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Veteran challenges elected officials on health care
By May 23, 2017 Read More →

Veteran challenges elected officials on health care

By TINA ALVEY The Register-Herald FAIRLEA, W.Va.  — A ribbon-cutting may have been scheduled, but a sort of mini-Town Hall quiz broke out, interrupting the scheduled remarks at the grand opening of the VA’s new outpatient clinic in Fairlea on Monday. Three members of Congress who took turns at the podium with prepared speeches were each […]

Small victories adding up in ‘Try This’ movement
By May 23, 2017 Read More →

Small victories adding up in ‘Try This’ movement

By CYNTHIA McCLOUD The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An idea for healthier living has gotten some wheels. Barboursville Elementary students Jillian Freeman and Olivia Turman dreamed up a mobile concession stand. Their rolling cart would sell wholesome food choices at the Cabell County village’s park and ballfield. With help from parents, an AmeriCorps VISTA […]

By May 23, 2017 Read More →

Petco Foundation honors Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association

Staff reports The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Petco Foundation’s “Celebration of Love” awards gala to honor organizations and people for their achievements in saving animals’ lives recently recognized the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association’s efforts. Seven awards were given at the San Diego gala which hosted about 500 guests. Actress and animal-lover Jane Lynch served […]

By May 23, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Tuesday, May 23

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ATTACKER STRIKES POP CONCERT IN ENGLAND An apparent suicide bomber sets off an improvised explosive device that killed 22 people […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Talk highlights education and the state’s future

By ADRANISHA STEPHENS The Journal of Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — More than 100 business, education and legislative leaders attended the Education Alliance’s EDTalks “Connecting Education, Jobs and Our Future event” at the Blue Ridge Community and Technology College Thursday. EDTalks is an education-based speaker series that promotes innovative discussion and collaborating ideas on how to […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Editorial: Making Weirton More Appealing

From The Wheeling News-Register: Weirton Planning Commission Chairman Chuck Robinson might well have been referring to any number of Rust Belt communities when he remarked last Wednesday that, “This town needs some excitement and energy instead of just waiting for something to happen.” But there are differences between Weirton and many other so-called “post-industrial”towns. For […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Many Factors Contribute to Lower Life Expectancy in W.Va.

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer WHEELING, W.Va.  — A local health official believes many factors contribute to southwestern West Virginia’s “very low” life expectancy. Dire results for that region of the Mountain State are cited in a new report issued in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The report is based on findings from […]

History Alive! Sacagawea at Cacapon Resort State Park May 26
By May 22, 2017 Read More →

History Alive! Sacagawea at Cacapon Resort State Park May 26

Release from the W.Va. State Parks: BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Sacagawea, the young Native American woman who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their arduous journey west in 1805, has inspired countless enduring myths and legends and will be the subject of a historical program at Cacapon Resort State Park on Friday, May 26. The program […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Nonprofit provides experience, job opportunities for W.Va. women

By Caity Coyne The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In July 2015, the staff of West Virginia Women Work, a nonprofit that trains women for the construction industry, was almost certain they’d have to close their doors at the end of the year due to lack of funding. Wednesday afternoon, however, three 2016 graduates of […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →

Huntington City Council considers increasing municipal court costs

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-DispatchHUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — An ordinance that would increase municipal court fees in the city will be heard by the Huntington City Council at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22. The proposed ordinance on first reading would increase court fees from $35 to $65. This excludes court costs related to individuals who contest parking […]