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5 ways to get a better price on your next RFP.

It’s an all-too-familiar story: Naïve but well-intentioned people get taken advantage of by an OEM that over-engineers and/or over-charges for equipment during a Request for Proposal .Remember the cautionary tale about the West Virginia officials accused of wasting $5 million of federal money on enterprise-class ...

- Network World - US

Lawyer accused of billing over 24 hours in a day suspended; but official said others were worse.

West Virginia's top court imposed a two-year suspension on a lawyer who submitted bills for court-appointed work for more than 24 hours a day on…

- ABA Journal - US

Coal is giving us blatant hints that it’s on the way out.

Building more coal plants? "That's not going to happen," says the CEO of a West Virginia utility.

- Grist Magazine - US

Study: Fracking Does Not Contaminate Groundwater.

A new study conducted by Duke University found that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has not contaminated the groundwater in West Virginia.

- Breitbart - US

This Republican blocked Trumpcare, and he doesn't care that it could end his career.

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Rep. Mark Sanford knows what it's like to be a political dead man walking. Maybe that's why the threat of a primary challenge backed by the president of the United States doesn't exactly faze him, at least on the outside. As a member of the

- VICE News - US

West Virginia governor's company cited in coal mining death.

Gov. Jim Justice's family mining operation has been cited by state inspectors following the February death of a worker.Gov. Jim Justice delivers his first State of the State speech on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Charleston, WV. CREDIT: AP Photo/Walter Scriptunas IIA mining operation owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Raw: Heavy Rain Floods Charleston, SC Streets.

Days of rain are causing floods in several southeastern states including South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. Cars and other vehicles got stuck trying to navigate Charleston, South Carolina's flooded streets.         

- USA TODAY - US

Dylann Roof on Death Row at Terre Haute.

Dylann Roof is now on death row at Terre Haute Federal Prison in Indiana for the June 2015 incident where he shot and killed nine black churchgoers at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

- Newsmax - US

West Virginia groundwater not affected by fracking, but surface water is.

Three years of fracking has not contaminated groundwater in northwestern West Virginia, but accidental spills of wastewater from fracked wells may pose a threat to surface water, according to a new study. The scientists used a broad suite of geochemical and isotopic tracers to sample for contaminants in 112 water wells near ...

- ScienceDaily - US

West Virginia groundwater not affected by fracking, but surface water is.

Fracking has not contaminated groundwater in northwestern West Virginia, but accidental spills of fracking wastewater may pose a threat to surface water in the region, according to a new study led by scientists at Duke University.

- PhysOrg - NL

From Risking His Life To Saving Lives, Ex-Coal Miner Is Happy To Take The Paycut.

The "Brave New Workers" series tells stories of Americans adapting to a changing economy. This week: after years working in the coal mines of West Virginia, a miner charts a new career in health care.

- NPR - US

West Virginia public school's Bible class heads to court

Gym is Trenton Tolliver's favorite class. But the 7-year-old is also a huge fan of the weekly Bible course at Princeton Primary, his public elementary school. He gets to play matching games about Bible stories and listen to classic tales. Noah and the Ark is a favorite. Adam and Eve and the garden...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Google's data center raises the stakes in this state's 'water wars'

Endless emails, map requests, web searches, and everything else we do online requires the use of energy-hungry, water-guzzling data centers. For Google, that enormous thirst for water is causing controversy near Charleston, South Carolina, where the tech giant hosts a sprawling data center complex. Google wants to draw 1.5 ...

- Mashable! - US

Bus driver cited for driving too fast in West Virginia crash

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. — Authorities in West Virginia say the driver of a bus that slammed into a tree, injuring 26 students and one adult from...

- Townhall.com - US

Charleston church shooter on federal death row in Indiana

Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is now on federal death row in Indiana.

- FOX News - US

Charleston church shooter on federal death row in Indiana

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is now on federal death row in Indiana.

- Billings Gazette - US

Lawmakers Push to Extend Retired Coal Miners Benefits

Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and other coal-state Democrats threatened to shut down the government over the issue in December, but they ...

- Voice of America - US

Coal-state lawmakers push to extend retired miners' benefits

WASHINGTON " Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April.West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Art Teacher Wears Handmade 'Tuck Frump' Jacket in Classroom

The sole art teacher for Sherman Junior and Senior high schools' in Boone County, West Virginia, was photographed in her classroom by a student wearing a handmade Tuck Frump' jacket with the letters in the F-word printed in white.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

No Aliens Yet for $100 Million E.T. Hunt

Observations of nearly 700 stars by the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia revealed no compelling signs of alien civilizations, representatives of the Breakthrough Listen project announced Thursday .

- Space.com - US

WATCH: Air Force mom surprises son at minor league ballgame

Air Force Staff Sgt. Georgina Walton, who was home from deployment, surprised her son Brody at the Charleston RiverDogs game April 20.

- ABC News - US

West Virginia law authorizes opioid antidotes at schools

- Education Week - US

At least 26 high school students injured in school bus crash

West Virginia State Police say at least 26 high school students and one adult from neighboring Ohio have been injured in a school bus crash. The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register reports the bus carrying football players from Buckeye Local High School in Rayland, Ohio, slammed into a tree...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Lawyer Behind West Virginia County Lawsuit Against Opioid Distributors

Pharmaceutical distributors — the middle men in the opioid epidemic — have already been paying out millions to federal and state law enforcement officials for the companies' role in the crisis. But a new front in the legal battle against opioids has opened. One personal injury lawyer in small-town West Virginia has come ...

- NPR - US

The Latest: Candidate won't pull ad that angered pastor

The Latest on the pastor of a Charleston church where nine people were killed complaining about a political ad : 5:30 p.m.

- FOX News - US

West Virginia Becomes the 29th State to Allow Medical Marijuana Use

Six states have approved cannabis for patients in the last year.

- Reason.com - US

Hospital staff throw special prom just for sick teenage patient

Corinne Bass was certain she'd never have a prom. For the past two years, the 18-year-old from Mount Pleasant, Mich., has been battling a rare blood disorder. She underwent a bone marrow transplant in February, a procedure that required her to spend several months in isolation at the hospital. Determined that their young ...

- The Week - US

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