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East River Mountain eyed for $2 billion hydroelectric pump station project

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, Va. — Tazewell County officials are applauding the news that a site on East River Mountain in Tazewell County is one of two in the region being considered for a $2 billion pumped hydroelectric storage facility. Dominion Energy announced Thursday morning that the 4,100-acre site is near Bluefield, […]

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Editorial: No politics past this point

From The Dominion Post of Morgantown: School boards of the past were once as much about political patronage as championing education in West Virginia. But, by and large, that mentality in most school districts changed long ago, if it is not altogether gone now. Though we would like to believe infrastructure issues are not political […]

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WV State Board of Education member Vitale arrested for DUI, leaving scene

The Dominion Post Staff Report   MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Local leader and West Virginia Board of Education member Frank Vitale was arrested for DUI on Sept. 8, according to court records. The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department charged Francis S. Vitale, 43, of Morgantown, with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. According to his […]

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Editorial: Wheeling sewer system work needed

From The Wheeling Intelligencer: Those “unexpected” expenses that plague most of us — the car needs a new transmission, the house needs a new roof, etc — really should not be surprises. If you own something, it needs to be repaired occasionally.    So it is with the infrastructure that serves us collectively. Sometimes, we […]

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Sen. Joe Manchin: Opportunity Abounds in the Northern Panhandle

By Craig Howell The Weirton Daily Times WEIRTON, W.Va. — The Northern Panhandle is awash in opportunity — especially when it comes to the energy sector, according to Sen. Joe Manchin. “We’ve got a new renaissance,” Manchin, D-W.Va., said during a visit to Weirton Friday. “It’ll be different. It’ll be more diverse than what it […]

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Editorial: Welcome US Methanol

From The Charleston Gazette-Mail, Daily Mail page: A funny thing is happening here in the Kanawha Valley. A chemical manufacturing company is disassembling a plant at a foreign location and moving it here. It’s the reverse of a process that began in our area, then known as “Chemical Valley,” in the late 1970s. At the […]

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Editorial: It’s not sadness: Why women cry at work

From The Register-Herald of Beckley: By Gina Barreca of The Hartford Courant Crying at work might not mean what you think it does. A woman weeping in front of her colleagues, her clients or her boss is probably not a woman expressing sadness. She’s not displaying weakness. Instead she’s a person expressing such a fierce […]

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WV DEP vacates permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Ken Ward Jr. The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Faced with a deadline to defend their permit approval against a federal court challenge, West Virginia regulators moved this week to back off their certification that the Mountain Valley Pipeline would not violate the state’s water quality standards. The state Department of Environmental Protection said in […]

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Editorial: Needle-exchange programs continue to be controversial

From The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington:   Needle exchange programs like the ones in Cabell and Kanawha counties continue to be a source of controversy, as evidenced by readers’ response to an Aug. 29 article in The Herald-Dispatch. That story related how the leaders of the Cabell-Huntington and the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department said their programs were […]

Williamson’s King Coal Festival schedule released
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Williamson’s King Coal Festival schedule released

By KYLE LOVERN Williamson Daily News WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The 45th annual King Coal Festival will run from Sept. 14-17 in Williamson. The Action in Mingo (AIM) organization founded this popular festival back in 1972. The group thought it was a way of honoring the coal mining heritage in the Tug Valley area. Festival goers will […]