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Page 1-B WEATHER OBITUARIES MARKETS IN THE POST, TOMORROW INDEX Lawmakers jab Mylan BY DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post As Mylan NV faces increasing criticism and scrutiny for the dramatic price hike of its EpiPen, two members of West Vi r g i n i a ’s Congressional delegation voiced their concerns to Th e Dominion Post. “The skyrocketing cost of medicine is a national issue that is hurting families already being squeezed by higher deductibles and co-pays,” said Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va. “Maintaining affordable access to medicine, whether it’s to save a child from an allergic reaction with an EpiPen or to help a cancer patient with a new treatment, is a top priority. “We ’ve contacted Mylan to ask for a more comprehensive explanation for the price increase on EpiPens, because their public statements to date have fallen short,” he said. Unrelated to the recent price issue, McKinley is a co-sponsor of the Patient’s Access to Treatment Act, HR 1600, which would require insurance coverage of drugs for patients with chronic, disabling and life-threatening conditions. Amy Graham, spokeswoman for Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said, “Senator Capito agrees with her colleagues who are raising valid questions about the pricing of this life-saving drug, Earth-like planet found by next-door star Associated Press WASHINGTON — After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers found one right next door. A planet that’s rocky like Earth and only slightly bigger was discovered orbiting Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our solar system, scientists reported Wednesday. It is probably in the not-too-hot, not-toocold Goldilocks Zone, where liquid water is possible, if the planet has an atmosphere. And it is a mere 4.22 lightyears from Earth, or nearly 25 trillion miles. It is easily the closest potentially habitable planet ever detected outside our solar system — and one that could be reachable by tiny, unmanned space probes before the end of the century, in time for some people alive today to witness it. The international team of astronomers that announced the discovery did not actually see the planet, but deduced its existence indirectly, by using telescopes to spot and precisely calculate the gravitational pull on the star by a possible orbiting body — a tried-and-true method of planet-hunting. “We hit the jackpot here,” said Guillem Anglada-Escude, an astrophysicist at the Queen Mary University of London and lead author of a study on the discovery in the journal N a t u re . He said the planet is “more or less what we have on Earth.” T hey’re calling it Proxima b, and while it could be like Earth in the important features, it would probably still look very alien. It is 4.6 million miles from its red dwarf star, or just one-twentieth of the distance between Earth and the sun, creating an incredible orange sky with no blue, so it looks like a perpetual sunset. And if t h at ’s not different enough, the planet circles its star so quickly that its year is about 11 days. The planet doesn’t rotate, so one side is always facing its star and the other side is always dark and colder. Astronaut spends 521 days in space, breaks U.S. record Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronaut Jeffrey Williams set a new record for NASA. The commander of the International Space Station marked a U.S. recording-breaking 521st day in orbit Wednesday. That surpasses the 520-day record set by Scott Kelly, whose space station mission ended in March. By the time Williams returns to Earth in two weeks, he will have logged 534 days off the planet for NASA. Lawsuit filed vs. city over building plan BY ALEX LANG The Dominion Post A religious-based organization filed suit against the City of Morgantown this week over a proposed development at the downtown Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) location. The Westminster Foundation and the Harless Center filed the lawsuit in Monongalia County Circuit Court. The Morgantown-based Westminster Foundation describes itself as an organization designed to support campus ministries throughout the state. The foundation is the operator of the Harless Center, a faith-based student housing complex near the VFW site on Spruce Street. In 2014, CA Student Living received approvals from city groups to build an 11-story residential/commercial building at the VFW site. According to the lawsuit, the proposed development violates city building codes and the city’s comprehensive plan. It also said the project does not have the required amount of commercial space or parking, will create a “canyon effect” and will disrupt street access. The canyon effect occurs when wind patterns are affected by high-rise buildings. Says complex proposal at VFW site defies code UPDATE SEE LAWSUIT, 2A E p i Pe n’s cost shot up 480% in last 7 years Eric J. Tomlinson/The Dominion Post photos Cathy Andria buys some flowers from Marcie Clark, of Clark’s Nursery, on Wednesday, during the WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals Farmers’ Market. HSC lot sprouts weekly farmers’ m a r ke t BY ANN KENNELL The Dominion Post The WVU Medicine-WVU Hospitals Farmers’ Market is in full swing, bringing locally grown products to resi d e n t s. T he far mers’ market started this year, in May, and has filled the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute parking lot on the WVU Health Sciences campus every Wednesday since. There are 30 vendors this year, including 10 selling produce, three selling flower/plants, six for baked goods/eggs/honey, 10 food and drink vendors, and even a chair massage. Brenda Smith and her husband, Michael, bring their Moonlight Gardens products Nursing that local produce THE FARMERS’ MARKET will run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. each Wednesday until mid-October, at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute parking lot. For information, call 304-293-7087. SEE MARKET, 4A SEE EPIPEN, 2A MYLAN DECLINES to answer questions on price hikes, Page 4-A.
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