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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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By February 17, 2018 Read More →

In two years, drug giant McKesson shipped 5 million pain pills to West Virginia town of 400, House panel says
By February 16, 2018 Read More →

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
By February 13, 2018 Read More →

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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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 13
By February 12, 2018 Read More →

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, committee schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 13

Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 35th Day of the Legislative Session Rotunda and social activities: WV Occupational Therapy Association, Upper Well Area; WV Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Upper House and Upper Senate Rotundas; Public Health Day at the Legislature, Lower Rotunda.   SENATE:   Senate Convenes at 11 a.m.  On the Agenda:  RESOLUTIONS   SR […]

More work needed for tourism industry to win the day at the W.Va. Legislature
By February 12, 2018 Read More →

More work needed for tourism industry to win the day at the W.Va. Legislature

By Jim Workman West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.VA. — More than 200 tourism industry representatives gathered at the State Capitol on Monday, advocating for the industry and meeting with Governor Jim Justice and legislative leaders. While the Capitol’s Rotunda was full of volunteers and tourism displays from around the state, the message from legislative leaders was […]

Herald-Dispatch of Huntington editor-publisher Dawson announces retirement
By February 11, 2018 Read More →

Herald-Dispatch of Huntington editor-publisher Dawson announces retirement

The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington Staff Report HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  – The Herald-Dispatch Editor and Publisher Ed Dawson has announced that he will retire at the end of February. Managing Editor Les Smith will succeed Dawson as editor, and Controller Georgetta Thevenin, Advertising Director Chuck Jessup and Circulation-Production Director Dave Hamilton will assume Dawson’s other duties. “We […]