Craig Cunningham / Charleston Daily Mail

The Front Porch: Should We Keep the Prevailing Wage?

Should the government require wages over a certain level for taxpayer-funded construction projects? In West Virginia, some Republicans want to repeal the prevailing wage law altogether - like Laurie Lin of our podcast, "The Front Porch"
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Craig Cunningham / Charleston Daily Mail

Should the government require wages over a certain level for taxpayer-funded construction projects?

In West Virginia, some Republicans want to repeal the prevailing wage law altogether - like Laurie Lin of our podcast, "The Front Porch"

Raleigh County Schools

A Raleigh County school official says counties need more flexibility to meet the state's instructional time requirement.

Board of Education President Rick Snuffer says the current system isn't equitable.

The state requires counties to provide 180 days of instruction. Snuffer says counties should be allowed to count minutes and hours as instructional time.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Between the two of them, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have appeared on Mountain Stage over 15 times in the last twenty years. Until the First Family of the Banjo make their next appearance on the show (get to writing, Bela/Abby!), we'll go ahead and listen back to their past pick'n tunes on Mountain Stage After Midnight.

Small Business Administration
U.S. Small Business Administration

Federal disaster loans are available in parts of Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia for weather-related damage in March.

The U.S. Small Business Administration says Aug. 3 is the deadline to apply for loans for physical damage caused by storms and low temperatures from March 3 to March 14.

Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A syringe exchange program is being launched to reduce diseases within Cabell County's population of injection-drug users.

State and local officials announced the one-year pilot program on Thursday at a news conference in Huntington.

Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen L. Bowling says the state will provide $10,000 to the Cabell-Huntington Health Department to launch the one-year pilot Another $10,000 will be provided for technical support.

Matthew J. Pandolfe

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce has announced live shows in Charleston scheduled for July 26 and August 30. These will be the only Charleston shows until October.

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra visits a STEM camp for girls at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology.  And host Beth Vorhees talks with Anne White, a professional tennis player from Charleston who caused quite a stir for what she wore at Wimbledon 30 years ago.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting…telling West Virginia’s story.


July 2, 1934: Woodchopping Star Arden Cogar Sr. Born in Webster Co.

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e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia

One of West Virginia’s most successful athletes hailed from the unusual sport of woodchopping. Arden Cogar Sr. was born in Webster County on July 2, 1934. When he was 21, he won nine titles at what would become the Lumberjack World Championships. He demonstrated his skills at the 1965 New York World’s Fair and quickly became the sport’s leading figure, with regular spots on ABC’s Wide World of Sports. He eventually set more than 50 world records, many after he turned 40. He still holds nine records.

Downstream Strategies, Leonardo Technologies, Inc.

Businesses and homeowners in Morgantown have a variety of inexpensive options to significantly reduce their energy costs while also cutting greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released on Monday, June 29.

 

Morgantown-based environmental consulting company Downstream Strategies compiled the report as part of a three-phase project. Commissioned by the Morgantown City Council’s Green Team, the project is funded by the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation and aims to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A group of 24 high school girls from across West Virginia are spending the week on the campus of WVU Tech in Montgomery, designing shoes and testing mock samples for the AIDS virus.

The girls are participating in WVU Tech’s first ever all girls STEM camp, short for science, technology, engineering and math.

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