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First of its Kind in America: Plant Will Turn Trash Into Fuel in West Virginia

Construction has started on the first of its kind plant in the U.S. designed to convert trash into fuel. Entsorga broke ground on the 48,000...
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New York Trio Hauls Van Full of Clean Water to People in West Virginia

I've got an incredible story for you that starts with a high school senior who heard about the toxic chemical spill that poisoned the...

Woman Buys Renoir Masterpiece for $7 In West Virginia Flea Market

A Maryland woman didn't recognize the priceless painting when she bought it in a box of knick knacks for seven dollars in a West...
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Teachers Union Leads Effort to Turn Around Poverty and Learning in West Virginia Schools

The American Federation of Teachers, vilified by critics as an obstacle to school reform, is leading an unusual effort to turn around a floundering...
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Solar Power Reaches West Virginia Coalfields

A group devoted to creating alternative energy jobs in Central Appalachia is building a first for West Virginia's southern coalfields region this week -...

Appalachian Coal Miners Who Lost Their Jobs Are Being Retrained as Beekeepers – for Free

As a means of lifting former coal miners out of poverty, this West Virginia nonprofit is retraining them to be beekeepers.

Random Company Will Pay Man’s Drunken $1,600 Uber Fare As Thank You For Not Drinking and Driving

After a night of drunken shenanigans in West Virginia, Kenny Bachman suddenly woke up in an Uber only to find that he was on his way to New Jersey.

Before They Went on Strike, Teachers Packed Lunches to Make Sure Kids Wouldn’t Miss a Meal

West Virginia educators weren't about to go on strike without ensuring that their low-income students were taken care of first.

Neighbor Films T-Rex With Tiny Hands Trying To Shovel Driveway

What does a dinosaur in Kentucky have in common with a batman in West Virginia? They are both digging out from the big snowstorm, of course....

Hundreds of Strangers Rally One Morning to Grant 4-Year-old Cancer Survivor’s Birthday Wish for ‘100 Bumblebees’

This 4-year-old cancer survivor was given the surprise of a lifetime after his neighbors rallied together to provide a rainbow of yellow, one mile long, outside his house the morning of his birthday.

Good News in History, September 8

Happy Birthday to the singer-songwriter Pink, who turns 40 years old today. Before fame, she dreamed of being an Olympic athlete from Pennsylvania, but...

Good News in History, August 26

230 years ago today, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was approved in France by the Constituent Assembly as...

After Flight Delays Almost Prevented Sergeant From Witnessing Son’s Birth, Stranger Drove Him 8 Hours Home

If it had not been for a compassionate airline passenger, this young Army sergeant may not have been able to witness the birth of his son.

Good News in History, July 4

80 years ago today, Lou Gehrig, afflicted with a fatal disease, stepped to a microphone at New York's Yankee Stadium and announced his retirement from...

Good News in History, May 10

150 years ago today, the eastern and western territories of the massive United States were finally linked by a golden spike that completed construction of...

Good News in History, March 26

Happy 75th Birthday to Diana Ross, the Detroit lead singer of Motown's most successful act—The Supremes (Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Baby Love, and Where...

Hula Dancing is Proving to Be an Unlikely Source of Reform for Male Prisoners

Though hula dancing is usually associated with grass skirts and dashboard figurines, these male inmates have found spiritual relief in the Hawai'ian art.

Traveling Baby Daughter is About to Own a World Record at 5 Months Old – and the Pictures Are Adorable

Harper Yeats may only be 5 months old, but her social media page (managed by her parents, of course) is evidence of her epic lifestyle.

Town’s Compassionate Approach Cuts Rates of Overdose by More Than Half – State to Adopt It

In less than a year since they implemented their “compassion-based” followup initiative, this town is experiencing fewer overdoses than ever.

Lost Corgi Goes Viral on Twitter, But Old-Fashioned Fate Brings Him Home

LISTEN to this Good News Guru story here, which was broadcast on the radio June 22nd with Ellen K and Geri on KOST-103.5 — Or, READ the story below… (Subscribe...