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‘Rosie the Riveter’ Labor Day movement launches from W.Va.
By August 22, 2017 Read More →

‘Rosie the Riveter’ Labor Day movement launches from W.Va.

  State leads Americans on Labor Day to “Ring a Bell for Rosies!” CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Thanks! Plain and Simple, Inc., a West Virginia-based nonprofit organization, is coordinating a nationwide bell ringing on Labor Day to launch the American Rosie the Riveter Movement. Bells will ring at 1 p.m. EDT across America and in some Allied Nations to honor women who […]

By August 22, 2017 Read More →

Screening set for Bottom Dollars,” film on exploitation of people with disabilities

  A release from Disability Rights of West Virginia:   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Bottom Dollars, a Rooted in Rights original documentary, will be screening in Charleston, W.Va., presented by Disability Rights of West Virginia. Bottom Dollars exposes the exploitation of nearly 250,000 people with disabilities in the U.S. that are legally being paid less than the […]

Black Lives Matter rally at WV Capitol promotes equality
By August 21, 2017 Read More →

Black Lives Matter rally at WV Capitol promotes equality

By CARLEE LAMMERS Charleston Gazette-Mail Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer said she wants one thing to be clear about the Black Lives Matter movement: It doesn’t mean just black lives matter. “The phrase Black Lives Matter means we matter also,” she told a crowd of 400 people on the West Virginia Capitol grounds on Sunday. “Not we […]

By August 21, 2017 Read More →

Group participates in Free Speech Rally at Capitol

By ANDREA LANNOM The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — On the Kanawha River side of the Capitol, a group gathered around the Stonewall Jackson statue for the Free Speech Rally. Two rallies took place Sunday at the Capitol. More than 400 people attended what Capitol Police said proved to be a peaceful event for the Black […]

By August 21, 2017 Read More →

MU professor: Consider the fate of monuments case by case

By TAYLOR STUCK The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — As the country debates what to do with Confederate, white supremacist and other statues and monuments, historian and Marshall University professor David Trowbridge suggests we analyze the history of each on an individual basis. Trowbridge, associate professor of history and director of African and African American studies, said […]

By August 21, 2017 Read More →

Legislative sub-committee: DOH still working with contractor despite kickback scheme conviction

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va.  —Officials with the West Virginia Division of Highways continued to enter into contracts with an electrical contractor even after the company’s president pleaded guilty to taking part in a highway construction kickback scheme that cost the state $1.5 million, state lawmakers were told. The news came at […]

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West Virginia Senator Ryan Weld’s bills to focus on addiction treatment
By August 21, 2017 Read More →

West Virginia Senator Ryan Weld’s bills to focus on addiction treatment

By JOSELYN KING The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — Recent efforts by the West Virginia Legislature to curb drug addiction have focused on punishment for offenders, and Sen. Ryan Weld says the next move by lawmakers should be to start looking at improving drug treatment policies in the state. During the Legislature’s off […]

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WV auditor says new payroll system needs to do more
By August 21, 2017 Read More →

WV auditor says new payroll system needs to do more

By JAKE JARVIS Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has made significant progress with cutting down waste for completing payroll and is using fewer outside contracting groups to help out, State Auditor JB McCuskey told lawmakers Sunday afternoon. McCuskey still sees room for improvement, though, and says the state isn’t fully using wvOASIS, a […]

A helping hand: Infant health in West Virginia
By August 21, 2017 Read More →

A helping hand: Infant health in West Virginia

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — West Virginia’s winding mountain roads often become barriers for access to care in the rural nooks and crannies of the state. Many expectant mothers travel an hour or longer for prenatal and delivery services. The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership, a nonprofit based in Charleston working to improve […]

By August 21, 2017 Read More →

Ohio Judge Joseph Bruzzese shot, wounded during ambush outside Jefferson County courthouse; suspect killed

Staff reports The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese was shot this morning as he was walking to the entrance of the Jefferson County Courthouse.  The shooting occurred just minutes after 8 a.m. today in Court Alley, which is adjacent to the courthouse. Bruzzese was taken by […]