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Acting West Virginia Commerce Secretary Burch recommends Hoyer take over flood recovery board; HUD renews RISE’s ‘slow spender’ status

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Acting Commerce Secretary Clayton Burch recommended that West Virginia National Guard Adjutant General James Hoyer take over the board that oversees the state’s recently created flood resiliency office. That recommendation came in the State Resiliency Office board’s quarterly report to the Legislature on June 29, the same […]

WVU transforms neuroscience research and education with new Department of Neuroscience
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WVU transforms neuroscience research and education with new Department of Neuroscience

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — At WVU Medicine’s Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, basic neuroscience research is helping to develop new technologies that will aid scientists in understanding the intricacies of the brain and advance new treatments for some of the most debilitating neurological illnesses. In an effort to continue to improve brain health and wellness and […]

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Expert says human trafficking rising in West Virginia

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — Human trafficking is on the rise in West Virginia and it appears to have a direct correlation to the opioid epidemic, according to an official with the “Just Ask Prevention Project.” Bill Woolf, executive director of the project and a retired police detective with the Fairfax County […]

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West Virginia Department of Transportation discusses Roads to Prosperity project

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va.  —  Linking a highway bridge going nowhere to an actual destination, repaving secondary roads and replacing some bridges are among the topics county officials discussed Monday with the West Virginia Department of Transportation. Representatives of the state Department of Transportation spoke to officials from Mercer, McDowell, Raleigh […]

West Virginia legislator visits British House of Commons
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West Virginia legislator visits British House of Commons

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A tour of Parliament during an English vacation turned into an experience of a lifetime for a member of the West Virginia Senate. Sen. Ryan Weld. R-Brooke, and his wife Alex were recently guests of John Bercow, speaker of the British House of […]

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10 things to know: Tuesday, July 10

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. COURT PICK PORTENDS BATTLE ROYALE Trump’s choice of Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative judge, for the Supreme Court, sets up […]

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West Virginia National Guard makes progress on RISE

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS The Parkersburg News and Sentinel for The Inter-Mountain CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While the West Virginia National Guard had much to celebrate Friday morning with the naming of an aircraft and positive news on the Guard’s economic impact on the state, its current challenge is fixing a bungled post-flood recovery effort. Maj. […]

West Virginia is home to eighth-largest young plant producer in US
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West Virginia is home to eighth-largest young plant producer in US

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch MASON, W.Va. — It started as a small greenhouse in the family’s backyard, but today Bob’s Market & Greenhouses in Mason, West Virginia, has become the eighth-largest young plant producer in the United States. “We have 1 million feet of greenhouse space,” said Scott Barnitz, who is one of five […]

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Mother sues HOPE Clinic, West Virginia pharmacies for son’s overdose death

By LACIE PIERSON Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Four people and the clinic where they allegedly operated a pill mill, as well as two pharmacies, have been sued by a woman who says doctors at the clinic fatally over-prescribed opioid medications for her son. Timothy Jason Lewis died after overdosing on May 4, 2017. His […]

Sections of Coalfields Expressway project scheduled to proceed
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Sections of Coalfields Expressway project scheduled to proceed

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph PINEVILLE, W.Va.  — Sections of southern West Virginia’s long sought after Coalfields Expressway extending from Raleigh County to Wyoming County and into McDowell County are scheduled to proceed while efforts continue to keep the highway project going when money becomes available. “With the Governor’s Roads to Prosperity program, we’re […]