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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Oct. 27, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Oct. 25, 2021. Editorial: Learning from W.Va. neonatal drug rules According to a recent Post-Gazette investigation, roughly 1 in 10 babies born to mothers from the rural southwest corner of Pennsylvania is exposed to drugs...

Court pilot program started for domestic violence victims

Oct. 26, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Kanawha County can now access the court system without fear of being in the same room with their assailants. The pilot program was launched Monday by West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice...

WVa officials welcome idea of adding Maryland counties

Oct. 22, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Top West Virginia officials on Friday said they would welcome three Maryland counties that inquired about becoming part of the Mountain State, even though the likelihood of the union is almost nonexistent. “We're absolutely standing here with...

US government awards $1M to WV for mother, child health care

Oct. 21, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $1 million to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for maternal and child health services in the state. West Virginia's U.S. senators, Democrat Joe...

WVa college to discipline president accused of plagiarism

Oct. 20, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — The board of a small college in West Virginia decided Wednesday to take unspecified discipline against its president on allegations that he plagiarized some speeches. West Liberty University’s Board of Governors unanimously approved the...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Oct. 20, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

The (Huntington) Herald-Dispatch. Oct. 17, 2021. Editorial: PSC decision gives WV time to consider coal plants’ futures The headline on an email sent by an energy news aggregator website said it well: “West Virginia regulators go all in on coal...

WVa lawmaker compares federal vaccine rule to Nazi Germany

Oct. 19, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Senate president compared the U.S. government’s COVID-19 vaccine regulation for companies to Nazi Germany as the Republican-controlled Senate narrowly passed a bill Tuesday to limit employers in their ability to require workers to be vaccinated...

After delays, West Virginia Senate passes redistricting map

Oct. 19, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After days of delays, West Virginia's Republican-controlled Senate approved its redistricting map with little debate Tuesday. The 17-district map passed on a 31-2 vote after the start of the Senate's floor session was pushed back multiple times....

Ex-WVa gov spokesman named interim public broadcasting chief

Oct. 18, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority has named former gubernatorial spokesman Butch Antolini as interim executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The authority approved Antolini's appointment Monday, the Charleston...

WVa sheriff's, police departments receive cash for firearms

Oct. 18, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

PINEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Several police and sheriff's departments in West Virginia are among those benefiting from the state treasurer's recent unclaimed property firearms auction. Last week, state Treasurer Riley Moore presented a check for $19,098 to the Wyoming County...