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Coal industry funds WV Senate President's PAC's PR Efforts on Public Employees Strike

Charleston Gazette-Mail - Nobody paid more to fund GOP Senate President Mitch Carmichael’s public relations campaign on the 2018 teacher and school service personnel strike than West Virginia’s largest coal producer. Read. 

International Firm Hired to Help Off-Ballot GOP Senators with Messaging on W.Va. Teacher Strike

West Virginia Public Broadcasting - As the 2018 midterm election approaches, some West Virginia Senate Republican leaders are making use of a large and influential worldwide public relations firm to aid in messaging about this year’s teacher strike and the economy. Read. 

Anti-Poverty Organization Names Director

Huntington Herald Dispatch - After a six-month search, the WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition announced it has hired Jennifer Wells as its next director. Read. 

West Virginia And Kentucky College Students Still Struggle to Pay Back Loans

WKU  - New research this month shows that West Virginia and Kentucky have some of the nation’s worst rates of student loan defaults. Read. 

West Virginia Poverty Gets Worse Under Trump Economy, Not Better

CBS Money Watch - West Virginia has a growing poverty problem, and experts there who study the issue say Americans in every state should pay attention. Read. 

Economy: ‘Recovery’ Leaving Many Behind

Parkersburg News and Sentinel - Still wondering when that alleged economic recovery is going to come along for you? You are not alone. In West Virginia, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, nearly one-fifth of the population is below the poverty line. Read. 

Poverty Increases in W.Va.

Parkersburg News and Sentinel - West Virginia’s poor are being ignored while recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows more residents lived in poverty in 2017 than the year before, according to a state group. Read. 

Data Missing From Economic Story of Our State

Beckley Register-Herald - As members of the West Virginia Legislature convene in a 3-day interim session beginning today in Charleston, as lawmakers prepare the legislative agenda for 2019, we would advise that they pay less attention to the economic bluster of certain – but not all – Republican Party leaders, the...

West Virginia Poverty Rate is Up and Has Not Decreased Since the Recession

WV News - More West Virginians lived in poverty in 2017 than in 2016, according to Census data released today. Read. 

Poverty Rate Gets Worse in West Virginia

WOWK TV - Welcome back to West Virginia Tonight. We want to focus in tonight on a new report our concerning poverty here in the Mountain State. Read/Watch. 

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