On this West Virginia Morning, an Ohio-based collaborative thinks journalists can play a bigger role in solving the region’s opioid crisis. Aaron Payne reports that the effort starts with listening to people in some of the hardest-hit communities.
Also on today's show, in Pennsylvania, 11 thousand oil and gas wells have been drilled since the fracking boom came to the state a decade ago. Many of these wells are in farms and fields where Native-American and colonial artefacts are buried. But a loophole in state law lets companies drill at these sites anyway, without first considering their impact on Pennsylvania’s archaeology. For StateImpact Pennsylvania, the Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier reports.
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