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Your Vote Counts, But Only If You Use It

It’s up to us to hold our elected officials accountable.

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Home School Rules Hurt Schools, Used by Some to Avoid Truancy Court

 Some parents avoid truancy court by claiming to homeschool their kids. WV law says that’s okay.

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As Coal Declines, Three Times the Jobs in WV Tourism

 In Southern WV, people come to ride ATV’s, stay for the history of Hatfields and McCoys and mine wars.

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Take Me (To My New) Home, Country Roads

Huntington, Morgantown, and Charleston extend a West Virginia Welcome to all their residents. The effort could help them attract more people to move in.

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Bonnie’s Bus Delivers Breast Cancer Screenings. Can This Model Address Other Health Concerns?

Rural health care access is a matter of life and death for thousands of West Virginians.

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Is Vaping an Emergency in WV? State Senator Beach Thinks So.

After the tragic overdose deaths of two West Virginia teens using an e-cigarette device, there is widespread concern about the risks of these devices.

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If Virginia is for Lovers, West Virginia is for Beer Lovers

West Virginia has the highest percentage of beer lovers of all her surrounding states and is second-to-last in the nation for the number of breweries in the state. This is the perfect formula for any market: low supply and high demand.

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Senators Byrd and Rockefeller brought jobs to West Virginia. Jim Justice could learn from them

Our government can help build a diverse economy, but it takes planning, cooperation, not deregulation and tax breaks for the rich.

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It’s up to us to hold elected officials accountable for corruption

Neither West Virginia's billionaire governor nor the country's billionaire president seem to think the normal rules of ethics apply to them. They both refuse to put their business interests into blind trusts while they’re supposed to be attending to the business of running our state and nation.

We deserve better.

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Congress Must Not Betray Coal Miners

In West Virginia, coal isn't just a fossil fuel. It's a value. Coal stands for bravery, sacrifice, and loyalty.  But the loyalty and sacrifice coal miners have given their communities has not been reciprocated by coal mine owners. They don’t care about miners who have risked their lives for centuries to bring coal out of the ground. 

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