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West Virginia News

West Virginia allows COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

By JOHN RABY Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has joined several other states in allowing all adults to get coronavirus booster shots, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday. Justice has been pushing the booster shots since they became available for anyone already fully ...

McDowell town home to first memorial honoring Black WWI vets

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The roots of America's Veterans Day observance can be traced to the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when a cease-fire went into effect, ending hostilities in World War I. More than 4 million U.S. military personnel took part in "The War to End ...

Democrats push for paid family leave ahead of critical votes

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime advocates of paid family and medical leave are scrambling to make sure that the long-sought Democratic priority remains in a massive social and environmental spending bill after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revived it. But the ...

WVa student assessments provided by video in new pilot

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education is trying a new method of providing student assessment reports to families. The department is conducting a statewide pilot of new video score reports intended to make it easier to understand the annual assessment data. The ...

Ex-mine official says he was told to cheat coal dust rules

By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors ended their case against four former coal company executives on Monday after a former safety director testified about how he attempted to cheat underground mine safety rules. The four men on trial in federal court in ...

WVa makes Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine available to children

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Officials in West Virginia say they are expecting 50,000 initial doses of the pediatric vaccine, which is enough to cover 35% of the state's roughly 141,000 children ages 5 to 11. The kid-sized doses cleared two final federal hurdles Tuesday. The state is receiving ...

House prepares to debate, vote after bolstering Biden’s bill

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is preparing to debate and vote on a revised draft of President Joe Biden's now-$1.85 trillion domestic policy package as well as a companion $1 trillion infrastructure bill, Democrats eager ...

Maintenance, service workers strike at WVa hospital

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Maintenance and service union workers at a West Virginia hospital went on strike Wednesday after their contract expired. About 1,000 members of the the Service Employees International Union District 1999 walked off the job at noon at Cabell Huntington Hospital, one ...

WVa college censures president for unattributed speeches

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. (AP) — The board of a small college in West Virginia has censured its president after he plagiarized some speeches. West Liberty University's Board of Governors unanimously approved the motion Wednesday to censure President W. Franklin Evans. A board vote on the issue of ...

Circuit judge appointed for Lincoln, Boone counties in WVa

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new West Virginia circuit judge has been appointed to serve Lincoln and Boone counties. Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday announced his appointment of Stacy Lynn Nowicki-Eldridge of Alum Creek to the seat left open by the resignation of Judge William S. ...

Manchin wavers on Biden’s plan, Democrats vow to push ahead

By LISA MASCARO and FARNOUSH AMIRI Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin wavered Monday on his support for President Joe Biden's sweeping $1.75 trillion domestic policy proposal, saying instead it's "time to vote" on a slimmer $1 trillion infrastructure package that has stalled ...

Developer aims to demystify Scottish Rite Cathedral

By ERIC AYRES, The Intelligencer undefined WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A historic gem in East Wheeling has operated outside of the public eye for more than a century, but under its new ownership, the Scottish Rite Cathedral is opening a new chapter in its rich history — and is opening its ...

19 states sue Biden administration over COVID vaccine rule

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Eighteen states filed three separate lawsuits Friday to stop President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors, arguing that the requirement violates federal law. Attorneys general from Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New ...

Paid leave’s demise tough on backers in Manchin’s home state

By JAY REEVES Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jessi Garman, the mother of 3-year-old twin girls, has been searching for a job while also trying to have a third child with her husband, who's in the military. Optimistic that Congress finally would approve paid family medical leave, ...

Marshall U. launches new cyber security institute

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has launched its newly formed Institute for Cyber Security. Marshall President Jerome Gilbert said the institute is an academic and research cluster that will support cybersecurity-related programs across the campus. "We can do research and ...

Paid family leave falls out of Biden bill as tempers rise

By LISA MASCARO, AAMER MADHANI and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats signaled a deal is within reach on President Joe Biden's big domestic bill but momentum fizzled and tempers flared late Wednesday as a paid family leave proposal fell out and a billionaires' tax ...

Paden City High School wins West Virginia marching band prize

Cabell Midland wins West Virginia marching band prize CHARLESTON, W.Va (AP) — Forty-three bands from around West Virginia showcased their talents on Saturday in the tenth annual State Marching Band Invitational Championship. Cabell Midland High School won the awards for Overall "Honor Band" ...

West Virginia snowplow crews preparing for winter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Halloween is still days away, but the West Virginia Division of Highways is thinking ahead to keep drivers safe in snow and ice this winter. Drivers in the division's District 1 just finished "dry runs" for winter snowplow routes. "We want to make sure that our ...

West Virginia police: Man accused of sex assaults on women

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — A southern West Virginia man is accused of sexually assaulting multiple women, police said. Matthew R. Keaton, 29, of Pipestem was originally arrested on Oct. 20 on charges of sexual assault, sexual abuse, strangulation, criminal invasion of privacy and unlawful ...

Lawyer: Union Carbide cleanup must go through federal court

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An attorney for a landholding company that has sued the Union Carbide Corp. over contamination of a West Virgina property is objecting to a proposal from the chemical giant to voluntarily clean up the site, West Virginia Public Broadcasting reported. Michael ...