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Yesterday January 23, 2018

Manchin remains popular as election year begins

Morning Consult reported in its Senator Approval Rankings that Manchin has the 20th highest approval rating with a 52 percent approval rating among registered West Virginia voters.

Blankenship files to run for US Senate

Former Massey Energy Don Blankenship is on probation until May 9 in connection to his conviction regarding the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine explosion.

Former nursing home employee sentenced 13 months for embezzlement

Veneford Blankenship, 35, of Bluefield, previously pleaded guilty to mail fraud.

DHHR releases analysis of 2016 overdoses

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, West Virginia's overdose rate is 52 deaths per 100,000 people, the highest in the country.

WV college presidents ponder effects of community college bill

Bill passed through Senate Education on Tuesday, which was also Higher Education Day.

Raleigh County man sentenced to life in prison with mercy for kidnapping

Brandon Cantley, 33, entered a plea agreement that dismisses multiple counts he was facing.

Chevron Invests $630K to Boost ShaleNET Programs

Since 2014, Chevron has invested more than $2.1 million in ShaleNET programs the region's community and technical schools.

Senate committee expands bill creating community college grant program

Committee removes original age requirement to get 'last dollar in' funding.

Huntington police chief remembered as ‘a giant’ in law enforcement

Chief Joe Ciccarelli died Monday at the age of 60.

Mountain Valley Pipeline gains OK for first steps of construction

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sent a letter on Monday.

Oscar nominations include ‘Heroin(e)’ documentary filmed in Huntington

"This all brings more attention to the crisis that we're facing," Filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon told MetroNews.

Cabell Huntington, Steel of WV, others settle of court on eve of High Court arguments

At issue is merger plans for a pair of Huntington hospitals.

W.Va. native describes tsunami warning

St. Albans native Greg Hall now living on Kodiak Island says there was real concern for a brief time.

Arvon moves to Senate, plans to seek full-term

Raleigh County lawmaker appointed to fill seat by Gov. Jim Justice.

Ag commissioner opposed to parks logging plan

Kent Leonhardt believes there are plenty of state lands where timbering can happen instead of dipping into State Park property.

Boy struck while getting on school bus in Kanawha County

Police say middle school student is in critical condition

Charleston police officer charged with domestic battery

Officer Stephen Doss is already on probation in connection with a deadly car wreck.

Monday January 22, 2018

From emergency to excess, lawmakers question DHHR funding

$163 million that had been set aside for Medicaid spending now meant to fill general fund budget gaps.

US Congress passes resolution to end government shutdown

The resolution also includes reauthorizing the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years.

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