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West Virginia News

Funding announced for broadband expansion in West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A project to expand rural broadband in five north-central West Virginia counties will get $18.7 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, officials announced. The $25 million project will connect more than 6,000 households in Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, ...

WVa Humanities Council seeks historical figure applicants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People interested in portraying historical figures for the West Virginia Humanities Council's History Alive program can submit proposals through Feb. 1. The council is seeking proposals for portrayals of influential people who have made important contributions to ...

Grant to make Marshall’s history app more accessible

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A history app founded by Marshall University has received a nearly $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to improve accessibility for users who are visually impaired. The app, called Clio, allows educators and cultural institutions to design ...

WVa community passes resolution supporting gun rights

FORT GAY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia community has passed a resolution declaring itself a "Second Amendment sanctuary." The Fort Gay town council passed the resolution Friday night, news outlets reported. Supporters say it is a defense against possible federal or state legislation that ...

West Virginia hunting season pays tribute to early settlers

By CAITLIN TAN West Virginia Public Broadcasting CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Mountaineer Heritage Hunting season began Jan 9, two weeks after most hunting seasons have closed. It is the second year since its conception, and most notably, it is limited to primitive weapons — ...

West Virginia county to offer medical seat belt covers

RIPLEY, W. Va. (AP) — Health officials in West Virginia are hoping a new initiative will help Jackson County residents quickly inform first responders about their medical conditions. WCHS-TV reports the Jackson County Health Department is offering free seat belt covers that will display ...

Capito files for reelection, faces potential race with Ojeda

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito filed for reelection Friday, setting up a potential 2020 showdown with former presidential candidate Richard Ojeda in West Virginia. Capito, a Republican, announced she was running last year but ...

Justice orders flags lowered for firefighter killed in crash

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has ordered flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff for a firefighter who died while responding to an emergency call. The Republican governor on Thursday issued a proclamation to lower the flags Saturday for Clover volunteer ...

Senate OKs bill to allow pepper spray at Capitol

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Pepper spray may soon be allowed at the state Capitol building under a proposal approved by the Senate on Friday. The chamber unanimously approved the measure without debate, sending it over to the House of Delegates for consideration. The bill would exclude ...

West Virginia county bans indoor use of e-cigarettes, vapes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health board in West Virginia's largest county voted Thursday to ban the use of e-cigarettes and vapes inside public spaces, news outlets reported. The Kanawha County Board of Health unanimously passed the ordinance that will bring e-cigarettes and vapes in line ...