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West Virginia legislators eye measures to end teacher strike

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia legislators plan to meet Tuesday to weigh some possible compromise aimed at ending the strike by West Virginia teachers now entering its ninth day. A show of support by thousands of teachers and supporters on...

 

Trump administration halts study of offshore oil inspections

The Trump administration has halted an independent scientific study of offshore oil inspections by the federal safety agency created after the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine was told to...

 

Scientists say cost of capturing CO2 declining

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Technology now in limited use removes about 90 percent of carbon dioxide from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, but energy experts say cost remains the chief obstacle to bringing the "clean coal" touted by...

 

West Virginia withdraws approval of Mountain Valley Pipeline

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia environmental regulators are rescinding approval for building the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would carry natural gas down the center of West Virginia for 195 miles. In a letter Thursday, the Department of...

 

Halt ordered on study of health threat from surface mines

Morgantown, W.Va. (AP) — Federal mining regulators have told the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to halt its study of the health risks for people living near Appalachian surface coal mines. The Interior Department's Office...

 

Perry says coal-fired power plants important in US future

MAIDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday that coal-fired power plants are important for the country's future, and he suggested that energy supply will spark demand. After touring a coal-fired power plant, Perry was...

 

Drug epidemic: 1 small-town mayor takes on pill distributors

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — In this once prosperous West Virginia coal town of 1,900 people, residents say it's not just the decades-long demise of mining that hurt the community — it's the scourge of drug use that came with it. Here, almost everyone...

 

1 in 3 WVU women surveyed report being sexually assaulted

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Most students say they feel safe on West Virginia University's main campus, but 1 in 3 women surveyed reported being sexually assaulted, and ten percent of the female students responding said they'd been raped....

 

Mother sues to stop Bible classes in West Virginia schools

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A kindergartner's mother sued her public school system in West Virginia, saying a 75-year practice of putting kids in Bible classes violates the U.S. and state constitutions. The woman, identified as "Jane Doe" in the...

 

Psychiatrist: Hospital provokes patients to enrich itself

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP, posted Sept. 26, 2016) — A doctor who trained for four years at the psychiatric unit of a New York hospital said in a lawsuit Monday that adolescent patients were routinely provoked into acting out, then restrained and drugged,...

 

NY settles with 4 companies to stop tracking children online

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP, posted Sept. 13, 2016) — The state attorney general announced settlements Tuesday with Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro and JumpStart Games to stop them from using or allowing tracking technology on their popular children's websites. The se...

 

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