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Gypsy Moth Spraying Set for Next MonthExternal Link
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture says it will begin aerial spraying for gypsy moth early next month. The spraying is slated for nearly 5,300 acres within Grant, Hardy, Nicholas and Pendleton counties. The goal is to reduce the impact of the insect on West Virginia’s forests.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:51:10 +0000
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Mines Owned by Gov. Justice Missed Safety Technology CutoffExternal Link
Two mines owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice were among three across the state that missed the deadline for installing life-saving technology to prevent miners from being crushed by machinery in underground coal mines.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:37:36 +0000
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WVU Offers Discount Mammogram Clinics in MayExternal Link
The West Virginia University Cancer Institute is offering discount mammogram clinics next month.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:30:22 +0000
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EPA Says GenX Not Present in Treated Water in West Virginia, OhioExternal Link
The Environmental Protection Agency said a little-studied chemical compound has not been found in treated drinking water that came from contaminated wells in Ohio and West Virginia.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:25:59 +0000
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'Tea Party Liberal' Promises To Bring A Blue Wave To West VirginiaExternal Link
Richard Ojeda joined the Army because he says it seemed like the most reasonable choice he had growing up; his alternative options, he says, were to "dig coal" or "sell dope." So he chose the Army, where he spent more than two decades. But when he came home to Logan County, W.Va., he was stunned. "I come home from spending 24 years in the United States Army and I realize I got kids in my backyard that have it worse than the kids I saw in Iraq and Afghanistan," he shouts into the microphone during an interview. And so in his 40s, he jumped into politics. Ojeda ran for the state legislature and won. Now he's running for a congressional seat in a district Donald Trump won by 49 percentage points in 2016, trying to prove a progressive Democrat still has a shot in West Virginia — the most Trump-friendly state in 2016 . Trump carried the state with 69 percent of the vote and polling suggests he remains popular. Ojeda may be a far-fetched savior for the Democratic Party, but this tattooed
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:03:13 +0000
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Us and Them - Heroin : N'ganga DimitriExternal Link
As the United States works through what the American Medical Association describes as “the worst drug addiction epidemic in its history,” we revisit the story of Dimitri. This former junkie was delivered from a 27-year heroin addiction by a controversial treatment that seems to work miracles for people addicted to opioids.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:15:34 +0000
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Revisiting the Struggle To StayExternal Link
On this West Virginia Morning, it’s been a year since we started following six Appalachians as they grappled with whether to stay in their home state or leave for better opportunities. On the latest episode of Inside Appalachia, we revisit two of the people we profiled in our Struggle to Stay series, Colt Brogan and Kyran Dawe. Both traveled with the Inside Appalachia team this spring to present at the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, which was held in Cincinnati this year. We hear part of the discussion.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000
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Blair: We Have to 'Grow the Tax Base' to Better Serve W.Va. WorkersExternal Link
State lawmakers from the Eastern Panhandle met Tuesday for the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce's annual Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast in Martinsburg, where education and the teacher pay raise took center stage.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:20:00 +0000
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Gov. Justice Issues 3rd Order Targeting RegulationExternal Link
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has issued a third executive order targeting state regulations. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Republican signed an executive order on Monday to expedite permit processes for industry, business and economic development projects. Justice says the goal is to speed up economic development by backing off overregulation and providing security for job creators. The West Virginia Development Office will have 45 days to decide whether a project is of critical economic concern, which would require agencies to prioritize it. West Virginia Rivers Coalition Executive Director Angie Rosser said the streamlined process could have "dire" environmental and public health consequences, as it could cut out public input and lead to unfair prioritization. Justice says his orders are responsible for repealing 60 percent of the code of state rules.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:09:28 +0000
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Manchin Builds Fundraising Lead in West Virginia Senate RaceExternal Link
Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has built a significant fundraising chest in his bid for a second full six-year term, far outpacing West Virginia Republicans hoping to defeat him this fall.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:04:19 +0000
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