W.Va. Delegates Amend Intermediate Court Bill To Include Criminal Appeals
A bill to create an intermediate court of appeals in West Virginia passed the House Judiciary Committee Friday with a few noteworthy changes and, ultimately, a favorable recommendation.
Sat, 29 Feb 2020 02:07:33 +0000
The Moth Mainstage Show Will Feature A West Virginian
If you love West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s The Moth Radio Hour, you’ll love The Moth Mainstage, which is bringing a troupe of storytellers from across the country to the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston this Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. The theme of the night will be “We The People” and will feature a Mountain State storyteller. W.I. "Bill" Hairston has been a storyteller since 1985 and many of his stories are based on his experiences growing up on the Coal River in rural West Virginia. They embody the rich Appalachian culture and authentic African American culture he was exposed to as a child. Hairston has performed at concerts, festivals, libraries, corporate meetings and schools throughout the region and across the country. The production will be hosted by Jon Goode, an author, poet, and playwright who hails from Richmond, Va., and currently resides in Atlanta, Ga. He has been a featured performer on HBO’s Def Poetry, TVOne’s Verses & Flow, and BET’s Lyric Café.
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 22:55:56 +0000
Statehouse Reporters Breakdown Both House And Senate Budget Bills
Host Suzanne Higgins is joined by Brad McElhinny of West Virginia MetroNews and Steven Allen Adams of Ogden Newspapers for a reporter roundtable featuring an update on both the Senate and House proposed state budgets.
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 22:29:57 +0000
W.Va. State Budget Takes Shape As Senate, House, Governor All Weigh In
The focus at the West Virginia Capitol is quickly turning to the upcoming fiscal year’s budget, as finance committee members from both chambers unveiled their proposals this week and Gov. Jim Justice has weighed in to reinforce one of his own priorities.
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 22:19:15 +0000
State Agencies Partner To Provide Free Transport To Recovery Treatment
Two West Virginia state agencies have partnered to offer free transportation to treatment and recovery care services for people with Opioid Use Disorder. As of March 2nd, individuals with opioid use disorder will have access to a free ride from the West Virginia Public Transportation Association to treatment. The new initiative is part of the state Opioid Response Grant from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The idea is to reduce barriers to receive recovery care services, including medication assisted treatment by offering transportation. Public Transit Authority currently consists of 18 agencies serving 32 counties. The grant will help expand current offerings including hours and off-route locations. Transportation will be available to eligible individuals within 24 -72 hours of the request, according to a press release, from the state’s Department of Health and Human Resources. Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting,
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 18:36:48 +0000