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Friday, Mar 24, 2017

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Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" _ suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases
Updated: 12 hours ago

Test results show 7 percent of tested deer infected with CWD

The state Department of Natural Resources says a little more than 7 percent of deer tested last year were infected with chronic wasting disease
Published: 03/20/17

West Virginia editorial roundup

Summary of recent West Virginia newspaper editorials
Published: 03/15/17
Lone lawmaker crusades against the death penalty in Alabama

Lone lawmaker crusades against the death penalty in Alabama

A lone Democratic lawmaker is waging a decades-old fight to repeal capital punishment in Alabama, and it's an uphill battle for the 74-year-old death penalty foe
Published: 03/15/17

Magazine: Lake Mead is deadliest of US Park Service sites

An outdoor publication says visitors to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area enjoy ample sunshine and miles of open water but also have a 1-in-307,000 chance of dying
Published: 03/11/17

Hutchinson OKs bill setting up centers to help mentally ill

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a bill that sets up three centers aimed at reducing the incarceration rate of those with mental illness
Updated one month ago

Report: African women ahead as lawmakers, but face violence

A report on women's rights in Africa praises significant progress including female participation in many African legislatures outpacing Britain and the United States
Updated one month ago

Overdose deaths continue to rise in West Virginia

Fatal drug overdoses in West Virginia continued to rise last year, as its overdose death rate still far outpaces any other state
Updated one month ago

MOMS Helpline receives more than 5,000 calls in first year

Indiana's MOMS Helpline has received more than 5,000 calls in the past year in its effort to reduce the state's infant mortality rate
Updated one month ago
El Salvador reports sharp drop in homicides so far in 2017

El Salvador reports sharp drop in homicides so far in 2017

Government statistics in El Salvador show a sharp drop in homicides so far in 2017 after the gang-plagued Central American nation posted some of the world's highest murder rates in recent years
Updated one month ago