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Officials voice support of repealing Clean Power Plan in West Virginia Coal Association rally
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Officials voice support of repealing Clean Power Plan in West Virginia Coal Association rally

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Some state officials and industry supporters spoke in favor of repealing the Clean Power Plan at a Tuesday rally outside the Capitol where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting it two-day public comment hearings on the proposed repeal. The West Virginia Coal Association hosted the rally […]

West Virginia Senate Taps Former West Liberty University president Rob Capehart as finance counsel
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West Virginia Senate Taps Former West Liberty University president Rob Capehart as finance counsel

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Former West Liberty University president Rob Capehart has a new job as lead counsel to the West Virginia Senate Committee on Finance.   Capehart, of Wheeling, previously served as State Secretary of Tax and Revenue, as a chief administrative law judge for the West […]

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Mountain Valley Pipeline asks federal judge to override permit denial

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Mountain Valley Pipeline is asking a federal judge to override the Fayette County commission’s Nov. 17 refusal to rezone a parcel it needs for a compressor station. MVP claims the commissioners didn’t have the authority to reject their application because the compressor station is part of […]

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BOE hears from pipeline representative

By SARAH GOODRICH The Inter-Mountain BUCKHANNON, W.Va.  — With the Atlantic Coast Pipeline planned to run through Upshur County, area schools may be affected by the proposed project. During Tuesday evening’s Upshur County Board of Education meeting, Mike Cozad, community liaison for the ACP, spoke to board members about how the school system would be […]

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Proposed Brooke County power plant awaits permits

By WARREN SCOTT The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register COLLIERS, W.Va.  — West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher recently said the proposed Brooke County Power natural gas-fired electricity plant could be one of the initial projects funded by the $83.7 billion that China Energy plans to spend in the Mountain State. Efforts to develop the […]

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WV Chief Justice has court employees remove missing couch from his house

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A day after an item in a Gazette-Mail political column inquiring about the whereabouts of a couch missing from state Supreme Court offices, Chief Justice Allen Loughry had court employees remove a leather couch from his home on Scenic Drive in Charleston Monday afternoon. Witnesses saw employees […]

Hampshire County residents go nuts for Squirrel Fest
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Hampshire County residents go nuts for Squirrel Fest

By JENNIFER GARDNER Charleston Gazette-Mail AUGUSTA, W.Va. — On a recent fall weekend, down a winding road in Hampshire County, squirrel gravy and critter stew were on the brew. The dishes were in preparation for the 18th annual Squirrel Fest at Bigg Riggs Farm. Mike Shirk, cousin of Trey Smith, who co-owns the farm’s property, […]

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Jefferson, Berkeley counties sue drug manufacturers, distributors

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Jefferson and Berkeley counties are suing drug companies and wholesale drug distributors, blaming them for the opioid epidemic gripping their Eastern Panhandle communities. The 133-page lawsuits, filed in federal court in Martinsburg, claim the drug industry boosted its bottom line by intentionally misrepresenting the risks of […]

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Cabell-Huntington harm reduction program awarded $600K, state accreditation

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Cabell-Huntington Health Department’s harm reduction program received more money and a stamp of approval Tuesday. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources awarded a $600,000 grant toward the department’s harm reduction program, which includes the needle exchange aimed at helping people with addiction. The state […]

Inaugural Weston decorating contest hopes to get residents in the holiday spirit
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Inaugural Weston decorating contest hopes to get residents in the holiday spirit

By JONATHAN WEAVER The Weston News Weston city officials hope to illuminate Lewis County throughout December during the inaugural Home Holiday Decorating Contest. Weston parking enforcement officer Malissa Henline brainstormed the idea with city building inspector Bryan Reed and hopes to make the contest an annual event. “We talked about it before Halloween, actually. It’s […]