How Can We Make Coal Mines Safer?

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Criminal charges against former Massey CEO Don Blankenship have returned attention to a basic question: How can America’s coal mines be made safer?

Global Warming Blamed for Trout Decline

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Worried about losses to wildlife, hunting and fishing groups are backing limits on carbon pollution from power plants.

Strong Support for Social Security – Even With Higher Taxes

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A new survey finds broad support across party lines and age for the value of Social Security – even when it comes to paying a little more to expand benefits.

“Put the Middle Class First” Comes to West Virginia

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A tour called Put the Middle Class First pulls into West Virginia this week with events in Charleston and Huntington.

Utilities Look to Add Charges for Home Solar

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Utilities in several states are turning to new charges to make up for revenue they’re losing to homes with solar power.

Wasteful Home Energy Use Lowers WV Efficiency Rankings

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West Virginia ranks low for consumer energy efficiency in a new report, mostly because of wasteful home energy use.

National Honors For Wyoming Co. SADD Group

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An energetic group of student activists from Wyoming County is receiving national recognition for its efforts against substance abuse.

With Medicaid Expansion, More West Virginians Now Have Health Insurance

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West Virginia has passed neighboring Virginia in the percentage of citizens with health coverage, mostly thanks to Medicaid expansion.

Pipeline Plan Sparks National Forest Concerns

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Conservationists are worried about plans to run a huge gas pipeline through national forests in West Virginia and Virginia.

Social Security Means $6 Billion-Plus a Year for West Virginians

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At the ripe old age of 79, Social Security is helping West Virginia residents and the economy.

 

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