Archive for October, 2017

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WVSU awarded $900,000 for research

Staff report Charleston Gazette-Mail West Virginia State University is set to receive nearly $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund two research projects that address food security, according to a news release from the school. The projects will use genetic techniques to improve the quality and health benefits of fruits and vegetables, and […]

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Jefferson County offers most bang for buck

By TIM COOK The Journal CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.  — Jefferson County has the most favorable cost of living among the 55 counties in West Virginia, and Berkeley County has the third-most favorable cost of living in the state. That’s the local “purchasing power” assessment of SmartAsset, a company in New York City that offers various […]

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Editorial: Some progress, but long way to go on painkiller use

The Herald-Dispatch editorial Some areas of our region are making great strides in reducing opioid prescription rates. Others, not so much. But at least concerned health officials are tracking the nation’s progress on this critical issue, and we can see some progress. Last week, the Center for Disease Control released statistics that showed the amount […]

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10 things to know: Monday, July 10

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, July 10, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP’S SON CHANGES ACCOUNT OF 2016 MEETING WITH RUSSIAN LAWYER When pressed after reports emerged, Donald Trump Jr. now says […]

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W.Va. road bond election to cost $2.8 million

By JOSELYN KING The Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — A special election this fall that could lead to nearly $3 billion in road projects across West Virginia will cost the state about $2.8 million — and it will all be done on paper, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office. A constitutional amendment […]

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Opinion: Consider expanding marijuana panel

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling:  Not a single member of the advisory panel helping prepare rules for medical use of marijuana in West Virginia is from the Northern Panhandle. In fact, only two of the 13 are from the northern half of the state (Morgantown and Great Cacapon). Members of the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board […]

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Editorial: Limit government spending in WV

From The Weirton Daily Times: Statutory limits on government growth, as West Virginia House of Delegates member Pat McGeehan envisions, are not a bad idea. Convincing his fellow legislators to adopt them is another story, however. McGeehan, R-Hancock, plans to try that when lawmakers convene their next regular session early in 2018. He told our […]

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Seneca Rocks has reopened

From The Inter-Mountain of Elkins: SENECA ROCKS, W.Va. — The Seneca Rocks area re-opened to the public at 6 a.m. Friday morning, through some firefighters remain to contain the blaze that grew to more than 50 acres earlier this week. The area had been closed since last weekend for public safety, after the fire began July […]

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Former Mineral County commissioner to help county collect taxes

By Liz Beavers lbeavers@newstribune.info Tribune Managing Editor KEYSER, W.Va. – A former Mineral County resident will be retained to help the county collect its delinquent taxes. Mineral County coordinator Drew Brubaker said recently that Stephen Sluss, an attorney from Scott Depot, West Virginia, “is ready to represent Mineral County” in pursuing unpaid taxes. Sluss, who […]

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Editorial: Ethics violations are everywhere

From The Journal of Martinsburg:    Storing 12 pieces of personal furniture in a room at the West Virginia Water Development Authority’s building may not have seemed like a big deal to the agency’s executive director, Chris Jarrett. He kept the furniture, including four large desks, a conference table and assorted other pieces, there for […]

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