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W.Va. Tax Department wants Mountain Blue Hotel Group’s bankruptcy case venue changed

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — The state tax department wants Mountain Blue Hotel Group’s bankruptcy case transferred to West Virginia, claiming the beleaguered ownership group was “forum shopping” in November when it filed its Chapter 11 petition in Florida. In its 16-page motion, the state pointed out Mountain Blue managing member […]

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West Virginia businesses tuning up harassment policies

By FRED PACE HD Media/The Logan Banner LOGAN, W.Va. — As allegations of sexual harassment have mounted against high-profile people from Hollywood to Washington, all businesses should be taking a close look at their policies and practices related to the issue, local employment lawyers say. The tough question employers should try to answer is whether […]

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West Virginia University radio station GM suspended amid sexual harassment claims

By JOHN McVEY The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — West Virginia University has named an interim general manager to lead its radio station as it investigates sexual harassment allegations against Matthew Fouty made by students working at the station. Contacted by phone Monday afternoon, John A. Bolt, senior executive director of WVU relations […]

WVU forensic financial expert: Opportunities lost for West Virginia in opioid epidemic are ‘staggering’
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WVU forensic financial expert: Opportunities lost for West Virginia in opioid epidemic are ‘staggering’

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A research professor and forensic economic expert at West Virginia University said the opioid epidemic has taken a substantial, expensive toll on this state, preventing West Virginia from investing in its citizens because of this drug abuse crisis. Paul Speaker, who works as a finance professor and whose area of […]

Composting idea garners West Virginia couple $10,000 Bedrock Grant
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Composting idea garners West Virginia couple $10,000 Bedrock Grant

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The husband-and-wife team of Chasten and Jaye Toler of Huntington are local gardeners and recyclers who were recently awarded the 2017 Bedrock Grant of $10,000 for their proposal to create an organic food waste hauling program that will turn food waste and yard scraps into nutrient-rich topsoil. “We […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, December 12

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TURBULENT SENATE RACE NOW IN HANDS OF ALABAMA VOTERS The controversies surrounding Republican Roy Moore give Democrat Doug Jones an […]

Oil and natural gas property taxes to provide $96 million to county governments in West Virginia
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Oil and natural gas property taxes to provide $96 million to county governments in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Property taxes on oil and natural gas production will provide county governments in West Virginia with just over $96 million to fund local school systems and vital community services. “All counties in the state receive a portion of severance tax monies from oil and natural gas production.  Additionally, those counties where natural gas […]

Fairmont one of four primary sites for massive NOAA, DOC cybersecurity operations center
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Fairmont one of four primary sites for massive NOAA, DOC cybersecurity operations center

By JOHN DAHLIA The Fairmont News FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — The I-79 Technology Park is listed as one of four sites for a major National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Department of Commerce (DOC) cybersecurity initiative, according to a NOAA draft request for proposal. “NOAA had an industry day event in early November which brought more […]

W.Va. Gov. Justice anticipates more “harmonious” legislative session
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W.Va. Gov. Justice anticipates more “harmonious” legislative session

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Gov. Jim Justice, now a Republican, says he foresees a more “harmonious” legislative session in his second go-round. Justice and legislative leadership had their share of disagreements and raucous encounters the last legislative session. When the West Virginia Legislature passed its first budget, Justice called it a […]

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Ohio Valley wonders if ethane cracker Is still in the pipeline

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer DILLES BOTTOM, Ohio — As 2017 nears its conclusion, Upper Ohio Valley residents continue waiting for a decision on the PTT Global Chemical ethane cracker — a potential $6 billion investment for which company officials in February said they anticipated a final decision by the end of this year. “I […]