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    ‘It is a gift’ – Two West Virginians tell organ donation, recipient stories

    CORE

    WV Metro News -- By Shauna Johnson  -- October 18, 2020

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia woman whose husband died from a heart attack last fall says she takes comfort in knowing he lives on in new ways because of organ, tissue and cornea donation.

    Glenville State College prioritizes health, academics and experience under new leadership

    Glenville State College

    The State Journal -- by Kailee Kroll  -- October 19, 2020

    GLENVILLE — A transition of leadership isn’t the only thing happening at Glenville State College this year as the campus’s administration works to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, expand the college’s reach, and strengthen and implement academic programs.

    Out-of-state companies, campaign donors make up majority of West Virginia’s medical cannabis growers

    Graphic Cannabis Company Locations

    News and Sentinel - By Steven Allen Adams - October 17, 2020

    CHARLESTON — After years of delay, West Virginia recently took a big step by selecting the first growers for its medical cannabis program, but West Virginia-based companies were largely left out in favor of out-of-state companies including a political donor.

    Court Issues Emergency Order Blocking Mountain Valley Pipeline From Stream, Wetland Construction

    Mountain Valley Pipeline

    West Virginia Public Broadcasting -- By Brittany Patterson -- October 16, 2020

    A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline from doing construction across streams and wetlands in southern West Virginia and Virginia.

    Weed stocks surge as Kamala Harris vows to decriminalize pot in debate

    Marijuana Flower

    Reuters -- By Shariq Khan -- October 8, 2020

    U.S.-listed shares of major cannabis producers surged on Thursday after Democratic vice president nominee Kamala Harris said marijuana would be decriminalized at a federal level in the United States under a Biden administration.

    Cannabis companies, betting on a Biden win, ready IPOs

    Marijuana Plant

    Reuters -- By Shariq Khan, David Randall - October 15, 2020

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A year ago, Flora Growth Chief Executive Damian Lopez had just spent a chunk of his company’s seed capital buying a Colombian cannabis producer, and was fighting his way through the legal and financial hurdles that have made development of the industry such a challenge over the past decade.

    Monongalia County leaders concerned about local marijuana dispensary rules

    Medical Cannabis

    WV Metro News -- By Mike Nolting -- October 15, 2020

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Local and state lawmakers from Monongalia County are concerned about changes to medical marijuana dispensary requirements, with officials arguing the chances could delay or prevent some applicants from receiving

    Glenville State College students take part in W.Va. Division of Forestry timber felling and chainsaw safety workshop

    Chainsaws
    West Virginia Division of Forestry employees Jesse King (far left) and Johnny King (far right) are joined by Glenville State College students (l-r) Katlyne Rollyson, Dylan Fitzgerald, Jonathan Myles Hutton, Lexi Fletcher, and Heather Moore after the timber felling and chainsaw safety workshop