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Economic Development



More about China Energy, West Virginia’s enormous new trading partner

“As far as a corporate citizen, I would say beginning about a decade ago or maybe even longer, they began an effort of transparency that is really a model among partially state-owned enterprises in China,” said Brian Anderson, director of the WVU Energy Institute.






FCC chairman sets out to repeal ‘net neutrality’ rules
WASHINGTON — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday followed through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally, setting up a showdown with consumer groups and internet companies who fear the move will stifle competition and innovation.



Opioid Pandemic & Pharmaceuticals



Projections for W.Va deaths due to drugs, alcohol, suicide called ‘staggering, preventable’

“We see the problem evolving in front of our eyes in real time,” said Dr. Rahul Gupta, state health officer and commissioner for the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health.



New law allows W.Va. school bus drivers to carry epinephrine
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — County school boards in West Virginia will have the option to decide if they want school bus drivers to carry and administer epinephrine, according to a new law.


Lawmakers passed H.B. 2373 in the 2017 Regular Legislative Session to allow school bus drivers to be equipped with epinephrine auto injectors, such as Mylan’s EpiPens. The life-saving drug is used to treat someone who has a severe allergic reaction.