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WVPA Sharing: Tom Miller Legislative Column for Feb. 2 posted

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  The first major issue of the 2014 session cleared a hurdle when the West Virginia State Senate voted unanimously last week to pass Senate Bill 373 that calls for stronger regulations on above-ground storage tanks after a recent chemical spill in Charleston. This legislation, now under consideration in the House of Delegates, […]

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Murray sees loss of more coal jobs and related employment in WV
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Murray sees loss of more coal jobs and related employment in WV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Robert “Bob” Murray, the head of Murray Energy Corp., said Central Appalachian coal production is down 43 percent from 2008 levels – along with a reduction in jobs – and he predicts more declines. “I don’t think there is any question we will continue to see decreases in employment in the coal […]

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Concern arises over fate of W.Va. chemical spill bill

By Dave Boucher Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Senate leaders are concerned the House of Delegates might delay or split apart the bill crafted in response to the recent Elk River chemical spill. The bill, which calls for increased scrutiny of aboveground chemical storage facilities, passed a unanimous Senate on Tuesday. The House […]

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Honoring Truly Great Teachers

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Really excellent school teachers, the kind whose influence sticks with their students throughout their lives, seldom get the credit they so richly deserve. That will change for some of them during an event scheduled for this evening. Members of the late Lee Alexander West’s family have […]

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Frozen river keeps couple on Blennerhassett Island
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Frozen river keeps couple on Blennerhassett Island

By Brett Dunlap Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG – It has been much more than a simple three-hour tour for the assistant superintendent on Blennerhassett Island as he and his wife have been stuck on Blennerhassett Island since last Friday. Assistant Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park Superintendent Miles Evenson, his wife, Lindsey, and their two […]

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Tiny horse dots snowy landscape
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Tiny horse dots snowy landscape

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‘Country Roads’ writer to sing at Huggins’ Fish Fry
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‘Country Roads’ writer to sing at Huggins’ Fish Fry

  By Jim Bissett Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — As Bill Danoff remembers, the concrete on the floor of the space they were using as a dressing room that day wasn’t entirely dry. No matter. The trio, which included Danoff, his then-wife, Taffy, and a smiling, shaggy-haired singer named John Denver ambled out anyway — […]

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Home lost, firefighter hurt in Morgantown blaze
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Home lost, firefighter hurt in Morgantown blaze

By Ben Conley The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Brookhaven Volunteer Firefighter Josh White is in fair condition in Pittsburgh’s West Penn Burn Center following a Thursday morning blaze that destroyed a Dug Hill Road home. White was one of two firefighters taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital by Mon EMS. The other was Brookhaven firefighter […]

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W.Va. should keep its promise to students

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Under the cloud of $300-plus million state deficits projected in FY 2016-2017, state and education officials met Tuesday to discuss the PROMISE Scholarship, West Virginia’s merit-based scholarship program for in-state students. Of course, some legislators want to redirect those funds elsewhere. Despite the fact that state […]

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Official says W.Va. could be bottling more water

By Whitney Burdette Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.VA.–Since 10,000 gallons of crude MCHM leaked out of a storage tank along the Elk River three weeks ago, hundreds of thousands of West Virginians have abandoned the tap in favor of bottled water. By now consumers have probably selected their favorite brands, either regional favorites or nationally […]

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