Archive for October, 2017

Lawmakers can’t put tax reform burden on counties

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Tax reform is a difficult proposition. If it were easy, we’d have done it years ago. Currently, the legislative Select Committee for Fair Taxation has held a couple of meetings in Charleston on reforming the state’s tangled tax code and many county officials are holding their collective […]

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Report says pain clinic personnel lacked training

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At a Raleigh County pain clinic earlier this year, state inspectors interviewed a medical director who said he tried to change pain-pill prescribing practices at the facility, but the clinic’s practice manager nixed the idea and issued a directive: “Give patients what they want.” The state Office of Health Facility Licensure and […]

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W.Va. Treasurer’s Office to auction rare penny

W.Va. Treasurer’s Office to auction rare penny

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Treasurer John Perdue believes a rare, 1909-S VDB penny will attract the interest of coin collectors around the country during the next online auction for unclaimed property. The auction will be held between June 3 and June 18. Since July 2011, Perdue has held 59 auctions. “We have a 100 percent […]

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Order to prevent video, audio recordings, still photos during public meeting violation of state law

From the Preston County News & Journal, May 23rd: West Virginia, like every other state in the nation, has certain rules that govern what would be considered a public meeting. And in those rules there are also provisions allowing the media to report or cover public meetings. The state law or statute is officially called […]

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Program providing trade training to W.Va. women

Program providing trade training to W.Va. women

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jackie Rea spent much of her life making cakes at Kroger stores. But after a recent divorce and relocation, Rea, 50, decided to trade in her icing spatula for a concrete finishing float and start a new career in the construction industry. The West Virginia Women Work organization has given Rea hands-on […]

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What Does an Opioid Overdose Look Like? An ER Doctor Explains
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What Does an Opioid Overdose Look Like? An ER Doctor Explains

The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic By Beth Vorhees West Virginia Public Broadcasting Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of stories by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, called “The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic.” You can find the entire series, as well as interactive graphics and sound files […]

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Bluefield men among ‘Three Stooges’ in ’42 parade

Bluefield men among ‘Three Stooges’ in ’42 parade

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The on-going aggression of the Nazi war machine, Italy’s fascist regime uniting with the Germans and Emperor Hirohito’s attack on Pearl Harbor — had Americans ready when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt asked Congress for a declaration of total war on the Axis powers. “Everyone was joining the armed services and going off […]

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Bluefield residents recall math genius John Nash

Bluefield residents recall math genius John Nash

BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — An American genius, Dr. John Forbes Nash Jr., and his wife of 58 years, Alicia Larde Nash, were pronounced dead at the scene of a two vehicle wreck on Saturday afternoon on the New Jersey Turnpike. Last Tuesday, Nash had received the prestigious Abel Award in mathematics at a ceremony in Oslo, […]

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Bluefield honors fallen soldiers on Memorial Day

Bluefield honors fallen soldiers on Memorial Day

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — The Riley-Vest Post No. 9, American Legion continued an age-old tradition Monday by conducting a Memorial Day service to honor men and women in all branches of the U.S. military who made the supreme sacrifice, and gave their lives in defense of American freedom. “This is a beautiful day for us to […]

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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, May 26

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1. 12 MISSING AFTER FLOODING IN TEXAS SWEEPS AWAY VACATION HOME Authorities are also […]

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