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When we left off last time in our Struggle to Stay series, 38-year-old Dave Hathaway, a former coal miner who’d been unemployed for 12 months, was offered a job out of state. But it would mean leaving his wife and newborn baby behind. Then, he got another offer closer to home would put him going back to work as an underground coal miner. The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier delivers the final installment of Dave Hathaway’s, Struggle to Stay story.

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Coal mine owner Andrew Jordon and environmental attorney Joe Lovett grew up together in Charleston, but have taken two completely different, even adversarial, paths in life. On this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear “Two Tales of Coal” from the Us & Them Podcast


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On this West Virginia Morning, our series featuring people who are struggling to stay or leave Appalachia continues. We’ve been following the story of Dave Hathaway, a former coal miner in Pennsylvania.

Last week, we heard about Dave’s struggle as an unemployed father of two trying to hold onto his dignity while his wife works. He and his wife are committed to staying in Greene County, even though the job choices are thin. The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier has our next installment of Dave’s Struggle to Stay story.

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For the past few weeks, we’ve been following the story of Dave Hathaway, a laid off miner from Greene County, Pennsylvania, as part of our series The Struggle to Stay.

Late in 2016, he got a job offer for a company that was doing blasting work. It was great money, and a steady day shift. But it was in Maryland. He’d have to spend four nights a week in a hotel, leaving Ashley to take care of newborn Deacon. “We agreed I pretty much had to do it,” he said. “I didn’t have any funds coming in.”

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On this West Virginia Morning, 50 years ago, there were about 65 birth facilities in West Virginia. Now, there are 24, which means increased drive-time for access to care for today’s pregnant mothers. As Kara Lofton reports, closure of these facilities also means decreased access to women’s health services.

Senator Explains Bill to Eliminate W. Va. Income Tax

Feb 21, 2017
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On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra talks with Senator Robert Karnes about his bill to eliminate the personal income tax and The Allegheny Front’s Julie Grant reports on the Waters of the U.S. rule which President Trump has vowed to repeal.

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

New Pa. Ethane Plant Seeks to Keep Existing Status

Feb 7, 2017
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On West Virginia Morning, in Pennsylvania, Shell is building a new ethane cracker plant but the company has asked regulators to consider it an existing plant to avoid new pollution rules and we’ll hear a conversation about helping the homeless from two students at Wheeling Jesuit University.

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

24 City Employees Laid Off in Huntington

Jan 27, 2017
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On West Virginia Morning, Clark Davis reports from Huntington where layoffs in the police and fire departments have been announced to deal with the city’s budget deficit and Blitzen Trapper is along with the Mountain Stage song of the week.

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

Ohio Farmer Seeks Easing of Land Use Regulations

Jan 26, 2017
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On West Virginia Morning, The Allegheny Front’s Julie Grant has been talking with coal miners and hunters about the Trump presidency, this morning she talks with a farmer.

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

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On West Virginia Morning, voters in Pennsylvania’s coal country are looking to President Donald Trump to promote the industry and members of the Frankfort High School band are getting ready to march in today’s inaugural parade in Washington. 

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

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On West Virginia Morning, a full report on the Inauguration of Governor Jim Justice and we’ll meet a hunter in Pennsylvania who shares his thoughts on President-elect Donald Trump’s views on land use regulations.

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

Volunteers Use Phone App to Pick Up Unused Food

Jan 11, 2017
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On West Virginia Morning, another installment of our series on faith in West Virginia in collaboration with the folks at StoryCorps and from Pittsburgh, a non-profit is finding success with a new phone app called the Uber for unused food.

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

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On West Virginia Morning, we continue our series “Headwaters” which looks at the condition and future of the Ohio River.

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

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On West Virginia Morning, we begin a new series from our colleagues at StoryCorps with West Virginians talking about their religious faith and in Pittsburgh, the camera car operated by Google is not only mapping neighborhoods – it’s also looking for methane leaks from gas pipelines under the city.

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

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On West Virginia Morning, a report on the impact of natural gas drilling has on the health of people who live near these fracking sites.

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

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On West Virginia Morning, we’ll have some advice about how to talk politics at the family Thanksgiving table and The Wood Brothers are along with the Mountain Stage song of the week.

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

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On West Virginia Morning, students and others gathered at West Virginia University last night to talk about the election.  It wasn’t a protest, it was an event to promote unity and safety on campus and our series Headwaters continues with a look at a program that’s meant to curb farm pollution into the Ohio River. 

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

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On West Virginia Morning, in partnership with producers of The Allegheny Front in Pittsburgh, West Virginia Public Broadcasting begins a new series of reports about the Ohio River called “Headwaters.”

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

FEMA, SBA Application Deadline is Today

Sep 7, 2016
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On West Virginia Morning, today is the deadline to apply for disaster assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration.  We’ll talk with a FEMA spokesman about the process and from Morgantown a story about a debate over urban agriculture. 

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

FEMA and SBA application information is below.

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On West Virginia Morning, we continue Roxy Todd’s series about food insecurity in one southern West Virginia county and some schools in Kanawha County have had to close due to air conditioning issues, but in may offices, the air conditioning works too well. 

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

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