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Dave Mistich

Dave Mistich

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Originally from "the other" Washington (not the state — but a small town in West Virginia), Dave Mistich joined NPR's Newscast unit in September 2019, after nearly a decade of filing stories for the network as a Member station reporter at West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

During his tenure at WVPB, Mistich covered breaking news and state government affairs, including a chemical spill that left 300,000 people without water for days, statewide teacher strikes, the impeachment of the entire bench of the West Virginia Supreme Court, and dozens of other stories that hit the nation's radar. He's won regional and national awards, including a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting.

Mistich also had a previous life as a music journalist, documenting the rise of regional acts that went on to international prominence, including Tyler Childers.

In his spare time, Mistich plays on the world's best-worst softball team, Chico's Bail Bonds, out of Morgantown, W.Va.

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Friday

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announces he won't seek reelection in 2024

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Tuesday

A WGA support sign rests near SAG-AFTRA members picketing outside Warner Bros. Studio as the actors strike continues on September 26, 2023 in Burbank, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

Israeli soldiers take up position in Kfar Aza, in the south of Israel, bordering Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023. THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday

A closer look at the Mountain Valley Pipeline greenlit in debt ceiling deal

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Monday

W.Va. race could be pivotal to deciding which party controls the U.S. Senate

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Monday

Coal companies use bankruptcy and asset transfers to shed obligations

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Coal producers legally must restore damaged land, but some are dodging obligations

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Friday

Manchin and other senators are opposed to plans to overhaul VA health care

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Monday

2 Republican incumbents face off in West Virginia's primary on Tuesday

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Wednesday

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers acknowledged Tuesday that he had misled some people about his vaccination status, but added, "I stand behind the things that I said." Rick Scuteri/AP hide caption

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Friday

How Manchin's big role in spending bill negotiations is playing back in West Virginia

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Sunday

In this photo, Lebanon's capital city of Beirut remains in darkness during a power outage in March. Lebanon has had electricity cuts for decades but in recent weeks the small nation suffered severe power cuts over lack of fuel. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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The Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) underway during sea trials in Atlantic Ocean on June 30, 2011. Stocktrek Images/Getty Images/Stocktrek Images hide caption

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Saturday

Sunday

President Joe Biden watches as a Navy carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Residents view a vehicle damaged by a rocket attack Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rockets struck a neighborhood near the Kabul airport amid the ongoing U.S. withdrawal from the country. Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi/AP hide caption

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