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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Charleston Gazette-Mail. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Another case showing coal’s decline The coal-fired Mitchell Power Plant, in Marshall County, likely will stay open and economically viable until at least 2028....

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Charleston Gazette-Mail. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Another case showing coal’s decline The coal-fired Mitchell Power Plant, in Marshall County, likely will stay open and economically viable until at least 2028....

The Amazing Ellie comes to Dunmore

The Amazing Ellie comes to Dunmore

The Amazing Ellie is shown here enjoying a fall day with her trainer/handler Donna Armstrong Dombek. Laura Dean Bennett Staff Writer Donna Armstrong Dombek, formerly from Elk Mountain, now lives...

Congressional staff to visit

Staff from 9th District U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith’s office will visit Patrick County on July 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The staff will meet with constituents in a Conference...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Charleston Gazette-Mail. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Another case showing coal’s decline The coal-fired Mitchell Power Plant, in Marshall County, likely will stay open and economically viable until at least 2028. That’s longer than a lot of coal plants in similar positions, but it’s not what a Kentucky subsidiary of American Electric Power, which has a 50% stake in the West Virginia plant, was hoping to hear. Kentucky Power was seeking approval and partial funding for a wastewater upgrade project that...

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Mountain State Spotlight: Drug distributors rest their case in WV opioid trial

By Eric Eyre and Ian Karbal for Mountain State Spotlight This story was originally published by Mountain State Spotlight. For more stories from Mountain State Spotlight, visit www.mountainstatespotlight.org. After only five days of testimony, lawyers representing the country’s three largest drug distributors rested their defense in the landmark opioid trial taking place in federal court in West Virginia.  After attempting to shift the blame to multiple other parties, from the drug manufacturers to the doctors prescribing the bills, the distributors’...

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Opioid-ravaged West Virginia looks to $26B deal for help

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Crumbling roofs and parking lots. Broadband glitches. Technology challenges. The priority list for Prestera Center goes beyond the mental health and addiction treatment services it provides to patients throughout West Virginia. One thing’s for sure: In one of the epicenters of the U.S. opioid explosion, the nonprofit group really could use some money. Whether from a potential national settlement deal with big U.S. drug distribution companies or from some other source, an infusion of cash would...

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WVa man convicted of using shoplifters for resale scheme

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been convicted of organizing a network of shoplifters, many of them addicted to drugs, to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in store merchandise that he then resold on the internet. A federal jury convicted Nedeltcho Vladimirov of Cross Lanes of three counts of money laundering and one conspiracy count after a three-day trial in Charleston, the U.S. attorney's office for the southern district of West Virginia said in a statement...

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Biden urged to act on outsourcing of West Virginia jobs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of labor and advocacy groups on Wednesday called on President Joe Biden to save nearly 1,500 jobs at a pharmaceutical plant in West Virginia scheduled to close at the end of July. Drugmaker Viatris Inc. announced in December it will lay off workers at the Morgantown plant, formerly operated by the generic drug company Mylan. Upjohn and Mylan merged last year to form the new company, which announced it would slash 20% of its workforce worldwide. Viatris is now...

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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Charleston Gazette-Mail. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Another case showing coal’s decline The coal-fired Mitchell Power Plant, in Marshall County, likely will stay open and economically viable until at least 2028. That’s longer than a lot of coal plants in similar positions, but it’s not what a Kentucky subsidiary of American Electric Power, which has a 50% stake in the West Virginia plant, was hoping to hear. Kentucky Power was seeking approval and partial funding for a wastewater upgrade project that...

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Marshall University presidential search panel seeks input

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's presidential search committee is seeking input from students, faculty and the public, as well as others, about the type of person needed to faces the challenges Marshall will be encountering. The committee is planning a second series of on-campus listening sessions for students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and community members, the university said. The sessions are scheduled for Aug. 3 and 4 on the Huntington and South Charleston campuses. Two days of listening sessions...

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Public event set in WVa for medical cannabis registration

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents with serious medical conditions can register with the state at an upcoming public event for medical cannabis products. The state Office of Medical Cannabis will conduct the event next Monday at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. The Department of Health and Human Resources said appointments are strongly encouraged. Patients must have already seen a registered physician and bring a certification form, either a driver’s license, state identification or passport, and proof of residency such...

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Millions to be invested to achieve universal broadband by 2024

Millions to be invested to achieve universal broadband by 2024

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that Virginia plans to invest $700 million in American Rescue Plan funding to expedite the deployment of last-mile broadband infrastructure to unserved areas and close the digital divide within the next three years. This proposal will accelerate Northam’s 10-year goal for achieving universal internet access from 2028 to 2024, with the majority of connections obligated within the next 18 months. In May,  Northam and General Assembly leaders released a joint statement outlining shared priorities for allocating the...

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Child Tax Credits are coming and so are the scammers

Child Tax Credits are coming and so are the scammers

Beware of con artists using the upcoming Child Tax Credit to pretend to “help” you get your payments earlier, get more money, or gather personal information to commit identity theft. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Western Virginia offers advice to avoid falling victim to these new opportunistic and timely Government Agency Imposter Scams. From July 15 through December 31, 2021, parents that qualify for payments through the American Rescue Plan Act will receive monthly payments from the Internal Revenue...

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