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WVU Cancer Institute Plans Expansion To Meet Demand

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – The WVU Cancer Institute says it’s expanding to meet the demand for treatment in West Virginia, planning to recruit 38 new specialists by 2020 and increase space for patient care. Dr. Richard Goldberg, institute director, says cancer outcomes in Monongalia County, where the institute is located, are excellent but they’re not… Read More

West Virginia State Parks To Have Electric Car Charging By Year End

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Charging stations for electric vehicles are expected to be installed at all West Virginia state park guest lodges by the end of the year. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports nine of the state’s 10 park lodges already have at least three Tesla electric vehicle chargers and one universal vehicle charging unit. North… Read More

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Yeager Airport Installs Cameras to Monitor Landslide Area

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Yeager Airport officials have installed remote cameras to monitoring a man-made emergency overrun area that partially collapsed in March. The airport said Wednesday that airport personnel will continuously monitor the slope and a nearby creek. Earlier this week the Charleston airport said recent movement in the slope hadn’t compromised the creek’s channel and didn’t threaten… Read More

Murray Energy Lays Off 200 Workers At West Virginia Mines

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A Murray Energy subsidiary says it has laid off 200 workers at three underground coal mines in northern West Virginia. In a news release Tuesday, St. Clairsville, Ohio-based Murray American Energy announced the layoffs in Harrison, Ohio and Marshall counties. The company blamed the layoffs on the Obama administration’s energy policies, increased use of natural… Read More

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Ex-Freedom Officials Head Back To Court In West Virginia Spill Case

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Two former Freedom Industries executives who face federal charges in a massive chemical spill last year are returning to court. Ex-Freedom officials Gary Southern and Dennis Farrell are scheduled for a motions hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston. The January 2014 Freedom Industries spill in Charleston spurred a ban on… Read More

West Virginia Students To Take New Online Standardized Test

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West Virginia students will take a new online standardized test this year that’s based on the national Common Core standards. The testing window for the Smarter Balanced Assessment begins next week and runs through June 24. Counties and schools will set their own testing schedules. State Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano tells the Charleston Daily… Read More

WV Governor Signs Bill To Scale Back Law After Chemical Spill

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill to scale back a law safeguarding against chemical spills from aboveground tanks. A January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 residents for days prompted the legislation. The Legislature overwhelmingly approved the bill, which will deregulate about 36,000 aboveground storage tanks from the tank law…. Read More

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West Virginia Getting $5.6 Million US Dollars For Sidewalks, Trails

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More than $5.6 million in federal funding is headed to 42 alternative transportation projects in West Virginia. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said the funding is from programs administrated by the Federal Highway Administration. The money will pay for a variety of projects. They include sidewalk improvements, train depot restoration, bicycle signage, and recreational trails.