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Link to WVPA Today’s News for Sept. 20, 2017
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Link to WVPA Today’s News for Sept. 20, 2017

WVPA Today’s News for Sept. 20, 2017.

Anthony Bourdain: McDowell is ”Best place on Earth”
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Anthony Bourdain: McDowell is ”Best place on Earth”

By JOHN TYSON Welch Daily News WELCH, W.Va.  — Early Saturday morning before heading to Clarksburg, Anthony Bourdain spoke about his experience in southern West Virginia while filming an upcoming episode of his hit show, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.” Bourdain, 61, of New York City, is an American chef, author and television personality known for […]

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U.S. Supreme Court asked to weigh in on West Virginia gas royalties case

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Members of the U.S. Supreme Court have been asked to consider whether West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Beth Walker overstepped her bounds by taking part in a decision on a case with huge implications for the state’s oil and gas industry. Attorneys for the estate of […]

Congressman Jenkins tours WVU Tech’s new facilities
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Congressman Jenkins tours WVU Tech’s new facilities

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va. called WVU Tech’s new Beckley campus “a melting pot of opportunity” during a campus tour Tuesday afternoon. “This is the first year that all of WVU Tech has been on the campus in Beckley,” Jenkins said. “I wanted to stop in and see how […]

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West Virginia behind the curve in developing gas-fired power plants

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — If natural gas is the wave of the near future for generating electricity, West Virginia is missing the surge, state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher said. Thrasher told members of the state Senate and House of Delegates joint committees on government organization and government operations during legislative […]

Morgantown coal operator Laurita indicted in alleged campaign finance scheme
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Morgantown coal operator Laurita indicted in alleged campaign finance scheme

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Morgantown coal operator James L. Laurita Jr. allegedly schemed for more than three years to funnel illegal campaign contributions to four candidates for federal political office, according to an indictment made public this week. A federal grand jury meeting in Morgantown indicted Laurita on eight counts in […]

Ritchie County restaurant wins Launchpad Pitch Competition
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Ritchie County restaurant wins Launchpad Pitch Competition

By JEFFREY SAULTON The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Business startups from bakeries, to restaurants to a cane maker were among the finalists for the second annual Launchpad Pitch Competition Tuesday at the Parkersburg Art Center. Winning the $5,000 prize was the owner of a restaurant in Cairo, Kay Mullenix, owner of Pastry […]

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Seafood Nutrition Partnership Charleston kicks off National Seafood Month with Charleston SeafoodFest

Release from Charleston SeafoodFest: CHARLESTON, W.Va. —The non-profit Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s (SNP) Charleston coalition will host its free Charleston SeafoodFest on Saturday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Capitol Market.   This family-oriented community event will focus on the health benefits of seafood with free omega 3 testing by nurses from West […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, Sept. 20

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. MEXICO QUAKE DEATH TOLL RISES TO OVER 200 Rescuers and volunteers dig in the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment […]

Media Advisory:  Meeting on Route 35 Buffalo/Toyota Interchange,  WV Road Bond Amendment set for 6 p.m. in Winfield
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Media Advisory: Meeting on Route 35 Buffalo/Toyota Interchange, WV Road Bond Amendment set for 6 p.m. in Winfield

State Sen. Glenn Jeffries to host public meeting WINFIELD, W.Va. — West Virginia State Sen, Glenn Jeffries, (D-Putnam), will host a public meeting to discuss the Route 35 Buffalo/Toyota interchange and the road bond amendment election today, Sept. 19, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Senator Jeffries will be joined by West Virginia Transportation Secretary Tom […]