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Capito, Manchin urge funding for Appalachian Regional Commission

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Ten U.S. Senators representing six states and both political parties are urging the president to protect federal funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Since ARC was created in 1965, the federal-state partnership has partnered with states, localities and the business community to support the creation of […]

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Manchin tells Parkersburg family’s story while addressing W.Va.’s addiction woes
By March 30, 2017 Read More →

Manchin tells Parkersburg family’s story while addressing W.Va.’s addiction woes

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator talked about a Parkersburg family on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday in illustrating the need for national lawmakers to take action in dealing with the drug addiction problem facing the country. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke on the Senate […]

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Baseball documentary bringing national attention to Bluefield and Princeton
By March 28, 2017 Read More →

Baseball documentary bringing national attention to Bluefield and Princeton

By CHARLES OWENS BLUEFIELD — The cities of Bluefield and Princeton will be getting some national attention Wednesday courtesy of a new documentary airing on the Viceland Network. The documentary, called “Rivals: The Mercer Cup,” will air as part of the “Vice World of Sports” series. A film crew spent several days last summer filming in Bluefield and Princeton, both […]

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Steven Paine to serve again as WV Superintendent of Schools
By March 24, 2017 Read More →

Steven Paine to serve again as WV Superintendent of Schools

Staff reports The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Board of Education voted unanimously March 23 to appoint Steven Paine as the state’s next Superintendent of Schools. Paine will begin serving Monday, March 27 at a salary of $230,000 per year, the same as his predecessor, Michael Martirano, whose last day in the […]

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By March 24, 2017 Read More →

Vice President Pence to visit Putnam County Saturday

By ALI SCHMITZ Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to be in Putnam County Saturday afternoon, according to the Putnam County sheriff and a federal flight plan. The flight restriction released by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is in effect from 3:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., said aircraft supporting “the […]

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Constituents rally against health bill At Rep. David McKinley’s Parkersburg field office
By March 24, 2017 Read More →

Constituents rally against health bill At Rep. David McKinley’s Parkersburg field office

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — A group concerned with Republicans’ proposed dismantling of the Affordable Care Act rallied Thursday morning at a Parkersburg field office for Rep. David McKinley. About 18 residents associated with Wood County Indivisible held signs and spoke with Robert Villers, a field representative for McKinley, […]

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By March 23, 2017 Read More →

Led by Kanawha, WV population continues to fall

By ALI SCHMITZ Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kanawha County continued to lose people last year, as did most counties in West Virginia, according to U.S. Census estimates released Thursday. West Virginia’s most populous county lost almost 2,000 people last year, a 1.04 percent decrease in population, according to the estimates. The county’s 2016 population […]

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By March 23, 2017 Read More →

GOP health care plan raises concerns for seniors, women and addicts

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Between net premiums and increased out-of-pocket costs, West Virginians currently enrolled for health coverage through the marketplace would see an average increase of $6,100 under the new Republican-proposed replacement plan. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) is slated for a vote today in the U.S. House, but […]

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WV drug OD deaths soared above 840 in 2016
By March 23, 2017 Read More →

WV drug OD deaths soared above 840 in 2016

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 840 West Virginians fatally overdosed on drugs last year — a record number — and additional deaths are expected to be added to the total in the coming weeks. Fatal overdoses related to fentanyl, an opioid that’s 100 times stronger than prescription morphine, have fueled […]

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By March 22, 2017 Read More →

Education official: Paine, D’Antoni, Hess are WV schools chief finalists

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail The West Virginia Board of Education has selected three finalists for state schools superintendent, according to an education official. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the finalists are: Steve Paine, who served as state superintendent from mid-2005 through the end of 2010; Kathy D’Antoni, the state Department […]

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