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Gov. Tomblin’s update on State of Emergency

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today issued the following statement regarding the current State of Emergency in Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Putnam, and Roane counties. From the Governor: The State of Emergency remains in the affected counties. The Governor dispatched the state’s Department of Environmental[Read More…]

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Blog: wvpress extra — No immediate crisis for news coverage

A blog by WVPA Executive Director Don Smith: Jan. 10, 2014: No immediate crisis for news coverage. West Virginia newspaper reporters got the word out Thursday and Friday — even throughout the night — about the  4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol chemical leak. During this nine-county state of emergency, West Virginia American Water customers[Read More…]

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Is it a rainy day in West Virginia?

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Perception is nine-tenths of the law in politics and that is the problem with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s plan to give a 2 percent pay raise to teachers and a $504 a year, across-the-board raise to other state workers. Few[Read More…]

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Morgantown Habitat houses go solar

The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two recently-constructed Habitat for Humanity homes in Jerome Park are the first in Monongalia County equipped with solar panels. According to Evan Zuverink, director of operations for Monongalia County Habitat for Humanity, the installation of solar panels is part of a larger effort to[Read More…]

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Bottled water shelves empty quickly in W.Va.

This photo from the Herald-Dispatch is an example of countless scenes across the region as residents flocked to stores in search of safe water. HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency for nine counties including Cabell on Thursday night because of a chemical[Read More…]

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States pick up pace on workforce development

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Both West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear had some success in bringing new jobs to their states last year. In his “state of state” address on Wednesday, Tomblin pointed out the expansion of the Sogefi plant at[Read More…]

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