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W.Va. water bills with flushing credits in the mail

By David Gutman Charleston Gazette CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Customers of West Virginia American Water affected by the Elk River chemical leak should expect to see a credit on their next water bill, but it won’t be for a huge amount, and there probably isn’t any other financial help coming behind[Read More…]

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Legislative leaders agree: Water has become a top issue this session

  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Leaders of the state legislature agree, as House Minority Leader Tim Armstead put it: “The water issue obviously has become one of the central — if not the central — issues of this session.”  Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall; Senate Minority Leader Mike Hall, R-Putnam; House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison; and Armstead,[Read More…]

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Actor’s death shines light on heroin scourge

An editorial from the Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG — Philip Seymour Hoffman was a rumpled version of every man. An Oscar winner, who was called among the greatest actors of his time, this generation’s Marlon Brando. Now he is dead. Hoffman, 46, was found by a worried friend on[Read More…]

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Northern W.Va. gets second drug interdiction team

From Staff Reports The Exponent Telegram BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Law enforcement officials announced the formation of a new interdiction team that will patrol the roads of Harrison County in order to slow the flow of illegal drugs into the region. United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, Captain James Merrill[Read More…]

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CVS putting public health safety first

An editorial from the  Times West Virginian FAIRMONT, W.VA. — One in five. That’s how many deaths are attributed to cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke in the United States each year, making tobacco use the single most preventable cause of death in the country. Smoking also has a[Read More…]

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