CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The announcement of a major U.S. coal company layoff has set off a chain reaction of finger pointing in West Virginia. Alpha Natural Resources' announcement Thursday coincided with public meetings this week over new federal rulings to combat global warming that include limiting carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia is receiving getting $1 million in federal funding for mental health services. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell said the money will help support four health centers in the state to establish or expand behavioral health services.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A vacant garment factory in Huntington's Westmoreland neighborhood will be converted into apartments and a work area for artists. Executive director Brandon Dennison of the nonprofit Coalfield Development Corp. says the group bought the former Corbin property from the Wayne County Economic Development Authority.
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) - A film shot in several West Virginia locations will premiere this month in Charleston. The Williamson Daily News reports "Moving Mountains" will be shown Aug. 21 at the West Virginia State University Capitol Center Theatre. The movie tells the story of a fight for safe drinking water after a coal mine destroyed wells.
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