The convoluted bankruptcy of coal company Blackjewel has hit another turn of events as the company’s former CEO moved to liquidate the company. A federal judge granted a motion last week to convert the bankruptcy from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7.
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Juggling work and child care has never been easy, but it’s gotten even more complicated during the coronavirus pandemic. Our child care system is in crisis.The system was patchwork and threadbare before this year. Working parents in the United States face a lot of pressure. And child care workers are often underpaid, overworked, and undervalued.In this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia we’ll hear from several people who have had to adjust their lives and work in the midst of the global pandemic.
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The former presidents' comments come as polls show many Americans would be hesitant to receive a vaccine once one becomes available.
View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.
Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that the state is partnering with Vault Health in offering testing kits to residents at no charge. The in-home tests are conducted with saliva samples and mailed back to the company.
West Virginia is gearing up to distribute its first allocations of coronavirus vaccines in the coming weeks.Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday that West Virginia’s initial allocation of Pfizer’s vaccine is expected to make its way to the state on Dec. 14. He said another vaccine developed by Moderna should follow in the days after.
More than 770 West Virginians have died from the coronavirus. Emily Haynes of Charleston died Friday. Friends say she was "deeply loved" and is "profoundly missed."
A British regulatory agency approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Wednesday. It could be dispersed within days to the neediest people, government officials said.
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