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Natural gas processors find W.Va. tax loophole

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – Williams Energy, Blue Racer Midstream and MarkWest Energy spent nearly $900 million in Marshall County during the last tax year on their natural gas processing plants, but those same plants are taxed at only a fraction of that amount, county officials said. Marshall County Assessor Chris Kessler[Read More…]

W.Va. natives hoping for stardom tour state

  BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — When customers ask Kayla Slone to sing at the Logan Walmart where she works as a cashier, she obliges them and belts out a country tune such as Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors.” One patron taped Slone and uploaded the video to YouTube, and before[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Feb. 24

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ARREST WARRANT OUT FOR UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT The acting[Read More…]

Chemical spill bill could ‘kill’ small water systems

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Keeping a wary eye on water-related legislation now under consideration in Charleston, city officials are concerned that SB373, if approved in its present form, could more than double the cost of a new water treatment plant Lewisburg has on the drawing board. That bill, as it now[Read More…]

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