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House Clears Bill Calling for 100 Single-Member Districts Following 2020 Census

The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that would create 100 single-member legislative districts following the 2020 U.S. Census. In an hour long debate on the House floor, Republican delegates argued that the bill creates equity and a closer relationship between lawmakers and their constituents. Democrats, however, gave a wide variety of opposing arguments.

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Across Appalachia, Thousands of Children are Affected by Opioid Addiction: Who’s Helping Them?

On this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll learn more about how children are being affected by the opioid epidemic and what’s being done to help them.

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The Senate Education Committee  passed a bill that would make community and technical college free for some West Virginians.

Senate Bill 284 creates Advances Career Education, or ACE, programs that aim to fulfill workforce needs by connecting secondary schools with community and technical colleges.

On The Legislature Today, host Andrea Lannom sits down with John Deskins, the Director of West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research to talk about the state’s economy, the hits it's taken, the challenges still ahead, and the investments we need to make for desired returns.

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources released an analysis today of the factors that contribute to a person’s likelihood of fatally overdosing. 

The report presents a kind of “profile of an overdose victim in West Virginia.” Researchers found that men are twice as likely to die from a drug overdose as women. They also found that men working in blue collar industries that have a higher risk of injury may be at an increased risk for overdose death.

About 70 percent of those who fatally overdosed had Medicaid in the 12 months preceding their death.

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On this West Virginia Morning, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that would create 100 single-member legislative districts following the 2020 U.S. Census.

Joe Ciccarelli during a 2017 news conference in Huntington.
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Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said city police Chief Joe Ciccarelli has died following a long illness. Ciccarelli was 60.

Williams announced Ciccarelli’s death Monday in a news release.

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Health officials in West Virginia are reporting the first pediatric flu death of the current season.

Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department administrator Howard Gamble told media outlets his department was informed of the child's death Monday.

This was a particularly active period in the Mine Wars—a violent time that pitted miners against coal operators.
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Labor leader Fred Mooney was born in Kanawha County on January 23, 1888. At age 13, he began working in coal mines as a trapper boy. 

Six years later, at the young age of 19, he became secretary-treasurer of District 17 of the United Mine Workers of America.

On The Legislature Today, education bills are making their way through committees. Host Andrea Lannom asks House Education Chairman Del. Paul Espinosa to outline some of that legislation as well as touch on issues that might come up at the statehouse this year.

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A new study published this month in The Journal of Pain found that as little as a 10 percent reduction in body weight helps obese pain patients reduce chronic pain.

Several previous studies have shown that people who are obese tend to have higher levels of pain.

But pain related to obesity is usually associated with joint and weight-bearing body parts such as knees, hips and lower back.

The new study found that reducing body weight in obese patients can help improve not only joint pain but also abdominal, arm, chest and jaw pain.

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