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Group to open addiction recovery center in Appalachia

The program will house up to 20 women and their children.

State seeks proposal to bring jobs to Appalachia

The Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands is seeking proposals that will attract new industry and jobs to Kentucky's Appalachian counties.

Russian company to invest in Kentucky aluminum mill

An aluminum company planning to build a $1.7 billion plant in Appalachia is forming a partnership with a Russian company that until recently faced U.S. sanctions.

Court upholds earlier ruling in disability benefits case

Hundreds of people in Appalachia are closer to having their disability benefits restored after a federal appeals court upheld an earlier decision.

Battery company suspends plans for eastern Kentucky plant

A battery manufacturer says it is suspending plans to build a $372 million facility and hire 875 workers in the heart of Appalachia.

Strike force formed to combat opioid abuse in Appalachia

The strike force will investigate health care fraud schemes and prosecute medical professionals and others involved in the illegal distribution of opioids.

Psychology professors present panel on opioids in Appalachia

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Marshall University psychology professors will present a panel discussion on the opioid problem in Appalachia. The event is open to the...

Heavy rains cause flooding woes in Appalachia

Heavy rains flooded areas and caused mudslides in parts of Appalachia, forcing dozens of people out of their homes and into shelters as the high water closed roads and schools.

Appalachia underground natural gas storage clears 1st test

Plans for an underground storage hub for natural gas liquids pegged as a major job creator in Appalachia have cleared their first big hurdle.
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DEA targets opioid abuse with new Appalachian field office

A new DEA field office is being set up in Appalachia to battle opioid problem.

360 doses of Narcan to be distributed in Appalachia

Governor Bevin says additional first responders in Kentucky are receiving doses of Narcan to help fight drug overdoses.

Livingston Awards honor work of younger journalists

Young journalists who wrote about economic despair in Appalachia, covered mass killings in Syria and put a human face on immigration policy have been named winners of Livingston Awards.

Appalachia’s approach to drugs at odds with AG policy

In Appalachian states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, the tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions runs counter to a recent emphasis on treatment and less prison time for low-level drug offenders.
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What to do with a former coal mine? Make it a solar farm

An Appalachian coal company wants to turn one of its former strip mines into a solar farm.
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AG investigator named Officer of the Year

An investigator in the Attorney General's Office has been named the Appalachia HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force Officer of the Year for 2016.
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Work of artists in Appalachia showcased at museum events

Two public events at West Virginia University this week will examine the work of artists from Appalachia.

McKee being added as Kentucky Trail Town

State tourism officials say an Appalachian town will be certified as a Kentucky Trail Town.
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Proposals sought to attract jobs, industry to Appalachia

Kentucky officials are seeking proposals from local leaders for projects that will attract new industry and more jobs to Appalachia.

Clinton to campaign in Appalachia next week

Hillary Clinton will campaign in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio next week.
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Appalachia counties hit by coal layoffs take population hits

U.S. Census figures show Appalachian coal-producing counties saw steep population declines last year amid a storm of layoffs in the mining industry.

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