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Tiered Raise Sought for West Virginia Public Workers’ Insurance Program
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:50:55 +0000
Gov. Jim Justice is seeking a $2,700 increase in the tiers for health insurance premiums to avoid bumping teachers and other public employees into higher tiers from a recent 5 percent pay increase. Ju...
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Coal Ash Uncovered: New Data Reveal Widespread Contamination At Ohio Valley Sites
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:53:42 +0000
For generations, coal power has fueled American prosperity. But for each shovelful thrown into the furnaces, a pile of ash was left in its place. Today, as coal’s dominance in the power sector wanes, ...
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Poor People’s Campaign Carries On King, Kennedy Legacies In Ohio Valley
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:32:10 +0000
Anti-poverty activists say they will continue a campaign of demonstrations and civil disobedience throughout the Ohio Valley despite arrests at some events and being blocked from Kentucky’s capitol bu...
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A Closer Look at Ohio Valley Coal Ash Impoundments
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:59:28 +0000
On this West VIrginia Morning, coal has long powered the Ohio Valley. But it left behind a legacy of waste: dozens of massive coal ash disposal sites. As the Trump administration changes the regulatio...
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Bureaucracy And Politics Slow Election Security Funding To States
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:28:00 +0000
When Congress approved giving $380 million to states to bolster the security of their elections, state officials were caught off guard but extremely grateful. Elections are notoriously underfunded and...
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Burch Named as Interim West Virginia Commerce Secretary
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:12:28 +0000
Gov. Jim Justice named W. Clayton Burch as interim secretary at the West Virginia Department of Commerce on Friday, a day after forcing out his predecessor....
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3 Men, 3 Lives, 3 Wishes for a Better Economic Future in Appalachia
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:23:15 +0000
Can Trump bring coal jobs back to Appalachia? We’re a year-and-a-half into his presidency, and some people, like coal operator Barry Estep , are hopeful. “Maybe this is a light at the end of the tunne...
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Judge Considers Public Access to Data about Opioid Shipments
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:35:03 +0000
A federal judge in Ohio will consider whether to allow public access to government data detailing years of prescription opioid painkiller shipments....
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NPR Podcast Tracks Life in Appalachian Coalfields
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:27:14 +0000
On this West Virginia Morning, NPR reporter and host Kelly McEvers and her colleague Chris Benderev spent more than a year exploring coal counties across Appalachia -- trying to understand our people ...
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How Bats, Hemp, and a Campaign to Unite the Masses are Making a Comeback
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:25:10 +0000
About 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. began a movement to unite people of all colors and creeds in what was called the Poor People's Campaign. We’ll hear the latest in how that movement is being ...
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Anthony Bourdain’s Loss Hits Home in Appalachian Kitchens
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:45:35 +0000
When Bourdain visited Lost Creek Farm, I knew who he was. It took his tragic death for me to understand why he truly mattered. Last Friday morning started out well within the realm of the ordinary. Ju...
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Two More West Virginia Food Workers Contract Hepatitis A
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:08:38 +0000
Health officials in West Virginia say two more food service workers have been diagnosed with hepatitis A. The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department says in a news release one of them worked at a Taco B...
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Commerce Secretary Thrasher Resigns at Gov. Justice's Request
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:01:37 +0000
State commerce department Sec. Woody Thrasher has resigned following reports of a slow-moving recovery program aimed to help victims of the June 2016 flood. Thrasher resigned Thursday after Gov. Jim J...
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Listen: Tim O'Brien on NPR's Mountain Stage
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0000
No stranger to the Mountain Stage , acclaimed singer-songwriter and West Virginia native Tim O'Brien makes his returns to the program with a set of songs from the Mountain State, including this cover ...
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How Toxic is My Town? Fayette County Teens Conduct Year-Long Science Project
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:49:36 +0000
Three high school students in Fayette County have devoted the past year to researching Minden’s possible soil contamination and the history of the Environmental Protection Agency's involvement in the ...
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Six Restaurants Ordered to Pay Over $100,000 in Back Pay and Overtime
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:16 +0000
Six restaurants in West Virginia and Ohio have been ordered to pay $111,000 in back pay and damages to 27 workers for minimum wage and overtime violations. The U.S. Department of Labor says in a news ...
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Rover Pipeline Fined For Water Pollution Violations
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:37:44 +0000
State regulators are fining the operators of the natural gas Rover Pipeline more than $430,000 for water pollution violations. The state Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday that R...
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Theater Company Explores Conversations About Substance Abuse
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:19:21 +0000
On this episode of West Virginia Morning, we’ll learn how a theater company in Morgantown is looking to contribute to community conversations about substance abuse issues ravaging the region....
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Morgantown Theater Explores Trauma, Addiction, Love in A Hatful of Rain
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:34:53 +0000
A theater company in Morgantown is producing a play that grapples with trauma, addiction and love as part of its 2018 summer season. Playing off of the drama and emotion evoked on the stage, and in co...
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U.S. – Canada Spat Shines Spotlight on Importance of Global Trade to West Virginia
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:52:07 +0000
The ongoing war of words between the White House and the Canadian Prime Minister, and threatened tariffs from both sides, are clear reminders of how much of West Virginia’s economy depends on trade. C...
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