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Development Office officials talking revitalization in downtown Beckley Thursday

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The “Main Street” program will be a topic when representatives of the W.Va. Development Office discuss state and federal revitalization programs Thursday with the public and members of the Downtown  Beckley Business Association. Nikki Williams, a program coordinator for the development office, will present an overview of the national Main[Read More…]

Guy and Pat Stewart attend WVU event, talk of WVPA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Guy Stewart and his wife, Pat, remember their time being active with the West Virginia Press Association and the great group of friends they made during those years. The Stewarts visited briefly with Don Smith, executive director of the WVPA, during a recent West Virginia University Reed College of Media recognition event in Morgantown. Stewart,  former[Read More…]

Federal regulations worry state’s oil and gas industry leaders

By GEORGE HOHMANN FOR THE WVPA CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Leaders of West Virginia’s oil and natural gas industry praise state regulators but worry about federal regulations and environmentalists who use regulatory processes to try to halt projects. Steve Mueller, chairman and chief executive officer of Southwestern Energy Co., recalled how the state Legislature cleared the way when his company[Read More…]

Morgantown hosting housing workshop

  COMMUNITY HOUSING AGENCY SCHEDULES WORKSHOP MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  Can available affordable housing keep pace with the economic growth in Monongalia County? Seeking that answer, Community Housing Action Partnership (CHAP) will host Morgantown Housing Development and Finance Workshop at the Ramada Inn from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for housing professionals[Read More…]

October at the Capitol: Tax reform to be challenging

By Phil Kabler For the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wrapping up six months of study of the state’s tax laws, the legislative Select Committee on Tax Reform spent four hours in hearings to get the public’s thoughts on how to improve the state’s tax system. Not surprisingly,[Read More…]

Ad Directors: A few words about buying signals

By John Foust RALEIGH, NC — In my senior year of high school, I met the new girl in town on the first day of school. Louisville seemed like a world away from Greensboro, NC, where I had spent all of my life to that point. And I was intrigued by[Read More…]

New literary seeking work of W.Va. writers, poets

STUMPTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia writers and poets have until March 6, 2016, to submit work for a new print literary journal, Mountain Ink.. Stumptown Publishing, LLC currently seeks poems, stories and essays for Mountain Ink, which will feature West Virginia writers. Submissions will be evaluated for literary quality, cultural and universal[Read More…]

Attorney General Morrisey: Working to strike down ‘Clean Power Plan’

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Friday he is leading a coalition of 23 other States in a lawsuit, asking a federal court to strike down a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Rule, known as the Clean Power Plan, which unlawfully expands the federal government’s regulatory power[Read More…]

Capito Resolution to Overturn Clean Power Plan Rules expected

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) will introduce a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from moving forward with its proposed Clean Power Plan regulations for existing power sources next week. Today’s announcement follows publication of the Clean[Read More…]

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