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July 2, 2016 UP: To Hino Motors production of its 50,000th truck at its Williamstown facility. more »»

Reading

July 1, 2016 Imagine reaching your mid 30s without the ability to recite the alphabet, or do anything more than print your own name. Now imagine you reached that point with a high school diploma in hand. more »»

Truancy

June 30, 2016 No matter how good their schools are, children learn nothing when they are not in class. That makes truancy, particularly chronic absenteeism, a critical challenge. more »»

In the Water

June 29, 2016 Environmental Protection Agency officials pick and choose the targets they want us to believe are essential, based on politics. more »»

Budget

June 28, 2016 One reason West Virginia lawmakers may not have been entirely reluctant to make one budget cut for next year is that it affects an organization that is something of a nuisance to state officials. more »»

Recovery

June 27, 2016 As West Virginia recovers from flooding that had some thinking of the 1985 Election Day floods, many are searching for ways to help. more »»

Sit-In

June 26, 2016 Some of the Democrats who participated in a “sit-in” on the floor of the U.S. more »»

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June 25, 2016 UP: To the 129 bicyclists from across the country who participated in this year’s Rails-to-Trails Conservancy West Virginia Sojour. more »»

Improved

June 24, 2016 West Virginia gets tossed around near the bottom of most rankings of states, in just about any subject area. But many of the factors measured in those reports are beyond our control. more »»

Volunteers

June 23, 2016 As happens so often here in the Mid-Ohio Valley, generosity overshadowed expectations this week when 300 volunteers took part in the United Way Day of Action. more »»

Gratitude

June 22, 2016 “He who showed mercy on” a stranger in need, the Good Samaritan, has been the inspiration for good works across the centuries. more »»

Dental Care

June 21, 2016 Even the most financially comfortable among us occasionally forgets that regularly scheduled checkup with the dentist, or tends to delay a visit for more unscheduled reasons. more »»

Rich History

June 20, 2016 When the — ahem — Reorganized Government of Virginia consented to the formation of a new state, in 1863, it did not take long for President Abraham Lincoln to agree that the admission of West... more »»

Needles

June 19, 2016 Among the problems that crop up in regions with growing substance abuse epidemics is the presence of needles and other drug paraphernalia in public places, like parks or along roads and sidewalks. more »»

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June 18, 2016 UP: To Frontier High and Middle School students who took part in a program to build houses, distribute food, visit orphanages and learn about the lives of local children in Honduras. more »»

Unhealthy

June 17, 2016 Smoking, obesity, poverty, inactivity, poor access to quality health insurance and a high rate of premature deaths make Beckley the unhealthiest city in the country, according to 24/7 Wall Stree. more »»

Give Life

June 16, 2016 West Virginia has one of the lowest rates of registered organ donors in the country, yet there are 500 Mountain State residents awaiting an organ transplant that could save their lives right now. more »»

Pill Pushers

June 15, 2016 Pill pushers are not just shady guys on the streets — individual criminals. more »»

Insurance

June 14, 2016 West Virginia has made great strides in extricating itself from the “Judicial Hellhole” list where it was mired for so long. But there is still work to d. more »»

Development

June 13, 2016 Shale Crescent USA presented itself to the Mid-Ohio Valley last week, beginning a planned economic development drive that boasts 15 oil and natural gas industry partners, four state geological... more »»

 
 
 

 

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