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Doctor at McMechen Pain Management Clinic Responds to Allegations of Unsafe Practices

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On Monday, a McMechen pain management clinic became the center of an investigation by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health after unsafe practices were alleged, and on Thursday, the clinic's doctor responded to the allegations. More>>

West Virginia State Police Wraps Up Drug Eradication Effort Video included

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The West Virginia State Police has wrapped up one of its biggest drug eradication efforts. More>>

US Mine Safety and Health Administration issues more than 200 violations to 13 mines, 4 in West Virginia

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The United States Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced July 24 that federal inspectors issued 186 citations, 25 orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines, including four West Virginia mines, and two metal and nonmetal mines in June. More>>

WV Gov. Tomblin: employers to see about $32 million in workers' compensation premium reductions this year

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On July 24, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said West Virginia employers will see a projected $32 million in workers' compensation premium reductions in the coming year. More>>

WV Health Networks meet to discuss HPV virus prevention

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It took six years for doctors and nurses to find out that Shelly Dusic’s pain was being caused by cervical cancer. More>>

Appalachian utilities lack in sustainable energy efforts, study says

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A report released by Ceres and Clean Energy assessed 32 of the largest U.S. investor-owned electricity utility holding companies stack up on renewable energy and energy efficiency — and according to the study, Appalachian companies have some improvements to make. More>>

Kentucky electric cooperative receives loan guarantee

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Nationally, the USDA is investing $263.3 million in eight projects to improve the reliability of rural electric systems in eight states. More>>

Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

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The push comes amid a developing trend by companies to reorganize with foreign entities partly to reduce their tax payments in the U.S. More>>

Beckley plans to Annex areas outside City limits and nearly double in size

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The City of Beckley is planning to almost double in size. People just outside Beckley city limits are getting a letter from the mayor, addressing the benefits of joining the city.  More>>

Report Claims Wheeling Ranks Fourth Among Cities With Soaring Pay Wages

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The Friendly City is gaining some national attention. USA Today has put out reports for American Metro areas that are seeing an increase in pay wages and Wheeling made the list. More>>

EPA administrator testifies before US Senate committee on Clean Power Plan benefits

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before a U.S. Senate committee July 23 regarding the carbon-cutting Clean Power Plan that was announced June 2. More>>

Common Core live forum comes to theaters in the Mountain State

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On July 22, four West Virginia theaters joined 700 others nationwide in showing Glen Beck’s live two hour town hall forum “We Will Not Conform.” More>>

Park Service assesses impact of WV attractions

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights.
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Four National Park Service attractions in West Virginia drew a total of 1.5 million visitors last year, and visitors spent more than $63 million, directly supporting 839 jobs, a report found. More>>

Century Aluminum, Kentucky workers reach 5-year deal

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Century acquired the smelter in June 2013 from Rio Tinto Alcan. More>>

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  • Central American leaders convening at White House

    Central American leaders convening at White House

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:34:05 GMT
    President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...
    President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply...
  • Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

    Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:35:24 GMT
    Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants.
    Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants.
  • APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate

    APNewsBreak: Gun law based on flawed estimate

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:25 AM EDT2014-07-25 07:25:11 GMT
    A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was...
    A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly...
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  • New EU sanctions to target Russian businesses

    New EU sanctions to target Russian businesses

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:35:26 GMT
    European Union ambassadors have reached a preliminary deal on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive...
    European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary deal Friday on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies.
  • Molson Coors Brewing CEO to retire at year's end

    Molson Coors Brewing CEO to retire at year's end

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:32:59 GMT
    Molson Coors Brewing Co. President and CEO Peter S. Swinburn is retiring at year's end.
    Molson Coors Brewing Co. President and CEO Peter S. Swinburn is retiring at year's end.
  • Cyprus passes bailout review

    Cyprus passes bailout review

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:32:45 GMT
    Cyprus' international creditors say the country's bailout program is making good progress as fiscal targets have been comfortably met, welfare reform has move forward and more steps have been taken to shore...
    Cyprus' international creditors said Friday that the country's bailout program is making good progress as fiscal targets have been comfortably met, welfare reform has moved forward and more steps have been taken to...
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