Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Nicholas County was the latest to celebrate the first graduation ceremony from its family treatment court program, which works to reunite parents and children separated by addiction.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Since first declaring a state of emergency in March 2020, Gov. Jim Justice has issued 91 executive orders related to the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, he signed a new, six-page order, undoing more than two-thirds of what he’s signed into temporary law over the last year.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The state legislature's latest bill for broadband offers new consumer protections to users, allows local governments to deploy their own infrastructure and expands on existing data-collection efforts to identify areas of the state that need high-speed internet.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A bill to rewrite the state’s criminal code won’t go into effect this year, but state lawmakers have introduced a resolution suggesting they plan to keep at it.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
West Virginia senators have removed a presumption of 50-50 custody from a “Best Interests Of The Child Protection Act" that passed the House of Delegates three weeks ago, along with a provision to reopen closed custody cases in which parents were not considered for equal time.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
With only three days left in the legislative session, Senate Bill 565 — which in 40 pages updates various provisions of the state’s election law — will not leave the House Judiciary Committee in time to pass the lower chamber.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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