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New Initiative Seeks to Boost Economy in Appalachia

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Four U.S. senators and the nonprofit Bipartisan Policy Center have proposed 19 measures to boost the economy in Appalachia, including expanded broadband and telemedicine and tapping the region’s “vast” natural gas reserves for chemical and advanced manufacturing facilities. The initiative released Wednesday is intended to help reverse struggles with poverty and… Read More

More Breakdowns Halt Ohio River Traffic

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Another breakdown at an aging lock and dam has halted river traffic on the Ohio in western Kentucky. It’s the second such interruption in less than a year for a stretch of river that carries some 90 million tons of cargo annually. “A lot of commerce does go through that section and delays cost the industry money,”… Read More

DACO’s First Photography Exhibition Examines the Contemporary Eye

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On September 9, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (DACO) unveiled their very first photography exhibition, entitled In Our Own Image: the Genesis of Photography and the Contemporary Eye. The two-part exhibition examines the development of photography starting in the 19th century through the modern day, as well as the continual use of those antique… Read More

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Manchin Says Senate Bill Protects Morgantown Lab’s Work

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says funding would continue next year for the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown in the spending bill advancing in the Senate. Manchin says the funding includes $72.7 million for research and development and $58.7 million for infrastructure and operations at the lab, which employs… Read More