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
A former Department of Veterans Affairs employee has been sentenced to six months in prison for leaking the medical records of Richard Ojeda as the former…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
West Virginia state Sen. Paul Hardesty says he's not running to keep his Senate seat in 2020.The Logan County Democrat on Thursday announced that he will…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
This is a developing story and will be updated. West Virginia state Senator Richard Ojeda says he will resign from his seat next week to focus on winning…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
A West Virginia state senator and Army veteran who lost a bid for congress in the 2018 midterms now has his sights set on running for president in 2020.…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Shortly after the teacher strike, Andrew Thomas stood before his fifth-grade social studies class at Mullens Middle School in Wyoming County, lowered the…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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