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CHARLESTON (AP) — Federal impact inspections at U.S. mine operations in July resulted in 190 citations and eight orders. The Mine Safety and Health Administration conducted the inspections at 15 coal mines and three other mines. There have been nearly 800 impact inspections since April 2010 after the Upper Big Branch mine explosion in West […]

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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Republican nominees for U.S. Senate from Virginia and West Virginia have made a friendly wager on the outcome of a high school football game between schools from their states. Ed Gillespie’s campaign says if West Virginia’s Bluefield High School beats Virginia’s Graham High, he’ll send Virginia ham to Shelley Moore Capito. […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Yeager Airport officials are exploring a project that could make the airport the first in the nation to run entirely on electricity it generates from solar panels. The Charleston Gazette reports that members approved a motion to find the lowest bid on the project at a board meeting Thursday. The project would […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — 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. The company and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection met last week to discuss whether the site is eligible for the agency’s Voluntary Remediation […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A center that helps educate West Virginia parents of children with disabilities is getting a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Rep. David McKinley announced the grant to West Virginia Parent Training and Information Inc. this week. McKinley says the center has been dedicated to helping parents of children with […]

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FAIRMONT (AP) — Marion County school officials are investigating parents’ complaints that their children were injured while participating in a class activity. Schools Superintendent Gary Price tells The Times-West Virginian that two North Marion High School teachers involved in the activity are on leave pending the investigation’s conclusion. Parents told WBOY-TV that students were tied […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The state Public Service Commission’s chairman has removed himself from an investigation into a water company’s response to a January chemical spill. The Charleston Gazette reports PSC Chairman Mike Albert cited his previous work as an attorney representing West Virginia American Water in stepping down from the spill investigation. Albert says he […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Six community health groups in West Virginia will receive nearly $1.5 million in federal funding to support facility improvements for patient-centered medical homes. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the funding this week through the Affordable Care Act. The grant recipients are Community Care of West Virginia in Rock […]

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Farmers in the Huntington area will have to travel to other cities to buy supplies. Members of the Huntington Southern States Cooperative voted this week to close the store due to declining sales and revenue. Southern States corporate representatives had recommended the store’s closure last year. Southern States district manager Jim Briedwell […]

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginians soon will have to pay to obtain some public documents from the Secretary of State’s Office. Beginning Sept. 4, the office will charge fees to obtain public filings for businesses and organizations. The filings include licenses, articles of incorporation, and certificates of dissolution. These documents previously could be viewed online […]

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