For all the Republican back-slapping in Charleston about how much they've done for the state since assuming the majority, the jobs forecast for West Virginia is still somewhat unsettled. According to a 24/7 Wall Street study, the state ranks 47th in the nation in overall business climate.

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Back in 2014, I was living and thriving in Louisville, KY. Unexpectedly, health issues forced me to quit my job. My partner suggested we move back to his home town, Montcalm, West Virginia. He told me he was confident that he could find steady employment and promised to take care of us. Off …

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