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By January 24, 2017 Read More →

Three picked to potentially fill vacant Second District West Virginia Senate Seat

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va.  — The names of three prospective candidates who could be the next member of the West Virginia Senate representing the 2nd District are on their way to Gov. Jim Justice. A total of 12 candidates submitted letters of interest to fill out the unexpired term of former […]

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By January 23, 2017 Read More →

Opioid alternative linked to spike in WV overdose deaths

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A drug being touted as a safer alternative for treating pain than more powerful prescription opioids is contributing to an increasing number of overdose deaths in West Virginia. The number of fatal overdoses related to the nerve-pain drug gabapentin — sold by Pfizer under the brand name […]

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By January 20, 2017 Read More →

Resolution is seeking to stop Stream Buffer Zone

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Congressman Evan Jenkins said Thursday that Congress should immediately act to stop the the Stream Buffer Zone Rule. Jenkins introduced a joint resolution of congressional disapproval to stop the rule, which was set to go into effect Thursday, from going forward. The resolution requires a simple majority vote of each chamber. […]

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By January 19, 2017 Read More →

State budget forecast worst since great depression

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Economists in Gov. Jim Justice’s office are forecasting that West Virginia’s budgetary indicators are the worst since the Great Depression, Justice’s chief of staff said Wednesday. Nick Case said for the 2018 fiscal year, West Virginia will have to reduce its budget by $497 million. “We have […]

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MLK Day celebrated in Charleston
By January 17, 2017 Read More →

MLK Day celebrated in Charleston

Staff reports Charleston Gazette-Mail Residents came together Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Charleston. Local festivities began with a packed service at Asbury United Methodist Church in the morning, when David M. Fryson delivered the keynote address. Fryson is West Virginia University’s vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, […]

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ACA repeal may affect black lung patients, families
By January 16, 2017 Read More →

ACA repeal may affect black lung patients, families

By LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail BECKLEY, W.Va.  — Despite the disease that left him disabled, Gary Hairston looks back fondly on his time as a coal miner. “If I could be, I would be in there right now,” the 62-year-old Beckley resident said.   Hairston had been a coal miner more than 27 years when he […]

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Aide: New WV governor to support outgoing governor’s Boone County project
By January 13, 2017 Read More →

Aide: New WV governor to support outgoing governor’s Boone County project

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jim Justice’s chief of staff said Thursday that the new West Virginia governor is committed to pursuing development of the massive Rock Creek Development Park, in Boone County, which outgoing Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has touted as his major economic development initiative for the past year. “The […]

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WV AG Morrisey files lawsuit against paving companies
By January 12, 2017 Read More →

WV AG Morrisey files lawsuit against paving companies

By ELAINA SAUBER and KATE WHITE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office on Wednesday became the latest to file a lawsuit against paving and asphalt companies accused of pushing out competition and making room for inflated prices.  “This is collusion, plain and simple,” Morrisey said during a news conference. […]

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By January 11, 2017 Read More →

Incidents of reported bullying remain constant in W.Va. schools

By SARAH PLUMMER The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia Department of Education data show the number of bullying incidents reported across the state’s 55 school districts has remained constant over the last three school years. Shelly Stalnaker, with the WVDE Division of School Effectiveness, Tuesday presented the 2015-2016 Report on Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying […]

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By January 10, 2017 Read More →

2 drug distributors to pay $36M to settle WV painkiller lawsuits

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Two of the nation’s largest drug wholesalers have agreed to pay a combined $36 million to settle lawsuits that allege the companies benefited from West Virginia’s problem with prescription drug abuse. Cardinal Health, the largest supplier of drugs in West Virginia, will pay the state $20 million. […]

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