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Huntington business owner: ‘Dementia friendly’ courtesies could benefit community
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Huntington business owner: ‘Dementia friendly’ courtesies could benefit community

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — When businesses assess the needs of their clientele, dementia doesn’t often top the list, if it’s even considered at all. But more than 5 million Americans suffer from dementia, with an estimated 70 percent of elderly cases caused by Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s projected to affect millions […]

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10 things to know: Thursday, January 17

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. MAY BATTLES TO KEEP BREXIT ON TRACK European Union countries are also debating how to move forward now that the […]

‘Women’s Wave’ march set for Saturday in Charleston at noon
By January 16, 2019 Read More →

‘Women’s Wave’ march set for Saturday in Charleston at noon

By JESSICA FARRISH The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Beckley women and men are headed to Charleston for the “Women’s Wave,” a march marking the two-year anniversary of the national Women’s March in Washington D.C., the largest one-day protest in American history. The event is sponsored by Women’s March West Virginia, the state arm of the […]

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Three delegates want to divert $10 million from WV surplus to fund border wall

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Three state lawmakers announced Tuesday they plan to introduce a bill that would divert $10 million from the state’s current nearly $200 million surplus to help President Donald Trump build a wall along the southern U.S. border. Delegates Carl “Robbie” Martin, R-Upshur, Patrick Martin, R-Lewis, and Caleb […]

Furloughed employees volunteer at Meals on Wheels of Berkeley
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Furloughed employees volunteer at Meals on Wheels of Berkeley

By KELSIE LeROSE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — A group of furloughed federal employees volunteered Tuesday with the Meals on Wheels program in Berkeley County in order to give back to the community while out of work. “We wouldn’t be here without our volunteers,” said Dianne Waldron, program manager of Meals on Wheels of Berkeley […]

WVU receives $2.2 million software gift from Petroleum Experts Limited
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WVU receives $2.2 million software gift from Petroleum Experts Limited

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – For more than a decade, geology students at West Virginia University have used the same advanced software used by oil and gas companies worldwide, expanding their marketability for industry jobs. Petroleum Experts Limited has furthered this access with an in-kind gift of its MOVE software, valued at $2.2 million. “Geologists […]

Manchin backs measure aimed at preserving pre-existing condition coverage
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Manchin backs measure aimed at preserving pre-existing condition coverage

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Sen. Joe Manchin will reintroduce a resolution aimed at preserving insurance protections for Americans with pre-existing medical conditions. At a press conference Tuesday in Washington, Manchin, D-W.Va., explained the measure. He said it would direct Senate’s legal team to intervene in a lawsuit defending […]

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Everyone’s ‘Tidying Up:’ Netflix show sparks uptick in donations to Goodwill
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Everyone’s ‘Tidying Up:’ Netflix show sparks uptick in donations to Goodwill

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Netflix has people cleaning out their closets, cluttered rooms and garages, and Goodwill is seeing a huge wave of donations in the Tri-State area. Local Goodwill officials attribute much of the uptick in donations to the recently released series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” a minimalist home […]