CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s public schools superintendent pushed back Wednesday against new recent federal guidelines that masks should be worn in schools, saying that any decision as the coronavirus pandemic drags into another school year will be left up to county officials.
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday postponed the final drawing in the state’s vaccination sweepstakes for several days, allowing more people to get their COVID-19 shots and enter for a chance to receive prizes.
Sunday, August 01, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
CHARLESTON — West Virginia will begin offering some fully vaccinated people free tests to measure antibody levels against the coronavirus, a move to study whether some elderly and immunocompromised individuals should receive a third booster shot.
WASHINGTON — With funding coming for the King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway from the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said a process must be in place to target projects on those two highways that are ready to go.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice surprised a retired health care worker with a $1 million check as the most recent winner of the state's vaccination sweepstakes.
CHARLESTON — Attorneys for major drug distributors made their final pleas to a federal judge Wednesday to absolve them while placing the blame elsewhere for a prescription pill health emergency in a part of West Virginia.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday he has no plans at this time to follow new recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding mask wearing, but the state can always pivot if the need arises.
CHARLESTON — Three major U.S. drug distributors should be held responsible for sending a “tsunami” of prescription pain pills that caused a health crisis in one corner of West Virginia, an attorney for local governments said in closing arguments Tuesday in a landmark federal lawsuit.
Sunday, July 25, 2021
CHARLESTON — Say you wanted to carve a career track that would take you from a nice, suburban neighborhood in Scott Depot to the magical Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles, where you would land a dream job working on such famous projects as “Frozen II” and “Raya and the Last Dragon.” You cou…
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Friday, July 23, 2021
CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia state treasurer's office raised nearly $140,000 for law enforcement agencies through its unclaimed property firearms auction, the office announced Friday.
HUNTINGTON — Crumbling roofs and parking lots. Broadband glitches. Technology challenges. The priority list for Prestera Center goes beyond the mental health and addiction treatment services it provides to patients throughout West Virginia.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
CHARLESTON (AP) — Less than a year into her tenure, members of West Virginia State University president's senior Cabinet are seeking her removal, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported.
BLUEFIELD — A local city letter carrier ready to take heroic action when his customers need it was recognized Tuesday when he was presented with the Postmaster General Hero Award.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Federal judges on Wednesday temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning gender confirming treatments for transgender youth and a West Virginia ban on trans athletes in women’s sports, two major victories for LGBTQ advocates against a wave of restrictions approved by Repub…
WASHINGTON — A mysterious ailment has sickened and killed thousands of songbirds in several mid-Atlantic states since late spring. While scientists are still racing to confirm the cause, it seems juvenile birds may be most susceptible. The U.S. Geological Survey, which oversees responses to …
Monday, July 19, 2021
NEW YORK — Moody’s Investors Service has assigned an A2 rating to Fairmont State University’s revenue refunding bonds, issued by the university board of governors.
Friday, July 16, 2021
WASHINGTON — Nobody was more sensitive to the political peril of gun control than Sen. Joe Manchin III, a Democrat from deep-red West Virginia and a proud gun owner.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
CHARLESTON — Despite calling for his resignation over the weekend, Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday that he has yet to hear from state Del. Joe Jeffries, who is under fire for posting a sexually explicit video on the TikTok social media platform.
Sunday, July 11, 2021
CHARLESTON —The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at wvencyclopedia.org.
Thursday, July 08, 2021
CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday ordered stepped-up enforcement of speed limits on major highways a week after an accident killed two people.
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
CHARLESTON — Education officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s new law that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports in middle schools, high schools and colleges.
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