Latest West Virginia News

GOP targets a Biden executive order on voter registration ahead of the fall election

Jun. 22, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans and conservative activists have increasingly been targeting an executive order issued three years ago by the Biden administration that is intended to boost voter registration, claiming it's unconstitutional and an attempt to interfere in the November election. ...

Jerry West's family says no public memorial for the NBA Hall of Fame player and executive

Jun. 20, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There will be no public memorial for NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West. “We will honor Jerry's wishes and mourn his passing privately,” his family said in a statement released Thursday by the Los Angeles Clippers. West was working as a consultant...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 20, 2024 14:14 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. June 13, 2024. Editorial: Mourning the loss of ‘The Logo’ Perhaps there is no West Virginian more renowned or more influential in the sporting world than Jerry West, who died Wednesday at age 86. West, a native of Chelyan,...

Today in History: June 20, Queen Victoria takes the throne

Jun. 20, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 20, the 172nd day of 2024. There are 194 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1837, Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne following the death of her uncle, King William IV. ...

Collecting sex-crazed zombie cicadas on speed: Scientists track a bug-controlling super-sized fungus

Jun. 19, 2024 09:31 AM EDT

LISLE, Illinois (AP) — With their bulging red eyes and their alien-like mating sound, periodical cicadas can seem scary and weird enough. But some of them really are sex-crazed zombies on speed, hijacked by a super-sized fungus. West Virginia University mycology professor Matt...

Joe Mazzulla was a Division 2 coach not long ago. He's now an NBA champion, and just getting started

Jun. 17, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

Joe Mazzulla has been called weird. He’s been called a sicko. He’s been called crazy. Those comments weren’t coming from critics or haters directing anonymous insults toward the coach of the Boston Celtics. They came publicly from his own players who, by all accounts,...

Biden's Title IX law expanding protections for LGBTQ+ students is dealt another setback

Jun. 17, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Biden administration's effort to expand protections for LGBTQ+ students hit another roadblock Monday, when a federal judge in Kentucky temporarily blocked the new Title IX rule in six additional states. U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves referred to the...

Senate confirms new energy regulators, extending Biden's grip on panel that backs renewable energy

Jun. 13, 2024 12:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's grip on a key federal energy commission will last beyond his first term, giving a boost to the Democrat's push for renewable energy regardless of the election results in November. The Senate ensured that political reality as lawmakers...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 13, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. June 11, 2024. Editorial: Asking too much of teachers on abuse and neglect Plenty of finger-pointing has occurred after a 14-year-old girl was found dead in a Boone County home, apparently of malnourishment. Child Protective Services, law...

Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

Jun. 12, 2024 21:01 PM EDT

The NBA has never confirmed the worst-kept secret in basketball, that Jerry West is the player whose silhouette is depicted in the league’s logo. There’s probably a reason for that: West never wanted to be the logo. “I’m just part of the game,” West said in a...