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WVPA Sharing: Sen. Plymale offers thoughts on Senate Bill 330

By Sen. Robert H. Plymale Chair of the West Virginia Senate Education Committee CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In recent months, there has been much controversy regarding SB 330, which was passed during the 2011 Legislative Session.  Much of the information being circulated in the media is inaccurate.  I would like to take[Read More…]

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WVPA Sharing: Water Resources Commission investigating chemical spill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on State Water Resources is launching an investigation into the recent chemical spill in Kanawha County that led to the ongoing contamination crisis. Senate Majority Leader John Unger (D-Berkeley), who chairs the commission, made the announcement Jan. 14, 2014.[Read More…]

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Planned Wood County cracker plant site purchased

$11 million deal a positive sign, officials say By Evan Bevins Parkersburg News and Sentinel WASHINGTON, W.Va. – A project to build a massive petrochemical complex centered around an ethane cracker plant in Wood County took another step forward with the purchase of the land where it is to be[Read More…]

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W.Va. hit hard by Obamacare

An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginians are going to pay more for health insurance under Obamacare than the president and his cronies insisted for years. That is virtually inevitable, as a report from the government itself shows. For Obamacare to work, about 40[Read More…]

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Tobacco use among W.Va. teens still high

An editorial from the Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Fifty years after the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report that linked cigarette smoking to potential health problems, tobacco use continues to be a major health issue in West Virginia. According to statistics from the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, 18.6 percent of[Read More…]

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Schools ‘at a standstill’ amid W.Va. leak cleanup

By Mackenzie Mays Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — School administrators continued to wait Tuesday, as a return date for students in counties affected by last week’s chemical spill rested in the hands of water company and health officials. Kanawha, Putnam, Lincoln and Boone counties and some schools in Fayette County[Read More…]

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