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In some states, getting a COIVD-19 vaccination appointment has felt like winning the lottery. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

How to really fix COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduling

Websites that crash. Appointments that fill up within seconds. Scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine shouldn’t be this hard. A few states have found a better way.
A neighborhood in Huntington, West Virginia, where more than two dozen opioid overdoses occurred within four hours in August, 2016. AP Photo/Claire Galofino

How killing the ACA could lead to more opioid deaths in West Virginia and other Trump states

West Virginia favored Trump by more than 2:1 in the 2016 election, but Trump’s policies would particularly hurt the state. Its residents depend heavily on Medicaid to treat opioid addiction.
The small city of Hazard, Kentucky, rests in the heart of Appalachia. AP Photo/David Stephenson

Combatting stereotypes about Appalachian dialects

The founder of the West Virginia Dialect Project hopes to debunk some of the myths about the way Appalachian people speak and instill pride in a rich, oft-maligned culture.
Clinton vs Trump: what could go wrong? Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

The White House won’t be handed to Clinton

Sanders’ latest win – this time in West Virginia – is a reminder that Clinton is far from a strong candidate. She will have to fight to win in the general election against Trump.

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