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10 things to know: Thursday, May 17

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, May 17, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT A YEAR OF MUELLER HAS PRODUCED The special counsel’s probe into possible coordination between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign […]

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West Virginia PEIA task force panel must find $50M per year of cost savings/new revenue

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Of the three PEIA Task Force subcommittees, the cost and revenue subcommittee might have the most daunting task: coming up with ways to cut costs or raise revenue by about $50 million a year to maintain the plan’s health insurance coverage benefits at current levels. Subcommittee Chairman […]

Extended winter sparks W.Va., Ohio, Ky. pollen outburst
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Extended winter sparks W.Va., Ohio, Ky. pollen outburst

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Pollen is one of nature’s great equalizers — an annual irritating yet mostly harmless reminder that rich and poor alike can be just as easily humbled by a few trillion yellow specks. Little can be done to avoid it in practicality, and most simply surrender to the […]

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West Virginia DHHR programs aim to help people with substance use disorder

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human resources announced $700,000 in funding availability for two programs aiming to help people with substance use disorder. The first is $100,000 to expand the statewide capacity of recovery resources for adults through Collegiate Recovery Programs. These programs are provided […]

237 hours in No. 8: The story of the Miracle at Hominy Falls
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237 hours in No. 8: The story of the Miracle at Hominy Falls

By MATT COMBS The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Early in the morning of May 6, 1968, the miners who worked the Saxsewell No. 8 mine in Hominy Falls, Nicholas County, reported for work after a weekend off. None had the faintest clue that everything would change for them in an instant. Boring into Big Sewell Mountain, the […]

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West Virginia Supreme Court: Error in drug arrest posting isn’t libelous

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch KENOVA, W.Va. — Although a Wayne County police department posted incorrect information online about a 2015 drug arrest of a man, the error did not rise to the level of defamation, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled last week. The ruling comes after an appeal was filed when a Wayne […]

Rep. Mooney discusses issues in Wirt County
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Rep. Mooney discusses issues in Wirt County

By WAYNE TOWNER The Parkersburg News and Sentinel ELIZABETH, W.Va.  — About 20 Wirt County residents, mostly elected officials and community and business leaders, met Tuesday morning with U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney to discuss issues. Mooney, R-W.Va., held an hour-long town hall meeting at the Wirt County Courthouse, with plans to go from there to […]

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Southern West Virginia tourism industry plans for I-77 construction

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Representatives of local hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants and other Mercer County businesses catering to tourists shared questions and ideas Tuesday for coping with a detour created by repaving work on Interstate 77. Joshua Cline, president of the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, welcomed participants at […]

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Endangered Species Day event planned

The Inter-Mountain ELKINS, W.Va.  — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s West Virginia Field Office, Appalachian Forest Heritage Area AmeriCorps program, U.S. Forest Service and West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will host an Endangered Species Day event on Saturday at the Elkins YMCA. The event will be a day full of fun, interactive games […]