Local Union Says Not Every W.Va. Coal Miner Voted for Trump


On this West Virginia Morning, we meet members of the United Mine Workers of America’s Local 1440 union in Matewan, where a group of retired miners say they don’t see Pres. Donald Trump’s promises  to bring coal jobs back to the region coming true. 

The group, which largely voted for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, says coal’s struggles aren’t the result of former Pres. Barack Obama’s policies, but of the free market.

Clark Davis introduces us to Jan Rader, West Virginia’s first female fire chief overseeing a professional department. 

Rader previously served as the Huntington Fire Department’s interim chief, stepping in to the role at a time when the city’s budget was in poor shape.