Small Bikeshare System to Launch in an Unexpected Place

Wheeling, West Virginia looks to leverage its local network of bike trails.

Survey Technique Shows Way to Better Understand Scope of Local Opioid Abuse

In one West Virginia county, 1,857 people are estimated to have injected drugs in the last six months.

America’s Teachers Are Launching a Rebellion

From West Virginia to Oklahoma to Los Angeles, educators are ushering in a new era of labor activism.

West Virginia Tourism Goes Nuclear

The state's tourism office is partnering with a video-game company to promote Fallout 76, a role-playing game set in post-apocalyptic West Virginia.

West Virginia Governor Faces Scrutiny Over His Telecommuting

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Years of Slower Population Growth Persisted in 2017

A new analysis looks at population growth across the states, which is tied to state finances. Only two states saw a population drop over the last decade.

West Virginia to Start Statewide Distribution of Naloxone to First Responders

“This is not the end all answer to the opioid crisis, but it is certainly a significant step forward in the right direction,” according to Dr. Rahul Gupta, the state’s health officer.

The States Where People Die Young

A new study explores where and why Americans are dying early.

Why America's Teachers Haven't Been Getting Raises

It's not just educators in West Virginia and Oklahoma who have watched their wages and benefits erode since the Great Recession.

The Ripple Effect of the West Virginia Teachers' Victory

The success of the statewide strike has intensified education unrest nationally—and could have lasting implications for the country’s schools.

West Virginia's Teachers End Their Strike—But They're Still Unhappy

The governor has offered a pay raise but leaves many of the fundamental issues unaddressed.

Meet West Virginia’s New Drug Czar: Dr. Michael Brumage

“The main thing I want to bring with me to the table is an all-hands approach,” Brumage told Route Fifty. “This is not just about law enforcement and it’s not just about public health.”

Up to $20 Million in Grants Available for Coal Communities in Appalachia

It's the latest round of grants under the POWER initiative, which targets places where the coal sector has declined.

Overburdened Mental Health Providers Slow Police Push for Drug Treatment

With many people outside of the criminal justice system on waiting lists for treatment, some mental health providers are unable to make room for drug users who have been referred to treatment as a way of avoiding arrest.

A Horrifying Statistic That Conveys the Sheer Scale of the Opioid Crisis

In West Virginia, officials had to spend nearly $1 million on the transportation of corpses this fiscal year alone.

New Numbers Reveal Huge Disparities in Opioid Prescribing

A town in southwest Virginia has the highest per capita opioid prescribing level in the country. New state prescribing rules could help change that.

W.Va. Governor: Appalachian Coal Subsidies Are Matter of National Security

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Is Switching Parties. Again.

“Today,” the governor told a crowd gathered for a Trump rally, “I will tell you as West Virginians that I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor.”