Govenment

Higher Power
5:27 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Power Companies Ask for Rate Increase

Credit American Electric Power

Customers of American Electric Power in West Virginia would pay more for electricity if the power company’s request for a rate increase is granted.

Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power filed a request Monday with the West Virginia Public Service Commission for a $226 million revenue increase. Both are subsidiaries of AEP, which says in a news release that if approved, West Virginia customers would see a 17 percent increase in electric rates depending on usage and how they’re classified.

The company said in a news release the rate increase is needed for several reasons:

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Arguments Scheduled
2:33 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Same Sex Marriage Ruling Could Affect West Virginia

Gay-rights groups in three states have a special interest in a federal appeals court hearing on Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on a lower court's ruling striking down Virginia's ban on gay marriage.

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Chemical Leak
4:42 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Five Things West Virginia Heard Wednesday from CDC, EPA, & Gov. Tomblin

Credit Chuck Roberts / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin was joined Wednesday by state officials as well as officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Environmental Protection Agency to provide an update to the ongoing response to the January 9 chemical spill by Freedom Industries into the Elk River.

Here's what we learned from the briefing:

1. The 1 parts per million threshold for MCHM doesn't declare the water "safe."

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