Bob Murray, Who Fought Against Black Lung Regulations As A Coal Operator, Has Filed For Black Lung Benefits
Robert E. Murray, the former CEO and president of the now-bankrupt Murray Energy, has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Labor for black lung benefits. For years, Murray and his company fought against federal mine safety regulations aimed at reducing the debilitating disease.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced elections officials to expand options for voters in November’s general election. This means you will have more ways to vote, including mail-in ballots and early in-person voting. But it also means many people have questions about how to vote. Here are answers to some common questions about voter registration, voting by mail, and early voting in person.
Governors, Secretaries of State, and other state and local election officials throughout the Ohio Valley are preparing for an unprecedented election during a global pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced local governments to change practices that have been the same for decades, and to do so in a highly charged political environment.
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In West Virginia, the attorney general’s race between incumbent Patrick Morrisey and challenger Sam Petsonk boils down to health care.
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Inside Appalachia reports on how potters, painters, writers, and action-figure makers, are adjusting during the coronavirus pandemic. We remember Elaine Purkey, one of West Virginia's most powerful social activists and musicians, who passed away from COVID-19. And check in with artist Robert Villamagna who is battling COVID-19 himself.
Our look back at some of our favorite episodes continues with this show from 2012 featuring Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, songwriter and now Tony-winning Playwright Anais Mitchell, Australia’s journeyman songwriter Paul Kelly, and Cowboy Junkies.
TVEnjoy a zen moment from the West Virginia Botanic Garden from West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.
A coalition of education union members from across the state claim that COVID-19 cases in West Virginia public schools are higher than what is being reported by the state Department of Education.
TV'Rosemary' Trailer Profiles Community Activist, First Openly Transgender Person Elected In West VirginiaWatch the official trailer for Rosemary, WVPB’s documentary profiling the campaign of the first openly transgender person to be elected to public office in West Virginia.
Minor League Baseball detailed plans on Tuesday to reformat its Appalachian League to a summer “wood-bat” program for emerging college freshman and sophomore athletes.
The Wheeling-La Belle Nail Company closed on September 30, 2010, ending more than 150 years in business. The company was founded in 1852 in South Wheeling as the La Belle Ironworks.
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