Huntington Woman Shares Her Story of Opioid Addiction Recovery
On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia Public Broadcasting will cosponsor a screening of the documentary Recovery Boys tonight at University of Charleston’s Geary Auditorium. It’s part of WVPB's Recovery project – a focus on substance use disorder and the various paths to recovery. Part of this effort is sharing stories of those in recovery. Executive producer Suzanne Higgins recently visited with Kelly Strickler, of Huntington, to hear hers.
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000
W.Va. Supreme Court Justices Face Senate Impeachment Trial
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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:17:00 +0000
Who’s Vying for a Seat on the W.Va. Supreme Court?
This is a developing list. Please check back for more details. Two West Virginia Supreme Court seats will appear on the midterm election ballot later this fall. West Virginians have until midnight on Aug. 21 to file for either seat. Voters will decide on Nov. 6 who fills those seats.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:19:02 +0000
Chief Justice Workman, Justice Walker Vow Not to Resign Following Impeachment
Two justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals say they will not resign, despite being impeached by the House of Delegates. The Tuesday announcements from Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justice Beth Walker came hours before a deadline that would trigger a November special election to fill the remainder of any terms left by vacancies. Their statements followed the resignation of another justice Tuesday.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:42:51 +0000
Governor Gives State GOP $20k, Has Tax Debts in Other States
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has donated a combined $20,000 to the state Republican Party while his family businesses' have tax debts in neighboring states.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:12:20 +0000
Justice Davis Announces Retirement Following Impeachment, Says Voters Should Choose Her Replacement
This is a developing story and will be updated. Following the impeachment of all four remaining justices on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Justice Robin Davis has announced her retirement. She made the annoucement Tuesday morning in the court chambers. Her retirement is effective Monday, August 13.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:59:53 +0000
First Casino Licensed for Sports Betting in West Virginia
Hollywood Casino in Charles Town is the first casino licensed to offer sports betting in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery Commission made the announcement Monday. Commission legal counsel Danielle Boyd told The Charleston Gazette-Mail the casino expects to start accepting bets Sept. 1, after installing software and training employees.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:46:39 +0000
Power Companies File Settlement Agreement with PSC
Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power have filed a settlement agreement seeking to use tax reform funds to offset fuel and vegetation management costs, allowing customer rates to remain stable for two years.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:43:01 +0000
Lawmakers Ask for Harsher Drug Laws After Crash Near Park
West Virginia lawmakers are calling for harsher drug laws following a possible overdose-related car crash that stopped feet away from a playground. Sen. Mike Woelfel, D-Cabell, tells The Huntington Herald-Dispatch that he wants to create a "punishment that fits the crime."
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:28:57 +0000
Coal Dust, a Coal Death, and Stream (Over)-Protection
On this West Virginia Morning, eight former coal mine employees in western Kentucky faced arraignment last week on federal charges that they conspired to falsify monitoring of coal dust, which can cause black lung disease. The unusual case comes amid a surge in black lung, and the fraud charges highlight the risks miners face. Miners say cheating on dust monitors is widespread. And a recent change in Kentucky law could make it harder for those with black lung to get benefits. Also on today's show, strengthened stream protection regulations spurred a fight between unlikely foes -- environmentalists and tourism entrepreneurs -- about whether those protections go too far. And Gene Kendzior tells his daughter, Jennifer, about her grandfather, who died working in a coal mine in 1967.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:53:29 +0000