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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Monday, Nov. 10

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. ASIA TRIP TESTS OBAMA’S GLOBAL CLOUTWith his influence waning[Read More…]

McCabe appointed to Public Service Commission

Outgoing State Senator will resign before taking position Nov. 15 CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of state Senator Brooks McCabe, D-Kanawha, to the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC), effective Nov. 15, 2014. McCabe will fill the vacancy created by the September resignation of Commissioner Ryan Palmer. “I’m grateful[Read More…]

Bill Cole likely to be next W.Va. Senate president

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Bill Cole is expected to become the next state Senate president, the Daily Mail has learned. Senate Minority Whip Clark Barnes, R-Randolph, told the Daily Mail Thursday afternoon that he is supporting Cole, R-Mercer, as president. “At this particular point, among the senators who are returning,[Read More…]

Ky. health insurer postpones W.Va. entrance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kentucky Health Cooperative, which announced in May that it would enter West Virginia’s health-care marketplace in 2015, has announced that it will postpone its entry for one year amid concerns that its infrastructure is not yet prepared to handle demand in the state. Joseph Smith, chairman[Read More…]

Huntington speakers say EPA goals unrealistic

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — New rules and goals set by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants are unrealistic, according to speakers at the 10th annual Energy and Natural Resources Symposium on Thursday at St. Mary’s Center for Education. Featured speakers were Mark McCullough, executive vice[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin leads trip to Brazil to discuss cracker

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The head of Wood County’s economic development body will accompany state leaders next week to Brazil to meet with the company looking to build an ethane cracker plant here. Cam Huffman, president and chief executive officer of the Area Roundtable, will make the trip from Nov. 10-14[Read More…]

WVU weighing purchase of Beckley campus

BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia University is exploring the possibility of purchasing Mountain State University’s property for a Beckley campus, confirmed WVU medial specialist John Bolt Thursday. The university has an exclusive due diligence agreement to explore purchase of the campus, although the discussion is in an “exploratory phase.” WVU[Read More…]

The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Friday, Nov. 7

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers.1. APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS LAWS IN FOUR STATES AGAINST GAY[Read More…]

Armstead likely to be next W.Va. House speaker

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Delegate Tim Armstead appears likely to become the next speaker of the House of Delegates after Republicans took control of the chamber for the first time in 83 years in Tuesday’s elections. “I feel like I have support within the caucus, although I’m certainly not going to[Read More…]

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