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OSM still reviewing financial disclosure from WV DEP’s Caperton
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OSM still reviewing financial disclosure from WV DEP’s Caperton

Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va — More than two months after he took the job, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Austin Caperton’s disclosures about his personal finances are still under review by the U.S. Interior Department under the conflict-of-interest provisions of the federal strip mining law, according to records obtained under […]

Climb, rappel at North Bend State Park’s April “Quest” adventure
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Climb, rappel at North Bend State Park’s April “Quest” adventure

CAIRO, W.Va. – Rock climbing and rappelling are fun outdoors activities, but only if they are done safely. North Bend State Park is offering “Quest” training for beginners in April. Called “John’s Quest,” the package is a two-hour introduction to climbing and rappelling for two people, plus overnight camping. All needed climbing and safety gear […]

W.Va. Chamber of Commerce backs part of Justice budget plan
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W.Va. Chamber of Commerce backs part of Justice budget plan

Release from the Office of Gov. Jim Justice: business organization supports .00045 Commercial Activities Tax CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce announced today that it is supporting the Governor’s  .00045 Commercial Activities Tax (CAT) on businesses. This contribution from business will approach $45 million. “It’s time to solve this budget crisis and give West […]

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W.Va. Municipal Home Rule Board to meet Monday at 10 a.m. at Capitol Complex

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program Board will meet Monday at 10 a.m. The board will meet at the State Capitol Complex, Building 6, Conference Room 6a in Charleston. To see the cities and plans, visit http://wvdo.org/homerule/home-rule-cities.html

WV DNR announces trout stocking the week of March 27-31
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WV DNR announces trout stocking the week of March 27-31

ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of March 27, 2017: Anthony Creek Bear Rocks Lake Big Clear Creek Blackwater River Buckhannon River (rail stocking) Buffalo Fork Lake Bullskin Run Burnsville Tailwaters Cacapon Park Lake Camp Creek Cherry River Chief Logan Pond Clear Fork of Guyandotte River Clear Fork of Tug Cranberry […]

House kills helmet amendment
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House kills helmet amendment

BY DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates passed a number of Senate bills April 1, and crushed an amendment on another that would have allowed motorcyclists to go helmetless. SB 173, to allow autocycle riders to hit the road without obtaining a motorcycle endorsement or wearing a helmet, […]

WV House of Delegates hearing discusses bill that would alter DUI laws
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WV House of Delegates hearing discusses bill that would alter DUI laws

By Michelle DillonThe Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates is considering a bill that would change the state’s drunk driving laws.  The House had a hearing on SB 212 on Friday morning. Law enforcement officials, judges, lawyers, the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and others spoke at the hearing. […]

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WV DOC veteran Butcher named acting commissioner of W.Va. prison system

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice has named Loita Butcher as acting commissioner of the W.Va. Division of Corrections, the first woman to oversee the state’s prison system. Butcher is a veteran of the agency, having most recently served as assistant commissioner and prior to that as chief of staff. She first joined the Division of […]

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Stonewall Resort’s Arnold Palmer golf course celebrating 15th anniversary

Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course now open WESTON, W.Va. – The Arnold Palmer Signature Course at Stonewall Resort, celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year and ranked among the top 100 courses in the nation by Golfweek Magazine, will open for seasonal play on Saturday, April 1, resort officials announced. “Golfing great Arnold Palmer, followed by a crowd […]

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Eagle Manufacturing CEO meets with President Trump

Release from Eagle Manufacturing:  Discussion focused on regulations and other issues impacting the manufacturing industry WASHINGTON, D.C.  – In a meeting this week at the White House, Eagle Manufacturing Company’s Joe Eddy shared with President Trump some of the critical issues impacting small manufacturers, and possible solutions that would support industry growth. Eddy, Eagle president and CEO, […]