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Sex offender supervision unit ending in WV

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:30:32 GMT

West Virginia's intensive supervision office, which employs dozens of officers who have spent nearly a decade herding hundreds of sex offenders, will end in September.

Plenty of work awaits West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:58:19 GMT

The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board has a lot to accomplish in its first year in order to start issuing medical cannabis cards to West Virginians by July 2019.

Craft brew fans to drink for charity

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:02:39 GMT

Hundreds of craft beer fans will get their choice of more than 150 varieties today at Heritage Port, all in the name of supporting Habitat for Humanity, during the fourth-annual Mountaineer Brewfest.

As region ages, service demands expected to rise

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:37:01 GMT

By 2030, more than 70 million Americans, one in every five, will be 65 years old and older, twice the number in 2000, according to the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. That will create a more taxing demand for services, the organization says, a demand agencies are already struggling to meet.

Stories told through music and movement

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:17:18 GMT

Donald Laney, Melissa Weisbach*, Kim Morgan Dean*, Elizabeth Doyle * and Melissa Robinette* rehearsing for GVT's upcoming production of The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On. Greenbrier Valley Theatre , the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is proud to bring you the fun-filled musical The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On.

Elkins teens serve in flood relief effort

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:51:15 GMT

Most teenagers spend their lazy days of summer watching TV or just hanging out at the mall with their friends.

Counselors brought to Parkersburg schools after girl's death

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:51:14 GMT

Additional counselors were brought in Friday morning to speak to students at Blennerhassett schools after a young girl died Thursday evening. Eleven-year-old Harlee A. Becker of Washington was a 6th-grader at Blennerhassett Middle School.

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for West Virginia

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:33:31 GMT

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of West Virginia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from July 28 to July 29, 2017. The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Harrison, Marion, Marshall, and Wetzel counties.

Scheme To Get Republicans a 53d Senate Seat Collapses As Manchin...

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:56:08 GMT

West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin blows up a sketchy plot to open up a Cabinet job for him so his party-switching governor could give the GOP the additional Senate seat they needed to turn around their health care defeat. With Stephen Bannon's departure from the White House dominating the news today, a lot of political observers may have missed a story that appeared to show a machiavellian White House scheme falling flat : Sen. Joe Manchin is quashing speculation that he'll leave the Senate to become President Trump's Energy secretary.

Johnson to Lead Newly Created Office to Combat Substance Abuse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:21:25 GMT

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Bill J. Crouch today appointed Jim Johnson as director of the newly formed Office of Drug Control Policy. Johnson served as director of the Huntington Mayor's Office of Drug Control Policy from 2014-2017, addressing drug addiction and creating a holistic approach involving prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

W.Va. leaders get a look at marijuana industry

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:46:52 GMT

It takes a lot of light and power to grow a marijuana plant, and legalizing recreational cannabis in West Virginia could result in a boon to the state's coal and power industries, according to Delegate Shawn Fluharty.

Previous Article:W.Va. Solicitor General Elbert Lin, Clean Power Plan Opponent, Will Leave Post

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:08:03 GMT

Elbert Lin, West Virginia solicitor general who led the state's court fight against the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, is leaving his post, according to the state's attorney general. 5 Secrets to Extracting ROI from Experts Expert witnesses can be crucially valuable to your case or they can do more harm than good.

Diane W. Mufson: Can West Virginia still attract young families?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:35:04 GMT

Nostalgia usually sets in for me in August. It's when, 41 years ago, we uprooted our family of five from suburban Chicago and settled into the Southside of Huntington.

Heist, hammy stars save gimmicky coal miner tale

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:35:03 GMT

In his big return to film after a four-year hiatus , Steven Soderbergh has created a sort of cinematic bingo of his well of tricks. Heist movie? Check.

West Wing Reads for 8/17/17

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:20:22 GMT

The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes under President Trump's leadership, "coal is showing signs of a revival and breathing economic life into West Virginia and other coal states." Weekly coal production has increased by 14.5 percent nationwide over last year with even bigger bumps in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Wyoming, the Seth Lipsky at the New York Post writes that the leftist-outrage industry moves fast, with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeting yesterday the city will take a 90-day review of all symbols of hate.

Solar Eclipse Parties at West Virginia State Parks Aug. 21, 2017

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:40:31 GMT

West Virginia state parks are planning to celebrate the solar eclipse that will darken most of the country on Monday, Aug. 21 by offering special parties and reduced lodging rates at select parks. Park naturalists at Pipestem, Cacapon and North Bend state parks will help visitors learn more about this rare natural occurrence.

Around the Region for August 17

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:03:53 GMT

The West Virginia Division of Highways announces that Halltown Road will be closed to through traffic at the CSX railroad crossing in Halltown, through Friday. The roadway closure is necessary for CSX to work on the tracks and the crossing.