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Study says W.Va. cracker plant would yield billions

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Construction of a cracker plant could mean billions of dollars in economic impact for West Virginia over the next four decades, but the state must take steps to realize that potential, according to a study released Tuesday. “We need to keep our eyes on the prize, and[Read More…]

WVU business center partly funded by Kochs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia University announced on Tuesday that it will receive $5 million in donations to create a new Center for Free Enterprise as part of its College of Business and Economics “to study the economic, political and social factors that increase prosperity.” The money will come from[Read More…]

W.Va. House passes bill limiting late-term abortion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – After three hours of heated debate, the House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday evening that bans most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, which creates the Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act, passed by a 79-17 margin. Four members were either absent or did[Read More…]

State Delegates must weigh NRA wishes against public’s right to know

Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates could vote today in Charleston on a measure — House Bill 4310 — that would keep secret from disclosure any application for or renewal of a permit to carry a concealed weapon in public.The cleverly written, National Rifle Association bill, which hides[Read More…]

Three rescued after cold night on Cheat Mountain

ELKINS, W.Va. – Two men and a boy from Fairmont – two of them suffering from hypothermia – were rescued by police and emergency officials in the Cheat Mountain area of Randolph County Monday evening. Billy Wayne Wilkerson, 41, his son, Garrett Wilkerson, 12, and Ricky Lee Rohrbaugh, 42, came[Read More…]

WVU business school logs record $5 million gift

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — On Monday, Feb. 24, the WVU College of Business and Economics announced the largest donation in the school’s history. The money will be used to fund a new center, visiting professorships and student fellowships. “I was very excited,” Milan Puskar Dean Jose Sartarelli said. “This is the[Read More…]

Elk River report outlines other W.Va. water threats

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – While Freedom Industries’ tank farm will soon be gone, there are still 61 other potential sources of contamination sitting upstream of the West Virginia American Water Co. treatment plant, according to a new report released Monday. Meanwhile, a separate poll released by the Sierra Club found West[Read More…]

W.Va House passes attorney general ethics bill

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a debate that lasted more than an hour, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation Monday that sets strict ethics rules for Attorney General Patrick Morrissey’s office. House Democrats called the bill (HB4490) “good policy,” while Republicans declared it would create a “constitutional crisis.”[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, Feb. 25

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WEBSITE OF BIG BITCOIN EXCHANGE GOES OFFLINE The[Read More…]

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