W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.
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W.Va. Legislative Leaders Ask Judiciary Chairs to Consider Impeaching Loughry, Other Justices

Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Hours after a West Virginia Supreme Court justice pleaded not guilty in federal court, top legislators have asked committee chairmen to consider to impeachment proceedings against the embroiled justice and others.

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A group of teens walks on the campus of West Virginia State University to the Rainbow Formal, the state's first LGBTQ prom.
Molly Born / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Inside Appalachia: LGBT Issues in Our Region

On this week’s show, we’re exploring issues in our region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We’ll hear from a teenager getting ready for an LGBT formal. We’ll learn how difficult it can be to access healthcare in eastern Kentucky for one gender nonconforming Appalachian. We’ll also take a look at efforts in West Virginia to provide legal protection to people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry.
W.Va. Supreme Court of Appeals

Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Hours after a West Virginia Supreme Court justice pleaded not guilty in federal court, top legislators have asked committee chairmen to consider to impeachment proceedings against the embroiled justice and others. 

A group of teens walks on the campus of West Virginia State University to the Rainbow Formal, the state's first LGBTQ prom.
Molly Born / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this week’s show, we’re exploring issues in our region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. We’ll hear from a teenager getting ready for an LGBT formal. We’ll learn how difficult it can be to access healthcare in eastern Kentucky for one gender nonconforming Appalachian. We’ll also take a look at efforts in West Virginia to provide legal protection to people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

DuPont's Washington Works
Parkersburg News & Sentinel

The chemicals used by a West Virginia factory to make non-stick products are dangerous at levels the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had thought were safe, according to a federal study that had been previously blocked from publication.

People wait in line to bet on the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. Sports Betting.
AP Photo / John Locher

West Virginia's lottery commission has set its rules for sports betting in the state, and its director says the goal is to have sports wagering underway by football season.

The rules were approved at an emergency meeting Thursday, media outlets reported. West Virginia Lottery Director Alan Larrick said the rules give the state's five casinos plenty of time to become familiar with the regulations.

Jim Justice
Scott Halleran / Getty Images

Update from Jun. 21, 2018 at 5:41 p.m.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has quashed a proposal to raise parking rates for state employees.

The state Department of Administration proposed the increase June 11 as well as higher fines for some parking violations. The plan was to have been open for public comment for one month.

THIS SUNDAY's Mountain Stage welcomes The Wood Brothers, Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Todd Snider, Kat Wright, and special guest-host Peter Mulvey! 

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear about a new program at Marshall University that aims to accommodate all students. It’s called the Trans Closet -- where students who identify as transgender can find clothing in a judgement-free zone. This story and more on West Virginia Morning.

OPINION: Decisions Are Made By Those Who Show Up

Jun 22, 2018
Eric Nelson
Perry Bennett / West Virginia Legislative Photography

Editor's Note: This post reflects the views of the author and does not represent the views  of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. 

There’s an old episode of The West Wing where the President stands in front of a crowd of students and tells them, “Decisions are made by those who show up.”

 

It’s a statement that rings true. Be it at the ballot box or state Capitol, you have to show up if you want your voice to be heard.

 

It’s a truth I wish our Governor would learn and take to heart.

June 22, 1926: Earl Olgebay Dies at 77

Jun 22, 2018
e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia

Earl Oglebay died on June 22, 1926, at age 77. The son of a wealthy Wheeling businessman, he became head of his father’s bank at age 28, making him the nation’s youngest bank president. In the late 1800s, Oglebay partnered with John D. Rockefeller in a Cleveland iron business. He amassed a small fortune in 1901, when he sold his iron interests to U.S. Steel.

Glynis Board / WVPublic

A federal lawsuit filed this week by an environmental group alleges two protected crayfish species are being harmed by coal mining in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia.

The suit, filed Wednesday in West Virginia by the Center for Biological Diversity, alleges that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has missed the one-year time frame set under the Endangered Species Act in which to designate habitat areas for the two crayfish species.

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