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  In an effort to catch lung cancer earlier and in more people, Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) has begun a lung cancer screening program. Lung cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in West Virginia, according to the West Virginia Cancer Registry.

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On this West Virginia Morning, meet a young Syrian immigrant who is getting an education in Charleston, and learn about how hospitals are dealing with increases in newborns who are addicted to drugs.

Opiate Addiction Sometimes Begins in the Womb

Nov 24, 2015
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Neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS as it’s known in the medical community, is yet another problem that stems from the heroin epidemic ravaging West Virginia. NAS occurs in newborns exposed to opiates while still in the womb. When they’re born, they feel the full effects of withdrawal.

Health care professionals are now trying to come up with ways to track and deal with the problem more effectively.

The Robinson Grand, or Rose Garden Theater in downtown Clarksburg.
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A public hearing on the planned restoration of the Robinson Grand Theater is set in Clarksburg.

The Exponent Telegram reports Tuesday's hearing will give citizens an opportunity to learn more about the city's plans to put the downtown landmark back into use.

Telling West Virginia's Syrian Story: Part One, Nairouz

Nov 24, 2015
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For 26-year-old Nairouz Katrib, making  a phone a call to her family is not as easy as it is for the rest of her friends in South Charleston, West Virginia.

Federal court officials in the Southern District of West Virginia are warning residents about a scam involving jury service.

Officials say residents have reported being called by someone claiming to represent the court. The caller says the resident failed to report for grand jury duty, that an arrest warrant has been issued, and there will be a fine.

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The West Virginia Humanities Council and West Virginia University say the first three-day "Living Gateway" conference will begin Sept. 11 at the Erickson Alumni Center at WVU. 

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On West Virginia Morning, we’ll meet two African American women who did something unique for their generation.  They went to college.  One of them, who is now 93 years old, became a teacher and one of her students went on to earn a Ph.D.  The story on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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Despite a recent drop in West Virginia’s unemployment rate, many of the state’s industries continue to see a decline in jobs. One company is using federal grant money to help improve the lives of those who have found themselves out of work in the southwestern part of the state.

Brian Spence is from Wayne, West Virginia. He’s one of many people who were laid off from the Rockspring mine in May He said it was time to find something else. 

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This week on Inside Appalachia, we'll hear stories of women whose grit and determination changed their own lives - and changed other people's lives, too. We’ll hear from women who overcame a lot of challenges to succeed as students, musicians, entrepreneurs and educators.

The Higher Education Policy Commission approve presidents at three state universities Friday.

The West Virginia Higher Education policy Commission voted unanimously to grant final approval of three presidential selections. Jerome Gilbert at Marshall University, Mary Hendrix at Shepherd University and Stephen Greiner at West Liberty University.

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West Virginia's attorney general has filed lawsuits against two pharmacies that he's seeking to block from doing business in the state.

  Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office filed the lawsuits against David Pharmacy LLC and Rock City Pharmacy LLC in the Raleigh Circuit Court Thursday. His office says both pharmacies are based in Utah.

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The Kanawha County school board has approved policy changes meant to protect prospective and current lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from discrimination.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the board approved the changes at a meeting Thursday. Among the changes was adding "ancestry and sexual orientation" to the equal opportunity section of the school system's cultural diversity and human relations policy.

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A salvage yard business has agreed to pay a $10,000 fine for failure to obtain a water pollution-control permit.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports USA Parts Supply will make the payment in increments of $616.

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The Greenbrier resort will close for 24 days next year for renovations and upkeep.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the closure will be spread throughout January, February and March.

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The West Virginia University Extension Service is offering a safety course for all-terrain vehicle operators.

WVU says in a news release that a grant from the National 4-H Council allows the four-hour course to be offered at no cost to participants.

FirstEnergy customers in West Virginia could see their monthly bills go up $9 if the Public Service Commission approves two proposed settlement agreements.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the FirstEnergy could get an additional $133.6 million in revenue from customers next year under the agreements.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Jessica Lilly talks with Concord University president Dr. Kendra Boggess who was the first in her family to attend college.  And Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn are along with the Mountain Stage song of the week. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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A former West Virginia state trooper will go on trial Feb. 2 on charges that he arranged to have his mobile home burned down.

Cabell County Circuit Judge Paul T. Ferrell set the trial date for 26-year-old Stephen Spencer Gula during a hearing Tuesday.

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  Marshall University is partnering with Mountwest Community and Technical College to help students who earn an associate degree in graphic design to obtain a four-year degree in visual arts.

Officials also say Mountwest students who complete two-year degrees in animation and game development can earn bachelor's degrees in computer and information technology at Marshall.