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Bill would ban conversion therapy in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in West Virginia's capital city have introduced a proposal to ban the discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Councilwoman Caitlin Cook, a council liaison to the city's LGBTQ Working Group, ...

Public event set in WVa for medical cannabis registration

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents with serious medical conditions can register with the state at an upcoming public event for medical cannabis products. The state Office of Medical Cannabis will conduct the event next Monday at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. The ...

Biden urged to act on outsourcing of West Virginia jobs

By CUNEYT DIL Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of labor and advocacy groups on Wednesday called on President Joe Biden to save nearly 1,500 jobs at a pharmaceutical plant in West Virginia slated to close at the end of July. Drugmaker Viatris Inc. announced in December it ...

WVa gov hands out second $1M prize in vaccine giveaway

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice handed out the second $1 million prize for residents who have received coronavirus vaccines. The Republican governor presented Sharon Turner of Morgantown with a ceremonial check on Wednesday. Two younger vaccinated residents, Jenna ...

West Virginia early childhood programs to get $16.6M

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Several early childhood education programs in West Virginia will get $16.6 million in federal funding. The state's U.S. senators announced the new funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs on Wednesday. The largest amount, nearly $6.9 million, will go ...

Appalachian Power bills to rise in September

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Public Service Commission has approved a request from Appalachian Power to add an infrastructure surcharge to customer bills. That means customers will begin seeing a 6% increase on their monthly bills beginning in September, news outlets ...

WVa regulators to probe complaints over Suddenlink service

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Public Service Commission said Thursday it has opened an investigation into customer service complaints about Suddenlink Communications. The PSC ordered Suddenlink to file information within 30 days. It also scheduled two public comment hearings and ...

New $5M roundabout opens in West Virginia town of Glenville

GLENVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A new roundabout has opened in Glenville, West Virginia after the completion of a $5.07 million traffic project. A ceremony was held on Thursday at the site of the intersection that includes US 33. It aims to ease congestion and improve traffic flow between the town ...

CDC: HIV tests rare in medical settings among WVa drug users

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Emergency departments and inpatient medical personnel rarely conducted HIV testing on intravenous drug users in a West Virginia county with one of the nation's highest spikes in such cases, according to a federal investigation released ...

Humana picked to continue Medicare service for West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has picked Humana Inc. to continue providing health insurance for the 54,000 retirees eligible for Medicare and their dependents in the state. The state's public employees' insurance agency awarded the health provider a new, four-year contract last ...