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2 hrs ago | Logan Banner

EPA comment period extended

The Evironmental Protection Agency has moved its deadline for public comment on the Clean Power Plant Proposed Rule from October 16, to December 1, 2014, giving citizens an additional 45 days to weigh in.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, West Virginia Government, Virginia, Virginia Government

6 hrs ago | Silver City Sun-News

Ex-POW Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film

"It's a lot of stress," Lynch told The Associated Press on Tuesday as she was heading from West Virginia to Rock Hill, South Carolina, to finish filming. "But I have to say I've had fun with it and it's an opportunity.

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7 hrs ago | Personal Injury Law News

DEP facing lawsuit over access to mining pollution data

By Ken Ward Jr. The state Department of Environmental Protection is facing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit over its refusal to provide a public interest law firm with a slice of agency data that shows recent water pollution levels at coal-mining operations across West Virginia.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government

12 hrs ago | The Intelligencer

Rainy Day Fund Used To Balance B...

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he will dip into West Virginia's Rainy Day Fund to close a projected gap in state funding that amounts to more than $100 million. Tomblin will present the 2016 budget in January, but officials already are looking at ways to close the gap caused by declines in revenue and federal reimbursements.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, West Virginia Government

16 hrs ago | Weirton Daily Times

Burdette: W.Va. - can't be left out' on cracker

West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Keith Burdette expects Odebrecht to decide whether to build the estimated $5 billion ethane cracker in Wood County by next year, but he believes the natural gas liquid is plentiful enough to support multiple new petrochemical plants.

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Related Topix: Wood County, WV, Moundsville, WV, Glen Dale, WV, Parkersburg, WV

19 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

Future at Stake

West Virginians must know by now this is no longer the state in which most of us grew up. In addition to the qualities that make this the wild, wonderful state we love, another factor has crept into the fabric of Mountain State life.

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Related Topix: Prison, Virginia Government, Virginia, West Virginia Government, Drugs

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Review

Officials praise TS&T reclamation efforts

A top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official has praised the cleanup of the old Taylor, Smith & Taylor pottery site, calling it a case study in brownfields reclamation. "I can't overstate the importance of brownfields restoration," Garvin said, "which is spurring economic development, revitalizing communities and protecting people's health and our environment here in West Virginia ... ."

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Virginia, West Virginia Government

The Daily Caller

Environmentally-Friendly Democratic Senate Candidate Gary Peters Invests In Fracking And Coal

Democratic Michigan Senate candidate Rep. Gary Peters invests in companies that profit from fracking and burning coal, according to financial disclosures reviewed by The Daily Caller. Peters has fashioned himself as an environmentalist in his 2014 Senate campaign against Republican Terri Lynn Land.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Global Warming, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Conservative Political News

USA Today

Kentucky's Grimes is latest Dem to brandish gun in campaign ad

The ad shows Grimes shooting skeet, as she describes how she is different from President Obama. It's a response to McConnell's repeated charge that she would simply be a rubber stamp for Obama in the Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat, US Governors, Joe Manchin

WTOV9

Youth worker charged with sexual abuse

According to reports, Raechel Kaelyn Miles, 21, digitally penetrated a girl who was in the care of the state of West Virginia. The incident allegedly happened at the stage area of Grand Vue Park.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government

Big News Network.com

Finding a way to get a college degree

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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Instapundit

In W.Va. Senate Race, an 'Insurmountable' Lead for Capito?

In a recent campaign commercial, West Virginia Senate candidate Natalie Tennant looks into the camera, tells the viewer she'll "make sure President Obama gets the message," and then grabs the lever to an electrical breaker, pulling it down to the "off" position with a clank. At that point, the ad cuts to an image of the White House, its blazing rows of lights going dark one by one.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Eric Cantor, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia Government

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Home Rule applicants don't have to wait long

A total of 22 West Virginia cities have applied for the 16 new slots in the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program. And they won't have to wait long to learn whether or not they have made the cut.

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Related Topix: Wheeling, WV, Bridgeport, WV, Martinsburg, WV, Clarksburg, WV

NewsandSentinel.com

New system to grade schools

School systems across West Virginia will be graded in determining accreditation, according to a new performance-based system being implemented this month. The West Virginia Office of Educational Performance Audits will conduct on-site reviews starting this month in Monongalia County.

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Related Topix: Wood County, WV, Jackson County, WV, Ritchie County, WV, Tyler County, WV

Weirton Daily Times

Cooperation key to brownfields program

While brownfields may not sound like something to celebrate, the successful collaborative approach being used statewide to help reclaim them is noteworthy - especially since it includes local governments, communities, federal and state agencies as well as higher education professionals.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Huntington, WV, West Virginia University, Chester, WV, Morgantown, WV

Martinsburg Journal

Tomblin to use Rainy Day Fund on budget

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says he will dip into West Virginia's Rainy Day Fund to close a more than $100 million gap in state funding. Tomblin will present the Fiscal Year 2016 budget in January, but officials already are looking at ways to shore up the gap caused by declines in revenue and federal reimbursements.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, West Virginia Government, Healthcare Law, Law

The Review

Stay in West Virginia, play in West Virginia

The new Racetrack/Casino in Austintown, Ohio, went on line Sept.11. Neighboring states expanding their gaming venues is something which has taken place for years now.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Hancock County, WV, New Cumberland, WV, Weirton, WV

The Review

West Virginia teens attend Youth Leadership Summit

ST. GEORGE, W.Va. - Middle School teens from throughout West Virginia came together at the Horseshoe Leadership Center June 22-28 to sharpen their teamwork and communication skills at the group's annual Leadership Summit.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Marietta Times

Arrest made in West Virginia slaying

Police say a North Carolina man has been charged in the death of a West Virginia man whose body was found in a park. Police in St. Albans say in a statement that an arrest warrant was served in Charleston on Friday charging 24-year-old Michael Benbow of Huntersville, North Carolina, with first-degree murder.

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Martinsburg Journal

Alex Mooney is the clear choice for West Virginia

When I first read your article about Alex Mooney solidly ahead of Nick Casey in the polls, I wasn't surprised. After all it seems to me that there could hardly be a better contrast when it comes to a referendum on West Virginian values.

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