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W.Va. Receives $1 Million From Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund

West Virginia is receiving $1 million from the federal government for state parks and outdoor recreation projects. The award from the Land and Water Conservation Fund is part of a $100 million distribution to all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. It was announced in a news release Tuesday.

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From Coal to Music: Appalachia's Connection to the United Kingdom

Coal miners and their families in Appalachia take great pride in their work and the fellowship that surrounds coal mining. As Jeremy Brock, one former Kentucky coal miner, put it: "It's a culture. It's a brotherhood." “Once you get used to it, I wouldn’t do nothing else," he told the documentary project, Humans of Central Appalachia, in 2016.

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Office of Gov. Jim Justice

A candidate for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has filed suit to remove another candidate from the ballot and seeks to prohibit the recent temporary appointments of two justices to the bench of the state’s high court.

Charleston attorney William Schwartz has filed a writ of mandamus and a writ of prohibition with the West Virginia Supreme Court to have Congressman Evan Jenkins' name removed from the November ballot in his bid for a seat on the bench and stop his appointment. The filing also argues that former House Speaker Tim Armstead’s appointment is unconstitutional.

Us & Them: ‘Us’ Music

Sep 13, 2018
Stephan Said and Kurdish musicians
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Stephan Said takes his fiddle and guitar to refugee camps and war zones. He's on a quest to make music that speaks across boundaries.

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Despite improved state policies to prevent obesity, adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in seven states, according to a new analysis. West Virginia ranks number one for obesity and obesity-related diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.

In the annual Robert Wood Johnson State of Obesity report, researchers found West Virginia's adult obesity rate is currently about 38 percent, up from around 24 percent in 2000 and approximately 14 percent in 1990. The current rate is fairly stable from last year’s data.

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, we explore the black market -- not of opioids, but of medication to treat opioid addiction. We also bring you an update on Hurricane Florence’s potential impact here in the Mountain State, and we learn the latest on a CSX train derailment in Fayette County.

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The Wood Brothers make their third appearance on Mountain Stage as part of this week's new episode.

September 13, 1910: Jazz Musician Leon "Chu" Berry Born

Sep 13, 2018
Leon "Chu" Berry performed with Fletcher Henderson, Bessie Smith, Benny Carter, and many others.
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Musician Leon “Chu” Berry was born in Wheeling on September 13, 1910. He became one of the most highly regarded saxophonists of the Swing Era, ranking alongside Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young.

At West Virginia State College (now University), Berry performed with the Edwards Collegians and other regional groups.

Photo Courtesy New River Gorge National River

A train derailment this past weekend in the New River Gorge may have dropped coal into a tributary of the New River, according to an email released by the National Park Service Wednesday.

The train, which had at least eight cars carrying coal, was operated by CSX.


Screenshot from the "Recovery Boys" trailer.
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West Virginia Public Broadcasting is partnering with Shepherd University next week to co-host a free screening of “Recovery Boys” – a feature documentary film directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon.

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U.S. Department of State

West Virginia election officials have approved more than $6.5 million in federal grants to make upgrades to voting equipment and security across the state.

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