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West Virginia should safeguard water

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia legislators who began hearings on the disastrous Kanawha County chemical spill earlier this month already know one thing: We can’t count on the federal government to safeguard us from similar problems in the future. That means the state Division[Read More…]

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Feds advised flushing until chemical odor gone

By Ken Ward Jr. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Concerned about lingering odors, federal officials recommended a more lengthy “flush” of home plumbing systems than state leaders and West Virginia American Water advised 300,000 residents to use to clean the chemical “Crude MCHM” from those systems, according to newly disclosed government communications.[Read More…]

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King remembered as heroic, inspirational

An editorial from the Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — This year, the country will mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which was signed into law July 2, 1964. We all know the main leader behind the movement that led to the Civil Rights Act was Martin Luther[Read More…]

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WVPA Sharing: Political Cartoon shared

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The WVPA, through its WVPA Sharing program, provides member newspapers with news items, briefs and news releases of statewide interest. They are provided at no additional charge, are pasted into the email for easy cut-and-paste placement and are of statewide interest. The WVPA is sharing a political cartoon. We thank[Read More…]

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Hydropower plant restart sought at Stonewall dam

By Darlene J. Swiger Exponent Telegram ROANOKE, W.Va. — An Ohio hydropower company has filed a pre-application with federal regulators to operate an existing hydropower plant at Stonewall Jackson Dam in Lewis County. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission also received a notice of intent from Mahoning Hydropower, LLC, on Dec.[Read More…]

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W.Va. county clerks mull possible same-sex marriage changes

By Kate White Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — One West Virginia county clerk doesn’t know what he would do if a federal judge rules West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. “I’m against same-sex marriages. I’m against it, simple as that,” said Wayne County Clerk Renick Booth. “I don’t[Read More…]

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Former WVU lineman gives up ponytail for charity

By Bob Gay Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — According to his football teammates and coaches, WVU lineman Pat Eger was a player with a lot of heart. On Sunday, he showed that sentiment also extends to cancer patients. With the help of Mountaineer mascot Jonathan Kimble and stylist Seth Gartin,[Read More…]

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