How To Safely Explore the Outdoors with Your Dog

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On this West Virginia Morning, owning a dog is said to help improve self-esteem. Man's best friend can improve social lives, makes us less lonely, and even help keep us active.  In our next installment of our summer series Outside in Appalachia, health reporter and dog-lover Kara Lofton explores how to safely enjoy outdoor recreation to maximize the physical and mental benefits of pet ownership as well as explore local natural resources.

Also on today's show, the global market for recycling has changed dramatically during the past year. And it's already trickling down to what happens curbside. The Allegheny Front's Kara Holsopple has more.

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