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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…]

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…]

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