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12.10.18

U.S. Department of Energy Reports Touts Need for Appalachian Ethane Storage Hub

CHARLESTON - A new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy cites the potential of West Virginia and other Appalachian states for the location of centralized storage hub for natural gas production. The report takes a look at West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania as potential locations for a storage hub for ethane - a byproduct of natural gas. Ethane, when broken down through a process called "cracking," creates ethylene and is used in the manufacturing of plastics, chemicals, insulation a… Continue Reading


12.07.18

Proposed Berkeley Springs Bypass gets $20M in federal funding

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin on Thursday announced $20 million in federal transportation funding for the U.S. 522 Berkeley Springs Bypass in Morgan County, W.Va. "This is a much-needed investment ... that will make West Virginia roadways safer and more efficient," Capito said in a news release. "Not only is this good for travelers and those living in Berkeley Springs ... but it's good for commerce and our state's economic potential by better connectin… Continue Reading


12.07.18

$20M announced for Corridor H work

ELKINS - The Robert C. Byrd Corridor H Highway Authority announced Thursday that millions of dollars in funding is being allotted to help with the project in both Randolph and Tucker County. Robbie Morris, Chairman of the Corridor H Highway Authority said the authority is praising the work of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Sen. Joe Manchin, III, and West Virginia Secretary of Transportation Tom Smith in securing $20 million for the construction of Corridor H in Tucker County through a BUILD grant. "… Continue Reading


12.07.18

Gov't report backs needs for natural gas storage hub

CHARLESTON -A new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy cites the potential of West Virginia and other Appalachian states for the location of centralized storage hub for natural gas production. The report, released Tuesday, takes a look at West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio as potential locations for an ethane storage hub - a byproduct of natural gas. Ethane, when broken down through a process called "cracking," creates ethene and is a common product used in the manufacturing of pla… Continue Reading


12.07.18

Department of Energy report supports Appalachian ethane storage hub

MORGANTOWN - The U.S. Department of Energy has outlined the potential benefits of an Appalachian ethane storage hub in a new report to Congress. The report - "Ethane Storage and Distribution Hub in the United States, commissioned by congress - says the shale oil and gas boom has transformed global energy markets and made the U.S. the largest combined crude oil and gas producer in the world. … The Appalachian Basin's shale resource endowment is so bountiful that, were it an independent cou… Continue Reading


12.07.18

Corridor H among WVDOT projects awarded $40 million in grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Transportation will be receiving major funding on two specific projects. On Thursday, the news was announced that West Virginia will receive $40 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants to construct a bypass around Berkeley Springs and the construction of approximately 10 miles of a four-lane expressway in Tucker County. In a release, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Ca… Continue Reading


12.07.18

State Advisory Coalition on Palliative Care will improve quality of life for patients

A new statewide coalition will improve the quality of life for cancer and other patients with a serious illness and support their families through palliative care. House Bill 4035, signed into law by Gov. Jim Justice in March, creates a State Advisory Coalition on Palliative Care which, among other things, brings together experts and groups statewide to address the barriers of palliative care and identify innovative solutions for West Virginians. "Currently, there are some gaps in the end-of-lif… Continue Reading


12.06.18

New student loan bill introduced to help graduate students pay through scholarships

WEST VIRGINIA - In an effort to help graduate students pay off debt, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced legislation that would help attract recent graduates to communities that have high poverty rates. Senator Capito says the grants are awarded by community foundations to recent graduates to pay down their student debt if they live and work in regions with unmet need. The bipartisan bill, called the Workforce Development through Post-Graduate Schol… Continue Reading


12.06.18

$40 million in grants rewarded to WVDOT for two specific projects

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Transportation will be receiving major funding on two specific projects. On Thursday, the news was announced that West Virginia will receive $40 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants to construct a bypass around Berkeley Springs and the construction of approximately 10 miles of a four-lane expressway in Tucker County. In a release, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Ca… Continue Reading


12.06.18

Senate approves $20 million in federal funding for Berkeley Springs bypass

A planned four-lane bypass around Berkeley Springs is one of two area roadway projects to receive major federal funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants, according to an announcement today by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). Both are members of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Their offices announced on Thursday, December 6, that a $20 million BUILD grant would… Continue Reading


12.06.18

Congress awards $40 million for 2 major WV transportation projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - $40 million have been approved by Congress to fund two major transportation projects in West Virginia, including Corridor H in Tucker County. The $40 million have been provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants. This is the first BUILD Grant that was awarded to West Virginia since 2014. One of the projects funded through this grant is the construction of approximately ten miles of a four-lane expr… Continue Reading


12.06.18

$40 million announced for Tucker County expressway, Berkeley Springs bypass

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTV) -- Senator Shelley Moore Capito announced Thursday that $40,000,000 from the United States Department of Transportation will go to two major roadway projects in West Virginia. $20,000,000 each will support 10 miles of a four-lane expressway in Tucker County and a Berkeley Springs bypass project, which includes the building of the Fairview Connector. "This is a much-needed investment in two critical projects that will make West Virginia roadways safer and more efficient. N… Continue Reading


12.06.18

Senator Capito introduces new student loan bill

CHARLESTON, W.VA (WSAZ) -- Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) is working with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) on new legislation to help communities attract new workers and alleviate student loan debt. Senator Capito calls this new bill a "win-win" for bringing younger families to the West Virginia area, while helping communities find new workers. The new bill would help expand on existing post-graduation scholarships by excluding the scholarships from gross income. The bill also aims to help com… Continue Reading


12.06.18

New report highlights Tri-State area's potential for ethane storage hub

WHEELING, W. Va. (WTRF) - The U.S. Department of Energy has released a new report highlighting the potential of an ethane storage hub in the Tri-State area. According to the report, Appalachia has enough regional resources for a hub and could actually be a competitive advantage for the U.S. In fact, officials say if this area were an independent country, it would be the third-largest natural gas producer in the world. 7News caught up with U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito about her thoughts on t… Continue Reading


12.03.18

‘We Can Do It’

CHARLESTON - The Friday before election day, Carol Miller - soon to be elected as the next U.S. representative for the 3rd Congressional District - took the stage after being introduced by President Donald Trump to the crowd at Huntington Tri-State Airport for one final rally. Standing nearby was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in West Virginia history, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, who had warmed up the crowd at the start of the rally. With Miller's election on Nov. 6, West Virginia's f… Continue Reading


12.03.18

Students Nominated for Service Academies

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced that she will be nominating 31 West Virginia high school seniors to attend the various national service academies. Those nominations include three students from the Register-Herald distribution area. Michael Lewis Smith, of Raleigh County, has been nominated by Capito to attend the Air Force Academy, while Victoria Lynn Carson, Nicholas County, and Jordan Ray Nibert, Fayette County, have been nominated by the senator to attend the Naval Academy.… Continue Reading


12.03.18

'A life well lived': State Lawmakers Remember Bush

MARTINSBURG - West Virginia lawmakers expressed their sadness Saturday over the death of former President George H.W. Bush. Bush - who was 94 - died Friday in Houston, Texas. His death follows that of his wife, Barbara Bush, eight months earlier. On Saturday, state Del. John Overington, R-Berkeley, took to social media to remember the 41st president. In the summer of 1992, Overington visited the White House with more than a dozen state legislators from across the United States. "He was advocatin… Continue Reading


12.02.18

WV officials mourn passing of George HW Bush

HUNTINGTON - Sadness over the passing of former President George H.W. Bush echoes throughout the mountains of West Virginia as the state's representatives and people recall his legacy and mourn the country's loss. Bush, a World War II hero who served as the nation's 41st president, died late Friday night at his Houston home at the age of 94. He will be honored with a state funeral in the nation's capital Wednesday, Dec. 5. Following an arrival ceremony Monday, Dec. 3, his body will lie in state… Continue Reading


11.10.18

Capito Hosts Girls Rise Up Event

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito hosted Thursday her second West Virginia Girls Rise Up event this month during a stop at Sistersville Elementary School. Capito, R-W.Va., launched the program in 2015 - the year she was sworn in as the first female U.S. Senator from West Virginia - to instill confidence in young West Virginia women and empower them to be strong, confident and kind female leaders, according to a statement from the senator's office. The event in Sistersville was the 16th the senator … Continue Reading


11.10.18

Sen. Capito visits Sistersville Elementary School

SISTERSVILLE - U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., was at Sistersville Elementary School Thursday hosting one of her Girls Rise Up events. This is Capito's 16th Girls Rise Up event overall but her first in Tyler County. Capito launched Girls Rise Up in 2015 after she became the first female senator from West Virginia. The purpose of the initiative is to empower young women through education, physical fitness, and self-confidence. Over the past few years, the senator has traveled to elementa… Continue Reading

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