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W.Va. Receives Nearly $2 Million For Electric School Buses

West Virginia was allotted nearly $2 million in rebates from the United States Environmental Protection Agency this week to purchase electric school buses.

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How COVID-19 Affected National Parks And Us & Them Looks At Changes In Local Journalism, This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, tourists from around the world visit Harpers Ferry each year to immerse themselves in U.S. history. But the number of visitors fell in 2020, as public health restrictions ramped up nationwide. Jack Walker visited the town to learn how things have changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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Us & Them: Another Small Town Paper Down

Across the nation, there are more and more local news deserts; communities with no local newspaper, television or radio station to cover what’s going on. When a small town paper like The Welch News in McDowell County, WV, can’t compete and shuts down, losing those local eyes and ears can affect accountability. No one is there to watch over things. Local news also provides a sense of cohesion and identity for a community. What happens when it’s gone? This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center.

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