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Pending West Virginia Legislature special session call notable for what it doesn’t contain

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice is expected to issue a call for a special legislative session to coincide with upcoming interim meetings of the West Virginia Legislature, May 20-22, but according to lawmakers, the tentative agenda is most notable for what it doesn’t include. Justice is not expected to […]

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West Virginia House Democrats start petition to add medical marijuana fix to any special session call

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia House Democrats are pushing Gov. Jim Justice to add a medical marijuana banking fix to a special session that could take place as early as next week. Nothing is set in stone for an agenda, but a draft of what the legislators will be addressing […]

Mountaineer Opry in Milton going silent after 46 years
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Mountaineer Opry in Milton going silent after 46 years

By BILL LYNCH Charleston Gazette-Mail MILTON, W.Va. — After 46 years, West Virginia is losing its regular home for bluegrass music. Mountaineer Opry House in Milton will soon close its doors forever. “We have to be out by June 19,” said Larry Stephens, who has managed the Opry House since 1991. After that, the new […]

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline moving forward in 5 West Virginia counties

By TIM MacVEAN The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — Dominion Energy officials are gearing up for work to begin on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which will span across 100 miles of the state. Residents in Harrison, Lewis, Upshur, Randolph and Pocahontas counties will begin seeing workers entering the area to begin setting up staging areas where […]

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Court pulls permit from Atlantic Coast Pipeline; regulators say construction can continue

By KATE MISHKIN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Less than a week after lawyers argued that a permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline didn’t specifically address potential effects on endangered species, a panel of judges for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the environmental lawyers. Tuesday evening, the judges invalidated the pipeline’s Incidental […]

WVU Extension partners with drug courts to offer a fresh start to residents fighting addiction
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WVU Extension partners with drug courts to offer a fresh start to residents fighting addiction

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Illicit drug use in the United States has been steadily increasing, and in 2014 alone, more than seven million Americans who struggled with drug use. West Virginia has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in the United States and one-in-10 people in the state battle with some form of drug […]

West Virginia DHHR to fund alternate opioid treatment program
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West Virginia DHHR to fund alternate opioid treatment program

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will be funding local groups to help them develop an opioid abuse program that directs victims to community medical and health services, rather than routing them through the courts. Announced Tuesday, the DHHR’s Bureau for Behavioral Health and […]

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West Virginia’s Sen. Capito presses EPA’s Pruitt on chemical study

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel WASHINGTON — More action is needed to address perfluorinated compounds, including C8 and GenX, the director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday responding to a question from a West Virginia senator. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., asked Director Scott Pruitt about press reports this week […]

West Virginia  welcomes elk from Arizona
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West Virginia welcomes elk from Arizona

HD Media The Logan Banner HOLDEN, W.Va. — Fifty elk from Arizona got their official welcome to West Virginia on Tuesday afternoon at the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area in Logan County. When they’re released from their holding pen in about 10 days, the Arizona animals will join 37 elk previously imported from Kentucky to form […]