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US high court asked to review WV justice’s role in gas royalties case
By September 12, 2017 Read More →

US high court asked to review WV justice’s role in gas royalties case

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker’s participation in a high-stakes natural gas royalty case that could have had significant financial implications for energy companies in which her husband owned stock. Late last week, attorneys for Katherine […]

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By September 11, 2017 Read More →

WVU capital campaign has raised more than $1B

By ALEX LANG The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — The WVU Board of Governors heard an update on WVU’s Foundation efforts during its meeting last week. “Our momentum is strong, we know that,” Foundation President and CEO Cindi Roth said. The Foundation is the nonprofit fundraising entity that supports WVU. It increased the amount it […]

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By September 8, 2017 Read More →

Officials: Missing plane found in mountainous area near Jacksonburg

By DARLENE J. SWIGER and KIRSTEN RENEAU The Exponent Telegram WALLACE, W.Va.  — A Cirrus SR20 airplane that went missing Tuesday was located in a remote area of Wetzel County at about 2 p.m. Thursday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration official. “The FAA will investigate, and the NTSB will determine the cause of the […]

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By September 6, 2017 Read More →

State’s Midstream facilities grow to meet gas production increase

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It takes only a few numbers for Doddridge County Assessor David Sponaugle to see what the natural gas industry has done for the tax base there. In 2010, the total assessed valuation for Doddridge County – land, buildings, minerals, vehicles and all else – was $457,530,911, […]

By September 5, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia voter registration shows strength with Independents

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Shifts in voter registration across West Virginia over the last decade have political insiders pondering whether the Mountain State is truly a “red” state, or if the time is ripe for a third political party to organize in West Virginia. As Republicans have taken […]

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By September 5, 2017 Read More →

Huntington direct mail advertiser bought by industry giant

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — After starting in a garage 24 years ago and moving operations six times, a Huntington direct mail advertising company is now under the wing of an industry giant with a reach of roughly 23 million households. Preferred Mail Advertising, founded by Huntington residents Ed and Sherri Crouse, […]

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By September 4, 2017 Read More →

New Department of Energy report urges relaxation of regulations on all forms of energy generation

By CASEY JUNKINS with AP dispatches The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The nation has lost enough coal-fired electricity to power as many as 36 million homes since 2002, a new U.S. Department of Energy study confirms. Last week, the energy department released a report detailing electricity markets and reliability. Secretary of Energy […]

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State Health Officer responds to new obesity report
By September 1, 2017 Read More →

State Health Officer responds to new obesity report

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Dr. Rahul Gupta, state health officer and commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health, already has a number of initiatives underway to help West Virginia address its obesity crisis. According to The State of Obesity, an annual report published by Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, […]

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By August 30, 2017 Read More →

WV’s PEIA in limbo with board spots unfilled

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As fall approaches, the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board will again begin the process of coming up with a benefits plan for the next budget year — a plan that likely will require another round of benefits cuts for insurees. However, at the moment, no one […]

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Opponents, proponents ready arguments in power plant transfer
By August 29, 2017 Read More →

Opponents, proponents ready arguments in power plant transfer

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As public hearings near on FirstEnergy’s plan to transfer its coal-fired Pleasants Power Station from the deregulated Ohio market to its northern West Virginia subsidiaries, the plan’s supporters and its opponents are stating their cases. FirstEnergy says Mon Power and Potomac Edison need the Pleasant County’s […]

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