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Construction permit granted for Mason County, W.Va., coal to liquids facility
By September 13, 2019 Read More →

Construction permit granted for Mason County, W.Va., coal to liquids facility

Release from Domestic Synthetic Fuels: CHARLESTON, W.Va., (Sept. 13, 2019) – West Virginia environmental officials have issued a construction permit for a state-of-the-art coal to liquids facility to be built near Point Pleasant in Mason County. The state Department of Environmental Protection issued the permit for Domestic Synthetic Fuels following a public comment period and […]

W.Va. State Fair is ready to roll out new fare, musical acts, daily midway shows
By August 9, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. State Fair is ready to roll out new fare, musical acts, daily midway shows

By Michelle James, Register-Herald of Beckley FAIRLEA, W.Va. — When the last  carnival ride packs up, final elephant ear is served and the remaining horse trailer pulls away each year, the digital sign welcoming visitors to the State Fair of West Virginia changes track, beginning a 365-day countdown to the next year. And Thursday, the […]

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors
By August 6, 2019 Read More →

Four newspapers earn West Virginia Press Association Editorial Honors

Sandy Buzzerd of the Morgan Messenger wins Adam R. Kelly Award MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Four West Virginia newspapers earned first-place General Excellence awards, which honor outstanding achievement by circulation division, in the 2019 West Virginia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The General Excellence Award winners are Charleston Gazette-Mail in Division 1, Bluefield Daily Telegraph in Division 2, Hampshire Review in Division 3, and The Moorefield […]

W.Va. teachers union says it will sue to stop charter schools law
By July 11, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. teachers union says it will sue to stop charter schools law

The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A sweeping West Virginia GOP education bill that allows the creation of charter schools violates the state Constitution, according to a teachers union that plans to sue over the legislation. The West Virginia Education Association released a statement Wednesday saying it has sent a formal letter notifying the attorney […]

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Perdue seeking unprecedented seventh term as W.Va. State Treasurer
By July 8, 2019 Read More →

Perdue seeking unprecedented seventh term as W.Va. State Treasurer

Press Release from the Perdue for State Treasurer Campaign: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue today (Monday, July 8) announced that he would seek an unprecedented seventh term as state treasurer. First elected to the post in 1996, Perdue is West Virginia’s 24thState Treasurer and has served in that position for over […]

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W.Va. lawmakers work through storm to pass education omnibus bill
By June 25, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. lawmakers work through storm to pass education omnibus bill

By Erin Beck, The Register-Herald of Beckley, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Stephen Baldwin, D-Greenbrier, was offering an amendment to ensure lawmakers adequately funded school psychologists, when a chorus of smartphone alarms wailed, signaling a tornado warning.  Baldwin paused and asked whether legislators should continue debate. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, told him to keep going. After […]

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After long debate, W.Va. House passes highly amended education bill
By June 20, 2019 Read More →

After long debate, W.Va. House passes highly amended education bill

By Jordan Nelson, The Register-Herald of Beckley, W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed House Bill 206, its version of the West Virginia Senate’s Student Success Act (Senate Bill 1039), on a narrow 51-47 vote late Wednesday night. After 11 hours of debating amendments and the final version of the bill, delegates […]

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Happy Birthday, West Virginia!
By June 20, 2019 Read More →

Happy Birthday, West Virginia!

By Mary Catherine Brooks, The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia became the 35th state June 20, 1863, when it split from Virginia – 156 years ago. Unofficial celebrations were held across the state for the next 64 years to mark the occasion. In 1927, the West Virginia Legislature made June 20 an official state […]

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South Atlantic League All-Star Game: Trio of Power pitchers ready to take the mound tonight
By June 18, 2019 Read More →

South Atlantic League All-Star Game: Trio of Power pitchers ready to take the mound tonight

By By Derek Redd Sports editor,Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — If West Virginia Power manager David Berg — the skipper of the Northern Division team at Tuesday’s South Atlantic League All-Star Game — wants some quality arms, he has a trio of very familiar players to call on. He sees them every day. Of the four […]

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W.Va. Senate issues Budget Bulletin for June 14
By June 16, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Senate issues Budget Bulletin for June 14

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Senate’s Finance Committee has issued its Budget Bulletin. This week’s issue takes a look at SB 632, the Safe Schools Act. The bill was signed into law on March 25, 2019. You can view this week’s edition here: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/committees/senate/documents/Budget-Bulletin-6-14-Final-Safe-Schools.pdf. Previous issues of the Budget Bulletin are available on the Senate […]

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