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Homelessness And Health Costs: This Kentucky Mom Faced Cancer While Living In Her CarExternal Link
Cancer was what finally pushed Kristi Reyes into living in her car. The mother of four had worked all her life, starting at age 7 when she helped out at her family’s furniture store. Most of her work was in retail. It was paycheck-to-paycheck but she kept her kids together and a roof over their heads.
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 16:21:43 +0000
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Morgantown Library Cancels Drag Queen Event After Violent ThreatsExternal Link
A West Virginia library says violent threats prompted it to cancel an event where drag queens were going to read to children. The Morgantown Public Library System announced it was canceling its Drag Queen Story Time event in a Facebook post Friday.
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 16:07:57 +0000
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‘Wired By Experience’ — Outdoor Ed Institution Wants More Students To Experience Learning OutsideExternal Link
An organization called Experience Learning in Pendleton County, has been leading kids out into pristine mountain landscapes to learn about the world, themselves and each other for about 50 years. It’s one of the longer running outdoor education institutions in the West Virginia. Organizers say they’ve spent years watching kids be transformed by outdoor experiences. More than anything else, they want kids to learn to love learning and they don’t care if kids find that love on top of a mountain, or in their schoolyards.
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:47:25 +0000
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WVU Researchers Find Too Much Light At Night May Trigger DepressionExternal Link
New research from West Virginia University suggests too much light, instead of too little, may cause depression in hospitalized individuals. Researchers Randy Nelson and Courtney DeVries at the Department of Neuroscience in the WVU School of Medicine studied two groups of mice for three nights. One group was exposed to total darkness, while the other was exposed to dim light – the equivalent of a child’s night light.
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:24:43 +0000
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Rediscovering The Power Of Learning Outside, Inside AppalachiaExternal Link
Increasingly, teachers are finding that spending time in nature with their students is essential to learning. In this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear from educators who are knocking down classroom walls so that kids can get some fresh air and exercise, and improve test scores in the process.
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:53:40 +0000
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Roger Stone, Political Operative And Trump Aide, Guilty In False-Statements TrialExternal Link
Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET Roger Stone, a veteran Republican political operative and longtime confidant of Donald Trump's, was found guilty of all counts by a federal jury in Washington, D.C., on Friday in his false statements and obstruction trial. The verdict, announced after two days of deliberations by the jury of nine women and three men, adds another chapter to Stone's long and colorful history as a self-described dirty trickster. It also means Stone, who is 67, could face years in prison, even as a first-time offender. Stone, dressed in a suit, white pocket square and dark tie, stood impassively as the verdict was read out but did not speak. He was surrounded by TV cameras as he walked out of the courthouse and got into a waiting black SUV before driving off. His sentencing is set for Feb. 6. Stone was arrested in January at his home in Florida on charges brought by former special counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russia investigation. Stone pleaded not guilty to making false
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:02:46 +0000
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Charleston Police Investigation Regarding ‘Use Of Force' Policy Referred To FBIExternal Link
The Charleston Police Department has referred an incident involving two of its officers to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for independent review, according to an announcement from the mayor’s office on Thursday.
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:13:19 +0000
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Mountain Stage Announces First Live Events for 2020External Link
Mountain Stage returns to Morgantown on January 19. Tickets for all three Charleston shows are available online to Mountain Stage Members first.
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:55:00 +0000
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Inside Appalachia Explores Outdoor EducationExternal Link
On this West Virginia Morning, we’re taking a look at outdoor education. It’s the theme of this weekend’s episode of Inside Appalachia because more and more educators are finding that time in nature with their students is essential to learning. One organization called Experience Learning in Pendleton County has been leading kids into pristine mountain landscapes for 50 years. Glynis Board spent some time there to find out more about how the program impacts kids and communities.
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:12:13 +0000
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Deputy Ambassador Of Denmark Speaks In Harpers Ferry; Rockwool Left Out Of DiscussionExternal Link
The Deputy Ambassador of Denmark to the United States Henrik Hahn was invited to speak to a chapter of the West Virginia Kiwanis Club in Harpers Ferry last week. Denmark-based Rockwool has been a source of health and environmental contention for more than a year in the Eastern Panhandle, but discussion about the company was intentionally excluded from the event.
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:35:02 +0000
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