On a foggy morning, Angela Wynn heads into the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. Normally, she’d be starting a day of work as a housekeeper here. But today, she’s at the school for a different reason. She’s here to learn how to cut out wood blanks from Richard Carter, a longtime Brasstown Carver.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Voting legislation that's a top priority for Democrats and civil rights leaders seemed headed for defeat as the Senate opened Tuesday, a devastating setback enabled by President Joe Biden’s own party as two holdout senators refuse to support rule changes to overcome a Republican filibuster.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Since the last election, several GOP-led states have passed laws that limit who can submit mail-in ballots and vote early. At the same time, U.S. Senate Democrats are pushing to loosen restrictions on a federal level with proposed laws like the For the People Act.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
About 40 people stood in the hot sun at the state capitol as part of the “Mass Moral Motorcade on Manchin.” They began their journey in Madison as a tip of the hat to the March on Blair Mountain -- a violent labor uprising that saw West Virginians demand better.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
President Joe Biden used the 100th anniversary of Tulsa's race massacre to make a plea for sweeping legislation in Congress to protect the right to vote as Republican-led governments in Texas and other states pass new restrictions making it tougher to cast ballots.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Just days after Secretary of State Mac Warner announced a voting plan for West Virginia’s November election, a coalition of voting rights groups is…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
More West Virginia News
WVPB Special Series
From workforce challenges to the opioid epidemic to the economy and education, click here to browse our special series from over the years.
Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture stories
PreK-12 and Higher Education stories
Energy & Environment
Energy & Environment stories
Health & Science
Health & Science stories and home of Appalachia Health News.
Read about job postings, upcoming documentaries, events, and more from WVPB.