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By May 16, 2017 Read More →

WVU Researchers continue search for grandparents raising grandchildren

By THERESA MARTHEY The Preston County News & Journal KINGWOOD, W.Va. — Dr. Lauri Andress, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Leadership, continues to look for grandparents, ages 56 and up, who are raising their grandchildren. “This project actually started out of my first project on senior citizens,” Andress said. “In […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, May 16

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. AP ANALYSIS: TRUMP INTEL SHARING COULD RATTLE ALLIESReports that the U.S. president revealed sensitive intelligence to Russian officials comes just a […]

By May 15, 2017 Read More →

Coal shippers benefit as mine industry enjoys a rebound

By JIM ROSS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All Christy Laxton has to do to see if the coal market has improved is look out her office window. “We have a railroad track that runs right behind our office. We had had very few (coal trains), but right now we have one a day, […]

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Initiative to fuel interest in gasification seeks to re-energize coal industry

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph WISE, Va. — An initiative to fuel interest in the gasification process to revitalize the coal industry continues, but traditional obstacles in its path still muddy the waters. Dr. Dick Wolfe, president of Virginia Carbonite of Wise, Va. and a long-time advocate of clean coal technology, said the technology […]

AG Morrisey visits Logan, speaks of opioid epidemic
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AG Morrisey visits Logan, speaks of opioid epidemic

By OWEN WELLS Civitas Media LOGAN, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey held a roundtable discussion at the Logan County Commission May 12 which covered topics from consumer protection to the opioid epidemic. The meeting included key stakeholders from Logan County from members of the commission to Sheriff Sonya Dingess Porter, Assessor Glenn […]

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Hepatitis C cases on the rise; needle exchange program running again in Beckley

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — With the spread of hepatitis C on the rise, a local doctor is again trying to curb the public health crisis in Beckley with a needle exchange program. “West Virginia is heading toward No. 1 for hepatitis C in the U.S.,” said Dr. Ayne Amjad. “We’re already […]

Overdoses at jail part of national problem
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Overdoses at jail part of national problem

By COURTNEY HESSLER The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Overdoses at Western Regional Jail have escaped headlines, but a national expert says the issue of drugs within the incarceration system is not new or unique to West Virginia. In the last week of April, several female inmates suffered overdoses from an unknown drug, according to Lawrence […]

Bill seeks study of maternal deaths
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Bill seeks study of maternal deaths

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Heidi Heitkamp have introduced legislation they hope will help stop the rate of maternal deaths in the country. The goal of the bill is to boost resources to combat the problem by expanding maternal mortality review committees to study and address […]

Graduates craft creative caps for ceremony
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Graduates craft creative caps for ceremony

By ALEX LANG The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Thousands of WVU graduates celebrated a major life milestone on May 13 by participating in commencement ceremonies. The University continued its weekend-long celebration with several Saturday events. Many students also decorated their graduation caps prior to the ceremonies. Engineering grad Bridget Walter went with Daft Punk […]

Artwork on Ohio barn stirs memories for couple, preservationists
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Artwork on Ohio barn stirs memories for couple, preservationists

By JANELLE PATTERSON The Parkersburg News and Sentinel MOSS RUN, Ohio — Before the age of billboards and digital ads, buildings like the three-story barn along Ohio 26 in Moss Run, Washington County, served as advertising art for decades. Now that Mail Pouch barn, built in 1935, is showing off more vibrant colors after mural […]