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Shift from coal to gas, renewables taking place quicker than expected
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Shift from coal to gas, renewables taking place quicker than expected

WASHINGTON — In mid-2015, when the Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan, it made a prediction of sorts. Under the new policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector, the...

Shift from coal to gas, renewables taking place quicker than expected
Shift from coal to gas, renewables taking place quicker than expected

WASHINGTON — In mid-2015, when the Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan, it made a prediction of sorts. Under the new policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector, the...

From coal to computer coding, miners get fresh start

Jim Ratliff worked for 14 years in the mines of eastern Kentucky, drilling holes and blasting dynamite to expose the coal that has powered Appalachian life for more than a century.

Drug exec Shkreli takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angers lawmakers
Drug exec Shkreli takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angers lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday when asked about his jacking up of drug prices, then promptly went on Twitter and insulted...

In Colorado, fears about InBev’s entry into craft beer
In Colorado, fears about InBev’s entry into craft beer

DENVER (AP) – In a former bakery south of downtown Denver, Matthew Fuerst makes beer flavored with ingredients like Hatch green chiles that he chops by hand. He saves money on heating bills by pushing up space heaters against his fermenting...

After lawsuit, drug company shuts off supply to Mingo pharmacy

The nation’s largest drug distributor cut off shipments of controlled substances to a Mingo County pharmacy last month over concerns of prescriptions being improperly filled there.

Re-tooled ‘religious freedom’ bill passes through committee

The same day a pro-business coalition was announced to oppose a bill that claims to “restore” religious freedom in West Virginia, the House Judiciary Committee approved the bill.

Lawmakers seek $1 billion for struggling coal states

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Lawmakers from Appalachian states hit hard by a downturn in the coal industry proposed a bill Wednesday that would set aside $1 billion from a federal fund to use for economic development.

Martirano urges leaders to focus on attracting qualified teachers
Martirano urges leaders to focus on attracting qualified teachers

In a very direct address, state Superintendent Michael Martirano told business and political officials Tuesday morning that more needs to be done to attract qualified teachers to West Virginia schools.

Alpha lays off 93 workers in Fayette County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Bankrupt coal producer Alpha Natural Resources says it has laid off an additional 93 miners in southern West Virginia due to the industry’s downturn.

Bristol, Virginia-based Alpha announced Monday the...

PSC staff says surcharge request for American Water should wait
PSC staff says surcharge request for American Water should wait

West Virginia American Water’s hope of receiving a customer surcharge for water main replacements and other infrastructure improvements as part of its ongoing rate case may have hit a stumbling block.

The Public Service...

Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales
Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

AP Technology Reporter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook says it’s cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world’s largest...

Pipeline builder seeking tax breaks; counties could benefit too

As Columbia Pipeline Group continues to plan for the proposed Mountaineer Xpress Pipeline, the company is eyeing possible tax deals for at least...

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