It’s been almost a month now since the release of an efficiency review of the state Department of Health and Human Resources. The 116 pages contain 78 recommendations that could save the state millions - in just one year, but who is behind this report claiming to help improve the largest agency in West Virginia? In part one of our series this week, find out how this small company can save a state major money.
A Union loss in August of 1863 meant that the formation of the Supreme Court in the new state of West Virginia had to be delayed.
The US Department of Veteran’s Affairs has a brand new women’s clinic at its hospital outside of Huntington.
A new teacher evaluation system approved by the West Virginia Legislature in 2011 is one factor that allowed the state to get a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law. The waiver is expected to give the state more flexibility in how it addresses problems in low performing schools.
Consol Energy is re-starting its operations at a mine along the West Virginia, Pennsylvania border, more than two months after it closed because of a fire.
‘To reduce the human and economic impact of cancer in West Virginia’—that’s the vision of the Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition. Ten years ago the Center for Disease Control requested that every state create a coalition, and a cancer plan to deal with cancer disparities therein. There’s a new plan in the works here in West Virginia.
In Scott McClanahan’s 'Crapalachia,' the Greenbrier County native weaves together a narrative of dysfunction and eccentricity about his upbringing in southern West Virginia. Brilliantly funny and strikingly sincere, McClanahan’s “biography of place” carefully blurs the line between fact and memory.
A new coin commemorating 150 years of statehood goes on sale today. It's available on the West Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission's online store.
As the state celebrates its Sesquicentennial this year, the winners of the 2013 West Virginia State History Bowl have found victory particularly sweet.
The Marshall University softball program will take its next step into uncharted waters tonight when they square off in Lexington, Kentucky, with the Kentucky Wildcats. It’s the Herd’s first ever Conference USA Tournament Title and trip to regionals.
In a surprise announcement, Gov. Tomblin named his next appointee for the cabinet Secretary of Veteran’s Assistance, but that appointment will cause some shake-up in the state House of Delegates. The chamber will not only be looking for new leadership now, but the Democratic majority will be looking for someone who can keep the seat for the party.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the appointment of Speaker Rick Thompson as Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Veterans Assistance. The appointment will be effective following the retirement of Secretary Keith Gwinn.
Last week we brought you a story that highlighted some of the work the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority is doing to use reclaimed mine land to diversify the county’s economy. During that story, Executive Director Steve Kominar accused the US Environmental Protection Agency of doing everything it can to prevent Consol Energy from getting a permit for a mining site in the county.
Despite Concord’s impressive 38 to 16 record, CU goes into the NCAA tournament as the number 6 seed, but the underdog status taunts the Mountain Lions into a perch ready to pounce.