West Virginia Headline News
As Heat Wave Approaches, Study Finds West Virginia Faces Hotter Future
New research published this week finds communities across the county, including in West Virginia, can expect weeks of dangerously hot days in the coming decades if action to reduce global heat-trapping pollution isn’t taken.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:39:34 +0000
Q&A: National Charter School Proponent Weighs in on W.Va.'s Education Bill
Emily Schultz is the director for state advocacy and policy with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Lawmakers consulted her as they shaped the education reform bill recently signed into law that allows for the establishment of charter schools in West Virginia for the first time in the state’s history. But Schultz wasn’t happy with all the aspects of the final bill.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:09:00 +0000
Alternative Enterprises and Destinations: Inside Appalachia
On this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’re taking another listen to a show we aired in March. It’s an off-the-beaten-path tour of some of the region’s alternative cultures and economies. We’ll visit a factory where workers are reviving the art of glassmaking. We’ll hear how farmers and chefs are returning to some of our old-fashioned recipes for inspiration and attempting to reshape our region’s economy in the process. And we’ll go back to the 1970s to hear what it was like to be part of the LGBT community in Roanoke, Virginia. We’ll also meet entrepreneurs experimenting with an old Appalachian crop: hemp. We’ll hear the hidden backstory behind Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s iconic theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and take a chili bun and slaw dog tour across Southern Appalachia. We’ll also hear from a father and son-in-law who are preserving the time-intensive craft of traditional furniture building through a family business in rural West Virginia. Think back to the last time you
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:52:12 +0000
Crayfish Conservation Effort to Take Place in Southern W.Va.
The West Virginia Division of Highways is providing nearly $180,000 to West Liberty University to determine the effects of construction activities on endangered crayfish.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:02:43 +0000
Applications Being Accepted for W.Va. State Park Deer Hunts
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is accepting applications for controlled deer hunts at six state parks. A DNR statement says the deadline for applications is Aug. 25. A drawing will be held the next day and successful applicants will be notified in early September. Hunters must apply online.
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:59:39 +0000