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
Manchin Isn't Seeking Reelection And WVPB Remembers Woody Williams In New Documentary, This West Virginia Week
On this West Virginia Week, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Thursday he will not seek re-election to the United States Senate, and WVPB will premiere its newest documentary about the late Hershel "Woody" Williams this weekend.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On Thursday, Steven Nicholas Wimmer and Andrew Fleshman each pleaded guilty to conspiring with other officers to use unreasonable force against an inmate identified as “Q.B.” in court documents.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Judge Finds Corrections Records ‘Intentionally’ Destroyed; Finds Justice Doesn’t Have To Sit For Deposition
Emails and other documents related to a lawsuit against the West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (WVDCR) were “intentionally” destroyed by the state of West Virginia, and a federal magistrate has recommended that the case be resolved in favor of the plaintiffs suing the state.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On this West Virginia Morning, Gov. Jim Justice called the legislature into special session Sunday afternoon, and News Director Eric Douglas speaks with WVU researchers about their work to analyze duct tape and make it even stronger evidence in court.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
The caucus suggests the session focus on the state’s corrections and foster care employment shortfalls and what they call a higher education funding crisis.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Legislators say fixing the state’s corrections crisis is not just about money. And when it does come to money, they say it’s not just about a one-time funding fix.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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