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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jul. 21, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. July 16, 2022. Editorial: Tax bill: W.Va. voters will decide amendment You may have heard that lawmakers in West Virginia are looking at eliminating the state’s personal property tax on vehicles, boats and trailers — a move that would...

Dam removal temporarily stops due to low water intake levels

Jul. 06, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Work to remove a dam on the Green River is on hold due to low water intake levels, officials said. Crews began removing Green River Lock and Dam No. 5 last September, but stopped work after Edmonson County Water District General Manager Tony Sanders...

Priceless seeds, sprouts key to US West's post-fire future

May. 22, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

A New Mexico facility where researchers work to restore forests devastated by fires faced an almost cruelly ironic threat: The largest wildfire burning in the U.S. was fast approaching. Owen Burney and his team knew they had to save what they could. Atop their list was a priceless...