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Manchin discusses hodgepodge of topics during seven-county tour
Although Sen. Joe Manchin had planned to discuss the Charleston-area chemical spill and his recent piece of legislation the Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act of 2014, he instead turned his focus on a hodgepodge of topics, including minimum wage, balancing the nation’s budget and health-care issues during a visit to Beckley Wednesday.
Legal questions hover over bill allowing state to claim water
Issues about surface and groundwater, common law vs. constitutional law and potential liability caused the Senate’s Committee on Finance to lay over a bill that would place ownership of the state’s water resources with the people of West Virginia.
Accountability helped Fayetteville man change his lifestyle, improve his health
In his late 40s, Randy Housh’s energy slowly dropped. He just felt tired a lot. His feet sometimes went numb. It had been coming on for a while. “I just felt blah most of the time,” he recalls.
Regional forum on child poverty slated at SALS
The Southern Appalachian Labor School will host an Our Children, Our Future regional forum at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Historic Oak Hill School, 140 School Street, Oak Hill.
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Residents plea with legislators for protection of landfill laws
An emotional Mary Rahall nearly lost her voice as she spoke to the House Committee on the Judiciary Monday evening. In the end, though, her plea came through loud and clear.
“Don’t fail us,” she said. “Protect me. Protect our babies and our kids.”
Scarbro man sentenced for distributing cocaine
John Wayne Taylor Jr., 37, of Scarbro, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston yesterday to two years and nine months in federal prison for distributing cocaine, according to a press release from the office of United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.
House approves Project Launchpad to help diversify West Virginia economy
West Virginia has long relied on its natural resources and extractive industries for its economic base. But with coal production expected to decline in the next few years, and Marcellus shale gas drilling not quite at peak performance, the state’s budget is in a pinch.
Gee visits WVU Tech campus
E. Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia University (WVU), surprised students, faculty and staff on the campus of WVU Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) Wednesday with a visit to the Student Success Center, the popular studying spot on campus where students also receive advising and tutoring.
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