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MSHA proposes to expand coal mine ‘proximity detection’ mandate

By Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal regulators said this morning that they want to expand the requirement for coal-mine operators to install life-saving “proximity detection” devices on certain underground mining equipment with a new rule that’s been in the works for years. The U.S. Mine Safety[Read More…]

First Energy asks for $75.8 million increase over two years

By Andrew Brown The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — First Energy is asking for an additional $75.8 million from customers over the next two years to cover past and future costs associated with the company’s tree-trimming programs. On Monday, the parent company of MonPower and Potomac Edison filed a request to increase its[Read More…]

About 70 types of sales exempted from state tax

DAVID BEARD TheDPost.com CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Monday, Aug. 31, was sales tax day for the Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform. Members learned that there are more than 72 types of sales exempted from the tax. Some of those may be reconsidered, committee leaders said. It can often boil down[Read More…]

Inter-state sales could boost state revenues

By Pamela Pritt  REGISTER-HERALD REPORTER CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia could get more than $100 million in extra revenue if state residents who purchase goods via the Internet were subject to sales tax, according to a study done by the University of Tennessee. The school did the study for the Streamlined[Read More…]

Dr. Gee proposes moving WVU Tech campus to Beckley in fall 2017

By Cheryl Keenan FOR THE REGISTER-HERALD MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — WVU President Dr. E. Gordon Gee will recommend today to the WVU Board of Governors that the university close the WVU Institute of Technology campus in Montgomery in two years, moving it to Beckley. Meeting with WVU Tech faculty and staff[Read More…]

Bank robber dead after shootout with police

By SAMANTHA PERRY Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUE FIELD, W.Va. — A man who attempted to rob two downtown Bluefield banks Tuesday morning is dead after a gunfight with police. Bluefield Police Chief Dennis Dillow said the suspect first attempted to rob First Century Bank on Bland Street where he left[Read More…]

Activist works to make changes for civil rights

By Jenni Vincent The Journal CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. —  A self-proclaimed activist, Pauline Mejia is no stranger to spending lots of time – both professional and personal-working on behalf of others, including migrant workers, homeless individuals and heroin addicts. And as a member of the West Virginia Advisory Committee to[Read More…]

Manchin to host town hall event on the Iran Deal

He will also deliver remarks at the West Virginia Business Summit and participate in a roundtable discussion in Preston County Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will travel around West Virginia and meet with local residents, community and business leaders and state and local officials to[Read More…]

Capito announces events in West Virginia this week

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will participate in several events throughout West Virginia this week. On Tuesday, she will visit Southern West Virginia to meet with business leaders and others to discuss economic development and improving broadband access in those regions. On Wednesday, Senator Capito will join Google[Read More…]

Gov. Tomblin announces appointment to state parole board

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of former State Senator David Nohe to the West Virginia Parole Board. “From serving in his hometown community to representing constituents on a statewide level, David’s professional background exemplifies a life of public service,” Gov. Tomblin said. “I believe[Read More…]

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