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Marching Knights honored by the West Virginia Senate
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Marching Knights honored by the West Virginia Senate

Staff report The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Members of Cabell Midland High School’s Marching Knights stayed in step Wednesday as they were recognized in the West Virginia Senate. The Senate approved a resolution honoring the band’s more than 20 years of accomplishments during its regular session Wednesday morning. Among the band’s accomplishments listed in the […]

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10 things to know: Monday, April 3

Dorothy Abernathy, regional media director of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Monday, April 3, 2017. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. HOW GOP PLANS TO GET GORSUCH CONFIRMATION THROUGH McConnell is likely to change Senate rules so that Trump’s Supreme […]

Traveling Exhibit on the Life and Career of Senator Robert C. Byrd coming to Marshall
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Traveling Exhibit on the Life and Career of Senator Robert C. Byrd coming to Marshall

April 10 lecture, panel discussion and reception planned HUNTINGTON,, W.Va.  – Marshall University Libraries and the Robert C. Byrd Institute welcome the community to the opening of a traveling exhibit celebrating the life and career of Senator Robert C. Byrd at 10 a.m. Monday, April 10, in Marshall University’s John Deaver Drinko Library. Honoring the 100th […]

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Column looks at effectiveness, adverse effects, and safety of Medical Marijuana

JENNIFER KEEHBAUCH, MD, and MATTHEW RENSBERRY, MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Winter Park, Florida Increasingly, physicians across the country are being asked about medical marijuana. Although marijuana has been around for centuries, there is no consensus on its safety and effectiveness. In 1970, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified marijuana as […]

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Column: Legislators should listen to physicians on marijuana; no medical marijuana

By Dr. Adam Breinig, DO, FAAFP Chairman of WV Academy of Family Physicians Senior Council-at-Large of WV State Medical Association Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana We have heard the words so often this legislative session  that marijuana begins to sound like a legitimate fix-all medication. Proponents support that it is a natural substance whose […]

Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Monday, April 3
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Around the Rotunda: Legislative, Committee Schedule for Monday, April 3

W.Va. Legislative Committee Meeting Schedule – Subject to change Watch WV Legislature Live each day at http://www.legis.state.wv.us/live.cfm SENATE:                       Monday, April 3, 2017 REVIEW BILLS INTRODUCED The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. RESOLUTIONS   SCR 53: US Army SGT Benny Fleming Memorial Bridge SR 66: Honoring Katherine Johnson, Presidential Medal of Freedom […]

House passes bill eliminating state funding for greyhound racing
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House passes bill eliminating state funding for greyhound racing

Phil Kabler The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Greyhound racing may be coming around its final turn in West Virginia, after the House of Delegates voted 56-44 Saturday for passage of a bill eliminating the state’s $15 million annual purse fund subsidy (SB437). During an extended debate on the measure, opponents of the bill said […]

Medical Marijuana? U.S. Food, Drug Administration has not approved, wants clinical trials
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Medical Marijuana? U.S. Food, Drug Administration has not approved, wants clinical trials

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not recognized or approved any product containing or derived from botanical marijuana for any indication. This means that the FDA has not found any such product to be safe or effective for the treatment of any disease or condition. Study of marijuana in clinical trial settings […]

WV Senate committee votes to end Women’s Commission
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WV Senate committee votes to end Women’s Commission

By Erin Beck The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Senate Government Organization on Saturday afternoon voted to terminate the West Virginia Women’s Commission. The state House of Delegates had voted to disband the commission about a month ago, in the first cut the House had debated this legislative session. Saturday was the first time […]

Pipeline plans heat up in W.Va.
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Pipeline plans heat up in W.Va.

By FRED PACE The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – With growth of natural gas in West Virginia, there are a number of new pipeline projects proposed for the state, raising a range of debates about the benefits and the risks. In recent years, the shale revolution has opened access to abundant gas supplies within […]