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
The West Virginia Board of Risk and Insurance Management (BRIM), a state-run insurance program, may experience significant shortfalls if the state legislature doesn’t step in to help — all because of a change to the statute of limitations on child sex abuse crimes. That’s according to testimony from the agency’s director at last week’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary during the April interim meetings of the West Virginia Legislature.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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