When science reporter Cameron Hickey made a recent trip to West Virginia coal mines, it afforded him a unique opportunity to bring what he learned back home -- for his son's science fair project.
By Miles O'Brien
Deep layers of underground coal are all but gone in West Virginia after 200 years of relentless mining, leaving thinner seams of coal on top of the state's beautiful mountains. But surface mining carries a huge cost: nothing less than…
By Elizabeth Flock
The poetry community is growing in West Virginia. Many are poets who left and have come back home.
Seventy years ago, President Truman forged a deal where coal companies and the union agreed to fund lifelong health care pensions. The government never intended to pay for these benefits, but Congress has become a funder of last resort. Now…
By Corinne Segal
This year, an LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill gained bipartisan support in West Virginia for the first time -- and LGBTQ people say they have seen other changes in the state.
By Jessica Yarvin and Associated Press
A southern West Virginia town in the state’s poorest county has joined other communities in seeking to recoup the costs of dealing with opioid abuse.
In opioid-stricken West Virginia, this school is taking on the role of parent. Lisa Stark of Education Week visits Cottageville Elementary, where students often lack food, clothes and transportation because of drug-addicted parents. In addition to increasing communication with local…
By Andrew Taylor and Richard Lardner, Associated Press
The House on Thursday cleared bills to keep the government running through April and authorize hundreds of water projects amid a Senate fight over benefits for retired coal miners.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
An election-year bill to protect health care and pension benefits for about 120,000 retired coal miners and their families is one step closer to a vote in the full Senate.
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