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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:06:30 GMT
West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael is criticizing a teachers union that won a pay raise earlier this year over what he called its "Obama style socialist agenda."
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:50:10 GMT
A new scholarship at Marshall University has been created to support students earning their master’s degree in counseling. According to a news release from Marshall, the scholarship is named in honor of John Hunsley, an activist for cystic fibrosis who received his bachelor’s degree in counseling from Marshall University in 1996.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:43:56 GMT
The West Virginia University School of Medicine has launched a new accelerated program for medical students. In a press release, WVU said the Mountaineer Accelerated Track to Enter Residency program will shave a semester off of the four-year medical degree program. This move, they sid, is to give students an option to graduate with less debt and try and get medical professionals into patient care sooner to meet the state’s health needs. According to the Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, only 45 percent of West Virginians have adequate access to a primary care health professional. The program will be available to students starting medical school in August. Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, with support from the Marshall Health, Charleston Area Medical Center and WVU Medicine.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:13:53 GMT
A day after President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, most of West Virginia’s congressional delegation has weighed in on what many critics saw as a lost opportunity to condemn the foreign leader for his country’s role in interfering with the United States' 2016 election.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Moring, we hear a piece from our most recent episode of Inside Appalachia. The episode features one story about why pipeline protesters began scaling trees to block the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:57:19 GMT
Jimmy Tosh sells a lot of pigs. He is owner and CEO of Tosh Farms, Tosh Pork, and Bacon By Gosh, in Henry County, Tennessee, and has 84 contracted barns in the region where farmers grow pigs for his products. On a recent July day, Tosh craned over some 1,200 piglets and reflected on how recent market disturbances have affected his business.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:35:31 GMT
Melody Potter has been unanimously re-elected as chairwoman of West Virginia’s Republican Party. The state GOP says in a news release that Potter was elected Saturday by the 125 members of the Republican State Executive Committee at their summer meeting in Wheeling.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:24:48 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, the Trump administration escalated its trade dispute with China last week, threatening to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese products. China has already retaliated against an earlier round of tariffs, and U.S. agriculture is feeling the pinch. Nicole Erwin spoke with Ohio Valley soybean and hog farmers who fear their buyers are disappearing.
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:58:36 GMT
West Virginia health officials say 540 confirmed cases of hepatitis A have been reported in the state.
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 00:25:02 GMT
Coal has dominated Appalachia’s energy economy for more than a century. But natural gas is emerging as a new economic force, bringing with it jobs, infrastructure needs and new environmental concerns. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear why some are worried about the risk of water contamination from major gas pipelines being built through parts of West Virginia, projects which also promise jobs in the region.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:31:48 GMT
A natural gas pipeline explosion that occurred last month in Marshall County was likely caused by land subsidence, or movement, according to federal regulators. In a notice of proposed safety order , issued to TransCanada Corp. this week, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) said shifting land likely triggered the explosion of the Leach Xpress pipeline.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:09:16 GMT
For more information on the potential Supreme Court impeachments, see this explainer . The House Judiciary Committee continued its meetings Friday on the possible impeachment of one or more West Virginia Supreme Court justices. The second day of testimony focused heavily on suspended Justice Allen Loughry and his private use of state resources. The justices also delivered a letter to the committee critizing the impeachment proceedings.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:46:30 GMT
Grammy winning performing artist and West Virginia native Kathy Mattea will release her new album "Pretty Bird" in September and will appear on Mountain Stage Saturday August 11, 2018 as part of the Augusta Heritage Festival on the campus of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va. Tickets are available now.
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:09:25 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, the House Judiciary Committee has begun to examine evidence in the possible impeachment of one or more West Virginia Supreme Court justices. Members heard testimony Thursday from auditors on the improper use of state vehicles and rental cars, a justice’s possession of a historic desk and a fast spend-down of a budget surplus.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:26:34 GMT
For additional information on the potential impeachments, see this explainer. The House Judiciary Committee have begun to examine evidence in the possible impeachment of one or more state Supreme Court justices. Members heard testimony from auditors on the improper use of state vehicles and rental cars, a justice’s possession of a historic desk and a fast spend-down of a budget surplus. The opening proceedings were also marked by a partisan battle over the committee's newly established rules of procedure.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:50:16 GMT
President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration in West Virginia after flooding, mudslides and high winds ravaged parts of the state.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:25:43 GMT
West Virginia lawmakers have met again to discuss an embattled housing program aimed at helping 2016 flood victims. The meeting on the RISE West Virginia program was held Thursday, July 12, at the state Capitol, in Charleston.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:17:30 GMT
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has approved a rule change requiring drugmakers to identify a legitimate need for opioids to justify their production in an attempt to rein in their diversion for illicit purposes.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, state Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum submitted a letter of resignation to Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday, July 11. Ketchum’s stepping down from the bench comes as the entire West Virginia Supreme Court is under investigation for possible impeachment.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:00:00 GMT
Lovingly referred to as The First Family of the Banjo, partners in love, life and music Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn join us on the Mountain Stage for an extended set during this week's encore broadcast.

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