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Bill to expand tax credits draws on children's health data, Alaskans file petition opposing giant grocery merger, and a revised Colorado water plan prioritizes conservation.

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President Biden is set to give the State of the Union address, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy calls the national debt limit the United States' greatest threat, and Kamala Harris announces new pledges to offer more economic stability in Central America.

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Is bird flu, inflation or price gouging to blame for astronomical egg prices? Pregnancy can be life-changing or life-ending depending on where you live, and nine tribal schools are transforming their outdoor spaces into community gathering areas.

Nadia Ramlagan

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Nadia Ramlagan covers the Ohio Valley and Appalachian region for Public News Service (Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia). She previously worked for The Center for Emerging Media and The Marc Steiner Show, a daily public affairs public radio program in Baltimore, MD and reported for WUKY in Lexington, KY. She's produced long-form radio documentaries and is currently in the process of working on a film. Nadia studied at the University of Edinburgh, American University, and Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.


Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Interests include politics, reproductive health, mental health, gun violence

Local Expertise: Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio

Location: Louisville, KY

Demographic Expertise: rural, immigrant, women

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Latest Work

Report: More West Virginians Completing College Degrees

West Virginia is among a handful of states with the highest increases in educational attainment between 2019 and 2021, according to a new report from …

Spotting Signs of Heart Attack During American Hearth Month

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HIV/AIDs Treatment Disparities Remain Despite Years of Declining Cases

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and advocates say barriers remain when it comes to testing and social stigma. More than 40% percent …

Older Kentuckians Want Aging-in-Place Support, Affordable Medication

Kentuckians age 50 and older across the state continue to struggle with high prescription drug costs, caregiver stress, and lack of long-term care …


Ohio Governor Calls for Investments in Education, Child Well-Being

Ohio's teachers are applauding the governor's recently announced plan to overhaul the state's reading curriculum for elementary schoolers and boost re…

Kroger-Albertson’s Merger Could Reduce KY Food Access

Kentucky food banks say the proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons, currently under review by the Federal Trade Commission, could trigger an …


Trees Bring Hope, Healing for Western Kentucky Tornado Victims

By Toni Riley for The Daily Yonder.Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan for Kentucky News Connection for the Public News Service/Daily Yonder Collabora…

Report: WV Taxpayers Burdened by Anti-Sustainable Investing Laws

West Virginia lawmakers are clamping down on corporations trying boost environmentally and socially responsible investing. A new report by EcoConsult …


Communities, Farmers Want Say in Farm Bill Priorities

The upcoming reauthorization of the Farm Bill should be developed from community needs, not corporate interests, Advocacy groups in North Carolina …

NC Colleges Work to Fill Teacher Pipeline

Schools across North Carolina report grappling with severe staff shortages. Districts began the year down more than 4,000 teachers, according to data …


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