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Trump officials seek opioid solutions in WV
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Trump officials seek opioid solutions in WV

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kellyanne Conway, special counsel to President Donald Trump, and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price stopped at Fire Station No. 2 on Charleston’s West Side Tuesday afternoon as part of a “listening tour” that aims to gather solutions to the nation’s opioid drug crisis. There, […]

AHCA causes stir at WV Capitol; Manchin, Capito weigh in
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AHCA causes stir at WV Capitol; Manchin, Capito weigh in

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Tempers flared at the West Virginia Capitol on Tuesday when protesters needled a D.C. political entourage in town on a “listening tour” regarding the pending replacement of the Affordable Care Act, leading to the arrest of one Charleston man. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and […]

West Virginia Senators Manchin, Capito expect changes to health bill
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West Virginia Senators Manchin, Capito expect changes to health bill

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va.  — Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito agree any health care plan passed by Congress must require insurance providers to cover the pre-existing conditions of their clients. However, the two West Virginia senators — Manchin, a Democrat, and Capito, a Republican — disagree on […]

Blankenship released from home confinement today
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Blankenship released from home confinement today

By LINDA HARRIS The State Journal Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s year in federal custody ends today, May 10. Blankenship, 67, has finished serving his one-year sentence for conspiring to violate federal mine safety standards in connection with the April 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine, which took the lives of 29 […]

Snuffer announces bid for GOP nomination for House seat
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Snuffer announces bid for GOP nomination for House seat

By CHARLES OWENS Bluefield Daily Telgraph BECKLEY, W.Va.  — Republican Rick Snuffer of Beckley told the Daily Telegraph Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination for the Third Congressional District U.S. House seat currently held by incumbent Republican Evan Jenkins. Jenkins announced Monday that he will challenge incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin for his U.S. Senate […]

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Senators, McKinley back Wood County drug designation

By BRETT DUNLAP The Parkersburg News and Sentinel WASHINGTON — Both of West Virginia’s senators and its 1st District congressman are calling for Wood County to be designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. A letter signed by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.; and Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., to Richard […]

‘Welcome to your tape:’ Local school counselors discuss portrayal of mental health in popular television programs
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‘Welcome to your tape:’ Local school counselors discuss portrayal of mental health in popular television programs

By BRITTANY MURRAY The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Controversy has surrounded the way mental health is portrayed in television programs such as Netflix’s recent hit “13 Reasons Why,” but area school counselors feel the portrayal does have some accuracy. “I’ve read some of the research on that show where they say it glamorizes suicide, […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, May 10

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. WHAT TRUMP’S FIRING OF COMEY SIGNALS It throws into question the future of a counterintelligence probe into his campaign’s possible connections […]

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Congress probes WV opioid shipments

By ERIC EYRE Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A congressional committee has started an investigation into prescription painkiller shipments to West Virginia. The probe targets the nation’s three largest wholesale drug distributors — McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen.  The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee also is looking into whether the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration […]

White House could defund drug abuse office
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White House could defund drug abuse office

By JAKE ZUCKERMAN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Despite a continually worsening national opioid epidemic, President Donald Trump’s administration is attempting to slash funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy. A leaked memo cited in a Politico report reveals the White House proposed to decrease funding for the ONDCP from $388 million annually […]