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By November 17, 2017 Read More →

New initiative underway to boost ATV industry

By CHARLES BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Wanted: Lodging, food and other businesses related to the ATV tourism industy in Southern West Virginia. With the growing need to provide accommodations and services to the thousands of ATV riders coming to the region, a new initiative is getting off the ground to help entrepreneurs […]

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By November 16, 2017 Read More →

Angry teachers, public employees object to proposed PEIA benefits cuts

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Weary of seeing their health insurance benefits cut a little more each year, teachers, public employees and retirees turned out in Charleston Wednesday evening to tell the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board that “enough is enough.” “It’s time that we as public employees, as educators in […]

By November 14, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Tuesday, November 14

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO MESSAGED WITH WIKILEAKS DURING 2016 CAMPAIGN In the exchanges, which Donald Trump Jr. released on Twitter, the whistleblower website […]

By November 13, 2017 Read More →

DHHR considering work requirements for Medicaid recipients

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is considering adding work requirements to the Medicaid program. Jeremiah Samples, deputy secretary of the state DHHR, said Friday that state officials are considering whether to add work requirements for about 170,000 West Virginians covered by Medicaid expansion. […]

By November 13, 2017 Read More →

Manchin, Capito announce funds for development projects

The Inter-Mountain WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., recently announced $3,439,000 in loan and grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants. This funding will assist in improvements to the water treatment facility in Philippi and the Sanity Sewer System in […]

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By November 11, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: We Americans owe unpayable debt to veterans for their service

From the Times West Virginian of Fairmont: There is a debt that we Americans can never amply or fully pay. We owe our freedom and lifestyle to a group of men and women respectfully identified as veterans. From one generation to another, these veterans protect, defend and patrol our land of declared democracy. Our interests […]

Gov. Justice to host press conference 11:30 a.m Monday on China Energy $83.7 billion investment deal
By November 10, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Justice to host press conference 11:30 a.m Monday on China Energy $83.7 billion investment deal

WVPA CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice has scheduled a  press conference for Monday, Nov. 13, at 11:30 a.m. in the Governor’s Reception Room at the State Capitol to provide more details on Thursday’s announcement that West Virginia has entered into an agreement with China Energy Investment Corporation on $83.7 billion in possible shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in West Virginia. […]

By November 10, 2017 Read More →

Business leader Patrick Ford: Weirton an ideal site for ethane cracker plant

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Patrick Ford believes Weirton — roughly halfway between the Royal Dutch Shell ethane cracker in Beaver County, Pa. and the potential PTT Global Chemical cracker at Dilles Bottom along the Ohio River — is ideally positioned for petrochemical development. Upon learning of China Energy’s […]

By November 10, 2017 Read More →

$83.7 billion China Energy investment boosts West Virginia, WVU on worlds stage

Mountain Messenger Staff Report LEWISBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia’s presence on the world energy stage jumped significantly on Thursday, Nov. 9, as China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd., one of the world’s largest energy companies and a long-time research and development partner of West Virginia University, announced an agreement that will bring $83.7 billion to the […]

West Virginia senator’s thoughts on tax plan
By November 3, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia senator’s thoughts on tax plan

The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin: “My test for a good tax reform proposal is simple: does it enable working West Virginians to keep more of their hard-earned money; does it help West Virginia businesses create jobs; and does it do these things without exploding our debt. The tax reform proposal unveiled today […]

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