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Media Advisory: University of Cincinnati study finds no evidence of groundwater contamination attributable to natural gas development
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Media Advisory: University of Cincinnati study finds no evidence of groundwater contamination attributable to natural gas development

Release from West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A multi-year study conducted by researchers at the University of Cincinnati, and partly funded by organizations opposed to natural gas development, found no groundwater contamination from Utica shale development in Ohio. Anne Blankenship, executive director of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas […]

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Mylan, WVU join forces to inspire W.Va. youth through STEM-CARE

Release from WVU and Mylan: MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— Global pharmaceutical company Mylan and West Virginia University Monday, May 14, announced a 10-year collaboration, supported by a $5 million charitable contribution from Mylan, to develop and implement a program that will expose children across West Virginia to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and challenge traditional thinking about […]

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W.Va. Gambling Addiction Helpline issues statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision on sports betting

Release from the The Problem Gamblers Help Network of West Virginia: CHARLESTON, W.Va. As news spreads of the recent Supreme Court decision paving the way for legalized sports betting, many people are excited about the prospect of betting on games. For some, this is just a different way to do something they’ve done for years. […]

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West Virginia’s sports betting wager pays off
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West Virginia’s sports betting wager pays off

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — The kickoff to sports betting at West Virginia casinos could happen with the start of football season this fall. State Lottery Director Alan Larrick made that comment Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act — a […]

HUD Secretary Ben Carson visits West Virginia drug rehab facilities
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson visits West Virginia drug rehab facilities

By CARLEE LAMMERS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After touring three of the area’s drug rehabilitation facilities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson said West Virginia has “excellent examples” of solutions to the nation’s opioid crisis. Carson and Reps Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins, both R-W.Va., toured and held a […]

Rally at West Virginia Capitol critiques Carson, defends food stamps
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Rally at West Virginia Capitol critiques Carson, defends food stamps

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With criticisms of the federal proposal to raise subsidized housing rents, and calls to protect food stamp benefits and health coverage, the “Poor People’s Campaign” kicked off 40 days of planned in-state action on Monday. Organizers of the movement, meant to mirror the campaign the Rev. Martin […]

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West Virginia says Qatar relationship offers many opportunities
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West Virginia says Qatar relationship offers many opportunities

By JIM WORKMAN For The West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An official partnership between the state of West Virginia and the country of Qatar could lead to economic development and much more, officials announced Monday, May 14. Gov. Jim Justice and Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard, […]

Media Advisory: W.Va. Secretary of State Warner to present Jennings Randolph awards to high schools this week
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Media Advisory: W.Va. Secretary of State Warner to present Jennings Randolph awards to high schools this week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner will present the Jennings Randolph Award to area high schools in Mingo, Logan, Boone, and Fayette counties this week. The following awards are being presented today, Tuesday, May 15: — The Jennings Randolph Voter Registration Honoree certificate will be presented to the Cabell County Career Technology […]

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WVU and Mylan to promote STEM skills

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University and pharmaceutical company Mylan are joining hands to develop a STEM program for the state’s schoolchildren that both demystifies those fields and exposes them to a wide range of career opportunities. To be supported by a $5 million donation by Mylan, the 12-year partnership […]