 25, 2017 Read More →

Justice company cited in coal plant death

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One of Gov. Jim Justice’s family mining operations has been cited by West Virginia inspectors for six safety violations — including one that will draw a “special assessment” penalty — in the investigation of the February death of a worker at a McDowell County coal preparation […]

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Appalachian Power president says company is looking toward renewables
By April 24, 2017 Read More →

Appalachian Power president says company is looking toward renewables

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Chris Beam, the new president of Appalachian Power, talks about economic development, he brings a message that may not be very popular among the coal-focused political leadership in West Virginia. Giant businesses Appalachian would like to lure to the state as its future power customers […]

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Out-of-state money floods potential Senate race in WV
By April 20, 2017 Read More →

Out-of-state money floods potential Senate race in WV

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Money from outside the Mountain State is pouring into West Virginia’s Senate race, with more likely to appear before the 2018 elections. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has received more money from individual donors in Texas ($95,600), Washington D.C. ($33,000), New York ($32,300), Massachusetts ($22,500), Virginia ($19,700), Maryland […]

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By April 20, 2017 Read More →

Most coalfield counties still losing jobs

By OWEN WELLS Civitas Media LOGAN, W.Va. — WorkForce West Virginia reported the jobless rate in West Virginia has dropped to a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percent. The state has experience a relatively quick decline in unemployment during the beginning of 2017 falling by seven tenths of a percent. To put that into perspective, in all […]

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State’s highest paid employees for 2016 include athletic coaches, university administrators, doctors
By April 19, 2017 Read More →

State’s highest paid employees for 2016 include athletic coaches, university administrators, doctors

By CHARLES YOUNG The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Athletic coaches, university administrators and doctors were among the highest-paid employees of the state in 2016. The state’s top-earning employees all worked at universities, state-run hospitals and governmental agencies. According to the State Employee Total Compensation Report complied by the state Auditor’s Office, West Virginia University […]

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Capito tours Williamson Health and Wellness Center
By April 19, 2017 Read More →

Capito tours Williamson Health and Wellness Center

By COURTNEY HARRISON The Williamson Daily News WILLIAMSON, W.Va.  – United States Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R- W.Va.) toured health facilities in Mingo and Boone County Monday, April 17. Monday’s visits provided the opportunity for Capito to join medical professionals to tour two rural health facilities. Capito’s first stop was in Madison at the Boone […]

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Money flows in for Manchin, Jenkins ahead of potential Senate race
By April 18, 2017 Read More →

Money flows in for Manchin, Jenkins ahead of potential Senate race

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Joe Manchin, West Virginia’s lone Democrat in Congress, has been racking up contributions for what is likely to be a tight competition to keep his U.S. Senate seat. Between Jan. 1 and March 31 of this year, Manchin received $556,198 in total contributions. He has roughly $2.17 […]

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Education, health care among top concerns for veterans
By April 12, 2017 Read More →

Education, health care among top concerns for veterans

By MICHELLE DILLON Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Veterans had a chance to voice their concerns to Congressman David McKinley, R-W.Va., on Tuesday. McKinley held a roundtable discussion for veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 629 on Fairmont Avenue. Veterans attended the roundtable to share with McKinley the needs and concerns of […]

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By April 7, 2017 Read More →

WV revenue in the black for second straight month

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite a second straight month in the black, with March revenue collections exceeding projections by 9 percent, state Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy said Thursday it won’t be enough to close a overall 2016-17 budget shortfall before the budget year ends on June 30. “Even though March numbers […]

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By April 7, 2017 Read More →

Capito votes yes, Manchin no as US Senate invokes ‘nuclear option’

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Invoking the so-called “nuclear option,” Senate Republicans changed the rules of the high chamber on Thursday to end the 60-vote requirement for breaking up a filibuster against a U.S. Supreme Court justice, clearing the pathway to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s appointee. West Virginia’s two senators […]

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