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West Virginia Agency OKs Funds for School Building ProjectsExternal Link
The West Virginia School Building Authority has voted to fund more than $72 million in facilities projects statewide. Monday's vote includes construction and renovation projects for public school systems in 19 counties.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:43:16 +0000
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Audit: $5 Million IOU as West Virginia Missed FEMA DeadlinesExternal Link
A state audit says West Virginia's Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management didn't comply with federal regulations, forcing localities to pay for disaster relief.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:18:52 +0000
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Could the ‘Free’ Community and Technical College Bill Reappear in 2019?External Link
A bill West Virginia Public Broadcasting followed closely during the 2018 regular state Legislative session could resurface in 2019 – legislation that would offer tuition assistance to in-state students attending a Community and Technical College. Last year, it was often referred to as the "free community and technical college bill," and it would’ve provided the “last dollar in” after all other forms of financial aid had been exhausted.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:04:33 +0000
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Atlantic Coast Pipeline Developer Stops ConstructionExternal Link
Atlantic Coast Pipeline developer Dominion Energy stopped construction Friday along the multi-billion dollar natural gas pipeline's entire 600-mile route. In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Dominion said it was halting construction following a Friday decision from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:45:42 +0000
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Digging For Answers: New Report Points To Industry Obfuscation Of Mining’s Health EffectsExternal Link
Jason Walker spends $50 per month on bottled water. He spends three hours each week standing by the small stream that runs near his house, pumping creek water into a thousand-gallon tank. “You have to catch the creek at the right time, when it’s clear,” Walker said. “Whatever you pump, whatever the creek looks like, is what you’re going to pump, and that’s going to pump right into your house.” Walker, 31, used to get water from a well he shared with his mother, Sherry Walker, who lives next door. But they noticed changes after mountaintop removal mining started nearby. “The coal mine at the top of the ridge here, they let off a blast maybe around 2 in the afternoon. My windows will rattle, my dishes will shake,” he said. “You’ll actually feel the blast.” Over time the Walkers’ well became unusable and then dried up. Communities living near the large-scale surface mines have long suspected the practice was to blame for health problems ranging from asthma to skin conditions to cancer. A
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:29:05 +0000
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