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1 hr ago | Water Online

Freedom Industries Fallout: Tightening Water Regulations For Aboveground Storage Tanks

Five months after leaked chemicals contaminated the public water supply, West Virginia passed legislation to prevent future tank failures - and perhaps serve as a model for others.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government, Charleston, WV

5 hrs ago | Logan Banner

Tennant choice of mine workers

Natalie Tennant is officially the U.S. Senate candidate of the United Mine Workers of America.

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Related Topix: Racine, WV, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller

7 hrs ago | Marietta Times

Company continues cracker plant planning

The company planning the multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker plant is continuing to move forward with its plans to build an ethane cracker facility in Wood County.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government

11 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Utility opposes $2.9M deal in W.Va. spill case

A utility is opposing a $2.9 million bankruptcy settlement that would fund projects to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in January.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, West Virginia Government

15 hrs ago | The Intelligencer

Educate People About Coal Role

Some Americans who never met a miner are beginning to wake up to the peril of President Barack Obama's war on coal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

19 hrs ago | The Inter-Mountain

Home Rule Board comes to Eastern Panhandle

The Town of Bath, Charles Town, Martinsburg and Ranson will finally get their chance to pitch their applications for inclusion in the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program Phase II.

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Related Topix: Martinsburg, WV, Charles Town, WV, Ranson, WV, Clarksburg, WV, US Governors, Earl Ray Tomblin

23 hrs ago | PaintSquare

U.S. Bridge, Highway Contracts Slump

State and local government awards for highway and bridge work have declined by nearly 14 percent in the first half of 2014, compared with the same period last year, a new analysis shows.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government, Virginia Government, Virginia

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Huntington News

Tri State Artist Exhibition Opens September 6

The Tri-State Arts Association, in conjunction with the Museum, will present this biennial exhibition that promotes the work of artists living and working in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

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Related Topix: Arts, Painting, Photography

SFGate

Brace for more election year slams, West Virginia

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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

Weirton Daily Times

5 Things to know about the West Virginia elections

The results will show if frustrated voters are willing to lump all Democrats together.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, 2012 Presidential Election

The Motley Fool

West Virginia Unprepared for Future Without Coal

This article was written by Oilprice.com , the leading provider of energy news in the world.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government, Virginia Government, Virginia

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Skift

Reflections on 70 Years of Smokey Bear

But at age 70, the fire-fighting star of America's longest-running public service ad campaign remains all bear, and bullish on prospects for achieving his goal - preventing wildfires.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Martinsburg Journal

Town of Bath is smallest of applicants

Of the 22 municipalities applying to be part of West Virginia's extended and expanded Home Rule Pilot Program, the Town of Bath is the only Class IV municipality.

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Related Topix: Berkeley Springs, WV, Martinsburg, WV, Charles Town, WV, Ranson, WV

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Intelligencer

DEP Says Ohio River Drilling Is No Problem

As a former West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection inspector, Tim Greene believes allowing drilling and fracking in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations beneath the Ohio River should not create any problems for the region's drinking water supply.

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

Marietta Times

W.Va. spill company eyes voluntary cleanup program

Freedom Industries is considering trying to enter a state program to help ease cleanup at the site where a chemical spill polluted the Charleston area's water supply.

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Related Topix: West Virginia Government

ABC News

5 Things to Watch in This Fall's Senate Races

The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama's administration.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat

Huntington News

Kessler Makes Appointment to Public Water System Supply Study Commission

Senate President Jeff Kessler announced today he appointed Dr. Rahul Gupta, Executive Director of the Kanawha Charleston Health Department, to the Public Water System Supply Study Commission.

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Martinsburg Journal

Common Sense: Capito jobs plan covers all the bases

Flashy federal initiatives are missing from the job-creation plan released Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., who wants to pursue her proposals through a seat in the U.S. Senate from West Virginia.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government, Small Business, Personal Finance, US News

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Inter-Mountain

United Methodist Foundation elects officers, trustees

Jeff Taylor, president of The United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia Inc., announced that its Board of Trustees recently elected new officers and trustees J. Franklin "Joe" Long of Bluefield, Va., and Hilton Head, S.C., continues his two-year term as chairperson.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, WV, Huntington, WV, Buckhannon, WV, Parkersburg, WV, Morgantown, WV

The Daily Caller

Blue State Dems Hate On Nancy Pelosi

Two Democrats running for congress in West Virginia's first and second districts took a strong stance against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a state Chamber of Commerce Business Summit Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative David McKinley, Barack Obama

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