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Miner Change: Trump’s Big Talk On Coal Brings Small Change in First Year

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Donald Trump loves coal. He campaigned on a promise to put miners back to work and his first year in office included numerous Ohio Valley visits to highlight coal’s importance. “I love our coal miners and they’re coming back strong!” Trump said to a roaring crowd at an August rally in Huntington, West Virginia. At a March rally in… Read More

Open Call For Nominations: WOAP’s ‘Appalachian Advocate Award’


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The Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP), now in its ninth year, invites the public to submit nominees for the “Appalachian Advocate Award.” According to Kari Gunter-Seymour, founder/curator of WOAP, the award will go to an outstanding Appalachian woman who has dedicated herself to enhancing the wellbeing of Appalachian culture, Appalachian women’s health, Appalachian families or… Read More

The West Virginia State Capitol at night

West Virginia Drug Plan Calls for Limiting Prescriptions

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia health officials have proposed limiting initial opioid prescriptions, increasing oversight to stop inappropriate prescribing and requiring all emergency responders carry overdose antidotes in a state response to the drug state crisis that killed 884 people in 2016. The plan comes from a panel of public health experts from West… Read More