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EPA, CDC sending chemical leak team back to W.Va.

By Ken Ward Jr. Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Obama administration is sending a multi-agency team to West Virginia this week as public concerns mount about the state’s handling of last month’s chemical leak that contaminated drinking water supplies serving 300,000 residents. Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency[Read More…]

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Legislators debate ban on homemade class treats

By Pamela Pritt Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The State Board of Education takes the cake — at least the homemade kind — out of school parties and holiday celebrations. State rules in place since 2008 prohibit parents from bringing homemade treats to their children’s parties. Instead, state education leaders say[Read More…]

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Elkins student honored for colossal cabbage

By Beth Christian Broschart The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va. – A local student has been awarded a $1,000 savings bond toward her education by the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. Anna Belan, a third-grader at Midland Elementary School, was selected randomly after growing a huge cabbage this fall while participating in[Read More…]

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Flood insurance premiums should be based on risk

An editorial from The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Of course federal flood insurance premiums should reflect risk. But thousands of Ohio Valley residents are being told of drastic premium increases that don’t seem to be based objectively on potential damage from high water. By a better than two-to-one margin,[Read More…]

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