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West Virginia, Idaho asking Supreme Court to review rulings allowing transgender athletes to compete

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia and Idaho are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review rulings that blocked the enforcement of state laws prohibiting transgender athletes from competing in sports. “If the Supreme Court takes this up, it will determine the fate of women’s...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 30, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

Gazette-Mail. May29, 2024. Editorial: West Virginia becoming part of Tornado Alley In the past two months, at least 11 tornadoes have hit West Virginia as powerful storms surged through the Mountain State. It’s a number that almost defies belief over such a short...

West Virginia lawmakers approve funding to support students due to FAFSA delays

May. 21, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia students struggling to figure out how to pay for college in one of the nation's poorest states after the botched rollout of a new federal student aid application could get help under a bill headed to Gov. Jim Justice. State lawmakers approved...

West Virginia governor calls special session for school funding amid FAFSA issues, other proposals

May. 17, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is calling state lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider an $80 million allocation to the state’s colleges and universities to help students pay for school amid the ongoing federal financial aid crisis, among other proposals. ...

West Virginia miner dies in state's first reported coal fatality of the year

May. 16, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner died Thursday after being injured while operating an excavator at a southern West Virginia mine, Gov. Jim Justice said. Virgil Paynter, of Lynco, was operating an excavator at the CM Energy Operations LP surface mine in Wyoming County, Justice...

Election deniers: West Virginia voters must pick from GOP candidates who still dispute 2020 outcome

May. 12, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When West Virginia Republicans vote in Tuesday's primary, they will have a hard time finding a major candidate on the ballot in any statewide race who openly acknowledges that President Joe Biden won the 2020 election. Embracing or skirting the line on...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 25, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. April 18, 2024. Editorial: Does WV need another ‘businessman’ governor? In the latest round of nonstop TV ads between Republican West Virginia gubernatorial candidates Patrick Morrisey, Moore Capito and Chris Miller (candidate and...

West Virginia will not face $465M COVID education funds clawback after feds OK waiver, governor says

Apr. 19, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that West Virginia will not face a clawback of $465 million in COVID-19 money from the U.S. Department of Education, alleviating concerns raised by state lawmakers during the final days of the legislative session in March. ...