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Alpha sells idle mine properties to eliminate self-bonding obligations

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Alpha Natural Resources is transferring idle mine properties in West Virginia and three other states, eliminating its self-bonded reclamation obligations. The company announced Wednesday, July 19, that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Lexington Coal Co. to convey real and personal properties in […]

Former West Virginia Business College students consider next step
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Former West Virginia Business College students consider next step

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Former West Virginia Business College enrollees are assessing their options for either continuing their education or potentially discharging their student loans. On Wednesday, a few of those who had been attending the recently closed institution attended an informational session at West Virginia Northern Community […]

Marshall University board extends Gilbert’s contract 5 years
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Marshall University board extends Gilbert’s contract 5 years

By LACIE PIERSON The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Saying they were pleased with the direction in which Marshall University was headed, Marshall’s Board of Governors on Wednesday gave President Jerome Gilbert a five-year contract extension. Board members unanimously approved the extension in a special meeting that lasted about 15 minutes in the Memorial Student Center. Gilbert, […]

Gov. Justice to visit Clarksburg area Thursday; event open to public
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Gov. Justice to visit Clarksburg area Thursday; event open to public

By CHARLES YOUNG The Exponent Telegram BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice will be in Bridgeport at noon Thursday to promote his road-building initiative. Justice will speak at the West Virginia Division of Highways District 4 headquarters about “specific road and bridge projects” that will be included in the “Jim’s Promise Program,” according to the […]

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Public interest groups renew call for WV to withhold voter information requested by EIC

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity convened for its first meeting today, without all of the voter information it had requested from all 50 states. In June, CEI sent letters to Secretary of States across the country seeking “publicly available voter roll data” including, where […]

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10 things to know: Thursday, July 20

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, July 20, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. JOHN MCCAIN FACING DAUNTING BATTLE The Arizona senator’s tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and […]

Capito, Manchin oppose repealing ACA without replacement plan
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Capito, Manchin oppose repealing ACA without replacement plan

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Both West Virginia Senators said Tuesday they are not on board with the new tack of repealing the Affordable Care Act without any replacement. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito said they will not vote for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s latest plan to pull the […]

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Manchin plans to meet with other former governors to find health care solution

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — After two more Republican senators joined those opposing the overhaul of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the vote on the replacement bill has been halted. Another vote, however, to repeal the health care measure is now being considered. Moving forward, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he wants […]

Speaking up: Capito’s stance on health bill pleases Eastern Panhandle crowd
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Speaking up: Capito’s stance on health bill pleases Eastern Panhandle crowd

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal MARTINSBURG — Two local political groups appealed to Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito for support against the newest national effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and attendees were rewarded with a mid-rally announcement from the senator’s representatives declaring she would not support the newest effort to repeal the healthcare […]

Boy Scouts make their way to West Virginia for the official start of the 2017 National Jamboree
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Boy Scouts make their way to West Virginia for the official start of the 2017 National Jamboree

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Over 600 buses filled with approximately 27,450 Boy Scouts and leaders will be arriving at the Hazel and J&W Ruby Welcome Center near Mount Hope today to kick-start their adventure into the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR) in Glen Jean. The Boy Scouts […]