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Ken Plum: Day a year health care

Organizing the healthcare days in Wise County is the Health Wagon, a mobile health clinic, that provides services throughout the year for a four-county region.

Frontier Secure will establish a customer care center in Wise County

Frontier Secure, a division of Frontier Communications Corporation, will locate a customer care center in Wise County.

Virginia Tech coordinates research flights to advance unmanned aircraft delivery of medical supplies

Industry and government partners today joined forces to use unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, to deliver medical supplies to a health clinic in Wise, Virginia.The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership led by Virginia Tech oversaw the groundbreaking research flights.

Dhiyo House Inc. to invest $6.1 million in first Virginia manufacturing operation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that Dhiyo House Inc., a specialty supplier of belting for the conveyor and power transmission industries, will invest $6.1 million to establish its first Virginia manufacturing operation in Wise County.

Governor McAuliffe announces more than $700K in Community Development Block Grants for Charles City, Wise

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday more than $700,000 in Community Development Block Grants for the Counties of Charles City and Wise.

Virginia film industry grows 16 percent in 2013

The total economic impact of the film industry in Virginia in 2013 was $382.5 million, providing $19.4 million in state and local tax revenue for the Commonwealth.


Can Appalachian communities influence mine cleanup, create jobs, diversify economy?

A diverse group of stakeholders, including impacted community members, non-profit organizations, scholars, policy experts, lobbyists and scientists gathered Monday to discuss the looming issue of abandoned mine lands.

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Virginians spoke out today about Medicaid expansion

Two days before the start of the special legislative session on Medicaid expansion, Virginia Organizing held a media conference for directly affected people to share their stories of why expansion is important for Virginians.

Ken Plum: Virginia, Medicaid and the billion-dollar giveaway

We got to this point by the Republican majority in the General Assembly refusing to pass a plan for Medicaid expansion that would bring more than $5 million dollars a day to the state, produce as many as 30,000 new jobs in the health care industry, insure as many as 400,000 of the working poor, and enhance the quality of life for Virginia’s workforce and their families.

Guilty pleas in multi-state cock fighting case

United States Attorney Timothy Heaphy and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that three individuals pled guilty in federal court Thursday in Abingdon, Virginia to animal fighting and drug charges after being arrested during a joint federal/state multi-agency operation in Virginia and Kentucky on May 3, 2014.

Gov. McAuliffe announces research collaboration with NASA Langley Research Center

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced a research collaboration with NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton to engage students, recent graduates, early career professionals, and veterans to work on applied Earth science research projects to benefit the Commonwealth.

Environmental groups challenge Wise County coal plant

A permit for a 585-megawatt coal-fired power plant under construction in Wise County, Virginia violates Clean Air Act regulations for carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution, one of the main contributors to climate change, says a coalition of environmental and clean energy groups in an appeal sent today to the Court of Appeals of Virginia. 

Judge rules state board violated federal law in Wise County coal-fired plant case

In a momentous victory for clean energy advocates in Virginia, a Richmond Circuit Court judge ruled today that the State Air Pollution Control Board violated federal environmental law in permitting Dominion Power’s coal-fired power plant in Wise County in the southwest corner of the state.