Scientists say it has about 50 mutations, twice that of the delta variant. In theory, these mutations could help the virus evade people’s immunity gained from the vaccine or previous infections, said state coronavirus czar Dr. Clay Marsh.
Short Stories, Poems And History — A Conversation With W.Va. Author Richard Hartman, This West Virginia MorningOn this West Virginia Morning, author Richard Hartman has had many diverse careers in his life: forest ranger, paramedic, administrative law judge and professor, among others. The West Virginia native’s new book, “A Night in the Woods and Other Absurdities of Life,” has just been published. We hear about his collection of humorous short stories, poems and historical essays.
West Virginia economist predicts remaining jobs lost because of pandemic will be back in about 10 months. But, he noted that West Virginia’s economy was struggling even before the pandemic.
“America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. is performing a series of holiday concerts around West Virginia next month. The Home for the Holidays Tour includes five shows that are open to the public.
Negotiations are set to resume for striking maintenance and service workers at a West Virginia hospital. Representatives for Cabell Huntington Hospital and more than 900 members of the the Service Employees International Union District 1999 are scheduled to return to the bargaining table on Tuesday, the hospital said.
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The story of Appalachia can’t be summarized in one book, one article or one movie. Our region goes beyond just ill-considered stereotypes.
Under a new state law, needle exchange programs must now get local buy-in from county and city leaders. Without it, these programs can’t legally operate.
West Virginia K-12 schools are experiencing a teacher shortage in all subjects, but there are five areas where that shortage is seen as critical. Those subjects include math and science, special education, elementary education and counseling -- and the shortage is felt most in southern counties, according to the West Virginia Department of Education.
A new recovery program in Greenbrier County that gives women a place to live as they work through a recovery program received a $498,024 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).
As COVID-19 continues to spread in West Virginia, it will likely put increased pressure on hospitals. Retired Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, head of the Joint Interagency Task Force, reported during Gov. Jim Justice’s regular coronavirus briefing that the reproduction number of COVID-19 is now 1.04.
Union employees participating in two separate strikes at the Cabell Huntington Hospital and Special Metals urge Huntington City Council to support blocked resolution.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting presents Communities in Schools: Extending a Helping Hand, a half-hour documentary about a national education program that helps connect public schools with community resources to ensure every child is nurtured, supported, and helped to flourish in school with the goal of graduating. The program airs Friday, Nov. 26, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and will be available on WVPB's streaming service, Passport, thereafter.
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