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Mon Health committed to changing focus toward extraordinary patient experience
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Mon Health committed to changing focus toward extraordinary patient experience

By KELSIE LEROSE Times West Virginian MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — As the days, months and years tick by times are changing, and that is no different for the health-care industry. Darryl Duncan, Mon Health president and CEO, quoted Benjamin Franklin, who created the first hospital in America, Wednesday during the unveiling of Mon Health’s new branding […]

Governor goes hunting with Don Trump Jr., discusses issues facing state
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Governor goes hunting with Don Trump Jr., discusses issues facing state

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice went turkey hunting and trout fishing with the son of president Donald Trump, saying they discussed issues facing the state and nation. In the Wednesday news release, Justice said the visit to Greenbrier and Monroe counties was a marketing opportunity to show what West […]

Reporter arrested while questioning Tom Price
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Reporter arrested while questioning Tom Price

By JESS MANCINI The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — It was a tough question that got him trouble, said a reporter who was arrested Tuesday while covering U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price at the Capitol in Charleston. Dan Heyman, 54, of Charleston, a producer with the Public News Service, was […]

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Expert: Higher ed crucial for economic gains

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. —  An expert in building academic partnerships and using educational resources to spur economic development in climates similar to that of West Virginia visited Huntington on Wednesday to discuss his experiences. “An investment in higher education is an investment in your future,” said Dr. Malcolm “Mack” Portera. Portera, […]

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UC President Ed Welch to retire in June 2018

Staff report The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — University of Charleston President Edwin Welch announced May 10 he will retire after 28 years at the helm of UC in June 2018. “Dr. Janet Welch and I have decided to join the Class of 2018 and graduate from the University of Charleston at the end of […]

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Event at HHS targets growing need for foster care

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The opioid epidemic destroys lives, but it also destroys families, leaving thousands of West Virginia children without permanent homes. That’s why agencies from across the state will converge in Huntington on Saturday to provide a one-stop shop for anyone interested in fostering a child. The event, called […]

Jenkins asks the DEA to re-evaluate opioid production quota system
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Jenkins asks the DEA to re-evaluate opioid production quota system

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins sent a letter to the head of the Drug Enforcement Agency asking the agency to re-evaluate its quota system for opioid production. Jenkins sent the letter Monday to DEA Director Chuck Rosenberg. According to the news release, Jenkins said he believes the quota […]

Filming the Mothman mystery with ‘Small Town Monsters’
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Filming the Mothman mystery with ‘Small Town Monsters’

By BETH SERGENT Point Pleasant Register POINT PLEASANT, W.Va.  — Though film crews may cause a stir in most small towns, not so much in Point Pleasant.Since the explosion of material on the city’s infamous Mothman, including a major motion picture dedicated to it (though that was filmed nowhere near Point Pleasant), seeing a film […]

Coopers Rock State Forest to host 6th Annual Morgantown Migratory Bird Day on Saturday
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Coopers Rock State Forest to host 6th Annual Morgantown Migratory Bird Day on Saturday

Staff report Preston County News & Journal BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. – The Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia (ACCA) will celebrate Morgantown Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 13, at Coopers Rock State Forest. The celebration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a guided bird walk on the Raven Rock Trail. After the walk, participants may gather […]

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10 things to know: Thursday, May 11

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Thursday, May 11, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GOP CONCERNS ON TRUMP […]