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The Williamson Health and Wellness Center will receive $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced the funding on Tuesday.

The money is designated for enhancing psychological and social health care services for people with diabetes, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

WVU Celebrates Opening of Art Museum

Aug 26, 2015
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After waiting for over six years, Morgantown art lovers flooded the halls of the WVU Art Museum Tuesday to see the university’s diverse collection of modernist and contemporary art.

The ABC and Fox affiliates in the Charleston-Huntington market are no longer available on Dish Network.

WCHS and WVAH are owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, which did not reach an agreement with the satellite provider Dish Network. The stations were no longer available on Dish as of late Tuesday evening.

153 Sinclair Broadcasting stations in 79 markets have been blacked out on Dish Network because they failed to reach a new, long-term deal on broadcast retransmission licensing.. 

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West Virginia State Police say a suspect has been arrested after a report of someone with a gun inside a high school.

State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says the suspect was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at Philip Barbour High School.

Baylous says the incident began as a "hostage-type situation" at the school.

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  Former Vice President Dick Cheney will give the keynote speech at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and business summit.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia is suing the state Parole Board to obtain records regarding its denial of parole to an HIV-positive inmate.

The lawsuit says the board hasn't responded to the ACLU's Freedom of Information Act request for the information.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that ACLU attorney Jamie Lynn Crofts filed the lawsuit last week in Kanawha County Circuit Court.

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A judge has recused himself from a hazing case stemming from a West Virginia University student's death.

The Dominion Post reports that Monongalia County Circuit Court Judge Philip Gaujot said he was member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity when he was a college student.

Huntington City Council has announced a two-year strategic plan to combat drug abuse and disease management in three West Virginia counties.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the council outlined the 2015 Strategic Plan for Cabell, Putnam and Kanawha counties on Monday.

The plan, which is led by the Mayor's Office of Drug Control Policy, was established to eradicate addiction and treat addicted residents with proper health care, strengthen law enforcement and opportunities throughout treatment and recovery.

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Marshall University says its accreditation is up for its 10-year review.

According to the university, a team from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools will visit the Huntington campus in October.

The team will review Marshall's ongoing ability to meet the commission's criteria for accreditation. 

The nonprofit news organization Climate Central is made up of journalists who report on climate science and scientists who conduct research on the subject. The group recently released a report focused on the increasing number of danger days cities across the country will experience over the next 40 years, and the state’s capital city, Charleston, topped the list. 

West Virginia Small Business Development Center
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  West Virginia is about to get federal help for small businesses in the state.

Governor Tomblin announced Monday that West Virginia has been selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration to receive $200,000 in State Trade and Export grant funding. It’ll help develop a new export assistance program under the West Virginia Development Office  called West Virginia First STEP – Next STEP.

City of Charleston

A petition seeking Charleston Mayor Danny Jones' removal from office has been dismissed.

Multiple media outlets report that a three-judge panel found the petition lacked the required number of valid signatures.

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The West Virginia Division of Tourism has ordered another 50,000 copies of the state travel guide from a vendor to keep up with demand.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that more than 8,000 people requested a copy of the "Wild Wonderful West Virginia" travel guide in July alone.

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Bluefield officials are asking citizens to weigh in on the city's planning for community and economic growth.

The city Board of Directors is conducting an online survey to gather citizens' input. Survey questions include what types of businesses the city should attract and what opportunities are seen for the city.

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Residents and businesses in Ohio County and Wheeling can resume normal water usage following the dissipation of algae in the Ohio River.

Authorities on Sunday lifted a water conservation order issued last week.

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Craft beer lovers in West Virginia have had plenty to get excited about as of late. From new breweries to new legislation, a lot has been happening for the industry in the state.

West Virginia also just wrapped up its first ever craft beer week. Highlighted by festivals, tastings, tap takeovers and other special events, the 8-day celebration comes just months after a new law went into effect that helps propel the industry forward.

State Police figures show arrests on charges of child pornography or online solicitation of minors have increased in West Virginia this decade.

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A federal grant will enable West Virginia University to continue to offer advanced training to physicians and engineering students.

Julia Bauserman

Three West Virginia fire departments have been awarded federal grants to improve safety and fire prevention operations.

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West Virginia's water quality standards will be discussed during a public meeting this week.

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