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Justice Commerce pick paid $150,000 in deal with EPA

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail, courtesy of the West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two days after Christmas, Gov.-elect Jim Justice announced he was...

Mineral owners coalition meets in preparation for 2017 legislative session

On January 5, the West Virginia Mineral Owners Coalition held its first meeting of the year to discuss strategies for protecting landowners from harmful...

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia has unveiled the new 2017 West Virginia Travel Guide

The new guide is one of the first in the nation to feature all crowd-sourced content, with a heavy focus on Mountain State experiences...

USDA Farm Service Agency state executive director retires

After 37 years of serving West Virginia agricultural producers, Richard “Rick” Snuffer II, state executive director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm...

Public agencies report more than 5,000 public records requests to state database in its...

On, Dec. 30, West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant announced that public agencies have reported more than 5,000 records requests to the...

Use caution when accepting technology assistance

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warns consumers to exercise caution when accepting someone’s offer to resolve personal technology issues. Such advice is especially important...

Justice announces administration members

Governor-elect Jim Justice recently announced several positions to his administration, including press secretary, secretary of commerce, communications director and Department of Military Affairs and...

Pipeline Path Called ‘Landslide Prone;’ Feds ‘Ignore Risks’

Dan Heyman Federal regulators are taking a favorable view of the huge Atlantic Coast Pipeline. But research by a citizen group has found that they are...


Charleston, W.Va. (December 27, 2016) - The following statement was released today by Jessica Tice, communications director for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin:   "The West Virginia...

Be wary of post-holiday employment scams

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warned consumers to exercise caution when looking for employment opportunities to pay off those holiday purchases. Gifts and travel expenses are...


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