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Huntington detectives seek links in recent violence
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Huntington detectives seek links in recent violence

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Anyone who has picked up a phone, looked at a newspaper, turned on the television or otherwise heard the local news recently seems to be asking themselves and their neighbors the same question: What in the world is going on in Huntington? Although the city’s violent crime rate […]

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Justice orders WV National Guard support to Huntington

By LACIE PIERSON and JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Amid a week when each new day seems to bring a new homicide in Huntington, Friday will bring a new boost in resources among city, state and federal law enforcement officers. Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday ordered the West Virginia National Guard to provide […]

Gov. Justice proposes nearly tripling WV tourism budget to $20 million
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Gov. Justice proposes nearly tripling WV tourism budget to $20 million

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — In a rare gubernatorial appearance before the state Tourism Commission, Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday he plans to up the division’s $15 million 2018-19 budget request to $20 million — an amount nearly triple the division’s current budget. “I don’t think it’s enough money, so I changed […]

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Trump regulatory initiative targets black lung protections

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.V.A. — As part of a government-wide effort to eliminate regulations, the Trump administration indicated Thursday that the Labor Department would revisit a 3-year-old rule meant to reduce exposure to coal dust that causes deadly black lung disease. Plans for the re-examination of the rule were outlined in […]

West Virginia native Morgan Spurlock: “I am part of the problem … but I am also part of the solution”
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West Virginia native Morgan Spurlock: “I am part of the problem … but I am also part of the solution”

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — The Beckley native best known for his documentary “Super Size Me” shared online his own history of sexual misconduct. Morgan Spurlock, a 47-year-old filmmaker and producer, issued a letter on his social media accounts titled, “I am Part of the Problem.” He recounted an experience in college […]

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West Virginia psychiatrist weighs in on reasons why rural adolescent suicide rates nearly twice that of urban areas

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Recently released data show the suicide rate among adolescents in rural counties is nearly twice that of their urban counterparts. In 2015, the suicide rate among adolescents age 15 to 19 was 7.4 per 100,000 in large central counties. The rate was 14.3 in rural counties. “There […]

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West Virginia ranks among bottom five states in annual health report

Staff reports The Preston County News and Journal CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — West Virginia is ranked 46th nationally in terms of overall health, according to the United Health Foundation’s annual report “America’s Health Rankings” for 2017. This is a three-rank drop for the state, which ranked 43rd in 2016. The state summary for West Virginia in […]

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West Virginia Department of Transportation plans area events planned for Silver Bridge Anniversary

By BETH SERGENT Point Pleasant Register POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Starting at 11 a.m., at 6th Street, in Point Pleasant, the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) will be hosting a remembrance event which takes place inside a large tent meant to seat hundreds and protect those gathered from the elements. The following program will […]

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10 things to know: Friday, December 15

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHO COULD HOLD UP GOP TAX PACKAGE Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents […]

W.Va. Secretary of State Warner announces launch of New Voter ID education program
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W.Va. Secretary of State Warner announces launch of New Voter ID education program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Secretary of State Mac Warner announced the launch a new program to educate the public on the state’s voter identification law, which goes into effect on Jan. 1. The “Be Registered & Be Ready to Vote” campaign will help educate voters on the kinds of photo and non-photo identification required at the polls […]