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Mylan Lays Off 15 Percent of West Virginia Workforce

A pharmaceuticals company has laid off 15 percent of its workforce at a West Virginia manufacturing facility. Mylan Pharmaceuticals released a statement Friday saying the "right-sizing" is consistent with discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to continue operations. Mylan spokeswoman Christine Waller tells The Dominion Post that around 500 positions have been cut, leaving the West Virginia workforce at around 3,000.

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Revisiting the ‘Struggle to Stay’

It’s been a year since we started following six Appalachians as they grappled with whether to stay in their home state or leave for better opportunities. On this week’s episode, we’ll revisit those we profiled in our Struggle to Stay series – and reflect on what we learned as we helped them tell their stories.

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting will air The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register’s Republican primary debate for the U.S. Senate race from Wheeling Jesuit University’s Troy Theater on Monday, April 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The debate will air live statewide on WVPB’s main channel as well at wvpublic.org, and our WVPB's Youtube and Facebook channels. 

Participating candidates include:

EpiPen, Mylan
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A pharmaceuticals company has laid off 15 percent of its workforce at a West Virginia manufacturing facility.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals released a statement Friday saying the "right-sizing" is consistent with discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to continue operations. Mylan spokeswoman Christine Waller tells The Dominion Post that around 500 positions have been cut, leaving the West Virginia workforce at around 3,000.

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A task force subcommittee has chosen 22 locations across West Virginia to hold public hearings on an insurance program for West Virginia teachers and other public employees.

A public outreach subcommittee of the Public Employees Insurance Agency task force met Thursday in Charleston. It chose the communities for the meetings later this spring, and the staff of the governor's office would schedule dates and meeting places.

Roxy Todd/ West Virginia Public Broadcasting

It’s been a year since we started following six Appalachians as they grappled with whether to stay in their home state or leave for better opportunities. On this week’s episode, we’ll revisit those we profiled in our Struggle to Stay series– and reflect on what we learned as we helped them tell their stories.


Editor's Note: This is an op-ed piece from West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner, published verbatim.

West Virginia is just a couple of weeks away from our May 8th Primary Election. This is an exciting time for nearly 1,000 candidates from all parties and from all over the state seeking to serve their friends and neighbors in elected offices.

As the state’s chief elections officer, I want to encourage every registered voter to participate in the upcoming Primary Election. My staff, our 55 county clerks, their employees, and more than 9,000 poll workers are prepared to offer every voter a safe and secure election process.

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Candidates in West Virginia’s May 8 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party’s nominations for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House or the Legislature. Early voting in West Virginia runs from April 25 through May 5.

Here is a summary of those races:

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When the New York Times wanted to do a 50th anniversary story on the War on Poverty, they came to McDowell County, West Virginia.

"Poorest Counties Still Losing the War on Want" reads one of their headlines.

On this week's Front Porch podcast, we debate how West Virginia can avoid being the poster child for poverty 50 years from now.

Mountain Stage is busy planning our Summer schedule. We announced two August road shows on Monday- On Saturday, August 11 we return to the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, and Sunday, August 19 we’ll be at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta, OH.

Now we’re rolling out two July shows, both on sale to our members today!

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On this West Virginia Morning, the upcoming senate race in West Virginia has drawn a big crowd of Republican contenders who are vying for Manchin's seat, the long standing Democratic incumbent senator. A group of college students in a political science course, at West Virginia Wesleyan College, recently made their predictions for which Republicans they think will come out ahead in the primary senate race. Roxy Todd sat down with them to hear their analysis.

There's still time to get your tickets to be in the audience for this Sunday's Mountain Stage featuring Chuck Prophet, Kim Richey, Ona, Sidi Toure and Che Apalche. But if you're not in the area, you can now join us from anywhere with an internet connection thanks to VuHaus and the WVPB Video Production department.

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