“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.
A new study explores where and why Americans are dying early.
It's not just educators in West Virginia and Oklahoma who have watched their wages and benefits erode since the Great Recession.
The success of the statewide strike has intensified education unrest nationally—and could have lasting implications for the country’s schools.
The governor has offered a pay raise but leaves many of the fundamental issues unaddressed.
“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.”
It's the latest round of grants under the POWER initiative, which targets places where the coal sector has declined.
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.
And it's being held in the center of coal country.
In West Virginia, officials had to spend nearly $1 million on the transportation of corpses this fiscal year alone.
A town in southwest Virginia has the highest per capita opioid prescribing level in the country. New state prescribing rules could help change that.
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“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.”
“If the president were to say let’s quadruple funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission, I’d vote for it,” said U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat.
Recent secession efforts range from large, ongoing campaigns in Texas and California to smaller pushes in Oklahoma, Maine, Utah, West Virginia and New York.
On average, coal miners represent 52 of every 1,000 people in the counties where 50 percent of the workforce is found
The McDowell County Public Service District has worked for 27 years to improve and maintain infrastructure that provides drinking water to people in remote corners of the state.
“I was able to convince him, ‘Mr. President, this is not an efficient use of the taxpayer dollars,’” Mick Mulvaney said of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
A West Virginia proposal to help the coal industry by paring back safety regulations may actually protect neither miners or their jobs.
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