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Print/E-paper exclusives for Friday, March 22

Mar. 22, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Besides the stories you can read at herald-dispatch.com, there are many more stories and features in today's Herald-Dispatch newspaper and e-paper.

AIRPORT UPDATE: Huntington Tri-State Airport will not close, whether or not its air traffic control tower is shut down as a result of federal sequestration, Executive Director Jerry Brienza told the Airport Authority on Thursday at its monthly meeting. Learn about the other topics discussed at the meeting on today's front page.

SENATE BILL TARGETS HYDROCODONE: Tightening restrictions on the most frequently prescribed and abused opioid on the market is the focus of new legislation introduced Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Read more about the bill on our Region page.

NEW LIFE AFTER DOWNSIZING: It’s been two years since Dream The Electric Sleep released its debut album, “Lost and Gone Forever,” for free, out of nowhere, to critical acclaim. The Lexington-based progressive rock band’s 14-song concept record about the life of an eastern Kentucky coal mining family would not be easy to duplicate. After downsizing into a three-piece a few months ago, the guys in DTES were challenged with recreating live, the richly layered sound (think Pink Floyd meets Muse) found on the debut record. See what they worked out when Dream The Electric Sleep performs today, March 22, at The V Club in Huntington with John Lancaster and Horseburner, and read more about the band on our Life page.

TRI-STATE MUSIC SCENE: Herald-Dispatch Reporter Dave Lavender has his finger on the pulse of the area music scene. Find out what's going down in Tri-State venues on our Life page.

JOYCE SPENCER: Wondering what your neighbors are up to? Read all the gossip that's fit to print in Joyce Spencer's column.

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