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By May 26, 2017 Read More →

Researcher: No surprises in C8 report; study finds higher concentrations

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Residents from Huntington to Evansville, Ind., have higher-than-normal levels of perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as C8, according to a study released this month from the University of Cincinnati. The report, based on the analyses of blood samples collected over 22 years, said the exposure […]

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By May 25, 2017 Read More →

Charleston population continues slow bleed, 2016 census estimates show

By ALI SCHMITZ Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston’s population continues to decline. U.S. Census estimates for 2016 released Thursday show Charleston’s population has dipped to 49,138 — down almost 600 people from 2015’s population estimate of 49,736. Last year was the first time estimates showed that Charleston’s population had dipped below 50,000 since the […]

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WV groups hope study leads to end of mountaintop removal mining
By May 24, 2017 Read More →

WV groups hope study leads to end of mountaintop removal mining

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail LOGAN, W.Va.  — West Virginia environmental groups on Tuesday urged a National Academy of Sciences panel to look carefully at the public health impact of strip mining, saying they hope more scrutiny of the issue will lead to a ban on the practice. “We have a serious health problem […]

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By May 24, 2017 Read More →

WV delegation: Trump budget hurts Mountain State

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s representatives in the nation’s capital have concerns on how cuts in President Donald Trump’s newly released budget proposal for the coming year could affect West Virginians. Download PDF of Manchin on Trump budget “Look at all the categories that get hit the hardest: WIC, Medicaid (which […]

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Manchin pens letter to Trump seeking preservation of drug office
By May 18, 2017 Read More →

Manchin pens letter to Trump seeking preservation of drug office

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sent a letter Wednesday to President Donald Trump urging him not to gut the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, a federal agency responsible for curbing the nation’s opioid epidemic. Politico and other news outlets have reported that the Trump administration […]

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WV DEP chief Caperton refuses hearing on MVP pipeline appeal
By May 17, 2017 Read More →

WV DEP chief Caperton refuses hearing on MVP pipeline appeal

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Justice administration has quietly refused to schedule a hearing on an appeal of a state authorization for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline. Last week, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Austin Caperton signed a letter in which he denied a request for a hearing on an […]

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By May 16, 2017 Read More →

Attorneys: C8 case settlement’s final deadline looming

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Attorneys in the C8 cases against DuPont have cautioned clients who have yet to respond to the settlement packets to soon do so. Otherwise they will not be entitled to any compensation in the agreement reached in February in the multi-district litigation against DuPont, […]

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WV Supreme Court upholds ruling in Butler case
By May 10, 2017 Read More →

WV Supreme Court upholds ruling in Butler case

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals with a 3-2 vote affirmed a circuit court ruling that dismissed felony civil rights violations against a man accused of saying an anti-gay slur before striking two men moments after he saw them kiss. Justices Allen Loughry, Menis Ketcum and Elizabeth […]

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Jenkins announces bid for U.S. Senate
By May 9, 2017 Read More →

Jenkins announces bid for U.S. Senate

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins has announced his bid for U.S. Senate against Sen. Joe Manchin. In a video released Monday, Jenkins, who represents the third district, announced his anticipated run against Manchin. In the nearly 3-minute video, Jenkins criticized Manchin in areas including gun control and Planned […]

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Planned Parenthood paid Morrisey’s wife’s firm $460K for lobbying
By May 8, 2017 Read More →

Planned Parenthood paid Morrisey’s wife’s firm $460K for lobbying

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Washington, D.C., firm partly owned by the wife of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey lobbies on Capitol Hill for Planned Parenthood, a group Morrisey and other Republicans have routinely used as a political punching bag. Denise Henry Morrisey holds the second-largest ownership stake in Capitol […]

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