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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - It may seem like a long road from soothing a patient to smoothing concrete, but it's a transition that former nurse Cindy Hatfield has made successfully. The Logan native's company, Hatfield Construction, LLC, is poised to obtain more tools for success through a mentor-protg agreement with Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC.

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HUNTINGTON - As cities and states across the nation grapple with the opioid epidemic and point the finger at the drug manufacturing and distribution industries, Purdue Pharma says bankruptcy is an "option," The Washington Post reports.

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MORGANTOWN - When their family members struggle with substance use disorders, children bring experiences of neglect, trauma and often, mental health issues into the classroom, creating challenging environments for their teachers. Researchers at West Virginia University have evaluated the impact of the opioid crisis in classrooms across the Mountain State through a survey of 2,205 teachers in 49 counties.

ONA- Education reform, and the seemingly countless options and opinions for how that might take shape in West Virginia, generated considerable buzz during the state legislative session- energy that's yet to subside with a special session now imminent.

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CHARLOTTE - Marshall lost the final game of a series with Charlotte, 11-6, on Sunday, but still won the series after sweeping Saturday's doubleheader.

HUNTINGTON - There was plenty of green making its way around Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Sunday, and it had very little to do with St. Patrick's Day.

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HUNTINGTON - Marshall scored seven unanswered runs, capped by a three-run double from Zach Inskeep in the bottom of the eighth, to give Marshall a 7-4 win over FIU and a Conference USA series win at George Smailes Field at the YMCA Kennedy Center on Sunday.

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - A season-high 12 runs and another strong start on the mound powered the West Virginia University baseball team to a 12-2 victory at William & Mary on Sunday afternoon at Plumeri Park.

Opinion

Congress recently took decisive action by passing the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act (P.L.115-5406). This legislation's co-sponsors included Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and Rep. Alex Mooney of West Virginia. When it came to a vote, it was supported by the entire West Virginia congressional delegation.

It has been said, "Our lives are defined by opportunities, including the ones we miss. Let us not weep over chances we have missed, but rather for the ones we did not take." When I look back over my life, I can see where I've made plenty of mistakes and I've also missed out on some wonderful opportunities. Maybe you are saying the same thing. If so, I encourage you to resist the temptation to live in regret.

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