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Wheeling Council Passes Anti-Discrimination LGBT Ordinance

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – Wheeling has become West Virginia’s 11th city to pass a policy protecting the housing and employment rights for LGBT citizens. News outlets report the Wheeling City Council voted 7-0 to establish new anti-discrimination protections in the city’s human rights ordinance based on sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status on Tuesday…. Read More

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Unemployment Rates Drop in 48 of 55 West Virginia Counties

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unemployment rates dropped in 48 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in November. WorkForce West Virginia says the unemployment rate rose in Calhoun, Pocahontas and Roane counties and was unchanged in four others. Jefferson County’s 2.8 percent unemployment rate was the lowest in the state, followed by Pendleton County at 3.2 percent… Read More

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Addiction and “The Holidays” Can be a Toxic Mix – But, Help is Available

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Ron Luce, a board member of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences and President of Ohio Recovery Housing, says “the Holidays” can be a troubling time for those addicted to drugs or alcohol –even those already in recovery. Addiction is often linked with depression, according to Luce, and “the Holidays” can exacerbate emotions in the… Read More