West Virginia Public Broadcasting http://wvpublic.org en Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed http://wvpublic.org/post/judge-rules-against-sterling-allows-la-clippers-sale-proceed A probate judge has ruled that Donald Sterling cannot block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.<p>Shelly Sterling, his estranged wife, had <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/30/317328419/shelly-sterling-l-a-clippers-will-be-sold-to-steve-ballmer-for-2-billion" target="_blank">arranged</a> in May to sell the NBA franchise to former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion.<p>Donald Sterling sued to block the deal. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:41:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 16157 at http://wvpublic.org Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich http://wvpublic.org/post/sandwich-monday-korean-steak-sandwich Ever since we landed in San Francisco and refused to leave, we've heard people talking about the Korean steak sandwich at <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/rheas-deli-and-market-san-francisco">Rhea's Deli and Market</a>. People say things like "It's amazing" and "Get away from me, I'm trying to eat" and "Did you just lick a drop of sauce off of my shirt? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:05:00 +0000 Ian Chillag 16155 at http://wvpublic.org Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich Margot Adler, A Venerable And Beloved NPR Voice, Passes At 68 http://wvpublic.org/post/margot-adler-venerable-and-beloved-npr-voice-passes-68 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Margot+Adler%2C+A+Venerable+And+Beloved+NPR+Voice%2C+Passes+At+68&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMjQ1NzYwMDEyMjU5MjA0MjE0Yzg1Mg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 16156 at http://wvpublic.org After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill http://wvpublic.org/post/after-5-weeks-haggling-congress-inks-bipartisan-va-bill <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=After+5+Weeks+Of+Haggling%2C+Congress+Inks+Bipartisan+VA+Bill&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 16154 at http://wvpublic.org In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage http://wvpublic.org/post/colo-effort-ease-court-confusion-over-same-sex-marriage The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages. As Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee reports, he's trying to have the matter both ways β€” dropping his opposition to lawsuits against the state's gay marriage ban, while still pushing the courts to continue enforcing it. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Colorado Public Radio. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 editor 16153 at http://wvpublic.org It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks http://wvpublic.org/post/its-boom-times-pop-shops-mobile-shopping-clicks Fast-rising mobile technology is making buying stuff with a tap of an app easier than ever, and shifting the way we shop. What were once permanent, brick-and-mortar stores, where shoppers look at items in a physical space, are now often pop-ups first β€” shops that last for a limited time only.<p>Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces that spring up in unused premises. Leases can last as short as a single day, when brands use the spaces for a promotional event instead of testing out a market.<p>"As long as they can change it back, they can do whatever they want," says Joe LaPadula. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Elise Hu 16152 at http://wvpublic.org It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks Randolph County Searching for Solution to Crumbling School http://wvpublic.org/post/randolph-county-searching-solution-crumbling-school <p>The <a href="http://boe.rand.k12.wv.us/" target="_blank">Randolph County Board of Education</a> has called a special meeting for Tuesday evening to address structural problems with the <a href="http://harman.rand.k12.wv.us/" target="_blank">Harman School</a>. The facility suffered a roof collapse over the July 4<sup>th</sup> weekend.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A plaster ceiling caved into a classroom, bringing with it two tons of debris.&nbsp; A post-collapse inspection of the school, built in the 1950s, determined it is not safe for use.</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:56:48 +0000 Sarah Lowther Hensley 16151 at http://wvpublic.org Randolph County Searching for Solution to Crumbling School Huntington Regroups After Downtown Fire http://wvpublic.org/post/huntington-regroups-after-downtown-fire <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Huntington regrouped Monday as business owners and residents of the Morris Building tried to figure out what’s next after a Sunday morning fire.</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:48:20 +0000 Clark Davis 16150 at http://wvpublic.org Huntington Regroups After Downtown Fire House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets http://wvpublic.org/post/house-votes-end-full-fare-rule-airline-tickets The House voted Monday to allow airlines to advertise lower prices for their routes.<p>The Transparent Airfares Act, which was approved with minimal debate, would overturn a <a href="http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/04/25/2011-9736/enhancing-airline-passenger-protections#h-42" target="_blank">2012 rule</a> that requires airlines to post the full price of tickets, including taxes and fees.<p>Shoppers are smart enough to figure out the price of an airline ticket without federal regulation, said Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio, a bill co-sponsor.<p>"Talk about the nanny state," he said. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 16139 at http://wvpublic.org House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets Overall Mining Deaths Up First Half of 2014 http://wvpublic.org/post/overall-mining-deaths-first-half-2014 <p></p><p>Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents in the mining industry during the first half of 2014, including 8 coal miners, according to a <a href="http://www.msha.gov/fatals/summaries/summaries.asp.">summary </a>by the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration.</p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p>That's <a href="http://www.msha.gov/MEDIA/PRESS/2013/NR130731.asp">compared</a> to 18 miners who were killed in the first half of 2013.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:17 +0000 Suzanne Higgins 16138 at http://wvpublic.org Overall Mining Deaths Up First Half of 2014 Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication http://wvpublic.org/post/taliban-pakistan-derails-world-polio-eradication Last January Salma Jaffar was shot while she was going door to door in Karachi, giving children drops of the polio vaccine.<p>"Even when they took out the pistol, I couldn't understand why he was taking out the gun," Jaffar says of the two men who pulled up on a motorcycle and started shooting at the vaccination team.<p>"But when he opened fire, that is when I thought it was the end of the life," she says. "My first thought was that I won't be able to see my children again."<p>Jaffar was shot four times: twice in her arm and twice in her chest. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 16144 at http://wvpublic.org Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication International Court Rules Against Russia In $50 Billion Decision http://wvpublic.org/post/international-court-rules-against-russia-50-billion-decision Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company. Russia seized the company in 2003 and put owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky in jail on tax and fraud charges. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=International+Court+Rules+Against+Russia+In+%2450+Billion+Decision&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTc0MTg1MDEyNTUxMTQxMDRkODNiYw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 16140 at http://wvpublic.org This Albino Redwood Tree Isn't Dead β€” But It Came Close http://wvpublic.org/post/albino-redwood-tree-isnt-dead-it-came-close <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=This+Albino+Redwood+Tree+Isn%27t+Dead+%E2%80%94+But+It+Came+Close&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzg0MDExMDEyMTYyMjc1MDE3NGVmMw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 16149 at http://wvpublic.org 'Like' Something? Social Networks Would Like You To Buy It Too, Please http://wvpublic.org/post/something-social-networks-would-you-buy-it-too-please <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=%27Like%27+Something%3F+Social+Networks+Would+Like+You+To+Buy+It+Too%2C+Please&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ0NzQzMDEzMjA3NjYzMThiMzQ4ZQ004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 16148 at http://wvpublic.org Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York http://wvpublic.org/post/teacher-tenure-challenge-spreads-california-new-york Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.?<p>That question is at the center of the heated debate about teacher tenure. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 16145 at http://wvpublic.org Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York Teacher Tenure Fight Spills Into N.Y., Where A New Lawsuit Brews http://wvpublic.org/post/teacher-tenure-fight-spills-ny-where-new-lawsuit-brews <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Teacher+Tenure+Fight+Spills+Into+N.Y.%2C+Where+A+New+Lawsuit+Brews&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMjQ1NzYwMDEyMjU5MjA0MjE0Yzg1Mg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 16143 at http://wvpublic.org A Deal Between 'Dollar' Stores Raises The Stakes Against Wal-Mart http://wvpublic.org/post/deal-between-dollar-stores-raises-stakes-against-wal-mart <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=A+Deal+Between+%27Dollar%27+Stores+Raises+The+Stakes+Against+Wal-Mart&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDc0NDkyMDEzMTQ4ODU0MTE0OGNiNg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Sonari Glinton 16141 at http://wvpublic.org An Uneasy End To Ramadan In Gaza, Where Fighting Intensifies Once More http://wvpublic.org/post/uneasy-end-ramadan-gaza-where-fighting-intensifies-once-more <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=An+Uneasy+End+To+Ramadan+In+Gaza%2C+Where+Fighting+Intensifies+Once+More&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDc0NDkyMDEzMTQ4ODU0MTE0OGNiNg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 16142 at http://wvpublic.org Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban http://wvpublic.org/post/another-appeals-court-tosses-same-sex-marriage-ban For the second time this summer, a federal appellate court has voted to strike down a ban on same-sex marriage.<p>A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a district court judge's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/276807609/virginias-same-sex-marriage-ban-is-ruled-unconstitutional" target="_blank">decision</a> that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.<p>"We do not dispute that states have refused to permit same-sex marriages for most of our country's history. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:02:00 +0000 editor 16147 at http://wvpublic.org Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban Medicare's Costs Stabilize, But Its Problems Are Far From Fixed http://wvpublic.org/post/medicare-costs-stabilize-its-problems-are-far-fixed Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, which finances about half of the health program for seniors and the disabled, won't run out of money until 2030, the program's trustees said Monday. That's four years later than projected last year, and 13 years later than projected the year before the passage of the Affordable Care Act.<p>But that's not the case for the part of Social Security that pays for people getting disability benefits. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:43:00 +0000 editor 16146 at http://wvpublic.org