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Huntington Woman Shares Her Story of Opioid Addiction RecoveryExternal Link
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
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W.Va. Supreme Court Justices Face Senate Impeachment TrialExternal Link
Copyright 2018 West Virginia Public Broadcasting. To see more, visit West Virginia Public Broadcasting . STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: The state of West Virginia has a Supreme Court. That court normally has five justices, all of them elected to 12-year terms. And then a federal investigation found that some of the justices misspent taxpayer funds to renovate their offices, along with other misconduct. Now West Virginia's House of Delegates has voted to impeach all of the state Supreme Court justices. The state Senate now holds a trial. Joining us now with a closer look is reporter Dave Mistich of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. He's in our studios. Good morning. DAVE MISTICH, BYLINE: Good morning, Steve. INSKEEP: What did the justices do? What was this renovation like? MISTICH: Well, I mean, it came down to, like we've described it, lavish spending. We've seen a $32,000 couch from one of the justices... INSKEEP: OK. MISTICH: ...Very elaborate floor inlays, expensive desks - all across the
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:17:00 +0000
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Who’s Vying for a Seat on the W.Va. Supreme Court?External Link
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
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Chief Justice Workman, Justice Walker Vow Not to Resign Following ImpeachmentExternal Link
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
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Governor Gives State GOP $20k, Has Tax Debts in Other StatesExternal Link
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
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Justice Davis Announces Retirement Following Impeachment, Says Voters Should Choose Her ReplacementExternal Link
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
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First Casino Licensed for Sports Betting in West VirginiaExternal Link
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
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Power Companies File Settlement Agreement with PSCExternal Link
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
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Lawmakers Ask for Harsher Drug Laws After Crash Near ParkExternal Link
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
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Coal Dust, a Coal Death, and Stream (Over)-ProtectionExternal Link
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
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