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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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Shale Industry Spends Billions in Wheeling MSA

Construction figures for the area take a huge jump from 2012   By Casey Junkins The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. – Powered by extensive Marcellus and Utica shale processing and pipelining infrastructure, the Wheeling Metropolitan Statistical Area saw construction investments grow from $60.3 million in 2012 to $1.72[Read More…]

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Work continues to clear W.Va. 3 in Raleigh County

      Cleanup could last for another week or two By Wendy Holdren Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — W.Va. 3 could be closed another week or two, a West Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswoman said Monday, as crews continue blasting the overhead rock and clearing the roadway. “We know it’s[Read More…]

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Natural gas refueling station opens in Jane Lew

  By Darlene J. Swiger Exponent Telegram WESTON — The Lewis County Commission learned Monday that the third natural gas refueling station in the state has opened in Jane Lew. Economic Development Director Mike Herron said the CNG refueling station at the Lewis County Industrial Park adds to the two[Read More…]

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