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Department of Environmental Quality Firector, David Paylor walks along a retention pond for a spring near the route of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline June 6, in Bolar, Va.
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The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, an assessment by federal regulators found.

Its 1,700-foot arch made it the longest single-span arch bridge in the world.
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The Grandview Sandbar and River Access Area of New River Gorge National River will close for a few days to prepare for upgrades.

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Gov. Jim Justice named five members to the newly reconstituted West Virginia Health Care Authority, which a new law places under the Department of Health and Human Resources.

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West Virginia’s Capitol Building Commission has approved a project to repair water leakage issues in the Capitol dome and an engineer has advised the commission that repairs also are needed for its suspension system.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Rex Cyphers, an engineer with WDP and Associates of Charlottesville, says metal cables that suspend the interior dome from the superstructure have failed.

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams has filed to run in the 2018 U.S. House primary in West Virginia's 3rd District.

Williams' campaign announced the filing Wednesday in a news release.

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The West Virginia Attorney General's Office says its unit targeting Social Security disability fraud helped save nearly $1.3 million in improper claims during the second quarter of this year.

Two investigators and an analyst have been working with the Social Security Administration to review suspicious or questionable disability claims.

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West Virginia Transportation Secretary Tom Smith says the Justice administration's road and bridge reconstruction initiative will start with about $350 million of road resurfacing in the next few months originally scheduled for 2018 and 2019.

Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin
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West Virginia’s Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said Tuesday that she won’t vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement that meets the needs of the people in her state.

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  The West Virginia Board of Education has passed policy changes capping the percentage of students who receive specially designed instruction for disabilities that schools can place in general education classrooms.

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A police officer in West Virginia has been suspended after video surfaced on Facebook showing him holding a gun while arguing with people when he was off duty.

Media outlets report 49-year-old Richard Foster with the Nitro Police Department now faces a misdemeanor brandishing charge. Nitro Police Chief Bobby Eggleton said he placed Foster on administrative leave until further notice and has taken away his gun, police car and law enforcement identification.

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The West Virginia Board of Education has voted to approve all but one of a county's proposed public school closures.

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Uniforms, artillery and weapons from World War I are included in a new exhibit at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's Culture Center in Charleston.

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West Virginia's Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says she'll review the new Senate Republican leadership proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act but still has "serious concerns" about the Medicaid provisions.

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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, running for re-election next year, says his campaign raised more than $1.4 million in the most recent quarter and has nearly $3.5 million on hand.

The Democrat, seeking a second, full six-year term, says Thursday that the total includes $250,000 in contributions from West Virginians in June.

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The former West Virginia campaign director for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has launched her own campaign to unseat Republican Congressman Alex Mooney.

Talley Sergent, a Charleston resident and former U.S. State Department employee, says West Virginians are worried about their health care, jobs and future.

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Frontier Communications has filed a lawsuit to prevent a section of a bill that the company claims conflicts with federal law and increases the chances of outages for customers.

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A federal appeals court has upheld $1.23 million in civil contempt fines ordered against one of Gov. Jim Justice's family coal companies.

The court says it lacks jurisdiction to hear an appeal of the $30,000 daily civil fines intended by Judge Irene Berger to compel the company to comply with her orders to provide documents and appear in court.

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The West Virginia Business College has decided to close its doors while in the midst of a legal battle over the school's accreditation.

James Weir, the college's general manager, said in an email Monday that declining enrollment for the July 2017 quarter made it financially impossible for the college to remain open.

Marshall University
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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has appointed three men to four-year terms on the Marshall University Board of Governors.

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Crowds gathered to watch the grand opening of a long-awaited West Virginia park.

News outlets report about 100 celebrants gathered Friday to watch the opening of the John Henry Historical Park in Talcott. The park will feature a John Henry statue, an interactive educational kiosk and a picnic shelter.

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