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The Associated Press shares 10 things to know Tuesday, May 19

Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers: 1.RAMADI ROUT PUTS U.S. IRAQ STRATEGY UNDER SCRUTINY The Islamic State group’s capture of […]

Charleston protesters cite water quality, rate hike
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Charleston protesters cite water quality, rate hike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A group of area residents concerned about water quality and a potential rate increase gathered outside West Virginia American Water’s treatment plant in Charleston on Sunday. Advocates for a Safe Water System, a group formed in the aftermath of the 2014 water crisis that affected thousands of Kanawha Valley residents, hosted an […]

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Troubling decision from W.Va. Supreme Court

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In its seemingly never-ending campaign to make this state as friendly to plaintiffs’ lawyers as possible, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals last week issued a baffling decision with implications for the state’s struggle against prescription drug abuse. In a 3-2 decision written by Chief […]

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By May 18, 2015 Read More →

Drug firms shipped 40M pain pills a year to state

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Over five years, out-of-state drug wholesalers shipped more than 200 million doses of two popular prescription painkillers to West Virginia, while turning a blind eye to suspicious orders from “pill-mill” pharmacies, according to the latest filing in a state lawsuit against the companies. The release of the pill numbers follows a bid […]

WVU grad from Nepal worried from afar
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WVU grad from Nepal worried from afar

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The closing months of Ritu Dhungana’s final semester in the WVU political science doctoral program was rough. But not like others who complain of dissertation lengths, cramming for exams and pulling all-nighters. Dhungana is from Katmandu, Nepal. In April, the well-known tourist spot and Nepal’s largest city was hit by a massive […]

Huntington site of annual ‘Art in the Park’
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Huntington site of annual ‘Art in the Park’

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Cabell County’s soaring drug deaths hard to explain

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Cabell County recorded a heroin overdose fatality rate nearly 13 times higher than the national average in 2013, and those deaths keep mounting as experts near and far struggle to explain why. Evidence of nine such deaths in 23 days underscored Huntington’s plight this past January and spurred another citywide effort to […]

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Profiting from wild West Virginia

A column by Mike Myer, executive editor of The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register            WHEELING, W.Va. — Imagine a bobcat suddenly springing through the air, headed straight for your face. A Wetzel County hunter had the experience a few days ago, and he can prove it. He’d been out in the woods when he […]

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Berkeley County man a cigar-box guitar hero
By May 18, 2015 Read More →

Berkeley County man a cigar-box guitar hero

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. — Steve Reneker has been playing the guitar for about 50 years, and loves performing solo as well as jamming with others who share his love of music – especially when it’s for a good cause. His passion reached a new level in 2007, when he began making cigar box guitars – handmade […]

Wood County native makes, sells skis in Colorado
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Wood County native makes, sells skis in Colorado

GOLDEN, Colo. — Vienna native Chris Peters manufactures snow skis in Colorado for a living. How does a West Virginia native end up owning a ski-producing company, 7 Mile Skis, in Colorado? For Peters, a 2001 graduate of Parkersburg High School, making snow skis is an extension of a sport he has enjoyed for a […]