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Investigations Correspondent Howard Berkes talks about his recent work on “Black Lung Returns To Coal Country,” a series he has reported off-and-on for years.
Norma Brickey has been driving the streets of Columbus, Ohio, with a sign in her car window: “My son needs a kidney, O positive,” followed by her phone number.
President Trump is eager to tout a fast-growing economy, boosted by the tax cuts he pushed through Congress. That makes Friday’s report on gross domestic product a highly anticipated news event.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – An election official has blocked former coal executive Don Blankenship’s bid to run in West Virginia’s U.S. Senate race as the Constitution Party’s nominee. News outlets report Secretary of State Mac Warner announced Thursday that he won’t approve Blankenship’s candidacy application, based on the state’s “sore loser” law. The law prohibits… Read More
The country has a high rate of domestic violence, and it’s one of the first places to pass a law granting paid leave to survivors.
The Ohio congressman and Freedom Caucus member announced Thursday that he will challenge the expected bid by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is current speaker Paul Ryan’s hand-picked successor.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia jail is set to launch a new pilot program aimed at helping inmates overcome drug addiction. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports the program was announced Wednesday by the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety secretary, Jeff Sandy. The Western Regional Jail’s pilot program will serve 32 men… Read More
Hailing from the Windy City, wife-husband folk dio Birds of Chicago rocked the Gladden House on the second day of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Having just finished up a set at the nearby Low-Fi cabin, the group brought with them a crowd of people eager to hear more of their signature sound. Festival-goers gathered… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) – The attorney representing a man accused of scouting locations in Cleveland to attack people watching Fourth of July fireworks and who talked about carrying out additional bombings is requesting a competency hearing for his client. Federal public defender Charles Fleming filed a motion Wednesday saying Demetrius Pitts has “longstanding mental concerns” and… Read More
A new report shows low income Ohio children are not getting enough early intervention to be successful in school and life. Groundwork Ohio’s Shannon Jones says the comprehensive report looked at 26 different metrics from birth to college and it showed one bottom line,“The children who start behind in this state, stay behind in this… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Appalachian Power’s plan to use federal tax cut savings to mainly offset program costs is being questioned by an agency that represents West Virginia ratepayers. Appalachian’s regulatory services and finance managing director, John Scalzo, was questioned Tuesday at a state Public Service Commission hearing on tax cut impacts. The Tax Cuts… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two southern West Virginia communities will receive nearly $2 million in federal funding for water and wastewater projects. U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins announced funding on Wednesday for the Army Corps of Engineers projects for the communities of Fort Gay and Union. Jenkins said in a statement that Fort Gay would receive… Read More
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is making a stop in West Virginia to speak at a public event and later attend a private fundraiser. The Intelligencer in Wheeling said America First Policies is sponsoring the free public event, where Pence is to speak following a panel discussion on the federal tax overhaul. The event… Read More