Coal Mining Health Study Is Halted by Interior Department

By LISA FRIEDMAN and BRAD PLUMER August 21, 2017 WASHINGTON — The Interior Department has ordered a halt to a scientific study begun under President Obama of the public health risks of mountaintop-removal coal mining. The National Academies...

Seeing Hope for Flagging Economy, West Virginia Revamps Vocational Track

By DANA GOLDSTEIN August 10, 2017 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In a sleek laboratory at Marshall University last month, four high school teachers hunched over a miniature steam-electric boiler, a tabletop replica of the gigantic machinery found in power plants....

After Trump Injects Politics Into Speech, Boy Scouts Face Blowback

By ALAN BLINDER and MITCH SMITH July 25, 2017 The plan seemed mutually beneficial: President Trump would bask in an adulatory slice of Americana, and the Boy Scouts of America would host yet another sitting president at its national jamboree. But...

West Virginia’s Governor, an ‘Unusual Democrat,’ Fights a G.O.P. Tide

By JESS BIDGOOD May 1, 2017 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Even by the nontraditional standards of a neophyte politician — a billionaire often compared to the one now occupying the White House — it was a surprise. Gov. Jim Justice, a Democrat, strode...