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VP Pence to give presentation at West Virginia Chamber of Commerce business summit
By August 28, 2017 Read More →

VP Pence to give presentation at West Virginia Chamber of Commerce business summit

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Organizers with the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce took a novel approach to get Vice President Mike Pence to attend the organization’s 81st annual Meeting and Business Summit: They asked. State Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts said the chamber extends an invitation every […]

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By August 28, 2017 Read More →

Legislative priorities remains key presentation at State Chamber’s annual Meeting, Business Summit

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — A key part of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s annual Meeting and Business Summit at The Greenbrier is always a presentation by state lawmakers about their agenda for the upcoming legislative session. The yearly presentation, scheduled for 10:15 a.m., Sept. 1, gives state […]

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By August 24, 2017 Read More →

State Board creates RESA Transition Committee

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Board of Education is taking steps overseeing the transition away from Regional Education Service Agencies. The Legislature passed the governor’s education bill, House Bill 2711, in this year’s session. The bill eliminates Regional Education Service Agencies June 30, 2018. It also eliminated the Office […]

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By August 23, 2017 Read More →

Trump administration rejects coal protection pleas

Staff and wire reports The Herald-Dispatch WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to issue a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants. The U.S. Department of Energy has decided the order is unnecessary, and the White House agrees, according to The Associated Press. The Energy Department says it considered issuing the […]

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By August 18, 2017 Read More →

Program aims to prevent spread of diseases related to opioid abuse

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Eight West Virginia counties, including Mercer and McDowell, have been targeted for a new program that will try to prevent the spread of infectious disease related to opioid abuse. With money provided by four federal grants, West Virginia University will head the program, which combines research, […]

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By August 15, 2017 Read More →

Judge approves $23M settlement for Century Aluminum employees

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — Seven years ago, Karen Gorrell sat on a couch in Ravenswood, crying and feeling defeated after she and hundreds of other former Century Aluminum employees lost their health care and retirement benefits. On Monday, Gorrell again cried, but this time with relief, on a wooden bench in […]

By August 14, 2017 Read More →

Governor says companies close to agreement on back taxes

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said state tax officials and those running several of his coal companies are close to reaching an agreement on millions of dollars in past-due severance and other taxes. “I’m a high-profile guy now,” Justice said Aug. 4, a day after announcing […]

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By August 14, 2017 Read More →

Two-thirds of WV’s high school seniors apply for financial aid

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nearly two-thirds of all high school seniors in West Virginia had completed an important application by the end of June, according to the state’s Higher Education Policy Commission. The application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the first step for students to earn the Promise […]

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By August 10, 2017 Read More →

Amid opioid crisis, drug firm cites WV infant rehab clinic for possible fault

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In a bid to dilute responsibility for West Virginia’s opioid epidemic, one of the nation’s largest drug distributors is pointing a finger at the most unlikely of targets: Lily’s Place, a Huntington clinic that nurses drug-exposed newborns through withdrawal. Cardinal Health has notified a federal judge that […]

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By August 9, 2017 Read More →

Justice company agrees to settlement with flood cleanup contractor

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice’s family companies have reached a legal settlement with a Texas company and will pay that company more than $500,000 owed for work on flood cleanup and restoration last year at The Greenbrier resort, according to new federal court filings. Three Justice companies — […]

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