WASHINGTON — A glitch in Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts.

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WASHINGTON — Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, leveraging an Oval Office visit for political investigations of Democrats. But he also came to bel…

Skiing and snowboarding are expected to return to the Tucker County slopes formerly operated by Timberline Four Seasons Resort for the 2020-21 season, after the bankrupt ski area’s sale to the owner of Perfect North Slopes, near Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Dozens turned out Wednesday morning in downtown Charleston to bring attention to homelessness during the Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center and Kanawha Valley Collective’s “Love Thy Neighbor” walk. The event coincided with Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which runs Nov. 16-24.

Lack of big-money jackpots dragged down West Virginia Lottery revenue in October, with monthly gross revenue of $91.74 million down almost $10 million from October 2018, members of the Lottery Commission learned Wednesday.

CHARLESTON — Just hours before an audit of the Department of Health and Human Resources' Bureau for Children and Families was released saying the bureau is only meeting mandated abuse and neglect investigation timeframes half of the time, citing high staff turnover rates as one reason, the Joint Committee on Children and Families heard a presentation on what other states are doing to recruit and retain child welfare workers.

PEIA reserve funds are projected to reach 25.6 percent of overall annual expenses by June 30, 2020, well above the 14 percent recommended reserve the agency attempts to maintain, creating an estimated $26.5 million surplus that PEIA will be able to put toward the 2020-21 plan year, executive…

West Virginia’s ski and snowboard season gets underway on Friday, when Snowshoe Mountain Resort, in Pocahontas County, powers up three of its 14 lifts and opens 11 trails and a terrain park in its Snowshoe Basin area.

Funerals for Friday, November 22, 2019

Bartley, Anthony - 5 p.m., Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Caldwell, Jackie - 11 a.m., Mitchell Cemetery, Left Hand Fork, Lens Creek.

Carrico, Elizabeth - Noon, Crossroads Apostolic Church, Bradley.

Crosswhite, Susan - 3 p.m., Main Street Church of Christ, Hurricane.

Hall, Donnie - 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Jones, Louise - Noon, Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.

Knapp, Howard - 1 p.m., New Hope Bible Baptist Church, Point Pleasant.

Melrose, Carolyn - 1:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant.

Miller, Blondell - 1 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Moore, Sharon - 1 p.m., Lohr & Barb Funeral Home, Parsons.

Smith, Patty - Noon, House of Prayer Full Gospel Church, West Hamlin.

Strawther, Marshall - Noon, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, St. Albans.

Sutherland, Gregory - 4 p.m., Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

Wilson, Steven - 1 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.