West Virginia Headline News
Groups Call on Capitol Building Commission To Remove Stonewall Jackson Statue
A group of 30 organizations across West Virginia is calling on the Capitol Building Commission and Gov. Jim Justice to take down a statue of Stonewall Jackson from the state Capitol grounds.
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:27:51 +0000
Additional Federal Funding Will Soon Be Available To W.Va. Small Businesses
The Appalachian Regional Commission is awarding $6 million to several programs across West Virginia. This money is meant to help support small businesses that were impacted by COVID-19. According to the SBA , more than 113,000 businesses in West Virginia are considered small businesses — almost 99 percent of businesses within the state.
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:25:38 +0000
Ex-W.Va. Health Chief: Cuts Hurt Virus Response
The former West Virginia public health leader forced out by the governor says decades-old computer systems and cuts to staff over a period of years had made a challenging job even harder during a once-in-a-century pandemic. Republican Gov. Jim Justice demanded Dr. Cathy Slemp’s resignation on June 24. He complained about discrepancies in the number of active cases and accused Slemp of not doing her job. He has refused to elaborate.
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:18:02 +0000
Gov. Justice Considering Closure Of Mon County Bars, Indoor Dining As Area Sees Spike In Virus Cases
Updated Friday, July 10, 2020 at 3:50 p.m. Gov. Jim Justice says he is considering closing bars and indoor dining in Monongalia County as the Morgantown area experiences a spike in the number of new coronavirus cases. Justice said in a Friday virtual news briefing that closing some aspects of business in the county may be the only way to avoid another statewide shutdown.
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:09:31 +0000
Finding Resilience Through Song, Faith, And Storytelling
In this episode of Inside Appalachia , we hear how religious leaders are adapting to change and finding ways to continue helping people find solace and peace during the pandemic. We also hear a series of stories from high schoolers who were challenged to work outdoors, in snow and ice and didn’t complain. Quite the opposite. Their teachers say they appeared to be more engaged in learning. The students reported on topics like sheep farming and ice hockey, as part of a project that’s meant to help students build resilience through storytelling and outdoor education.
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:52:18 +0000