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Gene Editing: Promise vs. Ethics (video)

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Scientists are intrigued about the potential: wiping out mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating sickle-cell disease, and preventing babies from inheriting life-threatening disorders. But at what point should nature be allowed to simply “take its course”? Ned Barker from the Associated Press explores the debate sparked by the promise of the gene editing tool.

Sheridan, Tri-Valley Put Perfect Conference Records on the Line

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The two remaining unbeaten Muskingum Valley League teams battle on Friday in the biggest match up of the year for both teams, to this point. The Tri-Valley Scotties (6-1, 5-0) and the Sheridan Generals (5-2, 5-0) are set to play in a game that could decide the MVL title. Sheridan enters the game coming off… Read More

President Obama To Visit Charleston

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A spokesman for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says President Barack Obama will visit West Virginia next week to discuss substance abuse. Spokesman Chris Stadelman says Obama will travel to Charleston on Wednesday. Details of the visit haven’t been released. Stadelman says Tomblin is pleased that Obama is coming to West Virginia… Read More

The classified section of a newspaper. Someone has circled some job postings with a red marker.

West Virginia Unemployment Rate Drops in September

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped in September. WorkForce West Virginia says the rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point to 7.3 percent last month. The number of unemployed state residents dropped by 2,000 in September to 57,800. Employment rose by 1,600 in the service-providing sector, including 3,300 in government,… Read More

Wahama, South Gallia in Similar Situations Ahead of Match-Up

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The 2015 season has not gone according to plan for the Wahama White Falcons. With a 3-4 record with three games to play, the White Falcons face the possibility of finishing below .500 for the first time since 2005. However, after starting 1-3, Wahama has rebounded to win two of its last three contests, keeping… Read More