Caity Coyne

Caity Coyne

Caity Coyne covers state policy and how it intersects with individuals and communities for West Virginia Watch. She's been reporting in West Virginia for 10 years, most recently covering public health and the Southern Coalfields for the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Manchin will not seek reelection to U.S. Senate in 2024, will hit the road to ‘unite the middle’

By: - November 9, 2023

Asked if Manchin’s plans to travel the country were related to a potential presidential run, a spokesperson for his office said they “don’t have anything else to add” to the released statement.

Despite public outcry, WVU will cut 28 majors, 143 faculty jobs

By: and - September 18, 2023

West Virginia University will lose 28 academic programs and 143 faculty jobs from its flagship Morgantown campus following a vote from the Board of Governors. The decision on Friday, which university leaders acknowledged had been done under an “accelerated” timeline, is the board’s effort to deal with WVU’s $45 million deficit largely driven by declining […]

Reschenthaler to co-chair new Congressional Appalachian Caucus

By: - August 18, 2023

A new congressional caucus is being formed to center on issues affecting the Appalachian region, according to a Thursday afternoon news release. The Congressional Appalachian Caucus — formed by U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., and Pennsylvania U.S. Rep Guy Reschenthaler, R-14th District — will focus on key topics for the region, including energy, health care, transportation […]

Coal miners, advocates concerned over MSHA proposed silica rule

By: - August 14, 2023

BEAVER, W. Va. — Vonda Robinson’s granddaughter is only five years old, but she knows all about black lung. For as long as she’s been alive, she’s watched her grandfather cart around an oxygen tank that helps him breathe. “She knows how to turn it on, how to turn it up, she knows everything and […]