McCain Votes No, Dealing Potential Death Blow To Republican Health Care Efforts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWeayFHsH90 In a moment of unexpected high drama, Republicans were stymied once again in their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act — and they have John McCain to thank for it. In the early morning hours Friday, the senator showed why he earned the nickname "Maverick" over his long tenure. McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer and returned to Washington to advance the health care bill, turned around and bucked his party's leadership — and President...

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Gov. Jim Justice has appointed a new executive director of the West Virginia Water Development Authority that finances construction of wastewater and water facilities for local government agencies.

West Virginia's Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has voted to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act in legislation defeated in a 51-49 floor vote early Friday.

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Some West Virginia bars and clubs that offer limited video lottery have taken advantage of a new law increasing the maximum number of machines.

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An 80-year-old maintenance and repair shop in West Virginia is closing its doors due to struggles in the coal and manufacturing industries.

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Governor Jim Justice says West Virginia has opportunities to expand farming and jobs with fertile soil and good climate, rainfall and temperatures for growing, calling for state's reconstituted Agriculture Advisory Board to advance them.

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West Virginia prison officials have tapped a career law enforcement officer to crack down on illegal drug smuggling.

Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary Jeff Sandy has named Jack Luikart as director of correctional substance abuse control.

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On this West Virginia Morning, compassion training is taking hold in schools across the country. The object is to improve student achievement and foster healthier communities by cultivating things like focus and empathy. Glynis Board reports the movement has inspired a school in West Virginia to take on a pilot compassion curriculum project of their own.

We also hear The Earls of Leicester perform “Salty Dog Blues” on Mountain Stage's Song of the Week.

Tickets have been sold out for more than a month to this Sunday’s live recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce featuring St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Mac McAnally, Chastity Brown, Sarah Siskind and The Wild Reeds.

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Many towns and cities across the Ohio Valley try to improve their business environment with tax breaks, site development, and other incentives. But how about investing in compassion? A growing body of science points to compassion as an economic driver and more businesses and cities around the region are willing to give compassion a chance.

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Documentaries. Season Premieres. Concerts. You won't want to miss what's coming up in August. Mark your calendar for these TV Specials.

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