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Judge taps on brakes in Mountain Valley Pipeline land easement case

By KEN WARD JR. Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge on Thursday tapped on the brakes — at least for now — in Mountain Valley Pipeline’s effort to fast-track one of two lawsuits against hundreds of landowners seeking to use eminent domain to gain easements for construction of its more than 300-mile natural […]

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Richest West Virginians would benefit the most from proposed federal tax plan

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The richest 1 percent of West Virginians would see huge tax cuts under the tax reform plan being considered by the U.S. Senate, according to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. At the same time, the poorest 20 percent of state residents could get less […]

“Recovery In Wyoming County” moves into Oceana
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“Recovery In Wyoming County” moves into Oceana

By MARY CATHERINE BROOKS The Register-Herald OCEANA, W.Va. — Craig Rhodes knows what it’s like to spend months in an intense drug recovery program only to come home and find there is no support system in place. “In Wyoming County, you’re on your own,” Rhodes emphasized. It should not be difficult to find a support group […]

Huntington fire chief talks addiction, second chances
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Huntington fire chief talks addiction, second chances

By ALEC BERRY The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — As fire chief in a city where almost 30 people overdosed in a four-hour period last year, Jan Rader finds herself at ground zero of a crisis she believes “could very well bankrupt our country.” Rader — who was featured in the Netflix documentary […]

WVU Medicine Children’s is growing into new tower
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WVU Medicine Children’s is growing into new tower

Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University Hospitals announced Thursday plans to construct a 10-story tower dedicated to WVU Medicine Children’s to address capacity issues and better serve the health-care needs of all of West Virginia’s women and children. As a result of the project, 150 beds will be added to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. […]

Nursing home promotes awareness through dementia simulator
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Nursing home promotes awareness through dementia simulator

By EDDIE TRIZZINO Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Derrick Barr stumbles through a room, trying to sort silverware and fold laundry, but his hands don’t seem to be doing what he wants. He walks to the other end of the room, but his feet feel heavy and his ears are ringing. He is experiencing the effects […]

Statler College unveils measuring lab
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Statler College unveils measuring lab

By CONOR GRIFFITH The State Journal MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Students in the West Virginia University Statler College’s petroleum and natural gas engineering program have a new tool to acclimate them to conditions in the natural gas industry. With representatives from Dominion Energy and the Dominion Foundation, WVU students and faculty officially opened the Dominion Energy […]

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WVU certified navigators available to help with enrollment for the 2018 healthcare insurance market, open through Dec. 15

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Individuals and families who need assistance understanding health insurance options and applying for coverage are invited to meet with a healthcare navigator through the WV Healthy Start Navigator Project. The 2018 enrollment season started on Nov. 1 and will continue through Dec. 15. In West Virginia, interest in health enrollment […]

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Steel of WV’s sewer rate challenge will head to PSC

By JOSEPHINE MENDEZ The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Representatives with Steel of West Virginia have decided to take their sewer rate dispute with the Huntington Sanitary Board to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia following a ruling from West Virginia’s high court. In its opinion filed Tuesday, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled […]

W.Va. DNR reminds hunters to obey laws, hunt safely
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W.Va. DNR reminds hunters to obey laws, hunt safely

By VELICIA DELQUENNE The Exponent Telegram SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — With the deer firearms seasons beginning Monday, the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources reminds everyone to take precaution and be aware of laws regarding safety and lands open to hunting. Any person who hunts on public or private lands […]