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Driver of Vehicle that Rear-Ended Gov. Justice Charged with Driving Under the Influence of DrugsExternal Link
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:10 p.m. Gov. Jim Justice and his wife Cathy were involved in a vehicle accident Saturday in Beckley. According to a news release from the governor’s office, the couple were rear ended at an intersection while the governor’s Suburban was stopped at a stop light. Beckley City Police have charged the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the governor’s vehicle with diving under the influence.
Sun, 27 May 2018 00:00:48 +0000
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In Appalachia, Some Combat Veterans are Turning to Farming After War: Here's WhyExternal Link
This week on Inside Appalachia we’re going to listen back to an episode we originally aired in 2017, about veterans who are turning to traditional farming, for therapy. We’ll travel to Sugar Bottom Farm in Clay County West Virginia to meet Veteran Eric Grandon, the first veteran to go through the Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture program.
Fri, 25 May 2018 21:14:31 +0000
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Memoir Looks at Appalachia Through a Photojournalist's EyesExternal Link
Nancy Abrams is the author of a new memoir The climb from Salt Lick published by WVU press. The book is about her experience as a young photojournalist from the Midwest moving to Preston County to live and work. Abrams documents how she came to love West Virginia and the people who live here. Kara Lofton spoke with Abrams about the new book and what it means to write honestly about one's own life. LOFTON: You begin the book in the early 1970s when you came to West Virginia as an intern at a small-town newspaper in Preston County, at which point you fell in love with West Virginia and ended up returning after you graduated from college. What was the draw for you? ABRAMS: Well, I saw the opportunity to do work that was meaningful and still have time to have a family - to combine work and a private life was really always my ultimate goal. LOFTON: Throughout your book you infer and talk directly about being a feminist, and that a work-life balance was really important to you, and how you
Fri, 25 May 2018 14:42:01 +0000
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Mine Issued Violation Notices in Bulldozer Driver’s DeathExternal Link
A mine in West Virginia has been issued three violation notices over the death of a man in a bulldozer that plunged 100 feet when the ground underneath gave way.
Fri, 25 May 2018 14:37:42 +0000
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Oral History Project Aims to Capture Coal Stories of the PeopleExternal Link
Researchers across different disciplines at Duke University hope to find a sustainable energy system. Part of the initiative is to find out how using more sustainable energy sources like wind or solar will effect the people in traditionally coal dependent communities.
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:54:14 +0000
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Oral History Project Aims to Capture Story of Life in the CoalfieldsExternal Link
On this West Virginia Morning, researchers at Duke University are investigating how renewable energy sources like wind or solar might affect people in traditionally coal-dependent communities. Duke professor Jonathan Free is overseeing the project called “Coal and America; Stories from the Central Appalachian Coalfields.” He and a group of undergraduate students will be interviewing folks throughout Appalachia this summer. Jessica Lilly spoke with him to find out more.
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000
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More Medical Professionals to Serve Rural Areas Thanks to State GrantExternal Link
Seventeen health science graduate students from across West Virginia are getting money to help pay for their education. Why? Because the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has awarded some health sciences grad students a chunk of cash to help pay for their college education – so long as they commit to practicing medicine in a rural or underserved community in West Virginia following graduation.
Thu, 24 May 2018 19:33:28 +0000
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Death Reported from West Virginia Hepatitis A OutbreakExternal Link
The first death in West Virginia related to an outbreak of hepatitis A has occurred in Kanawha County, health officials said Thursday, May 24. The state Bureau for Public Health said in a news release that a 33-year-old Kanawha County resident died Wednesday. The statement said the victim had several conditions that contributed to the death.
Thu, 24 May 2018 19:14:14 +0000
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Back To The Garden: How Green Thumbs Help With Addiction RecoveryExternal Link
Meredith Jensen is doing some gardening on a sunny day in a secluded part of Athens, Ohio. “I’m working on our pollinator garden beds,” she said. “Which are a bunch of fun flowers that’ll help attract butterflies, bumble bees, you name it.”
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:26:07 +0000
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Settlements from 2014 Freedom Industries Spill Not Ready to Be Paid OutExternal Link
A lawyer for West Virginia residents affected by a 2014 chemical spill says they will not receive settlements until a judge's final approval, and administrators finish processing the over 95,000 claims.
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:22:56 +0000
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