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6 min ago | WCHS-TV Charleston

New Law Brings Policing Effort To Chemical Storage Tanks

New legislation is on the books now, which will more strictly regulate chemical facilities like Freedom Industries.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government

4 hrs ago | Charleston Daily Mail

Endorsement: Challengers versus status quo in the 36th District House race

The 36th district of the West Virginia House of Delegates consists of a large chunk of Kanawha County, including the eastern river towns of Belle, Shrewsbury, Chelyan, Cedar Grove and Pratt, among others; all of the southern part of the county south of Tornado and Alum Creek, and an inexplicable smidgen of territory north of Charleston and west of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Kanawha County, WV, Cedar Grove, WV, Chelyan, WV, Pratt, WV

8 hrs ago | Coal Valley News

This week in West Virginia history

The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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Related Topix: Monroe County, WV, Gap Mills, WV, Union, WV, New Creek, WV

12 hrs ago | Big News Network.com

WIC income guidelines change

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government

16 hrs ago | The Inter-Mountain

Semifinalists announced for Scholar Program

Fifteen top high school juniors from across West Virginia are the semifinalists for the seventh annual MVB Bank West Virginia Scholar Program.

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Related Topix: Semifinalists, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Virginia Wesleyan College, Wesleyan College, South Charleston, WV

21 hrs ago | Coal Valley News

Federal investigation of Arch Coal ...

A federal investigation of an Arch Coal subsidiary has been confirmed by a corporate spokesman in the midst of rumors and speculation that are quickly spreading throughout the Tug Valley as to what the investigation includes and who it may affect.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Roll Call

Super PAC Ties GOP Challenger to Koch Brothers

House Majority PAC, a super PAC that aims to elect House Democrats, has a new ad tying a GOP challenger in West Virginia to conservative businessmen David and Charles Koch.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nick II Rahall, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Water Online

Senate Advances Bill Regulating Chemical Storage Tanks

The bill, the Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act of 2014 , would amend the Safe Water Drinking Act "to direct the administrator of the EPA or each state exercising primary enforcement responsibility for public water systems to carry out a state chemical storage facility source water protection program," according to the legislation.

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Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia Government

Roll Call

Charleston Gazette Endorsements Need a Little Perspective

The Charleston Gazette, West Virginia's largest newspaper, has endorsed both Democratic Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant and Rep. Nick J. Rahall II, a Democrat in the 3rd District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Nick II Rahall, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, West Virginia Government

ThinkProgress

Federal Report Shines Light On Health Impacts Of West Virginia Chemical Spill

The Freedom Industries site, which released 10,000 gallons of chemicals into West Virginia water, is seen in this Jan. 13, 2014, photo.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia Government, Virginia, Virginia Government, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin, Liberal Political News

Switched

West Virginia Secretary Of State Accuses Koch-Backed Group Of 'Misleading' Voters

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant attacked Americans for Prosperity, a conservative nonprofit backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch, on Tuesday for distributing "misleading" and "confusing" voter registration mailings, according to the Associated Press .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

Logan Banner

WVSBDC to hold workshop to benefit entrepren...

A workshop will be held at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Thursday, May 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to teach Business Fundamentals.

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Concord selects new president

The Concord University Board of Governors has selected Dr. Kendra Boggess as the university's 12th president, contingent upon approval by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, university officials announced late Tuesday evening.

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Related Topix: Concord University, Fairmont State University

Martinsburg Journal

Crucial Data: Gap between revenue, spending may grow

Within a few weeks, West Virginia officials should have an idea of whether the gap between state spending and budget revenue is going to persist - or even grow worse.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Virginia, West Virginia Government

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WCHS-TV Charleston

Local Children Plant Pinwheels For Abuse Prevention

April is child abuse prevention month and a special ceremony in Huntington brought awareness.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Kids, Family

WCHS-TV Charleston

WV DHHR Appoints Three Deputy Secretaries

West Virginia's Department of Health and Human Resources has appointed three deputy secretaries in response to an audit last year detailing the agency's inefficiencies.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government

Washington Examiner

WVa chemical safe level based on 2 weeks exposure

When federal officials decided what chemical levels West Virginians could safely consume in water tainted by a January spill, their standard assumed people would be exposed for two weeks, not 100-plus days.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Earl Ray Tomblin

Insurance Journal West

West Virginia Seeks Input on Chemical Tank Safety Rules

West Virginia regulators are asking stakeholders for input as they begin developing rules to implement a new chemical storage tank safety law.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Virginia, West Virginia Government

The Inter-Mountain

Rahall convenes meeting on W.Va. drug problems

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says he has arranged a roundtable discussion with federal and West Virginia officials on the state's prescription drug abuse and trafficking problems.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, West Virginia Government

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Point Pleasant Register

'Road Angels' to host auto fair

The Mason County Fairgrounds will come alive with car enthusiasts the first weekend in May for a first-of-its-kind event to the area.

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