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West Virginia opioid response plan targets crisis on multiple fronts

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia public health officials are circulating a preliminary plan to combat the opioid crisis, emphasizing the need to start addiction treatment sooner in places like hospital emergency rooms and jails. The short-term plan aims to reduce opioid-related deaths in a state with the highest drug overdose […]

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy to be honored with march, speech and music

HD Media HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Celebrations of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. are planned around the region for the King holiday this Monday. The annual Martin Luther King Jr. traditional freedom march and program will once again take place in Huntington and on the campus of Marshall University to mark the birthday of […]

West Virginia State of State leaves Marshall’s Gilbert optimistic
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West Virginia State of State leaves Marshall’s Gilbert optimistic

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert is expecting a much better year after hearing Gov. Jim Justice’s optimistic State of the State address Wednesday night. Gilbert joined Del. Matt Rohrbach, R-Cabell, on the House floor for Justice’s speech Wednesday and was even the source of one of Justice’s jokes, […]

Top legislators discuss West Virginia Forward
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Top legislators discuss West Virginia Forward

Editor’s Note: This story is the final of a four-part series previewing the 2018 West Virginia legislative session. By CARTER WALKER Times West Virginian CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The state’s two congressional leaders joined West Virgina University’s Rob Alsop in Charleston last Friday to discuss legislation impacting the “West Virginia Forward” program. West Virginia Forward is an […]

Construction to begin on Mid-Ohio Valley compressor stations in West Virginia
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Construction to begin on Mid-Ohio Valley compressor stations in West Virginia

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Construction will start around the end of the month on three multi-million-dollar compressor stations in Calhoun, Doddridge and Jackson counties for the recently approved Mountaineer XPress natural gas pipeline. Each station will cost about $100 million, said Scott Castleman, manager U.S. natural gas communications […]

West Virginia Commerce Secretary Thrasher gives update on China development deal
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West Virginia Commerce Secretary Thrasher gives update on China development deal

By RUSTY MARKS NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — State Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher says dirt could be flying this year in connection with an $83.7 billion deal with China to help develop West Virginia’s petrochemical industry. “Like anything of that magnitude, you have to do everything one step at a time,” Thrasher told members of […]

Sunken towboat leaking oil in Big Sandy River on West Virginia-Kentucky border
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Sunken towboat leaking oil in Big Sandy River on West Virginia-Kentucky border

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch KENOVA, W.Va. — A West Virginia National Guard team has joined the response to an oil spill from a sunken towboat in the Big Sandy River just south of Kenova, on the West Virginia-Kentucky border. The Guard’s 35th Civil Support Team is providing personnel for environmental sampling and monitoring as a part […]

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International Energy Agency predicts ‘decade of stagnation’ for coal

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The International Energy Agency does not believe President Trump’s plans to overturn Obama-era environmental regulations will do much to bolster coal markets, as the Paris-based organization predicts a “decade of stagnation” in demand for the carbon-rich mineral. The agency predicts that by 2022, coal […]

Survey shows bald eagle numbers growing in Southern WV
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Survey shows bald eagle numbers growing in Southern WV

By RICK STEELHAMMER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On Saturday, 23 volunteers braved single-digit temperatures and 15 mph wind gusts to scan the skies above Bluestone Lake and the New River to confirm that an eagle population is alive and growing in Southern West Virginia. Those taking part in the 13th annual Southern West Virginia […]

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Archaeologist to explain artifacts found under Harpers Ferry street

By TIM COOK The Journal HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — Call it uncovering local history, with some metaphorical dirt under your fingernails. About 1,200 artifacts from this historic town’s everyday past were found underneath an original thoroughfare during a recent street reconstruction project. A special presentation by the Baltimore-based archaeologist is scheduled during a special presentation Monday […]