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By March 3, 2016 Read More →

‘Brunch Bill’ advances to House Judiciary Committee

WVPA Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  The “Brunch Bill” — amended to include a county option — advanced to the House Judiciary Committee Thursday and one step closer to a floor  vote in the West Virginia House of Delegates. The House Roads and Transportation Committee passed the bill, which would allow restaurants and bars to sell alcohol beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays; however, the […]

Gov. Tomblin proclaims March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in West Virginia
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Gov. Tomblin proclaims March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in West Virginia

Communications Director Chris Stadelman talks about his battle with colon cancer Gov. Tomblin proclaims March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin presents a proclamation to American Cancer Society representative Michelle Chappell. YOUTUBE.COM    

Gov. Tomblin vetos HB 4145 – concealed carry legislation
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Gov. Tomblin vetos HB 4145 – concealed carry legislation

 

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Proponents ready for discussion on SB 508 – nuisance lawsuit reform

WVPA Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.VA. — With crossover day for bills complete, legislators from both chambers of the West Virginia Legislature will spend remainder of the 2016 session reviewing and analyzing bills, deciding which pieces of legislation will reach the desk of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Proponents of Senate Bill 508 —  through the Senate and now […]

Poll:  76 percent of West Virginians support natural gas pipeline development
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Poll: 76 percent of West Virginians support natural gas pipeline development

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Seventy-six percent of West Virginians support the construction of underground pipelines in West Virginia to transport natural gas to areas where it is used and sold, according to the results of a recent statewide survey by Mark Blankenship Enterprises conducted on behalf of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association. “West Virginians […]

By March 2, 2016 Read More →

WVMA hosting 2016 Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) will host the second annual Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference (MMDC) March 23-24, 2016, at the Charleston Civic Center in conjunction with the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition. One of the region’s largest manufacturing events, it combines the former WVMA Leadership Summit and Marcellus-to-Manufacturing Conference.   […]

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WV Power single game tickets available March 11

Power to discount tickets for 17 hours based on the WCHS-TV temperature at 6:20 a.m. on March 11   CHARLESTON, W.Va – Starting at 7 a.m. on March 11, single game tickets for the 2016 season West Virginia Power season will be on sale at wvpower.com. Tickets for all games, including the top promotional dates, will be […]

W.Va. schools’ simulated workplaces giving students experience for life
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W.Va. schools’ simulated workplaces giving students experience for life

All high school students to have simulated workplace access in 2017 By George Hohmann For the W.Va. Press Association DELBARTON, W.Va. —  West Virginia businesses needing to hire an experienced employee who can pass a drug test and is willing to do a fair day’s work for a day’s pay should visit one of the simulated workplaces in the state’s school system. Students […]

WV horse racing representatives say legislation threatens industry, thousands of jobs
By March 1, 2016 Read More →

WV horse racing representatives say legislation threatens industry, thousands of jobs

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – At a time of extreme job loss in West Virginia, the state Legislature has been debating initiatives that could effectively eliminate West Virginia’s thoroughbred racing industry – and the thousands of jobs it provides, according to representatives of the state’s horse racing industry. During a news conference at the State Capitol in […]

Report finds property values unaffected by presence of pipelines
By February 29, 2016 Read More →

Report finds property values unaffected by presence of pipelines

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The presence of an underground natural gas transmission pipeline does not affect the sales prices or value of residential properties, according to a new study, Pipeline Impact to Property Value and Property Insurability, conducted by Integra Realty Resources on behalf of The INGAA Foundation Inc.  “We undertook an independent study of residential properties in proximity […]