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Register now for W.Va. Chamber’s 2017 Environmental, Energy Conference

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Chamber’s 2017 Environmental and Energy Conference is May 24 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center. This year’s conference has been approved for 6.8 CLE credits for WV and kicks off at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Topics that will be covered at this year’s conference include: WV Department of Environmental Protection Policy and Initiatives Waste […]

Spinning the story on student distractions
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Spinning the story on student distractions

By LISA SHREWSBERRY The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Can a toy be therapeutic? Depends on how you spin it. Whirling curiosities dot the timeline of novelties that defy explanation — first, yoyos and twirling tops of ancient origin, then hula-hoops and the like in the ’50s. Now a novelty for Gen Z has emerged: […]

Dominion Hope changes named to Dominion Energy West Virginia
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Dominion Hope changes named to Dominion Energy West Virginia

Staff reports The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Dominion Hope began serving customers under its new name, Dominion Energy West Virginia, Monday. This move reflects results of a May 10 shareholder vote transforming the name of the company’s corporate parent from Dominion Resources Inc. to Dominion Energy Inc. (NYSE: D). “While our name may be […]

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Stargazers to gather in Calhoun County this weekend

Staff report The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Amateur astronomers will gather near Grantsville this weekend for the fourth annual Calhoun Stargaze. The two-day, three-night stargazing party is part of an effort to spur economic development in distressed Appalachian communities. It is supported by the Appalachian Regional Commission and the West Virginia Development Office. Other […]

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WVU Researchers continue search for grandparents raising grandchildren

By THERESA MARTHEY The Preston County News & Journal KINGWOOD, W.Va. — Dr. Lauri Andress, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Leadership, continues to look for grandparents, ages 56 and up, who are raising their grandchildren. “This project actually started out of my first project on senior citizens,” Andress said. “In […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, May 16

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. AP ANALYSIS: TRUMP INTEL SHARING COULD RATTLE ALLIESReports that the U.S. president revealed sensitive intelligence to Russian officials comes just a […]

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Coal shippers benefit as mine industry enjoys a rebound

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All Christy Laxton has to do to see if the coal market has improved is look out her office window. “We have a railroad track that runs right behind our office. We had had very few (coal trains), but right now we have one a day, […]

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Initiative to fuel interest in gasification seeks to re-energize coal industry

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph WISE, Va. — An initiative to fuel interest in the gasification process to revitalize the coal industry continues, but traditional obstacles in its path still muddy the waters. Dr. Dick Wolfe, president of Virginia Carbonite of Wise, Va. and a long-time advocate of clean coal technology, said the technology […]

AG Morrisey visits Logan, speaks of opioid epidemic
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AG Morrisey visits Logan, speaks of opioid epidemic

By OWEN WELLS Civitas Media LOGAN, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey held a roundtable discussion at the Logan County Commission May 12 which covered topics from consumer protection to the opioid epidemic. The meeting included key stakeholders from Logan County from members of the commission to Sheriff Sonya Dingess Porter, Assessor Glenn […]

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Hepatitis C cases on the rise; needle exchange program running again in Beckley

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — With the spread of hepatitis C on the rise, a local doctor is again trying to curb the public health crisis in Beckley with a needle exchange program. “West Virginia is heading toward No. 1 for hepatitis C in the U.S.,” said Dr. Ayne Amjad. “We’re already […]