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Campaign Trails: Tighe files for House District 18
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Campaign Trails: Tighe files for House District 18

The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. U.S. Air Force veteran and former Wheeling delegate Jerry Tighe has announced he is running for West Virginia House of Delegates District 18, joining two others already vying for the seat left open by current Delegate Kelly Sobonya. A resident of Ona, Tighe said he is running to introduce a new philosophy […]

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Blood pressure guidelines and treatment change

By LEAH NESTOR The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — The American Heart Association has changed the guidelines for what is considered high blood pressure, along with treatment plans. Previously defined as Stage 1 hypertension was a blood pressure reading of 140/90, but has now been changed to 130/80. Guidelines now suggest not treating stages 1 […]

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Secretary of State, county clerks urge residents to update addresses under National Change of Address process

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Within the next month, county clerks will be sending out confirmation cards to residents who haven’t voted in the last two federal elections to make sure addresses are current. Secretary of State Mac Warner along with county clerks are urging residents to respond and make sure their […]

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10 things to know: Monday, November 20

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. CHARLES MANSON, WHOSE CULT SLAYINGS HORRIFIED WORLD, DIES The imprisoned hippie cult leader, who orchestrated the gruesome murders of pregnant […]

Panel advances Mooney bill to repeal mine safety disclosures for coal investors
By November 17, 2017 Read More →

Panel advances Mooney bill to repeal mine safety disclosures for coal investors

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Regular financial disclosures to investors about the performance of publicly traded corporations would not include details about mining company safety violations or worker deaths, under a bill that is sponsored by Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., and that advanced this week out of the House Financial Services […]

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Judge taps on brakes in Mountain Valley Pipeline land easement case

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge on Thursday tapped on the brakes — at least for now — in Mountain Valley Pipeline’s effort to fast-track one of two lawsuits against hundreds of landowners seeking to use eminent domain to gain easements for construction of its more than 300-mile natural […]

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Richest West Virginians would benefit the most from proposed federal tax plan

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The richest 1 percent of West Virginians would see huge tax cuts under the tax reform plan being considered by the U.S. Senate, according to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. At the same time, the poorest 20 percent of state residents could get less […]

“Recovery In Wyoming County” moves into Oceana
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“Recovery In Wyoming County” moves into Oceana

By MARY CATHERINE BROOKS The Register-Herald OCEANA, W.Va. — Craig Rhodes knows what it’s like to spend months in an intense drug recovery program only to come home and find there is no support system in place. “In Wyoming County, you’re on your own,” Rhodes emphasized. It should not be difficult to find a support group […]

Huntington fire chief talks addiction, second chances
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Huntington fire chief talks addiction, second chances

By ALEC BERRY The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — As fire chief in a city where almost 30 people overdosed in a four-hour period last year, Jan Rader finds herself at ground zero of a crisis she believes “could very well bankrupt our country.” Rader — who was featured in the Netflix documentary […]

WVU Medicine Children’s is growing into new tower
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WVU Medicine Children’s is growing into new tower

Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University Hospitals announced Thursday plans to construct a 10-story tower dedicated to WVU Medicine Children’s to address capacity issues and better serve the health-care needs of all of West Virginia’s women and children. As a result of the project, 150 beds will be added to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. […]