The West Virginia House of Delegates advanced House Bill 2257 to the Senate Friday. The bill establishes a supervised release penalty of up to 10 years for people found guilty of possession with intent to deliver heroin, methamphetamine or fentanyl.
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The West Virginia House of Delegates has once again passed a bill that would establish education savings accounts, or ESAs, for public school students who are looking to switch to private or homeschool. After initially passing HB 2013 in the full chamber two weeks ago, the House opted to send the Hope Scholarship Program back to committee to address some financial concerns.
- The Legislature Today Discusses Broadband Expansion, Education Bills, Personal Income Tax Repeal Proposal
- W.Va. Lawmakers Discuss The Hope Scholarship Bill, Charter School Legislation
- House, Senate Leaders Talk Legislative Process During COVID
- Minority Leaders Respond To Governor’s 2021 State Of The State Address
Decades after HIV was first discovered, there’s still discrimination. In this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we hear from several people here in Appalachia who are living with HIV. We also look back at why a needle exchange program in Charleston, West Virginia, was shut down in 2018 amid public outcry. Three years later, the city is now at the center of the most alarming outbreak of HIV in the nation.
On this West Virginia Morning, we explore the latest news from the West Virginia statehouse, and we have news on an HIV outbreak in Charleston. Also, we have a conversation on broadband expansion, and we bring you this week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week.
The House passed the next COVID-19 relief bill late last month. If the Senate passes, the bill would spend approximately $1.9 trillion to assist communities and help the American people recover from the financial burdens of the pandemic. West Virginia mayors and those representing frontline workers shared their support for the bill in a virtual news conference Wednesday.
Human beings are social creatures and the pandemic is taking a toll on all of us in one way or another. It’s also bringing to light just how important human connection is in our lives.This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear from folks who are overcoming these challenges on top of maintaining sobriety and staying on the path to recovery.
Our first episode recorded during the pandemic, without an audience, in November of 2020. Listen this weekend for performances from Chuck Prophet, Kim Richey, Sierra Ferrell and S. G. Goodman.
Gov. Justice Releases Plan To Reduce Personal Income Tax, Outlines Hikes To Make Up For Lost RevenueMore than three weeks after he championed the reduction of the personal income tax in his state of the state address, Gov. Jim Justice has unveiled details of the plan.
House Bill 2002 is an attempt to address the state’s broadband woes, with numerous provisions for broadband deployment, consumer protections and accountability of companies that receive public funding.
The digital revolution has created new outlets for long-form journalism, music and storytelling as print publications close down. One example is the website WestVirginiaVille.com.
A bill passed the West Virginia Senate Wednesday that would require some low-income families receiving public assistance to be screened for illegal drugs. But senators debated whether this would help or hurt those most in need.
A third West Virginian has been charged and arrested for taking part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
A bill much watched by educators that would increase the number of permitted brick-and-mortar public charter schools in West Virginia, as well as establishing virtual charter school options, is now on its way to the governor.
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