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Parkersburg Fire: IEI Provides 500-Plus Pages of Warehouse Inventory to DEP

State environmental regulators say the owner of a Parkersburg warehouse that caught fire last month has handed over 551 pages worth of documents. Warehouse owner Intercontinental Export Import provided the documents in response to an order the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection issued the week after the fire.

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In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we're taking a look at the myths and truths of the wild turkey. We’ll find out if turkeys really can fly. We'll find out what wild turkeys can teach us about wild animals.

And we'll visit with some turkey farmers in Virginia and eavesdrop on a conversation with reporters with The Allegheny Front during a Thanksgiving dinner as they discuss which holiday foods may be the most likely to be made with GMOs.

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The West Virginia Economic Development Authority has authorized more than $29 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds to a company planning to build a synthetic fuel plant.

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Appalachian Power Co. is asking for a reduced property tax assessment in West Virginia for the 2018 tax year, citing a combination of a mild summer and winter that has hurt business.

Thomas Johnson, of Appalachian Power's parent company, told the state Board of Public Works on Thursday, "The utility business tends to be a weather business."

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The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office is presenting a training session on a tax credit program and changes that become effective in January.

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An organization opposing a West Virginia city's newly reinstated human rights commission ordinance has obtained enough signatures on a petition to place the issue back on the city council's agenda.

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Regular disclosures to investors about publicly traded mining companies' safety violations and worker deaths would no longer be required under legislation sponsored by West Virginia Republican Rep. Alex Mooney.

The bill was advanced this week by the House Financial Services Committee.

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Composer and performer Robert Drasnin was born in Charleston on November 17, 1927. His parents were Eastern European immigrants who met while working at a munitions factory in Nitro, about 15 miles west of Charleston.

When Drasnin was 10, his family moved to California. In high school, he played sax and clarinet in an all-star band that provided music for Hoagy Carmichael’s NBC radio show. He also performed with big band leaders Tommy Dorsey and Les Brown. His 1959 solo release, Voodoo, remains a classic of the “exotica” genre.

Pipeline ready for construction.
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A federal judge tells developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline he won't order all landowners in its West Virginia lawsuit to respond by Dec. 4 to motions for summary judgment for rights of way available under federal regulations.

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A group of teachers, public employees and retirees in West Virginia is objecting to proposed health insurance benefits cuts.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the group expressed its concerns Wednesday evening to the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board at the last of five public hearings on the latest proposed cuts.

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On this West Virginia Morning, we hear the next chapter in The Struggle to Stay. Lately, we’ve been following 21-year-old Derek Akal, a native of eastern Kentucky. We’ve met several generations of his ancestors, and heard the stories of how they moved to and from the coal-camp town in Harlan County, where Derek lives.

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Second Show Added: Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Joins Bob Thompson for Joy to the World 25th Anniversary

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Second night of Joy to the World with Bob Thompson feat. Landau Eugene Murphy, Junior added Friday, December 15. Tickets on-sale Friday November 17 at 10 a.m.

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Appalachia is bleeding population; the 2015 U.S. Census showed West Virginia was losing population faster than most other states. There’s a struggle to leave, and to stay.

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