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  • Group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    Group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:35:53 GMT
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
  • Chafin Wins, Elected 21st Republican Senator

    Chafin Wins, Elected 21st Republican Senator

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 00:03:34 GMT
    Delegate A. Benton "Ben" Chafin was elected to the Senate of Virginia, Tuesday. Chafin secured a Republican majority in the General Assembly upper chamber. Chafin will serve and represent the 38th District, succeeding former Senator Phil Puckett who resigned in June. Chafin defeated Democrat Mike Hymes and Independent Rick Mullins. Polls closed at 7 PM on Tuesday night.
    Delegate A. Benton "Ben" Chafin was elected to the Senate of Virginia, Tuesday. Chafin secured a Republican majority in the General Assembly upper chamber. Chafin will serve and represent the 38th District, succeeding former Senator Phil Puckett who resigned in June. Chafin defeated Democrat Mike Hymes and Independent Rick Mullins. Polls closed at 7 PM on Tuesday night.
  • ARMED AND DANGEROUS: Beckley Police search for suspect in weekend pharmacy robbery

    ARMED AND DANGEROUS: Beckley Police search for suspect in weekend pharmacy robbery

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:05:49 GMT
    A man who held a CVS employee at knife point on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 is the subject of a search by police officers. The man came into the CVS at the corner of Eisenhower Dr. and Ragland Rd. at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday.
    A man who held a CVS employee at knife point on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 is the subject of a search by police officers. The man came into the CVS at the corner of Eisenhower Dr. and Ragland Rd. at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday.

On this week's episode of Decision Makers, Bray sits down with Bill Raney, President of the WV Coal Association.  Raney and Bray talk about changes in the coal industry, stemming from CONSOL announcing it sold its WV mines.

Dr. Michelle Easton, Dean of the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, talks with Bray about the school and how they reach out to their community.  Dean Easton tells Bray about the PharmUC program and how it is helping out the area.  Bray also talks to two professors from the UC's School of Pharmacy.

The Director of the WV State Budget Office, Mike McKown, stops by to talk about West Virginia's state budget.  McKown gives Bray his analysis of the state's budget and how it might look in the future.

Sen. Bill Cole and Sen. Mitch Carmichael talk with Bray about the state's budget.  Senators Cole and Carmichael talk about how they would help grow the state's economy.  They also talk about the Washington Post's story on West Virginia's politics.