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Overdose Prevention, Politics, The Pandemic And School — All On This West Virginia Morning

083120 Overdose Prevention, Politics, The Pandemic And School — All On This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, we look at politics, opioid overdose prevention, the pandemic, and of course, school.

Since the pandemic began overdoses have spiked across the state. A local coalition will be giving out opioid overdose antidote kits as a preventative measure this Wednesday. Caitlin Tan reports.

Schools in West Virginia are about to start the new school year amid debate over how and when to teach during the coronavirus pandemic. Over in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear urged schools to delay in-person instruction. But Calloway County Schools have gone ahead with in-person learning, even as the county has a high number of cases. Liam Niemeyer visited with a school nurse in the district who said she faces the biggest challenge of her career.

The Republican Party made its pitch to the American people at its national convention last week, and in his address, President Donald Trump made his case for fossil fuels such as coal. Sydney Boles spoke with stakeholders across the Ohio Valley on how the industry has fared under the Trump administration, and what another four years might bring.

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