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PHOTO: As Social Security marks its 79th anniversary this month, it is providing billions of dollars in benefits to West Virginia families and the economy. Photo credit: Zimmytws/

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - At the ripe old age of 79, Social Security is helping West Virginia residents and the economy. While pensions have changed, jobs have been lost and homes have lost equity, a quarter of folks in the state rely on Social Security benefits. As the program celebrates another birthd...Read More

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PHOTO: The days of being able to use an aerial drone to take photos or video inside National Park Service locales, including national parks and national monuments, are over. Photo credit: NASA.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The National Park Service's ban on aerial drones being used inside national parks, primarily to capture photos and video, is now in full effect nationwide. The Park Service initiated the drone ban in late June but gave park superintendents two months to implement the policy. Ray...Read More

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PHOTO: It's been six months since Charleston water was declared safe to drink, but efforts to make the water system safer are largely incomplete. Photo by Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - It's been more than six months since Charleston tap water was declared drinkable. But is our water system any safer now? The Freedom chemical spill spun off investigations and reform efforts; most remain incomplete. A gridlocked Congress has failed to update the Toxic Substan...Read More

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PHOTO: Researchers at the University of Illinois say physically fit kids have "beefier" brain white matter than their less-fit peers. Photo credit: L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Keeping kids active not only keeps their bodies healthy but also their brains, according to new research. "White matter" describes the bundles of axons that carry nerve signals from one area of the brain to another. Laura Chaddock-Heyman and other researchers at the University ...Read More

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PHOTO: Behavioral health professionals say integrating behavioral care into doctors' offices will do a better job of getting help to the people who need it, and will save costs in the long run. Photo courtesy of George Hodan.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A concept called "behavioral health treatment" may be coming to your doctor's office, and professionals say it should improve people's lives and help control costs. Stacy Collins, senior practice associate for health care with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), s...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A complex network of large, out-of-state political organizations founded by oil and chemical billionaires Charles and David Koch are funding a flood of attacks on Congressman Nick Rahall. Their spending is far exceeding the money coming in to support him. Chart by Robert Maguire at the Center for Responsive Politics.

HUNTINGTON, W.V. - Of all the outside money flooding into the U.S. House race in West Virginia's 3rd congressional district, funds for attacks on Congressman Nick Rahall are measuring almost twice those supporting him. With an enormous ad buy last week by Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS, out-of-state gr...Read More

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GRAPHIC: Outside groups have spent or committed to spend about $5.5 million for political ads in West Virginia's 3rd congressional race, where Congressman Nick Rahall is running against state Sen. Evan Jenkins. That's about one-and-a-half times what the candidates and the parties are spending. Screengrab from an ad by Nick Rahall for Congress.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Outside groups are spending about one-and-a-half times what the parties and candidates are spending in West Virginia's 3rd congressional race. Congressman Nick Rahall (W. Va.)and the Democrats have spent or committed $1.8 million for campaign ads. For the Republicans and state...Read More

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PHOTO: The Center for Rural Affairs says rural areas have higher percentages of households receiving SNAP benefits than urban areas or small cities. West Virginia is no exception. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Flickr.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Oftentimes, the issue of hunger is associated with people in inner cities, where the cost of living tends to be high. But a new study shows some of the greatest need can be found where America's food supply is grown and raised. Jon Bailey, director of rural public policy...Read More

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