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W.Va.’s Heroin Epidemic and How We Got Here
By May 25, 2015 Read More →

W.Va.’s Heroin Epidemic and How We Got Here

The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic By Glynis Board West Virginia Public Broadcasting       Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of stories by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, called “The Needle and the Damage Done: West Virginia’s Heroin Epidemic.” You can find the entire series, as well as interactive graphics […]

By May 23, 2015 Read More →

Professional truck drivers offer important highway safety tips

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With roughly 33 million Americans hitting the road this Memorial Day, drivers from American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Share the Road program urged motorists to exercise caution and good judgment as summer travel begins to ramp up. “In addition to being a very solemn and important holiday, Memorial Day is also the unofficial kickoff of summer and the summer driving season,” […]

By May 23, 2015 Read More →

2015 ‘Teaming to Win’ conference offers panel of leaders

DAVIS, W.Va.  –  ‘Teaming to Win’ works to advance and improve small business prospects in West Virginia. When the 2015 ‘Teaming to Win’ conference starts at noon on Wednesday at the Canaan Valley State Park & Conference Center in Davis,  participants will have the opportunity to hear national speakers and leaders and take advantage of learning sessions offered by the National Contract Management Association, West Virginia/Ohio […]

By May 23, 2015 Read More →

Dark Day for Miners

By CASEY JUNKINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. – More than 750 local coal miners lost their jobs Friday as Murray Energy Corp. either eliminated or laid off 1,829 workers across three states in response to what the firm calls “the ongoing destruction of the U.S. coal industry by President Barack Obama.” When […]

By May 23, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin issues statement following reports of coal mine layoffs in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (May 22, 2015) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Friday issued a statement following additional reports of layoffs in the coal industry: “Additional layoffs and mine closures are heartbreaking for our miners, their families and the communities in which they live. These cutbacks affect more than just those directly employed – they affect suppliers, support services and […]

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By May 23, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin orders U.S. and state flags lowered in observance of Memorial Day

Governor asking for prayer at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day   CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – In keeping with presidential proclamation, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all U.S. and State Flags on all state-owned facilities be lowered to half-staff from dawn until dusk, Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. “Memorial Day is an opportunity […]

By May 23, 2015 Read More →

U.S. Senators Manchin and Capito issue statements on W.Va. mine layoffs

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito issue statements Friday on announced mine layoffs in West Virginia:       U.S. Senator Joe Manchin:        Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding today’s announced mine layoffs:        “First, my heart goes out to the […]

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By May 23, 2015 Read More →

Sen. Manchin alarmed by passage of TPA legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin issued the following statement on the Senate passage of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), legislation granting the President fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): “I am deeply alarmed that the Senate has passed this harmful piece of legislation that will give the […]

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By May 23, 2015 Read More →

Op-Ed: Trumka, Roberts — Time to fight for coal jobs

  Cecil Roberts! Rich Trumka! I am calling you out!      It’s time to get out of your offices, get your noses out of the White House and put them in the right house – the bath house at the mine. Get down here to the coalfields of Appalachia and do something!       […]

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By May 22, 2015 Read More →

Memorial Day Weekend motorists to encounter road construction, rough conditions

State has hotline to report dangerous conditions, barrel issues CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Motorists enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of Summer are encountering road construction, paving crews, potholes and rough road conditions. While orange barrels and cones decorate many sections of highways, other sections of road still need work. The West Virginia Department […]