Archive for December, 2017

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New DHHR eligibility system could cost $477M

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — DHHR officials want to buy a new computing system that tracks people’s eligibility in agency programs, such as Medicaid, and the services they receive. It would replace three outdated systems, according to agency officials. On Monday, state officials opened bids on the contract. Optum, the low bidder, […]

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House, Senate members challenge stream rule

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Local representatives have sponsored resolutions to block an anti-pollution rule supported by the previous administration. The House and Senate resolutions would overturn the stream protection rule finalized in December by the Department of the Interior Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement and requires additional […]

JUST BREATHE: The roles of choice, industry and chance in W.Va.’s high rates of lung disease
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JUST BREATHE: The roles of choice, industry and chance in W.Va.’s high rates of lung disease

By LISA SHREWSBERRY The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Although heart disease often dominates West Virginia’s woeful health headlines, lung disease remains a brutal reality. West Virginia has one of the highest rates of lung and bronchus cancer in the United States — 82.8 per 100,000 people, according to 2015 figures from the West Virginia Bureau […]

Local activists protest Sessions at Capitol office in Martinsburg
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Local activists protest Sessions at Capitol office in Martinsburg

By DANYEL VANREENEN The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Women’s March on Washington, D.C. organizers gathered outside of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s, R-W.Va., Foxcroft Avenue office on Monday to protest the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., for Attorney General. The rally gathered at 4 p.m. and event organizer Kim Krapf said the […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, Jan. 31

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HEAD FIRED Trump fires the acting attorney general after she publicly questions the constitutionality of his […]

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Times West Virginian publisher is officially adopted by community

By ELTON SLUSSER Citizen Reporter Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — I recently attended an open house at the Times West Virginian to meet and welcome Julie Fox, the new publisher. She was impressively personable and easy to converse with. After welcoming her to our area, I endeavored to describe to her our neck of […]

By January 30, 2017 Read More →

Opinion: Restricting immigration based on religion

Opinion from The Daily Athenaeum In our Jan. 11 issue we asked how people felt about restricted immigration based on religion. At the time the question was because new pick for Attorney General Jeff Sessions argued the idea on the senate floor for more than 20 minutes. The responses are relevant now however because it […]

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WVPA Alert: Editorial judges needed for newspaper contest exchange with Maryland

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association is encouraging editorial staff members are state newspapers to volunteer to help with judging the Maryland Press Association editorial contest. This from Don Smith, executive director: Maryland is the WVPA’s largest exchange partner in this reciprocal arrangement. We need 60 editorial judges from our membership. Many hands really […]

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BODYWORKS raises more than $2,000 for coat relief program

  Press Release: BECKLEY, W.Va. – Scores of local children received warm winter coats thanks to area rehabilitation and fitness center, BODYWORKS, and its members. In a promotion that ran during the month of December, BODYWORKS raised $2,210 to support Operation Warm, a program the Beckley Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local No. 795 was utilizing to provide […]

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WVU plans forum in wake of executive order

Staff Reports The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In a letter to West Virginia University faculty, staff and students, President E. Gordon Gee discusses steps the University is taking in the wake of the Executive Order suspending entry into the United States “of both nonimmigrants and immigrants” from at least seven countries for 90 days from the date […]