Thursday, March 23, 2023


A proposed flavored tobacco ban is back on the table in Minnesota, Trump attorney Evan Corcoran must testify in the documents probe, and a "clean slate" bill in Missouri would make "expungement" automatic.


The Fed raises interest rates and reassures the banking system is sound, Norfolk Southern reaffirms a commitment to the people of East Palestine, and TikTok creators gather at the Capitol to support free expression.


Finding childcare is a struggle everywhere, prompting North Carolina's Transylvania County to try a new approach. Maine is slowly building-out broadband access, but disagreements remain over whether local versus national companies should get the contracts, and specialty apps like "Farmers Dating" help those in small communities connect online.

Nadia Ramlagan


Nadia Ramlagan covers the Ohio Valley and Appalachian region for Public News Service (Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia). She previously worked for The Center for Emerging Media and The Marc Steiner Show, a daily public affairs public radio program in Baltimore, MD and reported for WUKY in Lexington, KY. She's produced long-form radio documentaries and is currently in the process of working on a film. Nadia studied at the University of Edinburgh, American University, and Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Interests include politics, reproductive health, mental health, gun violence

Local Expertise: Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio

Location: Louisville, KY

Demographic Expertise: rural, immigrant, women


Latest Work

NC’s Anti-Community ID Bill Could Harm Immigrant Families

Providers of community IDs for North Carolina's immigrant communities say proposed legislation banning police officers and local governments from reco…

Amid More Severe Domestic Violence Cases, Ohio Advocates Call for More Funding

Ohio's domestic violence shelters provided emergency housing to nearly 10,000 people last year, and advocates are calling for a funding boost…

Symposium Brings Hip Hop Culture, Scholarship to NC Campuses

An upcoming event in Raleigh hosted in part by William Peace University aims to bring hip-hop arts culture to North Carolina's college students…

Black Lung Benefits Not Keeping Up with Miners’ Health Needs Amid Inflation

As the cost of food, medicine and rent continues to climb, new data shows the benefits miners receive are now 40% less than what they received in 1969…

NC's Black Farmers Can't Find Affordable Land

With the cost of farmland up by more than 8% percent in North Carolina, the state's Black farmers are struggling to purchase additional acreage or …

Vinton County, Ohio Residents Await Community Water Systems

By Zachary Shepherd and Kelsey Paulus for Kent State News Lab.Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Co…

Report: Ohio’s Affordable Housing Shortage is Worsening

Ohio's affordable housing shortage has worsened over the past year, according to new data from the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio and …

Former Secretary of State Calls WV Leaving ERIC 'Shortsighted'

Critics say West Virginia is taking a step backward by dropping out of the Electronic Registration Information Center system known as ERIC. Run by …

KY Bill Nullifying Federal Gun Laws Heads to Governor’s Desk

A bill to make it more difficult for local police to enforce federal gun laws and in some cases criminally penalize them, now heads to Kentucky Gov…

Critics Say Proposed Kentucky State Worker Pay Bill Isn’t Enough

Critics of a proposed pay raise for state workers said it barely keeps up with inflation and is not enough to alleviate Kentucky's long-standing gover…

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