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From West Virginia to the West: A Coal Miner's Story

Third-generation coal miner Daniel Kent Parrish chased a job 1,700 miles across the country to Wyoming—where coal is still king.

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In Boone County, Less Coal, Less Money, Fewer Miners

Many places are feeling the pain of the coal industry's decline. But in Boone County, West Virginia, they've lost more coal jobs than any other county in the nation.

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Backbone Farm Keeps Traditional Ways Alive

Max Dubansky learned how to farm from the old timers of Appalachia. Now, he's passing on their wisdom to the next generation.

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Irene, Goodnight: West Virginia Loses A Poet

Irene McKinney- Poet Laureate of West Virginia- died February 4th.

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Defying the Darkness

Our region has a history of mining that goes back hundreds of years.

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Some Groups Hoping For More Regulations On Marcellus Shale

The West Virginia Surface Owners Rights Organization is raising questions about the regulations on the Marcellus Gas industry.

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With Natural Gas Booming, Coal is at a Crossroads

Coal generates nearly half the electricity in the country, but the emissions it produces make it controversial.

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From The Allegheny Front Archives: Mussel Rustlers

In 2000 Allegheny Front reporter Ann Murray tagged along with West Virginia Department of Natural Resources officers who were chasing mus

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Clean Water Act Under Assault

As the Clean Water Act approaches its 40th birthday, supporters say it is under assault by Congress.

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Residents Protest Drilling Site Near Water Treatment Plant

Marcellus Shale drilling operations in Morgantown, West Virginia--and the state's lack of public notice about the sites--have upset

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