Wed, 20 Nov 2019 01:32:47 GMT
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) released a study this week about the barriers kinship foster care families face , and what the state can do to support them.
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 01:32:29 GMT
In about a month, medical cannabis growers, processors, dispensaries and laboratories will have the option of applying for permit applications from the state.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 22:12:53 GMT
A legislative post audit reveals serious problems with abuse and neglect cases handled by West Virginia’s Child Protective Services. Lawmakers heard the findings of the audit Tuesday during a legislative interim committee meeting.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:27:40 GMT
Little creatures are popping up on the streets of downtown Fayetteville, W.Va. People might find them hiding in trees, behind bushes, on benches or even inside local shops. “Cause at this point, we’re like a gnome explosion,” said Tabitha Stover, Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director.
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 01:36:47 GMT
Lawmakers in Charleston gaveled in Monday for a special session to address three bills requested by Gov. Jim Justice. While the Senate quickly moved on all three measures, activity in the House left one of the bills to go by the wayside. In a late afternoon floor session, senators suspended a constitutional rule requiring bills be read on three separate days and quickly passed all of the measures proposed by the governor.
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 22:02:03 GMT
Communities across the Ohio Valley are among an estimated 2 million Americans that do not have consistent access to clean drinking water and basic indoor plumbing, according to a report published Monday by two nonprofits, DigDeep and the US Water Alliance.
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, the combination of climbing medical costs and stagnant wages can make it hard for many working people struggling with chronic health problems. Statistics show medical bills contribute to more than 60 percent of personal bankruptcies in the country. The Ohio Valley ReSource’s Mary Meehan has the story of one woman who lost her home while fighting cancer. It’s a story becoming all too common as medical bankruptcy threatens people’s ability to keep a home.
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 10:21:00 GMT
For many people, turning on the tap or flushing the toilet is something we take for granted. But a report released Monday , called "Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States," shows that more than 2 million Americans live without these conveniences and that Native Americans are more likely to have trouble accessing water than any other group. The nearest water station for Darlene Yazzie is 9 miles away at the Dennehotso Chapter House — a community center — in the Four Corners region of the Navajo Nation. On Tuesday, she counted her dimes and nickels to pay for water. It costs $1.10 plus gas money to fill up two 50-gallon barrels, and she has just been told the price is going up next month. Yazzie lugged a T-shaped key as tall as her out to the well, where she dropped it down into the hole and turned the crank to open the valve. Water gushed into the plastic barrel. A cool mist from a leak in the hose rained over her. This is Yazzie's drinking water. For her animals, she usually
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 02:24:40 GMT
The Boy Scouts of America is teaming up with West Virginia University to tackle an ambitious goal: getting all sixth-graders in West Virginia learning outside. A pilot program took place this fall at the scouts’ Summit Bechtel Reserve high-adventure property.
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 16:21:43 GMT
Cancer was what finally pushed Kristi Reyes into living in her car. The mother of four had worked all her life, starting at age 7 when she helped out at her family’s furniture store. Most of her work was in retail. It was paycheck-to-paycheck but she kept her kids together and a roof over their heads.
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 16:07:57 GMT
A West Virginia library says violent threats prompted it to cancel an event where drag queens were going to read to children. The Morgantown Public Library System announced it was canceling its Drag Queen Story Time event in a Facebook post Friday.
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:47:25 GMT
An organization called Experience Learning in Pendleton County, has been leading kids out into pristine mountain landscapes to learn about the world, themselves and each other for about 50 years. It’s one of the longer running outdoor education institutions in the West Virginia. Organizers say they’ve spent years watching kids be transformed by outdoor experiences. More than anything else, they want kids to learn to love learning and they don’t care if kids find that love on top of a mountain, or in their schoolyards.
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:24:43 GMT
New research from West Virginia University suggests too much light, instead of too little, may cause depression in hospitalized individuals. Researchers Randy Nelson and Courtney DeVries at the Department of Neuroscience in the WVU School of Medicine studied two groups of mice for three nights. One group was exposed to total darkness, while the other was exposed to dim light – the equivalent of a child’s night light.
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:53:40 GMT
Increasingly, teachers are finding that spending time in nature with their students is essential to learning. In this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear from educators who are knocking down classroom walls so that kids can get some fresh air and exercise, and improve test scores in the process.
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:02:46 GMT
Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET Roger Stone, a veteran Republican political operative and longtime confidant of Donald Trump's, was found guilty of all counts by a federal jury in Washington, D.C., on Friday in his false statements and obstruction trial. The verdict, announced after two days of deliberations by the jury of nine women and three men, adds another chapter to Stone's long and colorful history as a self-described dirty trickster. It also means Stone, who is 67, could face years in prison, even as a first-time offender. Stone, dressed in a suit, white pocket square and dark tie, stood impassively as the verdict was read out but did not speak. He was surrounded by TV cameras as he walked out of the courthouse and got into a waiting black SUV before driving off. His sentencing is set for Feb. 6. Stone was arrested in January at his home in Florida on charges brought by former special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russia investigation. Stone pleaded not guilty to making false
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:13:19 GMT
The Charleston Police Department has referred an incident involving two of its officers to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for independent review, according to an announcement from the mayor’s office on Thursday.
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:55:00 GMT
Mountain Stage returns to Morgantown on January 19. Tickets for all three Charleston shows are available online to Mountain Stage Members first.
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:12:13 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, we’re taking a look at outdoor education. It’s the theme of this weekend’s episode of Inside Appalachia because more and more educators are finding that time in nature with their students is essential to learning. One organization called Experience Learning in Pendleton County has been leading kids into pristine mountain landscapes for 50 years. Glynis Board spent some time there to find out more about how the program impacts kids and communities.
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:35:02 GMT
The Deputy Ambassador of Denmark to the United States Henrik Hahn was invited to speak to a chapter of the West Virginia Kiwanis Club in Harpers Ferry last week. Denmark-based Rockwool has been a source of health and environmental contention for more than a year in the Eastern Panhandle, but discussion about the company was intentionally excluded from the event.
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:57:47 GMT
The state's Department of Education revealed its new policy this week detailing how charter schools will be permitted in West Virginia to the public and the state’s Board of Education.