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
William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital
Tamra Jo Garvin was arrested on Nov. 7 and her “assignment at Sharpe Hospital was terminated, effective Nov. 8th,” according to a statement from the Department of Health and Human Resources' (DHHR) Interim Cabinet Secretary, Sherri Young.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
State staffers and advocates for people with disabilities say the state likely is spending “millions of dollars” on involuntarily committing people to…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Disability rights advocates say state-owned psychiatric hospitals in West Virginia are confining forensic patients for years after they are well. Forensic…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
State officials say staff vacancies have declined at West Virginia's state-run psychiatric hospitals following court-ordered pay raises.Vacancies at…Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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