From the Well

    At the center of the West Virginia state capitol is an area known as "The Well." It is the informal gathering place for lobbyists, reporters, constituents and lawmakers. Centrally located between the chambers of the House of Delegates and Senate, The Well is often where information is shared, alliances are formed and deals are made.

    EPEC director awarded advocacy award by W.Va. Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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    Left to right: Kayla Lupacchini, sexual assault advocate of EPEC, Katie Spriggs, executive director of EPEC, Sparky Pinyan, owner/photographer of Sparky Pinyan Photography, and Vivian Baylor, program manager of EPEC, look forward to planning the "Front Porch Photos" fundraiser capturing a family's life during quarantine.

    The Journal -- By Breann

    The Healing Hearts Podcast goes in-depth on Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program

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    POINT PARK UNIVERSITY – All seven first-season episodes of the Healing Hearts Podcast, created to provide education, innovation and information about Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program, are now available on Apple Podcasts and other platforms.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.