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Ryan Zinke Is Leaving The Interior Department, Trump TweetsExternal Link
Updated at 6:40 p.m. ET Ryan Zinke is out as secretary of the interior. Zinke will be leaving the Trump administration at the end of the year; his successor is expected to be announced next week. On Saturday morning, President Trump tweeted that Zinke is leaving after serving for almost two years. He said Zinke has accomplished much during his tenure and thanked him for his service. Zinke's departure comes after a tumultuous two years at the department, marked by mounting allegations of misconduct in office. He also faced the prospect of congressional probes after newly elected Democrats take majority control of the House. The former Navy SEAL and one-term Montana congressman showed up for his first day at the Interior Department on horseback , promising to model himself after Theodore Roosevelt, the famed conservationist and 26 th president. "I shall faithfully uphold Teddy Roosevelt's belief that our treasured public lands are 'for the benefit and enjoyment of the people' and will
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:30:00 +0000
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35 Highlights from the 35th Season of Mountain StageExternal Link
In our landmark 35 th year we hosted 23 shows, in three states, with 111 guest-artists, one of W.Va's best liars, and we welcomed three guest-hosts . In this post you’ll find some highlights from shows we recorded in 2018, painstakingly narrowed down by our host Larry Groce and staff. There are t wo Dylan tunes, one Emmy award winner, a Broadway playwright, two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, plenty of fresh faces and some long-time friends. Click the play button to hear each highlight, and find the artist’s entire set via our podcast by clicking the episode number. Whenever possible, we’ve linked to VuHaus videos or NPR music features. Of course we always encourage you to purchase music you like, and go out and hear some live music, whereve r you are, just as soon as you can. Amy Ray made her 10th Mountain Stage appearance on Dec. 2, 2018 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV when we recorded episode #935 - Broadcast coming in March Anais Mitchell was a part of our 35th
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 04:34:18 +0000
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Kentucky Republicans Request Teacher EmailsExternal Link
The Republican Party of Kentucky has requested the work emails of several teachers, saying they want to see if there is widespread misuse of government resources. Some teachers, however, see it as ploy to intimidate.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:08:00 +0000
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State Settles Final 2 Wrongful Termination LawsuitsExternal Link
The state of West Virginia has settled the final two of 12 wrongful-termination lawsuits filed against the Secretary of State's office.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:34:30 +0000
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WVPB Reporters Share Favorite, Most Impactful Stories of 2018External Link
At the risk of stating the obvious, 2018 was an eventful year. The year started with a legislative session interrupted by a strike and didn’t let up from there. West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s dedicated news team met the challenging onslaught of seemingly endless news head on.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 20:09:04 +0000
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