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WV officials applaud Stream Protection Rule Block

By ANN ALI The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Senate voted 54-45 Feb. 2 to block the U.S. Department of Interior’s Stream Protection Rule, and the measure now heads to President Donald Trump, who has indicated he will sign it. The bill, sponsored by Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins, all […]

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WV health officials meet, discuss harm reduction strategies

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail FLATWOODS, W.Va.  — Thursday morning and afternoon, employees of health departments from across West Virginia learned about how several health departments and other agencies in the state have tackled the opioid crisis by acknowledging that people addicted to drugs aren’t always equipped to change their behaviors. Health department officials participated in […]

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West Virginia lags behind the nation in overall dental health

By JIM WORKMAN The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The latest health report concerning the Mountain State is nothing to smile about. West Virginia ranks No. 51, the lowest score in the United States, according to a WalletHub report titled “2017’s States with the Best & Worst Dental Health.” Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, North Dakota and […]

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FSU ‘here to support’ international students

By MICHELLE DILLON Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.Va. — A room full of students, faculty and community members gathered Thursday on the shared campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College to discuss President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and its effect on international students. A total of 99 international students attend FSU, […]

Preston’s Power Couple: Sypolts ready to take on state Legislature
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Preston’s Power Couple: Sypolts ready to take on state Legislature

By SCOTT GILLEPSIE The Preston County News and Journal KINGWOOD, W.Va.  — Ferdinand and Isabella. Antony and Cleopatra. Kim and Kanye. Dave and Terri? OK, so perhaps the Sypolts of Preston County aren’t yet as famous or overexposed as those other power couples, but they’re nevertheless making history as the 2017 West Virginia legislative session […]

For taxidermists, deer season brings work
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For taxidermists, deer season brings work

By JANELLE PATTERSON The Parkersburg News and Sentinel MARIETTA, Ohio — With deer hunting archery season closing Sunday, deer bagging numbers are down due to the warm fall and winter but the popularity of the primitive sport has increased. “It seems there is a better quality, just not as many of them out there,” said Devon […]

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10 things to know: Friday, Feb. 3, 2017

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP WARNS ISRAEL ABOUT BUILDING NEW SETTLEMENTS The White House statement is a shift toward a tougher line with […]

Afghan interpreter fearful for future in US under Trump
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Afghan interpreter fearful for future in US under Trump

By ANDREW BROWN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Ziaullah Zia Anwari sat in a balcony at the West Virginia Capitol watching as newly elected senator Richard Ojeda was sworn in along with the other state lawmakers. The 23-year-old native of Afghanistan had driven more than three hours to make sure he was in attendance when his […]

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Justice reports he’s no longer CEO of resort in filing, questions remain

By ANDREW BROWN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice is reporting that he is no longer CEO and chairman of the Greenbrier Hotel Corporation and that his wife has been added as an “operations advisor” for the luxury resort. That finding is part of the latest financial disclosure report filed by West Virginia’s new billionaire […]

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Water issues force closures in Pittsburgh; Ohio Valley not impacted

From staff, wire reports The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Insufficient chlorine in Pittsburgh’s public water supply that led to a boil order for about 100,000 customers won’t affect what comes out of the taps in Wheeling, officials said. The problem led to the closure Wednesday of nearly two dozen grade schools and a boil-water […]