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1 hr ago | Government Executive

Feds Point to Key Weak Point in West Virginia's Health Disaster Response

Eight months after West Virginia's Elk River chemical spill, a federal agency has recommended the state set up a new program to assess community-wide chemical exposure, which it currently does not have.


Related Topix: Medicine, Epidemiology, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Kanawha County, WV

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This Cover of 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' is Hauntingly Beautiful

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

1 hr ago |

Yellowstone Club Trustee Offers Bounty To Find Blixseth's Missing Millions

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4 hrs ago | Huntington News

West Virginia library patrons benefiting from updated software

The patrons of the Northern Library Network, a consortium of West Virginia public libraries, will soon enjoy improved service thanks to a software upgrade coming in September.


Related Topix: Libraries, West Virginia Government, Computers, Beckley, WV

9 hrs ago | Martinsburg Journal

Workshop asks, - What's Next, W.Va.?'

It was clear from the What's Next, West Virginia? workshop discussion that drug and alcohol abuse is a major drawback to economic development in the Eastern Panhandle and the rest of West Virginia.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Williamson Daily News Online

Rahall presses for investments in rural areas

In Wayne on Tuesday to attend a USDA StrikeForce forum, U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., lauded USDA investments in West Virginia's economy that buoy farmers and help to build and maintain the state's public infrastructure and community facilities.


Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, West Virginia Government, Agriculture, Science

Greenwich Citizen

Romney stumps for GOP hopefuls in West Virginia

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporter Mary Jo Pitzer at Tamarack during the Working for Jobs Rally in Beckley, W.Va., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative Nick Rahall, Democrat, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia Government

Weirton Daily Times

Trophy fish, deer sought for W.Va. display

West Virginia's celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day is set for Sept.


Related Topix: West Virginia Government

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia Government, Logan County, WV, Thomas, WV

The Inter-Mountain

Common Core town hall slated

Delegate Mike Folk, R-Berkeley, is in a unique position to comment on West Virginia's version of Common Core standards - entitled Next Generation - since he's an elected official and also has children in the Berkeley County school system.


Related Topix: Core, WV, Berkeley County, WV, Bridgeport, WV, Harrison County, WV

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Inter-Mountain

Bluegrass Festival set for Saturday in Montrose

Some of West Virginia's best bluegrass performers will bring their talents to Montrose Saturday for the fourth annual Allegheny Highlands Trail Bluegrass Festival.


Related Topix: Montrose, WV, Theater, Arts, Lost Creek, WV, Elkins, WV

Huntington News

West Virginia's abandoned and dilapidated building problem

West Virginia is a gorgeous state, with its iconic mountain skyline and lush greenery and diverse mixture of lively cities and relaxed rural communities.


Related Topix: McDowell County, WV, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, Nicholas County, WV, Richwood, WV

Huntington News

AFL-CIO questions Capito, Mooney and Jenkins' commitment to WV families

The West Virginia AFL-CIO's President Kenny Perdue released the following statement in response to senate and congressional candidates Shelley Moore Capito, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins' hypocritical decision to fly in anti-coal millionaire Mitt Romney for a high-end fundraiser in Charleston: "Mitt Romney is the polar opposite of what West ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Romney, WV, Mitt Romney, Charleston, WV

West Virginia Metro

What's next, West Virginia?

One group is asking What's Next, West Virginia? It's an all-encompassing question about the state's future that is the focus of a series of regional workshops now being held across the Mountain State.


Related Topix: Martinsburg, WV

The Inter-Mountain

Fight against meth far from over

As production of illegal methamphetamines soared in West Virginia a few years ago, some state officials called for a ban on retail sale of medicine containing pseudoephedrine.


Related Topix: West Virginia Government, Virginia, Virginia Government, Semprex-D, Acrivastine, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride (generic)

Marietta Times

Agency asks W.Va. court to stay hospital orders

A state agency has asked the West Virginia Supreme Court to stay three circuit court orders regarding the state's psychiatric hospitals.


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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Rowland: Losing ash trees to a bright green bug

Today, thousands of ash trees in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, and millions nationwide, including many in all of the states in the Chesapeake's watershed, are dying because of innocent-sounding happenstances such as this.


Related Topix: West Virginia Government, Maryland

O-R Online

Study: Changes needed in W.Va. to reduce smoking

It says West Virginia's daily adult smoking rate didn't fall below 20 percent of the population between 1995 and 2010.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, West Virginia Government

Public TV show teaches kids about health, safety

"You film it and then you watch how much you progress. I've become a whole different person.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Osteopathy, Life, Food, Nutrition

The Intelligencer

Nation Eyes W.Va. Race

When Mitt Romney visits West Virginia on Tuesday to campaign for GOP Senate hopeful Shelley Moore Capito, he will become the latest in a flurry of nationally known politicians to visit the state to back their respective parties' candidates for Congress this year.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Romney, WV, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney

Martinsburg Journal

Core Concerns

Growing concerns about West Virginia's version of Common Core educational standards have prompted some citizens - including a longterm legislator - to look into them even deeper, more than a year's worth of research that resulted in an informal organization dedicated to fighting it.


Related Topix: Core, WV, US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, St. Marys, WV, Wood County, WV, Flinn, WV


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