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WV DEP waives water review authority, paving way for Mountain Valley Pipeline
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WV DEP waives water review authority, paving way for Mountain Valley Pipeline

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Justice administration on Thursday moved to pave the way for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline, reissuing a permit covering the pipeline construction’s stormwater pollution and also giving up the state’s broad legal authority to determine if the $3.7 billion project would harm West Virginia’s rivers […]

Firefighters answer smoke call at IEI facility
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Firefighters answer smoke call at IEI facility

By JEFFREY SAULTON The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — At about 7 p.m. Wednesday calls came into the Wood County 911 Center saying smoke was coming from the IEI Plastics site on Old Camden Avenue, said Wood County 911 Director Rick Woodyard. Woodyard said the Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department and the Parkersburg Fire […]

WV bishop asks Episcopal churches to carry naloxone
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WV bishop asks Episcopal churches to carry naloxone

By LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail It wasn’t a particular incident that led the bishop of the state’s Episcopal churches to encourage its congregations to stock the overdose-reversing drug naloxone; Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer just hates what the opioid epidemic is doing to West Virginia. “I hate seeing young people and old people die because of […]

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Student-centered learning model could come to W.Va.

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A change is coming to how students in West Virginia’s K-12 public education system learn, an expert said Wednesday. It may take a while, but the evolutionary change is part of a nationwide trend. The change is called personalized education. It moves away from the teacher-centered […]

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St. Clairsville-based Murray Energy moves on western coal in Utah

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Miners across the nation produced about 26 million tons more coal from April through June compared to the same period in 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Hoping to capitalize on that growth, Murray Energy officials are forming are partnership to […]

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Fayette mother allegedly finds heroin in daughter’s trick-or-treat bag

By GUISEPPE SABELLA Charleston Gazette-Mail OAK HILL, W.Va. — Oak Hill police are wondering how a chunk of heroin found its way into a young girl’s candy bag Tuesday night. Police Chief Mike Whisman said the girl’s mother called police at about 7:30 p.m., shortly after she returned from an evening of trick-or-treating in the […]

WV Broadband Council launches Internet Speed Test
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WV Broadband Council launches Internet Speed Test

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Broadband Council wants residents to test the speed of their internet service to determine where the state is strong and weak in connectivity. The council created a Speed Test Portal for residents to measure internet speed. This test will provide data to generate a […]

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WVU Reed College of Media to host a women’s hackathon on artificial intelligence

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Artificial intelligence has a serious diversity problem. Algorithms that increasingly influence much of our daily lives are created by technologists who aren’t necessarily doing the best job representing gender, racial or economic diversity. That’s why the West Virginia University Reed College of Media has teamed up with MediaShift to co-host […]

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Credit card vulnerability awareness rises

By JOSHUA QUALLS The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Americans now are able to get their money back pretty easily if their credit card is skimmed thanks to federal policy, but experts say many neither know that nor how to secure themselves from the risks. Over the past several years, financial services like Visa and Mastercard have […]

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North Central West Virginia Airport’s new flights offer a connections to the world

By KIRSTEN RENEAU The Exponent Telegram BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.  — After six months of preparation, the first SkyWest flight out of North Central West Virginia Regional Airport took passengers to Chicago Wednesday afternoon. NCWV Airport Director Rick Rock hopes the flight to O’Hare International Airport marks the beginning of what will be endless opportunities for the […]