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Coal Comeback? Coal At New Low After Two Years Under Trump

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It’s been two years since President Donald Trump took office and began rolling back environmental regulations on the coal industry. At a November rally in Huntington, West Virginia, the president took credit for a coal comeback in front of a cheering crowd. “We’ve ended the war on beautiful, clean coal and we’re putting our coal… Read More

Goodman’s family farms 4,000 acres of corn and soybeans in Fulton Co., KY.

Farmers Still Dealing With Effects Of Government Shutdown

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The federal government shutdown is over but some Ohio Valley farmers are still dealing with its effects as they try to sign up for federal relief payments and find ways to substitute for  missing information caused by a delay in important government reports. The American Farm Bureau Federation said 62 reports were delayed during the shutdown. These reports range… Read More

School Groups Poised to Oppose West Virginia Reform Bill

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Three groups critical of an education reform bill moving through the West Virginia Senate say they’re ready to take statewide action. The West Virginia Education Association, West Virginia School Service Personnel Association and American Federation of Teachers say they’ll take action if it’s merited. The groups are opposed to the bill,… Read More

West Virginia on a map

New Business Court Division Chairman Named in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Chief Justice Beth Walker has named a new chairman of the Business Court Division, which handles complex commercial litigation between businesses. The Supreme Court said in a news release Thursday that Walker signed an order naming 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Michael D. Lorensen chairman of the division, effective Friday…. Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Kentucky Delays Start Time for Some New Medicaid Rules

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – State officials in Kentucky have delayed the start of some new eligibility rules for a portion of its Medicaid population. Kentucky is one of 36 states to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act to cover more people. President Donald Trump’s administration gave Kentucky permission to require those people… Read More

Campaign Experts Weigh In On Sherrod Brown’s Tour Of Key Presidential States


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Ohio’s senior US Senator has launched a tour of key presidential primary and caucus states, but says he hasn’t yet decided if he’ll seek the Democratic nomination in 2020.  But three campaign experts in Ohio have thoughts on Sherrod Brown’s “Dignity of Work” tour. Former Democratic National Committee chair David Wilhelm managed President Bill Clinton’s… Read More

SEORA Works to Meet the Needs of Athens’ LGBTQ Community

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Southeast Ohio’s LGBTQ community has been receiving additional support and programming since January 2017 thanks to an organization that prioritizes the needs of queer people in the region. The Southeastern Ohio Rainbow Alliance (SEORA), an organization mainly made up of Athens locals, seeks to provide educational resources, queer safe spaces and a sense of community… Read More

Won’t You Be My Neighbor | INDEPENDENT LENS | Saturday, February 9 at 8


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Won’t You Be My Neighbor, The Acclaimed Story of Fred Rogers and “MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD,” To Air on Independent Lens Saturday, February 9, 2019 on PBS From Academy Award®-Winning Director Morgan Neville Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the acclaimed documentary from Morgan Neville (the Oscar®-winning “20 Feet from Stardom”), is scheduled to air Saturday, February… Read More