Compared to around this time last year, nearly 20% fewer West Virginia high school seniors have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the gateway to securing federal and state financial aid for college.
A bill that would exempt some oil and gas waste tanks close to water intake points from regulation under the Aboveground Storage Tank Act that passed in response to the 2014 Elk River chemical spill will draw additional scrutiny from lawmakers and concerned citizens before it can advance fur…
For the second time in as many weeks, officials from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Charleston city leaders Wednesday that urgent action is needed to avert a full-scale HIV outbreak.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers pressed the acting U.S. Capitol Police chief Thursday to explain why the force wasn’t prepared to fend off a mob of rioters even though officials had compiled specific, compelling intelligence that extremists were likely to attack Congress and try to halt the certifica…
The bill that would allow charter schools to spread faster in West Virginia and fully legalize online charters is up for amendments Friday in the state Senate.
Visions of a more prosperous West Virginia abounded during a virtual news conference Thursday that focused on new findings from an economic and job impact study that made the case for sweeping investments in Appalachian infrastructure.
Jeff Pierson, director of Charleston’s Office of Public Art, creates a painting Thursday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as part of the MLK Mural Project. In addition to Pierson’s work, the completed mural will include 1,000 self-portraits created by volunteers through virtual workshops h…
The Boone County Health Department has had its clinical services offerings suspended until it takes corrective action outlined by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
WASHINGTON — While Congress tries to push out a new round of COVID-19 relief funding, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee met Wednesday morning to preview the country’s future in transportation and infrastructure.
The West Virginia Coal Association is pushing back against American Electric Power after the company’s subsidiaries warned in a recent rate case that they may close a coal-fired plant.
As the federal Food and Drug Administration released an analysis Wednesday of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, state Coronavirus Czar Clay Marsh said if the vaccine is approved soon — as it likely will be — the single-dose method could further bolster the state’s vaccine distributions.
An effort to promote Yeager Airport as the staging point for military air units conducting training exercises in southern West Virginia has proved successful enough to require a larger operations center for visiting air squadrons.
West Virginia senators approved a bill to establish an intermediate court of appeals for at least the fourth time in four years Wednesday afternoon.
Beginning Wednesday, the West Virginia Power not only has a new league — as the eighth member of the independent Atlantic League — but also a new ownership team, as the organization effectively merges with ownership of Kentucky’s Lexington Legends ballclub.
WASHINGTON — COVID-19 vaccine makers told Congress on Tuesday to expect a big jump in the delivery of doses over the coming month, and the companies insist they will be able to provide enough for most Americans to get inoculated by summer.
KENNA — On Tuesday, the drone of portable generators in a variety of pitches reverberated from the yards of homes along Kentuck Road as it wound its way through narrow creek valleys and along ridgetops in the usually peaceful Jackson County countryside east of Interstate 77.
The West Virginia Board of Education is ordering all counties to return to offering students in grades preK-8 in-person instruction five days a week. It nearly ends the era of limited in-person teaching that began almost a year ago because of COVID-19.
A bill that would provide immunity from COVID-19 related lawsuits for health care facilities, essential businesses, and employees at those places is hitting many of the same notes in the House of Delegates that it did in the Senate this week.
In a 95-2 vote, the West Virginia House of Delegates furthered a state constitutional amendment that would replace who ultimately controls what students are required to learn and other matters, like how charter schools are regulated.
The House Energy and Manufacturing Committee voted at its Tuesday meeting to advance a bill to the full House of Delegates that would relax state oversight of certain above ground oil and gas waste tanks closest to surface water intake points, siding with oil and gas industry representatives…
Supreme Court Chief Justice Evan Jenkins declined Tuesday to take a position on the proposed creation of an intermediate appeals court, saying the matter is the sole prerogative of the West Virginia Legislature.