Bill Clinton, President Obama Reach Out to Coal Miners in Convention Speeches

For a state that's already assumed to be firmly in Donald Trump's camp, West Virginia has received a lot of attention at the Democratic National Convention.
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Have you ever wondered what makes a new song into a good song? Or why West Virginia music sounds so different from the rest? Then join West Virginia Public Broadcasting for a #WhyListen: First Listen Music Party on Sunday, August 28 from 4 to 6 p.m at Town Run Brewing Company in Shepherdstown.

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West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the state will save employers $36 million through lower workers' compensation premiums.

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West Virginia's Democratic nominee for governor from 10 years ago is jumping into this year's race outside of the two major political parties.

Charlotte Pritt filed paperwork with the secretary of state Friday to run for governor as a member of the Mountain Party, West Virginia's Green Party affiliate.

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Restaurants in Martinsburg are now able to sell alcohol before 1 p.m. on Sundays.

The Martinsburg City Council approved a home rule law Thursday night to allow the sale of alcohol at restaurants, wineries, distilleries and private clubs beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

On this week's episode, we’ll hear from a midwife who started delivering babies in the early 1970's. We find out what it’s like to deliver a baby at home. And we speak with one doctor about why she opposes home birth. We also visit a famous hippie commune in Appalachia that's said to be the birthplace of modern midwifery.


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Acting U.S. Attorney Carol Casto will serve as U.S. Attorney in southern West Virginia, but her stint may be finished in four months or sooner.

A news release says Attorney General Loretta Lynch appointed Casto to U.S. Attorney starting Friday. She will remain in the post until a presidential appointment is made, or until 120 days after the appointment.

Downtown Richwood, WV, at dawn after hours of heavy rain flooded the little town.
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Federal assistance has reached $72 million for West Virginians affected by devastating floods last month.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the money includes grants, loans and claims to individuals and state and local governments.

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Demolition of a 60-year-old industrial landmark took place this morning in Dilles Bottom, Ohio, across the Ohio River from Moundsville, West Virginia. Thousands gathered to witness a smokestack over 800 feet tall collapse.


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Charleston resident Madison McGhee's first full-length film premieres this weekend in her hometown.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that in the documentary, McGhee documents her travels, exploring places like Dublin, Paris and Lisbon, Portugal. She interviews young people living in Europe and explores what it means to find happiness and success.

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West Virginia health officials plan to survey random households affected by last month's devastating floods in two of the hardest-hit counties.

On Thursday, the state Department of Health and Human Resources announced the survey in Kanawha and Greenbrier counties.

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