On this West Virginia Morning, as an alternative to the indoor shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday, a movement called “hashtag opt outside” urges people to get closer to parks, trails, community areas and the joy of being outdoors on that particular day. Randy Yohe took full advantage of the Friday alternative, going on a Blackwater Falls State Park birding hike.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A national Muslim civil rights group plans to open an office in West Virginia.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the Council on American-Islamic Relations is looking for an executive director to lead the West Virginia branch.
National chapter director Lori Saroya says the Washington, D.C.-based organization hopes to open the West Virginia office in the next few months. The group has not announced a location yet.
The office would be the organization’s fifth to open in 2017. It currently operates more than 30 offices.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has been opening more locations in particular since the election of President Donald Trump last year.
Trump has moved to ban travel to the United States from a handful of predominantly Muslim countries. Courts have continually blocked those attempts.