Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:37:25 GMT
Coronavirus cases are on the rise in the Eastern Panhandle. Berkeley County has counted 22 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in the past three days. Berkeley County’s total number of positive cases, as of Friday morning, is 325 with 14 probable cases, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources , and it has the highest number of positive cases in the state.
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:05:00 GMT
When country superstar Chris Stapleton stopped by a special FestivALL Charleston edition of Mountain Stage on June 28, 2015, he brought songs from arguably one of country music’s greatest debut albums in recent memory.
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:47:07 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning , it's election season, and in West Virginia that used to mean everyone and their dead brother was casting a vote. Have times changed? We talk with a historian about voter fraud. Also, we hear a report on high numbers of cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Panhandle, and we bring you this week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week.
Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:03:21 GMT
President Trump is directing federal agencies to bypass requirements of some of the country's most significant environmental laws. The stated goal is to fast-track big new infrastructure projects to boost the economy, which has been hit hard by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. But critics question the legality of the move, and say it would shut down input from those affected by such projects. Trump's order directs federal agencies to look for ways to avoid time-consuming processes and build transportation and energy infrastructure, including highways, oil and gas pipelines, and fossil fuel export terminals. Usually big projects like these require long approval processes under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) . President Nixon signed NEPA into law in 1970. It requires agencies to examine the environmental impacts of their proposed actions and consider alternatives. It also gives people a chance to see how a project might affect them and weigh in on what decision the
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:03:29 GMT
Don’t weed those dandelions out of your yard, make them into a tasty treat instead! Melissa Rebholz from Public Market in Wheeling shows us how to make dandelion jelly, and shares her recipe with us. Dandelion jelly only uses the blooms, but every part of the dandelion is edible and a rich source of vitamins A, C and K. It also contains high levels of iron, calcium and potassium. Dandelions are also an important part of the food chain for bees and other pollinators. It's another great reason to let them grow instead of mowing them down or treating your lawn. The flavor of the dandelion starts slightly bitter, but the sweetness in jelly balances it out wonderfully. Try making a batch and soon you'll spreading it on your toast thick in no time! Edible Mountain is a bite-sized, digital series from WVPB that showcases some of Appalachia’s overlooked and underappreciated products of the forest while highlighting their mostly forgotten uses. Dandelion Jelly Recipe From Melissa Rebholz 3 cups
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 18:12:21 GMT
As the Ohio Valley continues its phased-in reopening, unemployment insurance claims are down slightly compared to the week before. The region is still reporting high levels of unemployment assistance applications. At least 82,011 people in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia joined those seeking help during the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 17:27:24 GMT
West Virginia continues to reopen sectors of its economy shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic. At a virtual media briefing Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice announced fairs and festivals would resume on July 1, ahead of the July Fourth holiday weekend.
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:04:21 GMT
Stories of life in Appalachia are often told from a male perspective, but many young writers and authors are trying to change that. They want to make sure the story of Appalachia’s women are not forgotten. In Cassie Chambers’ memoir “Hill Women” she examines her life in eastern Kentucky through the eyes of three generations of women in her family. She spoke with Eric Douglas to discuss the book -- and her pursuits that ultimately led her back to eastern Kentucky. Douglas: The book is set in eastern Kentucky. Can you explain to me a little bit more specifically where we're talking about? Chambers: The book is set in Owsley County, which is one of the poorest counties in America. It's a place where the average household income is around $16,000 a year for a family of four. It has very high rates of disability. There are two restaurants in town, a sort of dairy bar and a diner. No franchise restaurants, no franchise businesses other than some dollar stores and a couple gas stations. And
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:38:03 GMT
It’s been about 10 weeks since the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country, including West Virginia. While state officials are now reopening businesses, the pandemic is far from over. Seventy-eight West Virginians have died due to COVID-19. U nemployment claims have reached 250,000. But the pandemic has exacted another toll — it’s fractured many of our healthcare institutions.
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:20:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning , we have a conversation with coronavirus czar Dr. Clay Marsh. Also, we speak with Kentucky attorney and author Cassie Chambers about her memoir “Hill Women.”
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:12:50 GMT
A federal judge has denied a request by coal companies owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to dismiss a lawsuit over selenium violations at a southern West Virginia coal mine.
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 21:40:53 GMT
West Virginia University released preliminary plans Wednesday, June 3, detailing what the fall and spring semesters will look like as a result of the continued COVID-19 pandemic. Students will return to campus and in-person classes will resume for WVU’s fall semester; however, it will look a bit different than pre-coronavirus.
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 17:31:50 GMT
This story was updated at 3:55 p.m. on June 3, 2020 to include additional comments by Gov. Jim Justice. All inmates at West Virginia’s correctional facilities are set to be tested for the coronavirus by June 12, Gov. Jim Justice said at a virtual press conference Wednesday morning.
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 15:47:16 GMT
Watch a moderated forum featuring candidates vying for a seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals in West Virginia's 2020 Primary Election.
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 14:02:00 GMT
While the winners of Divisions 1 and 2 for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will each serve a full 12-year term on the state’s high court, the winner of Division 3 will serve the remaining four years of an unexpired term.
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 13:21:44 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning , we conclude a three-part series of stories on candidates vying for seats on the West Virginia’s Supreme Court of Appeals. We also bring you reports from protests in West Virginia against police brutality and racism, and we speak with historian Stan Bumgardner who shares an essay on Appalachia.
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:34:48 GMT
Hundreds of people peacefully marched through the streets of downtown Morgantown on Tuesday calling for justice and equality for people of color following the deaths of unarmed black people at the hands of police.
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:57:05 GMT
West Virginia state and county health officials will host free coronavirus testing for residents of Ohio, McDowell and Harrison Counties on Friday and Saturday, June 5-6.
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:32:49 GMT
The West Virginia National Guard verified on Tuesday one of its members in Putnam County had made “inflammatory” remarks on social media, regarding nationwide protests against racially charged police brutality.
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:22:07 GMT
Candidates for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Division 2 have expressed remarkably different ideas about what the state’s high court should focus on. The winner, who will serve a full 12-year term, will replace the seat currently held by Justice Margaret Workman.