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West Virginia
  • W.Va. agency asks parents to get kids vaccinated

    State health officials are asking parents to check their children’s vaccine requirements before school begins.

    July 14, 2014

  • Weather service confirms tornado in Taylor County

    The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Taylor County last week during a summer storm.

    July 14, 2014

  • Transgender women claim mistreatment

    Two transgender women say they were ordered to take off their makeup, jewelry and wigs at West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles offices or they would not get new driver’s license photos.
    In the process, they say they were belittled, and called names like “it.”

    July 13, 2014

  • Report: State’s roads among worst in the United States

    With the sixth-largest highway system in the country, West Virginia ranks near the top of states with the worst road conditions. In fact, the Mountain State is tied with Rhode Island for the second-worst roads in the nation, according to a report released by TRIP, a non-profit organization that studies the nation’s highways.

    July 12, 2014

  • Manchin seeks public say on carbon rules

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is encouraging West Virginia residents to speak out on new pollution limits.

    July 11, 2014

  • Study: Spilled chemical could be more toxic

    A new study shows a chemical that spilled into West Virginia’s biggest drinking water supply in January could be more toxic than a previous test indicated.
    University of South Alabama researcher Andrew Whelton released findings Thursday from crude MCHM toxicity tests on water fleas. The freshwater microcrustacean is often used in toxicological studies.

    July 11, 2014

  • West Virginia, Nebraska OK gun permit reciprocity

    West Virginia has entered into a concealed handgun reciprocity agreement with Nebraska.

    July 7, 2014

  • CVS stops some pseudoephedrine sales in W.Va.

     CVS Pharmacy is no longer selling some cold medications that contain pseudoephedrine at its stores in West Virginia.

    July 7, 2014

  • State organized labor creates new fundraising arm

    West Virginia organized labor has created a new independent fundraising arm ahead of the November general election.
    According to a filing with the Federal Election Commission, the West Virginia AFL-CIO created the new federal political action committee “Honest West Virginians” in late June.

    July 5, 2014

  • Grimes: McConnell opposes black lung benefits

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has vowed to repeal all of the federal Affordable Care Act — even though it includes several provisions that help coal miners receive benefits for black lung disease.
    Alison Lundergan Grimes, McConnell’s Democratic challenger, criticized McConnell for opposing those benefits during a campaign swing through the eastern Kentucky coalfields on Thursday.

    July 4, 2014

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