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Opinion: Health Policy, the Social Safety Net, and the 2023 Legislative Session

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy shares column By Rhonda Rogombe CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has long faced significant health-related challenges, many of which could have been meaningfully addressed by bills introduced during the 2023 legislative session. While a couple of positive health-focused bills were passed by the legislature[Read More…]

USDA makes grants available for people in rural West Virginia to repair homes damaged by severe storms and flooding in 2022

By WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development West Virginia State Director Ryan Thorn today announced the availability of grants to help people repair their homes that were damaged by severe storms and flooding in 2022. The homes must be located in presidentially declared disaster areas.[Read More…]

Governor’s office releases video of alleged West Virginia State Trooper casino theft

By Roger Adkins, HD Media CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Governor’s Office released surveillance footage Tuesday from a casino that allegedly shows an off-duty West Virginia State Police trooper stealing money that was left behind by another person. The release of the footage comes a day after Gov. Jim Justice announced the forced resignation[Read More…]

Chip Shots – One and done

One and done by Jim Buzzerd The West Virginia University men’s basketball team tipped off last Thursday’s round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at 12:15 p.m. against Maryland. After 40 minutes of game action the Mountaineers became the first team eliminated from the round of 64 following a 67-65 loss[Read More…]

Everyday Outdoors — Bucks I have known, Part IX

Bucks I have known: Part IX This is the latest in a multi-part series of columns about memorable deer that stand out from decades of whitetail hunting. The Boat Bucks Back in the mid 1990’s, my buddy Austin “Dump” Brown and I had been doing a lot of hunting from[Read More…]

It’s Stacy: Healthy Eats — Lasagna Soup

Lasagna Soup My Great Grandmother, Arizona Henry, always used food sparingly. She saved all her broken lasagna noodles for soup. She lived through the Great Depression, which made her thrifty with meals. She loved anything made with her home-canned tomatoes, including lasagna soup. My grandma lived to be 100 years[Read More…]

Promise scholars will earn more money for college

In a recent special meeting, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission voted to extend the deadline for current high school seniors to apply for the Promise Scholarship until May 1. The Commission also approved increasing the award amount for the 2023-24 academic year to $5,200, up from the previous[Read More…]

Lady Indians take tennis win over Moorefield

by Jamie Harris The 2023 spring sports season kicked off last week and the Berkeley Springs High School tennis programs were ready for action. Both the boy’ s and girl’ s programs hosted the Moorefield Y ellow Jackets at the Warm Springs tennis courts on Wednesday, March 15. The Lady[Read More…]