Take a Dive Beneath the Surface of Summersville Lake


On this West Virginia Morning, scuba diving and West Virginia are not often used in the same sentence. But Eric Douglas, Inside Appalachia associated producer, is a scuba diver and he brings us this next story from Summersville Lake in Nicholas County.

Click on this link to see a short video Eric shot while he was on the dive.

Also on today’s show, about 40 percent of Veterans who receive medical care through the Veterans Health Administration are now covered at urgent care clinics. This expansion of benefits for veterans is part of the Mission Act, which went into effect last month. Roxy Todd reports.

And the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced a proposal to tighten the rules on who qualifies for food stamps through SNAP – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The department estimates more than three million people across the country would lose SNAP benefits in an effort to prevent fraud. Liam Niemeyer, of the Ohio Valley ReSource, reports anti-hunger advocates in the Ohio Valley say the more than two million people in the region who use the benefits would be affected.

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