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International Energy Agency predicts ‘decade of stagnation’ for coal

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The International Energy Agency does not believe President Trump’s plans to overturn Obama-era environmental regulations will do much to bolster coal markets, as the Paris-based organization predicts a “decade of stagnation” in demand for the carbon-rich mineral. The agency predicts that by 2022, coal […]

Survey shows bald eagle numbers growing in Southern WV
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Survey shows bald eagle numbers growing in Southern WV

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Saturday, 23 volunteers braved single-digit temperatures and 15 mph wind gusts to scan the skies above Bluestone Lake and the New River to confirm that an eagle population is alive and growing in Southern West Virginia. Those taking part in the 13th annual Southern West Virginia […]

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Archaeologist to explain artifacts found under Harpers Ferry street

By TIM COOK The Journal HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — Call it uncovering local history, with some metaphorical dirt under your fingernails. About 1,200 artifacts from this historic town’s everyday past were found underneath an original thoroughfare during a recent street reconstruction project. A special presentation by the Baltimore-based archaeologist is scheduled during a special presentation Monday […]

West Virginia candidate for U.S. Senate Blankenship to hold town meeting in Logan
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West Virginia candidate for U.S. Senate Blankenship to hold town meeting in Logan

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch LOGAN, W.Va. — A former coal company CEO who went to prison is hosting a town hall meeting for voters next week as he revs up his U.S. Senate candidacy. Ex-Massey Energy boss Don Blankenship’s campaign said in a news release the meeting will be Jan. 18 at the Chief Logan Lodge, […]

NASA IV&V Educator Resource Center passes STEM knowledge to teachers state-wide
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NASA IV&V Educator Resource Center passes STEM knowledge to teachers state-wide

By EDDIE TRIZZINO Times West Virginian WHITE HALL, W.Va. —  Since she started her current job eight years ago, Pam Casto has been seeing growth happen. As the education specialist at NASA’s Independent Verification & Validation (IV & V) program in Fairmont, the growth she has seen within the organization has been vital to the […]

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10 things to know: Friday, January 12

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP REJECTS IMMIGRATION DEAL IN VULGAR TERMS The president questions why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and […]

‘Coach’ Justice calls for West Virginia to win in second State of the State address
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‘Coach’ Justice calls for West Virginia to win in second State of the State address

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With members of his Greenbrier East High School girls basketball team leading a cheer on the House of Delegates floor, Gov. Jim Justice in his second State of the State address Wednesday declared, “We’re on our way, let’s go get it done.” Using whiteboards to show the […]

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Justice’s ‘turn-the-corner’ budget proposes pay raises, new spending

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following years of budget deficits and mid-year spending cuts, the Justice administration Wednesday unveiled a $4.35 billion “turn-the-corner” general revenue budget for 2018-19, with $135 million of increased spending for tourism, economic development and social services — and the first across-the-board pay raises for teachers and public […]

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Justice speech short on details for combating West Virginia’s opioid crisis

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As drug overdose deaths soar in West Virginia, Gov. Jim Justice pledged Wednesday night to support West Virginia University’s research on opioid addiction, but he offered no comprehensive plan for addressing the health crisis. In his State of the State address, Justice praised WVU’s Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, […]

Delegate’s motion to oust West Virginia Speaker Armstead tabled
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Delegate’s motion to oust West Virginia Speaker Armstead tabled

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Republican delegate from the Eastern Panhandle attempted to oust the Speaker of the House of Delegates from the House floor Wednesday, the first day of the 2018 legislative session. Delegate S. Marshall Wilson, R-Berkeley, made a motion to vacate the position currently held by Delegate Tim […]