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Column: What makes West Virginia #AlmostHeaven to me
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Column: What makes West Virginia #AlmostHeaven to me

By Chelsea Ruby West Virginia Tourism Commissioner West Virginians — and everyone who loves West Virginia — I have a small but very important favor to ask: This month, take a few minutes to tell the world what it is you love about our state. West Virginia’s birthday is June 20 (birthday number 154, if […]

Remember this Peace Day Effort? 9,000 fallen soldiers etched into sand on Normandy Beach
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Remember this Peace Day Effort? 9,000 fallen soldiers etched into sand on Normandy Beach

EDITOR’s NOTE: In recognition of upcoming anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 1944, Glenville Democrat and Pathfinder Publisher Dave Corcoran shared this uncredited social media post. The following is an unconfirmed social media report the the sand etchings: NORMANDY, France — In 2013, British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the […]

New Alzheimer’s Association survey shows impact of disease on families
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New Alzheimer’s Association survey shows impact of disease on families

  Release from the Alzheimer’s Association: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – New findings from an Alzheimer’s Association survey, released June 1 in conjunction with the beginning of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, show that while people overwhelmingly agree it often takes a village to provide care for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia (91 percent), far […]

Legal Aid of WV announces small business startup workshop
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Legal Aid of WV announces small business startup workshop

Release from Legal Aid of West Virginia: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV), in association with WVU College of Law’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Clinic, will be presenting a free “Starting A Small Business” workshop on the legal aspects of forming and maintaining a small business. The workshop will be held on Thursday, June […]

Media Advisory: WVU experts available for comment on President Trump’s Paris Accord decision
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Media Advisory: WVU experts available for comment on President Trump’s Paris Accord decision

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Media in West Virginia has access to WVU’s field of experts for comment on President Donald Trump’s announced intention to pull the United States out of the Paris Accord, a nearly worldwide agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions beginning in 2020. (Below reporters will find quotes from the experts.) West Virginia University experts can provide commentary, insights and […]

Media Advisory: Sen. Capito to Speak at Special Olympics W.Va. Opening Ceremony
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Media Advisory: Sen. Capito to Speak at Special Olympics W.Va. Opening Ceremony

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – Today, June 2, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will deliver remarks this evening at  the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics West Virginia Summer Games.   Friday, June 2, 2017   WHAT:          Opening Ceremony for the Special Olympics West Virginia Summer Games   WHERE: Haddad Riverfront Park 600 Kanawha Boulevard East Charleston, WV […]

WV delegation praises withdrawal from climate deal
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WV delegation praises withdrawal from climate deal

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — President Donald Trump’s announcement Thursday to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, an international effort agreed upon in 2015 to curb greenhouse gas emissions, earned him pats on the back from West Virginia’s congressional delegation. The agreement, signed onto by 195 countries, worked […]

West Virginia pilot helps group rescue cats from Guantanamo Bay
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West Virginia pilot helps group rescue cats from Guantanamo Bay

By DOUGLAS IMBROGNO Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The caterwauling from the back of the twin-engine Cessna came from a crowd of unwilling passengers. Cats. There were 25 of them stashed in cat carriers bearing their names on strips of tape, among them Gomez, Groucho, Diablo, Droopy and Morticia. They were howling their objections to […]

Leaders push health care collaboration in Tri-State
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Leaders push health care collaboration in Tri-State

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — More than 175 representatives from nearly 40 organizations in the Tri-State gathered in Huntington on Thursday for the start of the Regional Health Summit with the goal of improving the health of the community through collaboration. Kevin Fowler, president and CEO of Cabell Huntington Hospital, which sponsored the […]

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Senators announce millions in AmeriCorps funding

Staff report The Exponent Telegram WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Thursday announced that West Virginia has been awarded more than $5.4 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. “West Virginians are known for joining […]