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WV Small Business Development Center providing help for state business owners
By June 24, 2018 Read More →

WV Small Business Development Center providing help for state business owners

By JIM WORKMAN For the West Virginia Press Association   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There’s no such thing as small business in West Virginia. Every job counts. While the number of employees at a certain company may earn the distinction of “small business”, the Mountain State needs each employer. Erika Bailey, state director of the West […]

By June 22, 2018 Read More →

Democratic lawmaker files legal action demanding Justice reside in Kanawha

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Democratic state legislator, acting as a private citizen and taxpayer, filed legal action against Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday for failing to reside in Kanawha County as is constitutionally required. Assistant Minority Whip Isaac Sponaugle, D-Pendleton, submitted a writ of mandamus, requesting the Kanawha County Circuit […]

W.Va. Gov. Justice assesses his performance two years into term
By June 22, 2018 Read More →

W.Va. Gov. Justice assesses his performance two years into term

By JIM WORKMAN For the Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice is a bottom-line guy. Sprinkled throughout his recent conversations and news conferences are comments like, “The net of the whole thing is just this,” or, “At the end of the day …” When he says his accomplishments thus far as governor of […]

By June 22, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia sports betting rules approved

Staff reports The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The rules for sports betting in West Virginia were approved Thursday in an emergency meeting of the West Virginia Lottery Commission. The commission approved 20 pages of rules and regulations intended to allow wagering on sporting events such as football and basketball games by the […]

By June 22, 2018 Read More →

Federal court puts Mountain Valley Pipeline water crossing permit on hold

By KATE MISHKIN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A streamlined river crossing permit issued to the Mountain Valley Pipeline is on hold after lawyers for citizen groups and environmental groups argued that the  projects shouldn’t have gotten the permit. The permit, approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, included a condition from the West […]

By June 22, 2018 Read More →

By June 22, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia attorney general offers travel tips for consumers

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging consumers to protect their identity and finances while making summer travel arrangements. Morrisey says scammers know summer is a popular time for travel, and will take advantage of consumers who fail to take adequate precautions. “It’s very important for consumers to […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife sued for not protecting habitat of rare WV crayfish
By June 22, 2018 Read More →

U.S. Fish and Wildlife sued for not protecting habitat of rare WV crayfish

HD Media The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in U.S. District Court in Charleston on Wednesday for failing to protect the habitat for two species of rare West Virginia crayfish that had been awarded Endangered Species Act status in 2016. Fish and Wildlife was […]

WVU and Girl Scouts address areas of concern for state girls
By June 22, 2018 Read More →

WVU and Girl Scouts address areas of concern for state girls

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Tackling four areas of concern for girls and young women in West Virginia—diversity/inclusion, health, STEM and education— West Virginia University and the Girl Scouts of the Black Diamond Council hosted “State of the Girl,” an event centered around the landmark study of the same name conducted by the Girl Scouts […]

By June 22, 2018 Read More →

State researchers meet to highlight accomplishments and identify potential new scientific endeavors

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Approximately 50 academic researchers from West Virginia’s colleges and universities, who collectively are responsible for an economic impact on the state of $37.5 million, met in Charleston recently to report on their current work while planning for the state’s future in scientific discovery. “The scientists who gathered last week are West […]