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We must be proactive in helping troubled children

An editorial from the Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Whenever there is a mass shooting, there is inevitably a debate between the warring sides of more gun control versus Second Amendment rights. We’re not going to talk about that. That’s a sad situation our nation has fallen victim to[Read More…]

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W.Va. legislators shouldn’t consider pot exports

An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia legislators have been in session for only a few days, but already, some weird, bad ideas are being suggested. One of them is that our state should establish a marijuana growing industry, with the product exported to[Read More…]

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Flushing plan could damage W.Va. septic systems

By Rachel Molenda Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia American Water’s recommendation for flushing your home plumbing system of contaminants doesn’t take septic tanks into enough consideration, according to the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. Numerous water company customers in rural areas have septic systems. “It has the potential to be[Read More…]

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Some W.Va. residents face hot water tank glitches

By Marcus Constantino Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Water heaters are becoming the latest unlikely victim of the chemical spill that has plagued about 300,000 West Virginians for nearly a week. Many residents took to social media Wednesday reporting their water heaters were not working after their homes were[Read More…]

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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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