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WVU presents West Virginia economic outlook to lawmakers

CHARLESTON — A economist told lawmakers Wednesday that the state needs to focus on getting residents back into the workforce, marketing itself to manufacturers, and promoting the state as an outdoor recreation location for remote workers. “If we do more to ultimately continue to boost ...

West Virginia lawmakers consider lifting ban on nuclear power

CHARLESTON — West Virginia could open itself to the possibility of nuclear power if a bill making its way through the state Senate is successful. The Senate Economic Development Committee Wednesday afternoon recommended passage of Senate Bill 4 that would repeal sections of the state code ...

West Virginia lawmakers target banks that boycott fossil fuels

CHARLESTON — On the heels of the state’s top banker taking action against an investment group pulling its funding from fossil fuel industries, a legislative committee took further actions against banks and investment firms. The West Virginia Senate’s Energy, Industry and Mining Committee ...

‘We can afford it’: West Virginia Democrats announce plan to cut sales tax

CHARLESTON — Talk of phasing out West Virginia’s personal income tax appears to be dead this year, but Democratic lawmakers in the Legislature believe cutting the consumer sales and use tax is the right thing to do. Democratic members of the state Senate and House of Delegates held a press ...

Colonial House feels COVID crunch

PARKERSBURG — A local non-profit senior independent living facility is feeling the impact of the pandemic. Missi Stanley, executive director of the Colonial House on 23rd Street, said occupancy has been down and she and Earl Johnson, president of the Colonial House board of directors, ...

Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce names speaker for annual meeting

MARIETTA — The keynote speaker has been announced for the 107th Annual Dinner of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce on March 7 at the Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center at Marietta College. Joe DeLoss has become among the most talked-about social entrepreneurs in the country. DeLoss will ...