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W.Va. Senate OKs anti-meth prescription bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After brushing aside pressure from drug industry lobbyists, the West Virginia Senate passed legislation Tuesday that aims to reduce methamphetamine labs across the state by requiring a prescription for cold medications containing an ingredient used to make meth. Senators said they have to do something to stop[Read More…]

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Jefferson County officials fight loss of casino funds

MARTINSBURG – Jefferson County’s public schools could lose $525,000 in funding if a so-called “haircut bill” is passed by the West Virginia Legislature. On Jan. 20, bills were introduced in the state House of Delegates and the state Senate at the request of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to reduce by[Read More…]

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Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Broadband springs with information and opportunity

Editor’s Note: “Wild, Wonderful & Wired” is a collaboration of Mission West Virginia, Future Generations Graduate School and Frontier Communications.  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At a summer auction in Pendleton County, the auctioneer begged for even just a $1 bid for complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica. No one wanted this hefty volume of the world’s knowledge, not just[Read More…]

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Wanted: Better approach to preventing hazing

An editorial from the Daily Athenaeum MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A third arrest was made Friday in connection with a hazing incident within the West Virginia University chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. A 19-year-old Phi Kappa Psi pledge and WVU student was allegedly injured during a hazing incident Nov.[Read More…]

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Mayor wants Charleston to conduct in-home tests

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hoping to restore confidence in the safety of the water supply, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones plans to ask city council to fund testing of tap water for homes and some businesses in the city. Jones told the Daily Mail Monday he would ask council members at Tuesday’s[Read More…]

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