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Cracks in Western wall of support for Ukraine emerge as Eastern Europe and US head toward elections

Sep. 23, 2023 00:06 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Once rock-solid, the support that Ukraine has gotten from its biggest backers for its fight against Russia is showing cracks. Political posturing in places like Poland and Slovakia, where a trade dispute with Ukraine has stirred tensions, and Republican...

Appeals court takes up transgender health coverage case likely headed to Supreme Court

Sep. 21, 2023 14:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court is considering cases out of North Carolina and West Virginia that could have significant implications on whether individual states are required to cover health care for transgender people with government-sponsored insurance. The...

Texas Tech travels to West Virginia for Big 12 opener, Mountaineers' QB Garrett Greene questionable

Sep. 21, 2023 11:56 AM EDT

Texas Tech (1-2) at West Virginia (2-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN+) Line: Texas Tech by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. Series Record: Tied 6-6. WHAT'S AT STAKE West Virginia is on a two-game winning streak and coach Neal Brown...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 21, 2023 07:26 AM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. September 14, 2023. Editorial: PSC hits WV consumers yet again in rate hike Ignoring mountains of public input against the idea, the West Virginia Public Service Commission has approved yet another rate increase for American Electric Power...

Governor appoints Hollis T. Lewis to West Virginia House

Sep. 20, 2023 11:25 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston native Hollis T. Lewis has been appointed to the West Virginia House of Delegates for the 57th District, which serves Kanawha County, Gov. Jim Justice announced. Lewis succeeds Doug Skaff, who resigned earlier this month after stepping down as...

White supremacist admits threatening jury and witnesses in Pittsburgh synagogue shooter's trial

Sep. 19, 2023 14:19 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A self-proclaimed white supremacist pleaded guilty Tuesday to making online threats toward the jury and witnesses at the trial of a man who killed 11 congregants at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the U.S. Justice Department said. As part of his plea agreement in...

CJ Donaldson, Garrett Greene hurt in West Virginia's 17-6 win over Pittsburgh in 'Backyard Brawl'

Sep. 17, 2023 00:40 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Fights aren't meant to be pretty, and that's what West Virginia coach Neal Brown saw in the "Backyard Brawl" with Pittsburgh. CJ Donaldson rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown before getting hurt and the Mountaineers scored 10 points off two Pittsburgh...

Supply problems and insurance issues make popular weight-loss drugs hard to get

Sep. 16, 2023 15:00 PM EDT

When she prescribes the popular weight-loss drug Wegovy, Dr. Angela Fitch sends patients on a quest she likens to “The Hunger Games." They will have to call drugstores over several days to find one with the properly sized first dose. Then they'll do that again for their second...

West Virginia University makes wide-ranging cuts to academic programs and faculty

Sep. 15, 2023 16:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Despite shouts of “stop the cuts” from students, West Virginia University’s board voted Friday to make wide-ranging reductions to academic programs and faculty positions as it grapples with a $45 million budget shortfall. The state's largest...

West Virginia University approves final academic program and faculty cuts as it addresses a $45 million budget shortfall

Sep. 15, 2023 11:32 AM EDT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University approves final academic program and faculty cuts as it addresses a $45 million budget shortfall.