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State officials say these animals are dangerous and owners need permits
The public has an opportunity to weigh in on the state’s proposed list of dangerous animals.
W.Va. closes budget gap without extra steps
State officials say West Virginia closed a gap in the budget and ended the fiscal year in the black.
Scam targeting West Virginia debit cards
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says a scam involving credit and debit cards is targeting state consumers.
Charleston-Morgantown bus service to debut Tuesday
The West Virginia Division of Public Transit is preparing to launch a new bus service between Charleston and Morgantown.
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.
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