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Health educators, students and U.S. senator address opioid epidemic

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:31:47 GMT

West Virginia's opioid overdose epidemic has gathered diverse players at the same table hoping to make a difference from a federal level to a community level. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin joined a roundtable discussion at the WVU Health Sciences Center Monday where statistics were met with potential solutions.

Carmichael vs. Prim: a race that could tilt the W.Va. Senate

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:44:32 GMT

In Jackson County, where Sen. Mitch Carmichael lives and keeps an office, his election challenger Brian Prim is winning the battle of the yard signs. "In Jackson County, I have a lot of support from working people," Prim said.

Making the grade? 1st report cards are out next month for West Virginia's public schools

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:44:49 GMT

The question of how West Virginia's individual schools are doing will be answered next month when the first report cards for the Mountain State's public schools are released. On Nov. 10, A-F grades will be announced publicly for each school as part of the new West Virginia A-F School Accountability System initially created in the 2013 education reform law to track student learning, growth and achievement.

Boley, VanZile compete for 3rd District seat

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:36:40 GMT

Jobs and economic development are priorities for both of the candidates running for the four-year term in the West Virginia State Senate's 3rd District. Incumbent Republican Donna Boley will face Democratic challenger Bradley VanZile.

Democratic hopeful aims to unseat Hawaii's only GOP lawmaker

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:32:29 GMT

Stanley Chang hiked up a ridge in an affluent neighborhood overlooking the Pacific Ocean, his crisp white shirt deflecting the hot Hawaii sun. Stanley Chang hiked up a ridge in an affluent neighborhood overlooking the Pacific Ocean, his crisp white shirt deflecting the hot Hawaii sun.

West Virginia PSC Cites Unauthorized Belmont County Taxi Cab Service

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:35:56 GMT

The West Virginia Public Service Commission's Transportation Enforcement Division issued two citations to a Belmont County man after it received formal complaints of his independent taxi service operating without the state's authority. Brian Giles, owner of BMG Transport, the former JCC Transportation taxi service in Wheeling, and J.R. Peabody of the Rainbow Tavern Cab Co.

W.Va. Early Voting Starts Wednesday

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:35:55 GMT

A contentious presidential election has had its share of theatre and drama, but beginning Wednesday West Virginia voters take the stage to help bring the election to its climactic end. Early voting season starts Wednesday across the Mountain State, and continues through Nov. 5. Voters may cast ballots at local courthouses during regular business hours on weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Morrisey Praised for Defending W.Va. Coal Miners

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:35:54 GMT

For the last four years, no one has done more to defend our jobs, our industry and our West Virginia way of life than Patrick Morrisey, as our Attorney General. On behalf of our coal industry, our managers and the best coal miners in the world, we have to do everything possible to be sure Patrick Morrisey is re-elected and will continue to serve as our Attorney General.

A 737 crashing every single day'

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:41:06 GMT

Dr. Rahul Gupta, West Virginia Public Health commissioner and West Virginia Medical Association president, spoke to a group of Hancock County medical professionals about the changes in medicine over the last 100 years, how a patient's environment and socio-economic status can impact their health and the opioid epidemic that kills 50,000 Americans ... (more)

Augusta Fiddler's Reunion slated

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:10:45 GMT

Performances by some of West Virginia's finest fiddlers will highlight the 27th annual Fiddlers' Reunion presented by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College through Sunday on the college campus.

Huntington Police Department Wins Drug Incineratora

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:11:06 GMT

The incinerator grants, awarded to four police departments by the Attorney General and his Public Health Trust, represent a major boost to police agencies that struggle finding a place to dispose of the very drugs turned in by their citizens. "Anything we can do to help eradicate this devastating epidemic is a step in the right direction," Attorney General Morrisey said.

A record of results

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:13:20 GMT

It has been a privilege to serve our citizens as West Virginia's Secretary of State. I am honored by their trust and confidence in my work and my record.

Leonhardt will help state's agriculture

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:15:51 GMT

Kent Leonhardt's work as a state senator has benefited many West Virginians. He has played an important role in reforming government during the past two years.

Christian Heritage Week declared -

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:41:58 GMT

Proclamations from West Virginia governors began with Gaston Caperton in 1992 and continued through Cecil Underwood, Bob Wise, Joe Manchin and Earl Ray Tomblin. The proclamation adds, "Whereas local churches are encouraged to participate with relevant Sunday School lessons, patriotic song services, youth programs and prayer meetings.

Fatal fire in Ashford -

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:00:22 GMT

According to Chief Jackie Hayes of the Racine Volunteer Fire Department four fire departments were at the scene Friday night to contain and fight the fire. According to Hayes it is West Virginia American Water's responsibility to set and supply the water lines for the hydrants.

Potato, Po-tat-o -

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:00:21 GMT

The Adkins' are taking part in the Agricultural Enhancement Program Potato Demonstration Project. According to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture , "The potato initiative in W.Va.

Former schools credit union exec charged with embezzlement

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:28:35 GMT

The former director of a credit union for a West Virginia county's school workers is facing charges of embezzling at least $156,300. Former Ohio County Public Schools Federal Credit Union executive director Kathleen Gramlich was charged in a federal information Thursday in U.S. District Court in Wheeling.