A Sweeping Legacy - Broom Making Lives On in Appalachia
In 2017, West Virginia Public Broadcasting featured one of West Virginia’s last remaining broom makers ; Kanawha County resident Jim Shaffer. The story ended with a question: would this dwindling art continue once Shaffer retired? Well, it turns out, a whole family in Hampshire County makes brooms together, and they were inspired by Shaffer himself.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:42:14 +0000
Following Permit Suspension, Mountain Valley Pipeline Barred from All Water Crossings
A major natural gas pipeline under construction in West Virginia and Virginia cannot continue construction under streams, rivers and wetlands across its entire 303-mile route, following the decision late last week by a federal agency. In a letter sent Friday , the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Pittsburgh District told Mountain Valley Pipeline officials they were suspending the project's water crossings permit, also known as the Nationwide Permit 12, for Wetzel and Harrison counties.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:43:08 +0000
West Virginia Board Does Revote on School Rebuilding Plan
Under the threat of a lawsuit over transparency, the West Virginia School Building Authority board has done a revote over rebuilding Nicholas County schools damaged by the June 2016 flood.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:35:15 +0000
State Attorney General Told to Release Communication with Opioid Firms
Blasting West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for a "blatant disregard" of state public records laws, a judge has ordered the U.S. Senate candidate to release correspondence with opioid manufacturers.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 20:00:18 +0000
Justice Recommends Funding for Regional Projects
West Virginia's governor has recommended that the federal government fund more than $4 million in Southern West Virginia projects to support the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority, the Hobet mine site in Logan County and projects for municipalities.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:55:34 +0000
Help Us Track Issues at the Polls with ProPublica's Electionland
With the 2018 midterm election around the corner, we’re partnering with ProPublica to keep an eye on the situation at the polls. As a part of their project Electionland, we’re asking voters to help us spot any issues or problems they may encounter as they cast their ballots.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:19:59 +0000
Gazette-Mail Reporter Ken Ward Talks About Work That Earned Him Prestigious McArthur Fellowship
A West Virginia journalist recently received a MacArthur Fellowship , a prestigious award that comes with a stipend of $625,000. Investigative reporter Ken Ward Jr . was one of only 25 people named for this honor that’s often called the “genius” award. The website said Ward was recognized for his work that reveals, “…the human and environmental toll of natural resource extraction in West Virginia…” Ward recently talked about his work with West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Listen to hear part of that conversation.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:38:10 +0000
Gazette-Mail's Ken Ward Talks About McArthur Fellowship Award
On this West Virginia Morning, a West Virginia journalist recently received a MacArthur Fellowship, a prestigious award that comes with a stipend of 625-thousand dollars. Investigative reporter Ken Ward Jr. was one of only 25 people named for the awards that’s often called the “genius” award. The website said Ward was recognized for his work that reveals, “…the human and environmental toll of natural resource extraction in West Virginia…” Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly, spoke with Ward about his work.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Judicial Investigations Commission Seeks to Expedite Disciplinary Action Against Loughry
The West Virginia Judicial Investigations Commission says it is prepared to move forward with formal disciplinary action against suspended Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. In two separate documents filed Monday, the commission has amended a statement of charges against the embattled justice and also asked that disciplinary proceedings against him begin.
Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:51:49 +0000
Gov. Justice Calls Impeachment Trial Standstill an Embarassment; Rules Out Special Session
Gov. Jim Justice says he isn’t planning to call the Legislature back into session to address pending impeachment trials after a temporary bench of the West Virginia Supreme Court halted the trial of the state’s chief justice.
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:13:20 +0000