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Huntington awarded $2M for addiction treatment

By BISHOP NASH The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Federal grant funding totaling $2 million is headed into Huntington to help establish the city’s own Quick Response Team, a multi-agency method to devise individual treatment in the days following a person’s overdose, and the Turn Around program, a pilot project within Western Regional Jail structured to reduce […]

Facebook founder visits Belfry, Ky. students
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Facebook founder visits Belfry, Ky. students

By TRAVIS CRUM The Williamson Daily News BELFRY, Ky., — Belfry High School senior Lyndsay Coleman said Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was laughing at her joke while playing a game she helped create in a photo the billionaire posted Monday. “He’s a very nice person,” Coleman said. “He went through individually playing each of our games.” […]

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Zuckerberg visits Cabin Creek Health Systems

By ERIN BECK and LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg toured Cabin Creek Health Center in Dawes and participated in a roundtable discussion on rural health at the rural healthcare provider on Sunday. The two-hour visit Sunday afternoon was part of his effort to visit every state by the end […]

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Safety shutoff disabled prior to June coal-mining death, report says

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Rodney Osborne was crushed to death in a Boone County coal mine in June, a key piece of safety equipment meant to prevent such fatalities had been turned off, according to a state investigative report made public on Monday. Osborne, 32, of Artie, died after […]

Nonprofit organization The Hub helps WV communities maximize their potential
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Nonprofit organization The Hub helps WV communities maximize their potential

By CHARLES YOUNG NCWV Media CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Since 2009, The West Virginia Community Development Hub, better known as The Hub, has worked with dozens of communities throughout West Virginia to help residents optimize the potential of their cities and towns. The nonprofit organization assists community members with identifying leaders and assets, developing plans, setting […]

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin speaks out on health care bill
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U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin speaks out on health care bill

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said the best way for America to help those with dire health needs is for the Senate to defeat the Graham-Cassidy health care reform bill, a measure that could come before members this week. Manchin, D-W.Va., answered questions from the […]

Whitewater rafting companies plead for more state marketing resources
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Whitewater rafting companies plead for more state marketing resources

By JIM ROSS The State Journal FAYETTVILLE, W.Va.  — Whitewater rafting in West Virginia is in a long-term decline, and the state must come up with more marketing money for its tourism efforts if the problem is to be reversed, according to rafting company officials. “The rafting industry’s been declining,” said Rick Johnson of River […]

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Manchin encourages West Virginians to stay in Martinsburg “town hall”

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — How do you keep West Virginians here? How do you staunch the flow of citizens exiting the state was the quintessential question fielded by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin during a 37-minute live “town hall” on the senator’s Facebook page Monday night. Manchin’s office posted notices advertising the […]

Rep. Mooney: Lower it and they will come
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Rep. Mooney: Lower it and they will come

By JIM McCONVILLE The Journal MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — One way to boost West Virginia and other state’s economy: lower corporate and personal income tax rates at the same time, said W.Va. Representative Alex Mooney. As both houses of Congress gear up to again take on tax reform, Mooney, in a wide ranging interview with the […]

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M&G Polymers announces it will cease production

By BETH SERGENT Point Pleasant Register APPLE GROVE, W.Va. — After days of rumors and speculation, the Mason County Commission received written notification M&G Polymers would be ceasing production activities. In a letter dated Sept. 21, M&G Polymers USA LLC wrote: “Pursuant to the WARN Act, M&G Polymers USA LLC …regrets to inform you that, […]