Kayaking is a healthy and enjoyable activity that attracts new enthusiasts all the time. Part of what makes the sport so popular is the relative ease with which people can get started. Kayaking requires minimal gear (kayaks can be rented if not purchased) and no advanced skills are required.…

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As a $26 billion settlement over the toll of opioids looms, some public health experts are citing the 1998 agreement with tobacco companies as a cautionary tale of runaway government spending and missed opportunities for saving more lives.

Opportunities to engage in outdoor sports abound each spring and summer. Water sports are especially popular during these times of year, as few things evoke the spirit of spring and summer recreation quite as well as activities that involve oceans, lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water.

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HUNTINGTON — Crumbling roofs and parking lots. Broadband glitches. Technology challenges. The priority list for Prestera Center goes beyond the mental health and addiction treatment services it provides to patients throughout West Virginia.

CHARLESTON — The chairman of the West Virginia House of Delegates’ Health Committee has been named commissioner of the newly established Bureau for Social Services within the Department of Health and Human Resources.

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WASHINGTON — A mysterious ailment has sickened and killed thousands of songbirds in several mid-Atlantic states since late spring. While scientists are still racing to confirm the cause, it seems juvenile birds may be most susceptible. The U.S. Geological Survey, which oversees responses to …

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WASHINGTON — A mysterious ailment has sickened and killed thousands of songbirds in several mid-Atlantic states since late spring. While scientists are still racing to confirm the cause, it seems juvenile birds may be most susceptible. The U.S. Geological Survey, which oversees responses to …

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In 1931, construction began on the Hoover Dam. That same year, the Empire State Building opened to the public, lauded as the world’s tallest building. In 1931 “The Star Spangled Banner” was adopted officially as the national anthem of the United States. And renowned inventor Thomas Edison died.

DANVILLE — The fifth annual Little Coal River Kayak Float by Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College was held in Danville on Saturday, July 10. The float was part of the Carrie Anne Scott Memorial Scholarship Event, and this year marked the first year for a rubber duck race.

DEAR JILL: Recently I purchased two 1-pound packages of hamburger, with the intention of forming eight 4-ounce patties for the freezer. I used a kitchen scale to divide the meat accurately. I ended up with three patties of 4 ounces and only had 3 ounces of hamburger left. Thinking it was an …

Many people have rediscovered the great outdoors in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Social distancing measures have greatly restricted indoor gatherings, but outdoor activities, particularly once parks were reopened, allowed people to get out of their homes while still keeping their dista…

PHOENIX — Arizona is moving to ban the use of trail cameras to take video or photos to aid hunting, with regulators saying the widespread practice runs counter to a doctrine that prey animals should have a chance to get away and that hunters shouldn’t rely on their skills, not technology.

Global positioning systems have revolutionized the way people get from point A to point B. Utilizing satellites and orbital data, GPS devices can ping these satellites and compute location anywhere on the planet. GPS-enabled maps are used in smartphones, car navigation systems and elsewhere.…

HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Regional Highway Safety Program has recognized 12 officers, nine law enforcement departments and three individuals who have performed outstanding work in highway safety-related activities during 2020, according to a news release.

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CHARLESTON — With the nation experiencing a new surge of delta variant-driven cases, West Virginia COVID-19 czar Dr. Clay Marsh advised Friday that children younger than 12, the medically vulnerable and the unvaccinated wear masks in crowded indoor settings.

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — As many as one-third of Wisconsin’s gray wolves likely died at the hands of humans in the months after the federal government announced it was ending legal protections, according to a study released Monday.

Say you wanted to carve a career track that would take you from a nice, suburban neighborhood in Scott Depot, West Virginia, to the magical Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles, where you would land a dream job working on such famous projects as “Frozen II” and “Raya and the Last Dragon.” You …

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With many areas of the country facing triple digit temperatures and summer heat and humidity elsewhere, the American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, is urging people to take extra steps to protect their hearts. Precautions are especially important for o…