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10 things to know today: Monday, October 30

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. SENATORS TO PRESS NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM ON NEW WAR AUTHORITY Lawmakers argue that battlefield dynamics have changed since 9/11 and […]

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Author Seaton visiting Byrd Center Nov. 1 to discuss new book on Ken Hechler

Book signing and talk on life and career of W.Va. politician Ken Hechler set for Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education   SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. —  The public is invited to a book talk and signing on Wednesday Nov. 1 by author Carter Taylor Seaton on her most recent publication: The Rebel in the Red Jeep: Ken Hechler’s Life in West Virginia […]

WV’s presence felt at opioid abuse emergency declaration
By October 27, 2017 Read More →

WV’s presence felt at opioid abuse emergency declaration

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In the state of West Virginia, as President Donald Trump told the nation on Thursday, there is a hospital where nearly 1 in 5 babies is born suffering from addiction, alluding to Cabell Huntington Hospital. First lady Melania Trump spoke of her visit to Lily’s Place in […]

W.Va. lawmakers, U.S. attorney, police react to president’s opioid emergency declaration
By October 27, 2017 Read More →

W.Va. lawmakers, U.S. attorney, police react to president’s opioid emergency declaration

By CHARLES YOUNG The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — West Virginia lawmakers, officials, members of law enforcement and others in the Mountain State applauded President Donald Trump’s efforts Thursday toward tackling the deadly opioid epidemic. The president earlier in the day had directed the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis […]

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Ohio Valley health officials applaud White House on opioid measure

By LINDA COMINS The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Area political leaders applaud President Trump’s declaration of the opioid epidemic as a national public health emergency, while health officials hope the action brings more resources to fight the drug crisis. Dr. William Mercer, health officer for the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department, said, “I […]

WV needs money for fight against opioid emergency, health experts say
By October 27, 2017 Read More →

WV needs money for fight against opioid emergency, health experts say

By ERIC EYRE and ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia officials were disappointed Thursday that President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national public health emergency comes with no extra funds for West Virginia to fight the opioid crisis. “My hope was that the President’s declaration would’ve resulted in additional resources and an […]

Couch: Progress made in fighting IEI Plastics fire
By October 27, 2017 Read More →

Couch: Progress made in fighting IEI Plastics fire

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — Progress is being made in getting the fire put out at the Intercontinental Export-Import Plastics warehouse on Old Camden Avenue, the Wood County Commission president said Thursday. Wood County Commission President Blair Couch reported to the commission at its regular meeting about continuing efforts […]

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W.Va. DEP issues compliance order for IEI Plastics

By MICHAEL ERB The Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection issued an order Thursday to Intercontinental Export Import Inc. demanding information on what materials were stored in the warehouse that burned this week and how that material will be properly disposed. Lawrence Messina, director of communications for […]

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WV Lottery revenue decline shows signs of slowing

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLSTON, W.Va. — An ongoing decline in state Lottery revenues seems to be slowing, based on revenue collections for the first quarter of the 2017-18 budget year. From July through September, the Lottery had gross revenue of $276.02 million, down less than 1 percent from the same point in 2016, […]

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W.Va. Chamber of Commerce’s vision for 2018 session of state legislature

By CHRISTOPHER DOWELL The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce has planned its vision for the 2018 session of state Legislature. “Our state has made tremendous progress in recent years, and the West Virginia Legislature is to be recognized and commended for its commitment to building a business climate dedicated […]