Catherine Moore

In Coal Country, What's Next for Miners? Some Say: Long Live King Coal! But Others Say Coal is Dead

If you live in Appalachia, you know that one of the most sensitive topics to talk about can be coal. In this episode of "Inside Appalachia," we'll hear liberal and conservative points of view, as we take on the complicated subject of the future of coal.
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Remnants of former prehistoric societies exist throughout Appalachia. One photographer is trying to capture glimpses of those ancient times in a series he has dubbed “Vanishing Points.”


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State regulators say Freedom Industries "embarked upon a scheme" to get concessions on cleanup obligations at the site of last year's chemical spill.

In Charleston bankruptcy court Monday, the Department of Environmental Protection objected to Freedom's liquidation proposal.

Teams of 8th grade students from around West Virginia will face off Tuesday in an academic bowl competition that focuses on West Virginia history, literature, arts, architecture, geography and culture.

The questions for the history bowl are largely drawn from questions found in the Archives and History Quick Quizzes and Daily Trivia.

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Two West Virginia high school students have received a national award honoring achievement in academics or the arts.

Robert C. Byrd High School senior Kelsey D. Lanz and Shady Spring High School senior Josef C. Heller are among 141 students who are part of the 51st class of U.S. Presidential Scholarships.

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Authorities are investigating whether a body found along the Ohio River in Gallia County could be a missing West Virginia woman.

Multiple media outlets report a woman's body was pulled from the river in Ohio Saturday. Police are investigating if it is 33-year-old Frances Wartenburg, who has been missing since February 22 after leaving a birthday party in Jefferson, West Virginia. 

On West Virginia Morning, we begin a year long look at the state’s roads, bridges, water resources, broadband accessibility in a series called “Bridging the Gap: A Deeper Look into West Virginia’s Infrastructure.  Today, Ashton Marra reports from Boone County about a water project.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


  On May 4, 1896, the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia was founded in Charleston. The Society was part of a national movement to place orphaned and neglected children with caring families, rather than crowding them into county poorhouses, where children often lived in squalor, with conditions resembling a Dickens novel.

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A $4 million project on the Boone and Lincoln County border will soon bring public drinking water to some 215 homes in the area. The Morrisvale-Woodville expansion is expected to go to bid this fall and be completed by November of 2016.

A partnership between the two county Public Service Districts, County Commissions and West Virginia American Water, the extension, which will begin in Boone County, will cross the county line to pick up some 40 residents the Lincoln County PSD has not been able to serve.

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West Virginians can have a say about the environmental impact of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline at four public meetings.

EQT and its partners want to build a 42-inch diameter, 330-mile pipeline from Wetzel County in West Virginia to Pittsylvania, Virginia.

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Eleven pharmaceutical drug distributors have asked a judge to deny the state's request to unseal a court filing containing information about their shipments to West Virginia pharmacies.

The companies are being sued in Boone County Circuit Court by the Department of Health and Human Resources and the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. The lawsuit alleges that the companies shipped excessive amounts of prescription painkillers to southern West Virginia pharmacies.

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