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Drug firm loses bid to keep opioid lawsuit out of West Virginia county ravaged by OD deaths

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The nation’s largest prescription drug distributor has lost its bid to keep a lawsuit against the company out of rural Boone County, an area hit hard by the opioid epidemic. A federal judge in Charleston rejected McKesson’s claim that it has no duty under West Virginia law to […]

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WVU Festival of Ideals’ ‘Understanding the Opioid Epidemic’  set for 7:30 p.m. today in Charleston 

Panel discussion at Charleston Civic Center is free to public CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Six experts on the state’s opioid crisis will take part in a panel discussion Feb. 20 in the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater as part of West Virginia University’s Festival of Ideas. “Understanding the Opioid Epidemic” starts at 7:30 p.m., and is co-sponsored […]

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W.Va. House Finance Committee debates Health Care for State’s Foster Children

By Jim Workman West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While delegates on both sides of the issue expressed concern about the wellbeing of foster children in West Virginia, they differ in how best to provide health care to nearly 6,200 children affected. House Bill 4241 — legislation transitioning foster children into managed care — passed the […]

By February 19, 2018 Read More →

Deadline to file West Virginia American Water crisis claims draws near

By KATE MISHKIN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The deadline to file a claim in the class-action lawsuit over the January 2014 water crisis is Wednesday. The $151 million settlement of the lawsuit covers residents and businesses in the Kanawha Valley who received tap water from West Virginia American Water’s Elk River intake plant in Charleston […]

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By February 18, 2018 Read More →

Volunteers help downtown Marietta, Ohio, shops prepare for high water, major flooding

Parkersburg News and Sentinel Staff Report MARIETTA, Ohio — Volunteers converged on shops in downtown Marietta on Saturday as the Ohio River crest levels predicted by the National Weather Service in Charleston increased first to 38.7 feet and then to more than 40 feet during the afternoon. “This is the meaning of community,” said Sylvi […]

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In two years, drug giant McKesson shipped 5 million pain pills to West Virginia town of 400, House panel says
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In two years, drug giant McKesson shipped 5 million pain pills to West Virginia town of 400, House panel says

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In just two years, drug giant McKesson Corp. shipped nearly 5 million prescription painkillers to a single pharmacy in a Southern West Virginia town with 400 residents, according to a letter released Thursday by a congressional committee investigating the opioid epidemic. McKesson, which ranks No. 5 in […]

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By February 14, 2018 Read More →

Cabell, Wayne school employees vote not to work Friday

The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — School employees in Cabell and Wayne counties have ratified a one-day work stoppage for Friday, Feb. 16, to protest changes to public insurance for state workers and salary increases they consider inadequate, according to Brandon Tinney of West Virginia’s American Federation of Teachers union. The House of Delegates on Tuesday […]

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Tug Valley River region sees flooding over weekend
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Tug Valley River region sees flooding over weekend

By KYLE LOVERN Williamson Daily News klovern@HDMediallc.com WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – The Tug Valley region escaped with only moderate flooding as heavy rains caused rivers and streams to rise this past weekend. The Tug Fork River crested in Williamson Sunday night at around 7 p.m. at about 36 feet, according to Doug Goolsby, Director of Homeland […]

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