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Which West Virginia Counties Have Seen The Most Population Loss In Recent Years?

Overall, West Virginia continues to see a decline in population since 2012. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that, while the state's population grew from 2010 (1,854,176) to 2012 (1,856,313) the state has seen a drop-off in consecutive years since--with the last estimate from July 1, 2014 putting West Virginia's population at 1,850,326.
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Local Food Local Places working group of representatives from federal, regional, state, and local organizations tour Wheeling.
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Momentum continues to mount behind local food and local economic development efforts in the Northern panhandle. Wheeling was one of the top picks in a national Local Foods, Local Places Competition. As a result, local organizations are receiving technical assistance from multiple state and federal agencies to help capitalize on the growing demand for local foods.  Meetings with federal agency representatives began last week.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — For the second straight year, West Virginia Public Broadcasting won the Outstanding News Operation award among metropolitan radio stations. Another Charlottesville station, WINA-AM, won it among non-metropolitan stations.

Meanwhile, Charlottesville station WVIR-TV won Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias for small market television, while Charleston station WCHS-TV took home the honor for large market television in the 2015 Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters Awards.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — Suzanne Higgins, longtime producer and reporter at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, is the recipient of the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters' Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award is given annually by the VAPB to an individual who has made significant contributions to news reporting, management, or education in West Virginia broadcasting for at least 20 years.

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Overall, West Virginia continues to see a decline in population since 2012. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that, while the state's population grew from 2010 (1,854,176)  to 2012 (1,856,313) the state has seen a drop-off in consecutive years since--with the last estimate from July 1, 2014 putting West Virginia's population at 1,850,326.

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In this episode: Appalachians who love their land and their mountain homes. But history reveals some unsettling stories about some Appalachians who were forced off their land in the 1930s to make room for the Shenandoah National Park. 

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Citing technical errors, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill letting public entities accept private donations to display the phrase "In God We Trust" on their buildings.

The bill would have required the State Building Commission to develop guidelines for displaying the national motto and the POW-MIA flag.

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed two education bills Thursday, one meant to give some teachers a pay raise and another to put some restrictions on the state Board of Education when they take over a county school system.

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed a bill that would scale back the Above Ground Storage Tank Act and lessen the number of tanks under state scrutiny.

The 2014 law was approved after a chemical leak tainted the drinking water supply for 300,000 people in the Kanawha Valley.

A Kentucky man has been charged in West Virginia with defrauding the federal Veteran's Affairs Disability Compensation Program.

On West Virginia Morning, Jessica Lilly talks with the Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission about the region’s progress over the last 50 years.  And Jim Lange profiles jazz guitarist Ryan Kennedy who is releasing his first solo CD tonight.  Kennedy is a member of the Mountain Stage band. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


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Change Threatens to Sever Appalachians from Land... Again

In this episode: Appalachians who love their land and their mountain homes. But history reveals some unsettling stories about some Appalachians who were forced off their land in the 1930s to make room for the Shenandoah National Park.
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