Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Will Testify To Senate Panel, Lawyers Say
Updated at 9:05 p.m. ET Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assaulting her in high school, has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, her attorneys said Saturday. Bipartisan negotiators have tentatively agreed to work toward a Thursday hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee with Kavanaugh and Ford, but talks continue on a final agreement, according to multiple congressional sources. After multiple extensions last week, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, gave Ford a deadline of 2:30 p.m. on Saturday to decide whether she would testify before the panel next week. If she did not comply, the committee would go ahead with a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination on Monday. In an email to the committee, lawyers for Ford said that while she has agreed to "provide first-hand knowledge of Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct," they are disappointed "with the leaks and bullying that have tainted the
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 19:26:00 +0000
Watch Live: Mountain Stage This Sunday with Amanda Shires, The War and Treaty, Teitur & More.
There are still tickets available to this Sunday's Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, when the show welcomes Amanda Shires, The War and Treaty, Israel Nash, Teitur and Byron Isaacs. If you can't join us here in our home town of Charleston, W.Va., you'll be able to join us live wherever you are, thanks to our video production team at West Virginia Public Broadcasting and our partners at VuHaus . Watch along as we record episode #931 at the Culture Center Theater with Shires, whose new record " To The Sunset ," has garnered praise across the board for it's artistic breadth. The Charleston-Gazette Mail caught up with Shires, who will join us for the fourth time on Sunday. The debut full-length album from The War and Treaty, " Rising Tide, " has built huge buzz for the band with it's powerful, engergetic sound. You won't want to miss this band in action. We're also excited to welcome back Teitur, a songwriter from the Faroe Islands whose new album, " I Want To be Kind ," is filled with his
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:00:00 +0000
New In-Patient Detox Center in Martinsburg Prepares for October Opening
It’s been more than 20 years since Martinsburg had an in-patient detox facility. That changed Friday. The open house for the Paloma Crisis Stabilization & Detox Center attracted dozens from the community. The project took two years and was funded through a state grant of more than $1 million. The center will offer 16 beds to people with substance use disorders. It will be open 24/7.
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:25:37 +0000
From Coal to Music: Appalachia's Connection to the United Kingdom
Coal miners and their families in Appalachia take great pride in their work and the fellowship that surrounds coal mining. As Jeremy Brock, one former Kentucky coal miner, put it: "It's a culture. It's a brotherhood." “Once you get used to it, I wouldn’t do nothing else," he told the documentary project, Humans of Central Appalachia, in 2016.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:19:01 +0000
Ohio Valley Schools Aim To Keep Trend of Lower Teen Opioid Use Going
On this West Virginia Morning, new data on drug use among teenagers show a rare bright spot amid the opioid crisis. Use of opioids appears to have dropped last year among high schoolers in the region. School officials in the Ohio Valley want to continue that trend with more school-based programs designed to help prevent substance use disorders. But as Aaron Payne reports, those programs use a new approach as officials learn from past mistakes.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0000