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Despite losing a U.S. House seat, West Virginia can still wield congressional power

Although West Virginia will lose one of three congressional seats - based on a decline of nearly 65,000 residents in new U.S. Census Bureau data - the overall damage may be minimal, according to a West Virginia University political scientist. John Kilwein believes that Sen. Joe Manchin’s current prominence in the U.S. Senate shows that individual members of Congress can be as, or more, influential than the number of seats a state holds on Capitol Hill.

WVU Davis College to cut ribbon on new textiles lab

The WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Designs will cut the ribbon on the new Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory, a creative space for fashion, dress and merchandising students.

The buzz around Brood X: Don’t fear the cicada, WVU scientists say

They’re coming but there’s no need to fear (although you may want to reach for some earplugs). Brood X periodical cicadas are set to emerge in at least 15 states – including West Virginia - in late May, according to scientists with the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.