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West Virginia News

US proposes ending new federal leases in nation’s biggest coal region

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed an end to new coal leasing from federal reserves in the most productive coal mining region in the U.S. as officials seek to limit climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions from burning the ...

West Virginia miner dies in state’s first reported coal fatality of the year

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner died Thursday after being injured while operating an excavator at a southern West Virginia mine, Gov. Jim Justice said. Virgil Paynter, of Lynco, was operating an excavator at the CM Energy Operations LP surface mine in Wyoming County, Justice said in a ...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in West Virginia’s primaries

By LEAH ASKARINAM ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Jim Justice, who's running for Senate, is just one of a handful of high flyers in West Virginia who decided it was time for a change of pace. A former billionaire who owns the Greenbrier Resort, Justice is ineligible to ...

West Virginia trooper fatally shoots man who was stabbing another officer

HAMLIN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia state trooper fatally shot a man who was stabbing another trooper following a traffic stop, authorities said. Three state troopers conducted the stop Wednesday in Lincoln County, and the driver, Harman Davis, 46, fled on foot into woods, state police said ...