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By July 24, 2017 Read More →

Putnam firm snared in DOH kickback scheme still getting paid

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In the six months since a Putnam County firm and its owner admitted taking part in a kickback scheme with Division of Highways engineers, the state has paid the contractor nearly $800,000, records show. Bayliss & Ramey, an electrical contracting firm with a statewide contract to repair […]

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Gov. Justice issues statement on President Trump’s visit Monday to West Virginia
By July 23, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Justice issues statement on President Trump’s visit Monday to West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Governor Jim Justice issued the following statement on President Trump’s visit to the Boy Scout Jamboree on Monday: “Having the President of the United States in West Virginia is a tremendous honor. A visit from President Trump will be the cherry on top of this year’s successful Boy Scout Jamboree. A presidential visit […]

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By July 23, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. Bets on ‘Limited Video Lottery’ law changes

By Joselyn King The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register Staff WHEELING, W.Va. — A move by the West Virginia Legislature to increase the number of limited video lottery machines permitted at one location — while gradually decreasing the overall number of LVL retail outlets — could mean an additional $20 million for the cash-strapped state this year, and […]

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By July 21, 2017 Read More →

Late documents put WV public colleges under financial aid restrictions

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Because West Virginia submitted an audit of its federal dollars late for three years running, the state’s public colleges were recently placed under greater financial aid restrictions from the federal government, documents show. The U.S. Department of Education sent a letter this week to Susannah Carpenter, the […]

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R.G. Gunnoe Farms up for sale after ‘devastating’ past few years
By July 20, 2017 Read More →

R.G. Gunnoe Farms up for sale after ‘devastating’ past few years

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Five particularly difficult years in the Kanawha Valley have the owner of a nearly 70-year-old business looking for a buyer. R.G. Gunnoe Farms, a Charleston wholesaler of items like cole slaw and macaroni salad, is up for sale after Kroger discontinued the sale of two of its […]

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By July 19, 2017 Read More →

$45 billion in federal funding announced for West Virginia’s infrastructure

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several sources of revenue for infrastructure in the state may mean extending the King Coal Highway from the “bridge to nowhere” in Bluefield to Airport Road sooner than later. Mike Mitchem, executive director of the King Coal Highway Authority, said Tuesday that the announcement of $45 billion […]

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By July 18, 2017 Read More →

Cable firms sue over WV broadband law, say co-ops could cause outages

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s largest cable companies have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Jim Justice and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, alleging that a new state law could ultimately cause internet service outages at customers’ homes and businesses. The state Cable Telecommunications Association is challenging new rules designed to make […]

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Gov. Justice taps funds for Boy Scouts projects, takes jab at lawmakers
By July 18, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Justice taps funds for Boy Scouts projects, takes jab at lawmakers

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.V.a — In his latest attack on the Legislature, Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday he is taking about $400,000 from the governor’s civil contingency fund to underwrite community service projects that the Boy Scouts of America will perform in southern West Virginia during the National Jamboree, which begins this […]

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By July 14, 2017 Read More →

‘Death Spiral’: Officials say CNBC ranking for West Virginia not representative

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A CNBC report labeling West Virginia the worst state for business in 2017 doesn’t tell the whole story, local officials said. Headlined “In an economic death spiral,” the article says the Mountain State scored 942 points out of a possible 2,500 from among weighted […]

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By July 13, 2017 Read More →

Federal judge levies $11 million judgment against Quicken Loans

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal WHEELING, W.Va. — Quicken Loans says it will appeal the damages a federal judge in Wheeling awarded a class of West Virginia homebuyers for what he characterized as deceitful lending practices “condoned by the highest levels of management and motivated by greed.” U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey awarded […]

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