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McDowell mine rescue team earns first place in national competition
By September 25, 2017 Read More →

McDowell mine rescue team earns first place in national competition

By GREG JORDAN Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH, W.Va.  — Nobody expected them to win, but a McDowell County mine rescue team beat all expectations when competing teams demonstrated their skills at the National Mine Rescue Competition. The Southern Pocahontas Mine Rescue Team located in Welch finished first during the National Mine Rescue Contest’s first day, […]

Rod Run and Doo Wop brings classic cars, music to Boulevard for 12th year
By September 25, 2017 Read More →

Rod Run and Doo Wop brings classic cars, music to Boulevard for 12th year

By LORI KERSEY Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A concert by a KISS tribute band and celebrity appearances by the host of a car television show are two of the highlights of the 12th annual Charleston Boulevard Rod Run and Doo Wop, slated for Oct. 4-8. The classic car show will kick off Wednesday, Oct. […]

By September 25, 2017 Read More →

10 things to know: Monday, September 25

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN LIST EXPANDS The rules set to go into effect Oct. 18 will impose strict new restrictions on […]

US attorney general to go after doctors who overprescribe opioids
By September 22, 2017 Read More →

US attorney general to go after doctors who overprescribe opioids

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. attorney general cracked the whip on medical professionals contributing to a worsening opioid epidemic in a speech in Charleston on Thursday. Speaking at a forum hosted by the American Conservative Union Foundation and the Cardinal Institute, Attorney General Jeff Sessions unveiled new pieces of the […]

Protester: ‘Thanks for the danishes but we’d rather have health care’
By September 22, 2017 Read More →

Protester: ‘Thanks for the danishes but we’d rather have health care’

By ERIN BECK Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a smile, Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, walked across Kanawha Boulevard and offered pastries and strawberries to protesters outside the forum his organization hosted in Charleston on Thursday morning. Most declined the pastries, which were prepared at the Four Points by Sheraton. […]

Gov. Jim Justice paints grim picture if road bond fails
By September 22, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Jim Justice paints grim picture if road bond fails

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says if a $1.6 billion road bond referendum doesn’t pass on Oct. 7, further financial cuts may have to be made — and racing greyhounds “are gone.” He also hinted cuts to higher education funding could be in the […]

By September 22, 2017 Read More →

Mercer officials unite in support of road bond

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va.  — Mercer County officials, elected leaders and dignitaries came together with a unified voice Thursday afternoon to urge residents to vote for the upcoming road bond referendum. The event was held in view of the so-called “bridge to nowhere” in Bluefield, which is on the agenda to […]

WVU law Professor enters West Virginia 1st District House race
By September 22, 2017 Read More →

WVU law Professor enters West Virginia 1st District House race

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — A second Democrat has announced she will seek West Virginia’s 1st District congressional seat in 2018. Kendra Fershee of Morgantown serves as associate dean for academic affairs at the West Virginia University College of Law. In her announcement, she said she plans “to use her […]

Manchin opposes latest ACA replacement proposal; Capito reviewing measure
By September 22, 2017 Read More →

Manchin opposes latest ACA replacement proposal; Capito reviewing measure

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin opposes a new effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, while U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito is still reviewing the measure to assess its effects on West Virginia. The latest measure gaining steam is Graham-Cassidy, proposed by U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and […]

By September 22, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia policy experts share concerns about latest ACA repeal bill

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia policy experts fear the state and thousands of its residents could suffer if the latest measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is advanced. At a press conference held Wednesday afternoon, Perry Bryant, president of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, said at a minimum, 200,000 […]