Archive for October, 2017

‘Welcome to your tape:’ Local school counselors discuss portrayal of mental health in popular television programs
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‘Welcome to your tape:’ Local school counselors discuss portrayal of mental health in popular television programs

By BRITTANY MURRAY The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Controversy has surrounded the way mental health is portrayed in television programs such as Netflix’s recent hit “13 Reasons Why,” but area school counselors feel the portrayal does have some accuracy. “I’ve read some of the research on that show where they say it glamorizes suicide, […]

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK: Some new hope for old theaters

By LIZ BEAVERS Mineral Daily News-Tribune KEYSER, W.Va. — It was 1975 and everyone wanted to see “Jaws.“ With the tagline “You’ll never go in the water again,” the Steven Spielberg blockbuster was a cinematic phenomenon like few others at that time. It promised to serve up thrills and put cold chills down the spine […]

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Editorial: Cutting drug-fighting programs a step backward

The Herald-Dispatch editorial Maybe the news last week about potential cuts to federal initiatives aimed at combating substance abuse was just one of those mixed messages that sometimes come out of the administration of President Donald Trump. Maybe it was just a simple mistake, although the particulars emanating from Washington, D.C., would seem to indicate […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, May 10

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT TRUMP’S FIRING OF COMEY SIGNALS It throws into question the future of a counterintelligence probe into his campaign’s possible connections […]

Jenkins announces bid for U.S. Senate
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Jenkins announces bid for U.S. Senate

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins has announced his bid for U.S. Senate against Sen. Joe Manchin. In a video released Monday, Jenkins, who represents the third district, announced his anticipated run against Manchin. In the nearly 3-minute video, Jenkins criticized Manchin in areas including gun control and Planned […]

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Congress probes WV opioid shipments

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A congressional committee has started an investigation into prescription painkiller shipments to West Virginia. The probe targets the nation’s three largest wholesale drug distributors — McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen.  The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee also is looking into whether the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration […]

White House could defund drug abuse office
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White House could defund drug abuse office

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite a continually worsening national opioid epidemic, President Donald Trump’s administration is attempting to slash funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy. A leaked memo cited in a Politico report reveals the White House proposed to decrease funding for the ONDCP from $388 million annually […]

Group protests Jenkins’ health care vote
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Group protests Jenkins’ health care vote

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — About two dozen people gathered outside of U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins’ office at the federal building in Huntington to demonstrate Monday evening against his voting record. “Evan Jenkins voted in favor of the AHCA (American Health Care Act), which we believe is a vote against keeping many people […]

Shepherdstown man offers bus stop for adventuresome travelers
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Shepherdstown man offers bus stop for adventuresome travelers

By TIM COOK The Journal SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va.  — Will Sutherland always enjoyed traveling the world. Now almost daily, the world shows up at his doorstep by way of a little yellow school bus. Sutherland draws national and international travelers to his home eager to sleep inside his refurbished school bus in the woods outside his […]

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Less than one week remains in state’s spring turkey hunting season

By CHARLES YOUNG The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — West Virginia hunters have until Saturday to bag their turkeys. Each hunter in the state is permitted to kill only one bearded turkey per day and two total during the spring season, which runs April 17 through May 13. Turkey hunting is limited to the hours […]