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Millions in outside cash pour into Rahall race
Facing his toughest re-election in decades, Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall sat down three supporters outside an idyllic general store in West Virginia for a TV ad.
Miffed, the pro-coal trio lamented that wealthy out-of-towners keep spending millions of dollars to blast their congressman.
Judge defends secrecy in spill company bankruptcy
A judge has defended his decision to let the company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia’s biggest drinking water supply file some financial statements out of public view.
According to The Charleston Gazette, Bankruptcy Judge Ronald Pearson in Charleston wrote Thursday that Freedom Industries should provide periodic updates on the Charleston spill site cleanup.
Three West Virginia mines cited by MSHA
Federal impact inspections at U.S. mine operations in May resulted in 172 citations and 21 orders.
Inmate guilty in guard’s assault
An inmate at Hazelton Federal Correctional Institute has been convicted of assaulting a correctional officer.
WorkForce WV bolstered by federal grants
WorkForce West Virginia will receive two federal grants totaling more than $6 million to train the state’s unemployed workers and to connect them to job opportunities.
The larger of the two grants, $6.1 million from the Department of Labor’s Job-Driven National Emergency Grant, will be used to provide services such as “coaching, counseling and direct job placement ... with good-paying jobs,” a media release from Sen. Joe Manchin’s office said Thursday.
Feds: No more animal tests on spilled chemical
Despite rejection from federal health officials, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is still pushing for more animal studies to understand what health effects may surface years after the January chemical spill into West Virginia’s biggest water supply.
Though little lab research was available after the spill, federal officials quickly decided what chemical level was safe enough to drink in water.
W.Va. state fair announces 2014 collector basket
Limited edition collector baskets commemorating the 2014 State Fair of West Virginia are going on sale next week.
Fugitive from West Virginia captured in Mexico
A fugitive who has been the subject of federal manhunts in West Virginia has been captured in Mexico.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that 43-year-old Eugene Cobbs, who is originally from Philadelphia, was arrested without incident Monday.
West Virginia to study its juvenile justice system
West Virginia is joining the Pew Charitable Trusts to study its juvenile justice system and find better ways to keep youthful offenders out of detention centers.
West Virginia nearly doubled the rate at which it sent youths to juvenile facilities from 1997 to 2011, a stark contrast to decreases nationwide.
Tax department disputes $715.7 million unpaid claim
The West Virginia Tax Department is disputing an audit that found the state is owed more than $715 million in unpaid taxes.
The legislative audit released Tuesday says that out of the $715.7 million, $298.3 million owed can be collected. The totals are as of December 2013.
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