Shayla Klein

DIGITAL REPORTER

Shayla Klein was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. She is a senior journalism student at West Virginia University and the News Director of U92 College Radio. Shayla began as the Digital Intern in the Fall of 2016. She is involved on WVPB's graphic design, social media presence, and news reporting.

You won't want to miss these TV specials coming to WVPB this month! 

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Deaths related to opioid abuse in West Virginia have more than doubled in the past decade, according to the most recent data from the West Virginia Health Statistics Center.

Opioid deaths in W.Va. have risen from 369 in 2006 to 756 in 2016. The last couple years have seen a large spike, with the difference between 2015 and 2016 being 116 deaths.

Ellie White of Barboursville, West Virginia, and her family launched a campaign called Go Green Bank Observatory to persuade the National Science Foundation to not divest from Green Bank Observatory.
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From the statewide road bond referendum to the Wood County fire, 2017 was an eventful year for West Virginians. Take a look down memory lane and see some of the important things that happened in West Virginia this year. Here are our most popular web stories of 2017.

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Documentaries. Season Premieres. Concerts. You won't want to miss what's coming up in August. Mark your calendar for these TV Specials.

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Two groups aim to improve conditions for aquatic wildlife in Pocahontas County.

The Monongahela National Forest and Trout Unlimited are working together this summer to improve conditions for aquatic life in the town of Bartow, in Pocahontas County.

Here's 5 facts about West Virginia's role in one of America's most controversial wars:

  1. More West Virginians served in the Vietnam War than any other state per capita.
  2. West Virginia also had the highest casualty rate per capita.
  3. The majority of West Virginians who served in the Vietnam War enlisted.
  4. The youngest men to enlist were 17 years old
  5. Nine West Virginians were awarded the Medal of Honor

Watch Vietnam: West Virginians Remember on Thursday, September 14th at 8 P.M. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

You won't want to miss these TV specials on West Virginia Public Broadcasting in June! 

You might not expect a veteran to be less-than-honorably discharged due to mental trauma...but that’s the issue many veterans are facing today. One student at West Virginia University is going around the state with lawyers to help veterans get access to benefits.

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This February West Virginia Public Broadcasting celebrates Black History Month through programming that commemorates the contributions of African Americans in music, literature, television and civil rights. We're bringing you a new lineup of films AND turning a lens on you to celebrate the moments, memories and people in Black history that inspire you.  

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Kristina “Breezy” Weaver  lives in Wyoming County, which has one of the highest drug overdose death rates in a state that leads the country in drug overdose deaths. Last June, Weaver’s father died of a heroin overdose.

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Out-of-state and dark money spenders (campaign contributions from nonprofits and super PACs that don’t have to disclose the sources of their funding) are contributing more money to judicial elections than they have in previous years.  

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the second presidential debate Sunday night. The town hall-style debate will allow audience members to ask Trump and Clinton questions. West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) will provide extensive coverage of the debates our statewide TV and Radio networks, and online and wvpublic.org. Coverage begins at 9 p.m. EDT.

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