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PHOTO: Conservationists are concerned about the potential impact of a huge natural-gas pipeline on parts of the Monongahela and George Washington National Forests, such as Laurel Creek in the GW. Photo courtesy of Wild Virginia.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Conservationists are worried about plans to run a huge gas pipeline through national forests in West Virginia and Virginia. It's still in the early stages, but Dominion Transmission, Inc., a provider of gas transportation and storage services, wants to put the 42-inch Atlantic C...Read More

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PHOTO: Photo courtesy of People's Climate March.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - It is timed to coincide with a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations. And this Sunday's People's Climate March, including many from West Virginia, is intended to send them a message on climate change. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director with Environmental Advocates of Ne...Read More

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PHOTO: A new proposal would provide doctors an easy way to practice in multiple states, and could especially help rural, medically underserved areas. Photo credit: the Federation of State Medical Boards.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A new plan to allow multi-state licensing for physicians could help fill the gap in areas without enough health-care services. If at least seven state legislatures agree to what's known as a multi-state compact, a licensed doctor could easily get permission to practice medicine i...Read More

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PHOTO: A new study says parents benefit a great deal in states that expand Medicaid, and that helps their children. Photo credit:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Getting parents health coverage improves the well being of their children, according to new research that says states that expand Medicaid are doing a much better job of covering those adults. The report from the Urban Institute shows that states that have rejected Medica...Read More

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PHOTO: A study by Physicians for a National Health Program found the U.S. spends almost four times as much on administrative costs as neighboring Canada and significantly more than other countries with single-payer systems. Photo credit: Norbert Kaiser.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Much of the current debate over health care focuses on how to best hold down costs. A new study that looked at hospital overhead found it's more than four times as high in the United States as in Canada. The report by Physicians for a National Health Program found that nationwid...Read More

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PHOTO: Veterans, Democrats and union members such as Tim Millne protested against state Sen. Evan Jenkins skipping his third veterans affairs committee meeting in a row to attend a high-dollar fundraiser with Karl Rove at a Huntington country club. Photo by Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Sen. Evan Jenkins is being harshly criticized for skipping a veterans' affairs committee meeting to attend a high-dollar fundraiser at a Huntington country club. Vets and union members protested outside the West Virginia state capitol Tuesday as the legislative inte...Read More

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PHOTO: A Governor's task force offers real promise of reforming West Virginia's juvenile justice system, according to a mother appointed to the group. Picture by Richard Ross, courtesy of the Annie E Casey foundation.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - A governor's task force on West Virginia juvenile justice could bring badly needed progress on the issue, according to one mother involved in the process. Kathy Jo Smith of Barbour County was appointed to the group after her son served more than a year for trying to break into a...Read More

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PHOTO: The Our Children, Our Future campaign says there has been mushrooming enthusiasm building towards next week's events aimed at easing West Virginia child poverty. Photo courtesy of the Our Children, Our Future campaign.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Organizers stress next week's Our Children, Our Future campaign events at the state capitol will be much larger than last year's. They credit real public interest and a lot of grassroots organizing. Stephanie Tyree, director of community engagement and policy for The We...Read More

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