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
People affected by a 2014 chemical spill into a West Virginia river will soon receive their first batch of settlement checks from a class-action…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
West Virginia Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito say the state is receiving $1.2 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Residents and businesses in nine West Virginia counties left without tap water during a 2014 chemical spill can start filing claims.According to a website…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A federal judge in West Virginia has declined to grant preliminary approval of a $151 million settlement of class-action litigation stemming from the…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A Kanawha County official is demanding more details about a small spill along the Kanawha River that apparently involved the same primary chemical that…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Federal government scientists have released a final update of their study of the January 2014 chemical spill that temporarily fouled the drinking water…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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