A Canadian energy company is paying $200 million to take over a long-planned wind project in West Virginia’s Grant County.

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A southeast Ohio water district has settled its federal lawsuit against DuPont over allegations that the company contaminated the district's well fields with the chemical used to produce Teflon.

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A tree that had grown too big at a home in Randolph County is coming to West Virginia's state Capitol for a holiday display.

The 30-foot blue spruce has been in the front yard of Ed and Ginny Dumire's Beverly home for more than two decades. The couple donated it for public viewing at the Capitol complex in Charleston.

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A philanthropic group says there has been a $10 million drop in charitable giving in West Virginia over the period of a year.

The report released Tuesday by the Philanthropy West Virginia reveals there was a 2.2 percent decline in charitable giving between 2012 and 2013 while the national average for the same time period increased by 5.4 percent.

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Officials are reminding hunters that they must use a new electronic game system to report their harvested animals this buck firearms season.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says hunters can report their game by using their DNR identification number and calling 1-844-wvcheck. 

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On this  episode of the Inside Appalachia podcast, we talk immigration, migration and what it could all mean for Appalachia.


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Turkey and travel. Those are the two major players in the average American's Thanksgiving, but with all of the talk of climate change, how big is the carbon footprint of your family's holiday feast?

And a new national report says West Virginia has the highest rate in the nation of youth overdose deaths.

A woman let go by a West Virginia mining company has filed a federal lawsuit claiming she lost her job to a man because of her gender and pregnancy.

The Dominion Post reports that Alyssa Moate Larry filed the suit against Marion County Coal Co. The subsidiary of Murray Energy operates the Loveridge Mine.


Law enforcement officials are investigating the shooting of a West Virginia man by a police officer.

Sgt. B. D. Humphreys of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office says the early Wednesday shooting sent a 28-year-old South Charleston man to the hospital. He said Mickey Davis is in the intensive care unit.

Unemployment rates dropped in 51 of West Virginia's 55 counties in October.

WorkForce West Virginia says Jefferson County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.2 percent, followed by Monongalia County at 3.9 percent, and Berkeley and Hampshire counties each at 4 percent.

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A federal grand jury has indicted a Beckley pain clinic doctor whose office was raided by authorities earlier this month.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Dr. Jose J. Gordinho faces 21 counts related to illegal distribution of controlled substances.

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West Virginia has the highest rate of youth drug overdose deaths in the country, according to a new national report.

A judge has ordered Murray Energy's CEO to inform coal miners about their rights to file complaints with federal mine safety regulators. The judge also ordered a 150-thousand-dollar fine before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. 

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The West Virginia Mine Wars is a period of our state’s history that until around the 1980s was often censored or left out in classrooms across the state. But a new class through Shepherd University's Lifelong Learning Program will offer tools for history teachers in West Virginia and beyond.

W.Va. Delegate Joshua Nelson, R-Boone, has launched a petition seeking to stop Syrian refugees from coming into America, at least until better safeguards are in place.

His experience serving in the military informed his decision, he said.

"Most people in that area just want to live peaceful lives. I've served with Middle Eastern people, Islamic people, that had my back," Nelson said

"But, in regards to what happened in Paris, these guys are posing as Syrian refugees. Until we are certain that (screening) process is adequate, we have to be very careful."

In an effort to catch lung cancer earlier and in more people, Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) has begun a lung cancer screening program. Lung cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in West Virginia, according to the West Virginia Cancer Registry.

Screening includes a low-dose CT scan, a service covered by Medicare, and access to smoking cessation resources.

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On this West Virginia Morning, meet a young Syrian immigrant who is getting an education in Charleston, and learn about how hospitals are dealing with increases in newborns who are addicted to drugs.

Opiate Addiction Sometimes Begins in the Womb

Nov 24, 2015
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Neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS as it’s known in the medical community, is yet another problem that stems from the heroin epidemic ravaging West Virginia. NAS occurs in newborns exposed to opiates while still in the womb. When they’re born, they feel the full effects of withdrawal.

Health care professionals are now trying to come up with ways to track and deal with the problem more effectively.

The Robinson Grand, or Rose Garden Theater in downtown Clarksburg.
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A public hearing on the planned restoration of the Robinson Grand Theater is set in Clarksburg.

The Exponent Telegram reports Tuesday's hearing will give citizens an opportunity to learn more about the city's plans to put the downtown landmark back into use.

Telling West Virginia's Syrian Story: Part One, Nairouz

Nov 24, 2015
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For 26-year-old Nairouz Katrib, making  a phone a call to her family is not as easy as it is for the rest of her friends in South Charleston, West Virginia.