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West Virginia News

Falwell and W.Va. governor pitch Virginia secession plea

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In what they acknowledged is a long-shot bid, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. urged unhappy Virginia counties Tuesday to secede and join a neighboring state ...

Senate passes bill to give students college, wage data

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia students may soon get detailed reports on college costs and in-demand jobs under a bill passed Monday by the Senate. Lawmakers unanimously approved the measure, dubbed the Students' Right-to-Know Act, sending it to ...

Lightsaber lessons: W. Virginia school offers special course

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Growing up, Danielle Strenko remembers watching the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. A couple of years ago, she found herself at PopCon, where she came across The Outer Rim Praxeum Lightsaber School, a group of individuals who use their passion and skills within ...

Fewer candidates seek WVa Supreme Court seats after scandal

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A little over a year removed from an impeachment scandal that included pricey renovations of court offices, the West Virginia Supreme Court's lineup is about to finish its own complete makeover, barring a last-second filing. There are ...

West Virginia spring cleanup looking for volunteer groups

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials are looking for volunteers to help clean up litter on state streams or public lands. The WV Make It Shine Program will provide resources such as cleanup materials, waste hauling and landfill fees to community groups that volunteer for the ...

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 — ...