A town in southwest Virginia has the highest per capita opioid prescribing level in the country. New state prescribing rules could help change that.
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“Today,” the governor told a crowd gathered for a Trump rally, “I will tell you as West Virginians that I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor.”
“If the president were to say let’s quadruple funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission, I’d vote for it,” said U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat.
On average, coal miners represent 52 of every 1,000 people in the counties where 50 percent of the workforce is found
The McDowell County Public Service District has worked for 27 years to improve and maintain infrastructure that provides drinking water to people in remote corners of the state.
“I was able to convince him, ‘Mr. President, this is not an efficient use of the taxpayer dollars,’” Mick Mulvaney said of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Such a plan would align with previous proposals from GOP lawmakers and the Heritage Foundation.
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“We get quarterly, sometimes monthly economic data, but when it comes to drug overdoses we have to wait two years. It’s about setting priorities. It’s absolutely insane.”
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A West Virginia city at the epicenter of the nation’s opioid epidemic finds all its efforts to battle the scourge still fall short.
While the state averted a government shutdown last month, it isn't escaping the impacts of the recent flash flooding.
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This city of 50,000 on the Ohio River has the highest drug overdose death rate in a state ranked No. 1 in the nation for overdose deaths.
The population of prime working-age adults, ages 25 to 54, will decline in 16 states, most of which are in the Northeast and Midwest, from 2010 to 2040, according to a new analysis.
How do cities like Wheeling, which thrived under different circumstances, find their place in a complex global economy and attract needed investment?
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“We all have a fundamental right to be exactly who we are, regardless of gender identity or expression,” says Mayor Eric Garcetti.
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