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Media Alert: W.Va. Legislature releases May Interim Schedule
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Media Alert: W.Va. Legislature releases May Interim Schedule

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Legislature has released the schedule for its May Interim meetings, Sunday, May 20, through Tuesday, May 22. Here is the link to the general schedule: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/committees/interims/intcomsched.cfm In PDF form: Interim Committee Schedule  

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10 things to know: Wednesday, May 16

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. NORTH KOREA NOT INTERESTED IN ‘ONE-SIDED’ NEGOTIATION Infuriated by ongoing Seoul/Washington drills, Pyongyang is threatening to scrap a historic summit […]

Media Advisory: University of Cincinnati study finds no evidence of groundwater contamination attributable to natural gas development
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Media Advisory: University of Cincinnati study finds no evidence of groundwater contamination attributable to natural gas development

Release from West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A multi-year study conducted by researchers at the University of Cincinnati, and partly funded by organizations opposed to natural gas development, found no groundwater contamination from Utica shale development in Ohio. Anne Blankenship, executive director of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas […]

West Virginia’s sports betting wager pays off
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West Virginia’s sports betting wager pays off

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The kickoff to sports betting at West Virginia casinos could happen with the start of football season this fall. State Lottery Director Alan Larrick made that comment Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act — a […]

HUD Secretary Ben Carson visits West Virginia drug rehab facilities
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson visits West Virginia drug rehab facilities

By CARLEE LAMMERS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After touring three of the area’s drug rehabilitation facilities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson said West Virginia has “excellent examples” of solutions to the nation’s opioid crisis. Carson and Reps Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins, both R-W.Va., toured and held a […]

Rally at West Virginia Capitol critiques Carson, defends food stamps
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Rally at West Virginia Capitol critiques Carson, defends food stamps

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With criticisms of the federal proposal to raise subsidized housing rents, and calls to protect food stamp benefits and health coverage, the “Poor People’s Campaign” kicked off 40 days of planned in-state action on Monday. Organizers of the movement, meant to mirror the campaign the Rev. Martin […]

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West Virginia says Qatar relationship offers many opportunities
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West Virginia says Qatar relationship offers many opportunities

By JIM WORKMAN For The West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An official partnership between the state of West Virginia and the country of Qatar could lead to economic development and much more, officials announced Monday, May 14. Gov. Jim Justice and Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard, […]

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WVU and Mylan to promote STEM skills

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University and pharmaceutical company Mylan are joining hands to develop a STEM program for the state’s schoolchildren that both demystifies those fields and exposes them to a wide range of career opportunities. To be supported by a $5 million donation by Mylan, the 12-year partnership […]

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Manchin urges HHS, EPA to offer resources

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin is urging officials from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency to provide resources to Minden, a Fayette County town that is contaminated by the industrial chemical PCBs. In response to Minden residents’ reports of higher […]