The front-runner in one of West Virginia’s state delegate races is a college freshman who won her primary while still in high school. Meet Saira Blair, an 18-year-old Republican and the daughter of a state senator, who says she wants…
Saira Blair studies economics at West Virginia University, belongs to the knitting club and the College Republicans. She also runs a political campaign from her dorm room. In some ways, she is not your everyday college freshman.
By Jason Kane and Ariel Min
Under the bridge of a four-lane highway in West Virginia, a movement is growing that some believe could help a struggling Rust Belt city recover.
By Anya van Wagtendonk
With one month left in this year’s midterm elections cycle, debate season is officially upon us. Many of these events promise tension and excitement in a year where control of the Senate is up for grabs.
By PBS NewsHour
One of the least healthy places in the United States is taking an unexpected shift toward better health. In West Virginia's coal country, a growing health gap is fueled in part by shrinking industry and prosperity. Hari Sreenivasan reports on…
By Kyla Calvert Mason
Marshall University in West Virginia is seeing a national trend up-close, Between 2000 and 2011, the number of people 25 and older enrolled in college increased 41 percent. At Marshall, nearly 20 percent of students are over 25. The campus…
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
While a few free health clinics have shut their doors in Arkansas and Washington, most expansion-state non-profit free clinics are reassessing their business strategies. Medicaid offers the potential to give their patients better access to specialists, diagnostic testing and hospital…
By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Senate delivered an unexpectedly strong vote Tuesday in favor of taking action later this year to resolve the chronic funding problems that have bedeviled highway and transit programs, a sign that Congress may have reached the limit…
By Domenico Montanaro, Terence Burlij, Rachel Wellford and Simone Pathe
It is 100 days until Election Day (well, 99, but who’s counting). There are going to be 15 primaries in August, but the general-election fields in the dozen competitive Senate races are pretty much set.
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