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Coalfield Expressway director: Justice should keep promise on building highway
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Coalfield Expressway director: Justice should keep promise on building highway

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice has pushed his highways plan since he was running last year, but much of it hinges on the upcoming bond referendum that would provide $1.6 billion in money for the state’s roads. “If you will go with me, I’ll build the damn road,” […]

US Methanol plant breaks ground in Institute
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US Methanol plant breaks ground in Institute

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail INSTITUTE, W.Va. — Chemical manufacturing startup US Methanol held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for its Liberty One methanol plant in Institute, as company representatives and state and local officials touted the event as a sign of economic advancement in West Virginia. US Methanol expects production to start in mid-2018 and […]

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Dominion Energy considering East River Mountain as site of $2 billion hydro-electric pump station

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, Va. — A site on East River Mountain in Tazewell County is being considered for a $2 billion pumped hydroelectric storage facility. Dominion Energy announced Thursday morning that the 4,100-acre site is near Bluefield, Va. and the other possible location for the facility is in an abandoned mine […]

WVU engineering alumnus flies into the eye of Hurricane Irma
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WVU engineering alumnus flies into the eye of Hurricane Irma

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. West Virginia University alumnus Nick Underwood has been flying into the eye of Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history, to collect critical data about the storm and where it’s headed. Underwood, a native of Beaver, graduated from WVU in 2014 with a degree in aerospace engineering. He […]

West Virginia Supreme Court in session at Independence Hall in Wheeling
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West Virginia Supreme Court in session at Independence Hall in Wheeling

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling Park High School seniors Miyah Kureishy and Sierra Donaldson said their interest in law grew after listening to attorneys present arguments Wednesday before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals at Independence Hall in Wheeling. Kureishy and Donaldson were among about 170 high […]

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Aircraft missing, presumed crashed near Marion county

By CARTER WALKER Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — Authorities are searching for a plane that may have crashed in or near Marion County. The Marion County 911 call log indicates that a plane went missing shortly before 9:30 a.m. Dispatchers with the 911 center in Marion County said they are aware of the missing […]

Opponents, supporters talk Pleasants Power Station sale in Parkersburg
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Opponents, supporters talk Pleasants Power Station sale in Parkersburg

By JEFFREY SAULTON The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Those for and against the proposed purchase of the Pleasants Power Station by Monongahela Power Co. and Potomac Edison Co. made their voices heard during a public comment meeting with the West Virginia Public Service Commission Wednesday. During the two-hour meeting Wednesday in the […]

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Huntington officials, agencies clearing homeless from Ohio River banks

By COURTNEY HESSLER and JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — Huntington city officials started the process Thursday of clearing homeless encampments near Harris Riverfront Park along the Ohio River, according to City Communications Director Bryan Chambers. Several agencies arrived at the area known as “Tent City” between the floodwall and Ohio River, near the […]

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Larry Kump to run again for house seat in 2018

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Former two-term West Virginia Delegate Larry D. Kump, who once proposed that the Eastern Panhandle secede from West Virginia, has decided to run again for state office. Kump will be running for a seat in the State House of Delegates in 2018 to represent District 59, which […]

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Morgantown town hall meeting to address concerns about Trump’s budget proposal

By DOUGLAS SOULE The Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A Morgantown town hall meeting will address concerns about Trump’s budget proposal. Scheduled for Saturday, the town hall will be hosted by Mountaineers for Progress and the West Virginia Citizen Action Group. “There are real people in our community, good people, who if the budget passes […]