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VA law prevents utility shutoffs in extreme circumstances; MI construction industry responds to a high number of worker suicides; 500,000 still without power or water in the Houston area; KY experts: Children, and babies at higher risk for heat illness.

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The House passes the SAVE Act, but fails to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in inherent contempt of Congress, and a proposed federal budget could doom much-needed public services.

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Enticing remote workers to move is a new business strategy in rural America, Eastern Kentucky preservationists want to save the 20th century home of a trailblazing coal miner, and a rule change could help small meat and poultry growers and consumers.

Nadia Ramlagan

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Nadia Ramlagan covers the Ohio Valley and Appalachian region for Public News Service (Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia). She previously worked for a daily public affairs radio show 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. 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

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KY experts: Children, babies at higher risk for heat illness

Health experts are urging residents to stay hydrated and stay out of the sun during peak periods, especially during the heat wave that is gripping …

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Critics: KY regional haze plan doesn’t protect environmental, public health

Under the federal Clean Air Act, Kentucky is required to keep haze air pollution under control in Mammoth Cave National Park. Critics said the …

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Heat illness, sunburns top health risks for Ohio families this summer

Prolonged extreme heat is affecting many Ohioans, as health experts urged residents to stay hydrated and stay out of the sun during peak periods…

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Kentucky to provide health coverage for people leaving incarceration

Kentucky is one of a handful of states recently approved to provide health insurance coverage to soon-to-be released incarcerated individuals…

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WV lawmakers urge passage of Raylee’s Law during special session

After the tragic death of Kyneddi Miller, a 14-year-old West Virginia girl found dead in her home, some state lawmakers are calling on the governor …

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988 mental-health crisis hotline reaching more Ohio communities

More households, workplaces and schools are struggling with mental-health crises, and a new report by the advocacy group Inseparable highlights how …

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Report: Most of KY’s 988 crisis hotline calls answered locally

More households, workplaces and schools are struggling with mental-health crises, and a new report by the mental-health advocacy group Inseparable …

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West Virginia taking steps to strengthen 988 crisis response system

More households, workplaces, and schools are struggling with mental health crises, and a new report by the mental health advocacy group Inseparable …

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More older Ohioans are falling prey to financial fraud

More people over the age of 64 are being targeted by scams through social media and are more likely to lose money. According to AARP, around half of …

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WV advocates: eliminate medical debt from credit scores

West Virginia healthcare advocates are applauding a recent proposed rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to remove medical bills from cred…

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