Drug Distributors Win Lawsuit Accusing Them of Opioid Abuse
Litigation
Drug Distributors Win Lawsuit Accusing Them of Opioid Abuse
2022-07-05 20:44:38
by Tom Ramstack

CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. — A federal judge in West Virginia on Monday ruled in favor of drug distribution companies accused in a lawsuit of creating a public nuisance by distributing opioids that kill thousands of Americans each year. The judge... Read More

Four States to Share $500M in Broadband Expansion Funding
Broadband
Four States to Share $500M in Broadband Expansion Funding
2022-06-07 15:11:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Four states — Louisiana, New Hampshire, Virginia and West Virginia — will receive more than $500 million in funding for broadband expansion projects under the auspices of the $10 billion Capital Projects Fund created as part of the... Read More

Trump’s Clout Factors into US House Races in W.Va., Nebraska
2022 Elections
Trump's Clout Factors into US House Races in W.Va., Nebraska

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Roads, bridges and former President Donald Trump will be on West Virginia and Nebraska voters’ minds as they choose congressional candidates in Tuesday's Republican primary elections. Two incumbent GOP congressmen who have taken dramatically different approaches to... Read More

Mooney Polling Ahead of McKinley in West Virginia House Primary
In The States
Mooney Polling Ahead of McKinley in West Virginia House Primary
2022-05-08 16:06:38
by Brock Blasdell

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep. David McKinley as they head into the final days before West Virginia’s May 10 Republican primary. West Virginia lost a... Read More

<strong>West Virginia Rescinds Ban on Nuclear Power Plants</strong> 
In The States
West Virginia Rescinds Ban on Nuclear Power Plants 
2022-02-09 23:43:42
by Reece Nations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday signed a bill to allow the operation of nuclear power plants in the state, reversing a ban enacted in 1996. The legislation removes two sections of state public health code... Read More

Election Turmoil Splits West Virginia City’s Evangelicals
State News
Election Turmoil Splits West Virginia City's Evangelicals

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — If you're Christian in Bluefield — and most everyone is, in this small city tucked into the Blue Ridge Mountains — you have your choice. You can follow Pastor Doyle Bradford of Father's House International Church,... Read More

Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States
State News
Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States
2021-01-22 21:03:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — New Census Bureau estimates show 16 states saw population declines last year as the nation experienced its slowest overall growth since the Great Depression, a new Pew Charitable Trusts analysis shows. According to the analysis, which first appeared... Read More

Sen. Joe Manchin Says He Won’t Run for Governor
Political News
Sen. Joe Manchin Says He Won’t Run for Governor
2019-09-03 19:02:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Tuesday that he intends to remain in the U.S. Senate and won't run for governor of West Virginia. Manchin, who served as the state's governor from 2005 to 2010, had invited speculation for... Read More

Some Congressmen Want to Halt Appalachian Mountaintop Coal Mining
Health
Some Congressmen Want to Halt Appalachian Mountaintop Coal Mining
2019-04-10 13:01:22
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Residents of Appalachian states warned about severe health and environmental consequences from renewed mountaintop coal mining during a congressional hearing Tuesday. Lawmakers called the hearing to address concerns raised by Trump administration policies to loosen environmental restrictions on... Read More

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