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Tops in West Virginia unemployment rate, Calhoun County looks to step forward
By April 23, 2018 Read More →

Tops in West Virginia unemployment rate, Calhoun County looks to step forward

By MAX GARLAND Charleston Gazette-Mail GRANTSVILLE, W.Va.  — Just a few hundred yards away from Calhoun County’s border with Ritchie County is the site of an under-construction compressor station for TransCanada’s Mountaineer XPress pipeline. Officials in Calhoun — where around 7,500 people live — anticipate the $94 million White Oak Compressor Station will breathe some […]

Final Week: WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship and summer Internship applications for 2018-19
By April 23, 2018 Read More →

Final Week: WVPA Foundation accepting scholarship and summer Internship applications for 2018-19

Newspapers interesting in hosting an intern should contact the WVPA CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There is still one week for students to submit applications for the West Virginia Press Association Foundation’s 2018 Summer Internships and 2018-19 Scholarships. If internships are awarded, the WVPAF provides both paid and unpaid internships at newspapers across West Virginia. If scholarships are […]

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DEA mulls further limits on opioid production

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch WASHINGTON — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has proposed an order that would reduce the influx of opioids pumped into areas highly targeted by drug firms in an effort to curb the number of illegally distributed painkillers. The proposal would change how the agency sets limits on the amount of opioids […]

Morgantown Area Paddlers celebrate Earth Day
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Morgantown Area Paddlers celebrate Earth Day

By ERIC HRIN Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va.  — On Sunday, the Morgantown Area Paddlers (MAP) spent Earth Day in a place where they felt right at home — on the water. Eight of the paddlers set their kayaks into the water at Pricketts Ford in Fairmont. “Anytime you can get people out of doors, […]

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Task force to address mental health, addiction among West Virginia lawyers

By JESSICA BROVERMAN The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has established a task force to combat mental health and substance abuse issues in the legal profession. Chief Justice Margaret Workman issued the order earlier this year. The task force is to report to the Supreme Court […]

West Virginia voters reminded of new ID law
By April 23, 2018 Read More →

West Virginia voters reminded of new ID law

By KELSIE LEROSE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Before voters make their way to the polls beginning Wednesday for early voting, residents are reminded of the new voter identification law that went into effect in January of this year. Voters must show a form of identification to vote in-person during the early voting period–April 25 […]

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Natural gas storage for winter underway

By EVAN BEVINS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Although spring has allegedly sprung and temperatures are expected to start rising and staying warmer, this is the time of year natural gas suppliers start preparing for the winter heating season. “Typically, we use the period from April 1 to Oct. 31 to inject […]

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WVU consolidates neuroscience research into new department

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In a move to help improve people’s lives through innovation in fundamental neuroscience research and education, West Virginia University will bring together some 50 of its laboratories to form a new Department of Neuroscience within the School of Medicine. The move, effective July 1, was approved Friday (April 20) by […]

Wild horses present challenges in Southern WV coalfields
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Wild horses present challenges in Southern WV coalfields

By CAITY COYNE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In Mingo County, road signs warn drivers to beware of a somewhat unexpected risk — wild horses in the roadways. There are hundreds of these horses in Mingo alone — only a fraction of the total amount wandering around the southern coalfields, according to Tinia Creamer, founder […]

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Governor Justice announces three major youth soccer events coming to West Virginia

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice announce Friday that West Virginia will host three major youth soccer events that will provide a $332 million boost to the state’s economy. Kanawha and Cabell counties will co-host the 2019 U.S. Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships as well as the 2019 and 2020 Eastern […]