Archive for October, 2017

US attorney general to go after doctors who overprescribe opioids
By September 22, 2017 Read More →

US attorney general to go after doctors who overprescribe opioids

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. attorney general cracked the whip on medical professionals contributing to a worsening opioid epidemic in a speech in Charleston on Thursday. Speaking at a forum hosted by the American Conservative Union Foundation and the Cardinal Institute, Attorney General Jeff Sessions unveiled new pieces of the […]

Protester: ‘Thanks for the danishes but we’d rather have health care’
By September 22, 2017 Read More →

Protester: ‘Thanks for the danishes but we’d rather have health care’

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a smile, Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, walked across Kanawha Boulevard and offered pastries and strawberries to protesters outside the forum his organization hosted in Charleston on Thursday morning. Most declined the pastries, which were prepared at the Four Points by Sheraton. […]

Gov. Jim Justice paints grim picture if road bond fails
By September 22, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Jim Justice paints grim picture if road bond fails

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says if a $1.6 billion road bond referendum doesn’t pass on Oct. 7, further financial cuts may have to be made — and racing greyhounds “are gone.” He also hinted cuts to higher education funding could be in the […]

By September 22, 2017 Read More →

Mercer officials unite in support of road bond

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Mercer County officials, elected leaders and dignitaries came together with a unified voice Thursday afternoon to urge residents to vote for the upcoming road bond referendum. The event was held in view of the so-called “bridge to nowhere” in Bluefield, which is on the agenda to […]

WVU law Professor enters West Virginia 1st District House race
By September 22, 2017 Read More →

WVU law Professor enters West Virginia 1st District House race

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — A second Democrat has announced she will seek West Virginia’s 1st District congressional seat in 2018. Kendra Fershee of Morgantown serves as associate dean for academic affairs at the West Virginia University College of Law. In her announcement, she said she plans “to use her […]

Manchin opposes latest ACA replacement proposal; Capito reviewing measure
By September 22, 2017 Read More →

Manchin opposes latest ACA replacement proposal; Capito reviewing measure

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin opposes a new effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, while U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito is still reviewing the measure to assess its effects on West Virginia. The latest measure gaining steam is Graham-Cassidy, proposed by U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and […]

By September 22, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia policy experts share concerns about latest ACA repeal bill

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia policy experts fear the state and thousands of its residents could suffer if the latest measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is advanced. At a press conference held Wednesday afternoon, Perry Bryant, president of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, said at a minimum, 200,000 […]

By September 22, 2017 Read More →

Senate develops health study amendment

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The first-ever nationwide study of the health impact from exposure into perfluorinated chemicals would be required under an amendment to the Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act that passed the upper chamber on Monday. The amendment proposed by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., […]

By September 22, 2017 Read More →

Highlands Health set to merge with ARH

HD MEDIA The Herald Dispatch HAZARD, Ky. — Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and Highlands Health System announced this week they have entered into a Letter of Intent to merge the Prestonsburg-based Highlands Regional Medical Center and other Highlands Health facilities and services into the multi-hospital ARH system. ARH and Highlands hope to finalize the transaction by […]

Irish Road Bowling annual event is Saturday in Ohio County
By September 22, 2017 Read More →

Irish Road Bowling annual event is Saturday in Ohio County

Staff report The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Bring a strong arm and a few friends to Wheeling Park Saturday and you just might find yourself the winner of the annual Irish Road Bowling Ohio Valley Championship. Registration for the ninth annual tournament, hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a local Catholic […]