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By March 10, 2017 Read More →

Mohawk Industries to close Logan County factory

Staff reports The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., issued a statement March 9 saying he has asked the leaders at Mohawk Industries to reconsider their decision to close the company’s laminate and hardwood floring factory in Holden, WV. The company said in a letter to Logan County Commissioners it was […]

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Bernie Sanders plans return visit to McDowell
By March 8, 2017 Read More →

Bernie Sanders plans return visit to McDowell

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va.  — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who gave Sen. Hillary Clinton a run for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency, will be in McDowell County on Sunday. A previous planned visit to the county was postponed after permission to use the Welch National Guard Armory for the taping of […]

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By March 8, 2017 Read More →

Mon Power, Potomac Edison file to buy Pleasants power plant

BY JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiaries Mon Power and Potomac Edison Tuesday filed a plan seeking regulatory approval to acquire the Pleasants Power Station (Pleasants) in Willow Island, as the least-cost source to meet an increasing capacity shortfall in the companies’ West Virginia service areas, officials said. […]

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Rep. McKinley discusses repeal of the Affordable Care Act
By March 7, 2017 Read More →

Rep. McKinley discusses repeal of the Affordable Care Act

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will continue the three most-supported provisions, a West Virginia congressman said on Monday. The three provisions are coverage for pre-existing conditions, coverage of children on a parent’s policy until age 26 and the Medicaid […]

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By March 6, 2017 Read More →

Solar jobs up, coal jobs down in Ohio, West Virginia

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia lost 7,296 coal mining jobs from 2012 to 2015, the same period during which the number working in the solar power industry across the U.S. nearly doubled. As West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania continue losing coal jobs, the number of solar power […]

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Rover pipeline will avoid ‘holy areas’, including New Vrindaban in Marshall County
By March 3, 2017 Read More →

Rover pipeline will avoid ‘holy areas’, including New Vrindaban in Marshall County

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — At the Federal Building in Wheeling Thursday, attorneys for the $4.3 billion Rover Pipeline cut deals with numerous landowners they previously sued for eminent domain, including Marshall County’s New Vrindaban Krishna community. The same company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline in the Midwest — […]

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Juveniles from Romania arrested with credit card skimmers in Parkersburg; more suspects sought
By March 3, 2017 Read More →

Juveniles from Romania arrested with credit card skimmers in Parkersburg; more suspects sought

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Two juveniles arrested Wednesday in Parkersburg are believed to be illegal immigrants from Romania involved in a criminal enterprise to steal credit card information and cash. Police continue to search for two to three other suspects in what Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin called […]

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Twisted and mangled: Powerful storms rip through region leaving many areas battered, powerless
By March 2, 2017 Read More →

Twisted and mangled: Powerful storms rip through region leaving many areas battered, powerless

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph BRUSHFORK, W.Va.  — Severe thunderstorms cutting Wednesday across southern West Virginia severed power to thousands of customers, knocked trees into roadways and in one instance endangered two men when high winds tore the roof off their business. Tim Farley, director of the Mercer County Office of Emergency Services, the […]

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By March 2, 2017 Read More →

Manchin “furious” about miner benefit termination letters

By DANIEL TYSON The Register-Herald More than 22,800 retired miners receive letters Wednesday notifying them that their health care benefits are terminating at the end of April unless Congress acts. The two-paragraph letter explains congressional action is needed on the 1993 Continuing Health Benefits for Miners Act if miners are to receive their health care […]

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Attorney General Morrisey speaks with President Trump
By March 1, 2017 Read More →

Attorney General Morrisey speaks with President Trump

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal CHARLESTON — Continuing to fight for an expanded coal economy and reduced opioid usage, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to talk about West Virginia’s unique needs. As part of the Winter Meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General, Morrisey visited the […]

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