DETROIT — The federal government is moving forward with a plan to let teenagers drive big rigs from state to state in a test program.
CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is now accepting applications for the Mental Health Loan Repayment Program, which provides loan repayment for licensed mental health professionals practicing in underserved communities in West Virginia, according to a news release.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia lawmakers will again attempt to ease the burden of mental hygiene orders on sheriff’s departments after an attempt to lift medical clearance died in last year’s legislative session.
CHARLESTON — For the first time in half a year, families on Friday were going without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit — a program that was intended to be part of President Joe Biden’s legacy but has emerged instead as a flash point over who is worthy of government support.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s top two Democratic lawmakers laid out their party’s priorities Thursday morning, calling for increases in state workers’ pay, deterring the consolidation of public schools and mending food insecurity statewide, among other wishes for the 2022 legislative session.
HUNTINGTON — The Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) says 2021 was its third consecutive record-breaking year, with more than 100,000 lives saved and healed — over 10% more than in 2020.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Artist residency programs in two of Michigan’s most remote parks are once again giving creators the chance to find inspiration through deep solitude and connection with unspoiled nature.
DENVER — Recreation.gov launched its second annual “Share Your Story” adventure writing contest, inviting visitors of America’s federal public lands to submit stories detailing their experiences exploring and spending time in the great outdoors.
LAS VEGAS — A Nevada congresswoman and several elected and tribal officials announced support Friday for national monument designation over a broad area south of Las Vegas they say is biologically diverse and rich with Native American cultural significance.
WASHINGTON — A snowy owl apparently touring iconic buildings of the nation’s capital is captivating birdwatchers who manage to get a glimpse of the rare, resplendent visitor from the Arctic.
MELBOURNE, Fla. — When it comes to clearing their surroundings of trash, this couple has it in the bag — and bucket, and recycling and trash receptacles — from Thailand to Hawaii to Brevard County.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Mint said Monday it has begun shipping quarters featuring the image of poet Maya Angelou, the first coins in its American Women Quarters Program.
CHARLESTON — Of the students who graduated from West Virginia medical schools from 2011 to 2016 and have finished their residencies since then, only 1 in 5 are now practicing in the state.
CHARLESTON — As volunteer fire departments in West Virginia battle issues with recruitment and funding, state lawmakers have introduced several bills to help make the job of being a volunteer firefighter more appealing.
HUNTINGTON — As part of his first semester at Marshall University, President Brad Smith has embarked on a listening tour to learn from the institution’s community. After being appointed to the presidential position in October 2021, the Wing 2 Wing Foundation co-founder and former Intuit CEO …
SOUTH POINT, Ohio — When Deloris met Carl Kleinman as a teenager at the South Point Volunteer Fire Department 40 years ago, she knew the two of them would fall in love.
As interested parties watch the Legislature’s latest attempt to extend broadband to rural areas, one of the state’s few suburban counties is taking matters into its own hands.
HUNTINGTON — The Huntington Museum of Art will open a new exhibition with a focus on the Ohio River and its tributaries titled “West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Presents La Belle Riviere.”
In many ways, travel in 2021 was more challenging than it was in 2020. While demand for travel returned, sufficient hospitality staffing often did not, leading to long waits at airports, hotel check-in desks and restaurants.
DEAR JILL: I’ve owned freezers for many years; I use them for venison, fish, ice and meats that I buy on sale. In 40 years, I’ve only had two large freezers. I read your article on freezer storage, and I was a little surprised — but not totally — that you did not mention the advantages of ma…
CHARLESTON — A bill banning abortions after 15 weeks and levying penalties for any physicians who perform them passed the West Virginia House Committee on Health and Human Resources on Thursday and is now on its way to the Judiciary Committee.
CHARLESTON — Expanding broadband to internet-starved portions of West Virginia will be a top priority over the next three months, state officials pledged recently, echoing promises from the past.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Season six winner of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., will perform in January and February at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, according to a news release.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden faces a steep path to achieve his ambitious goal of slashing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, amid legislative gridlock that has stalled a $2 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives.
CHARLESTON — West Virginia American Water’s request for additional tens of millions of dollars in a rate increase has drawn withering scrutiny from consumer advocate groups and the staff of the state Public Service Commission.
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Dressed in a pig suit, a Shreveport man luring wild hogs from his treestand had a modern thought: I should shoot my first TikTok.
It’s no secret that prices are on the rise at the grocery store again. Between rising production costs, inflation and supply chain issues, we’ve seen prices climbing in uncomfortable ways.
HUNTINGTON — The 69th edition of The Life Writing Class led by author and editor John Patrick Grace will launch online via Zoom from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. The class will run for 10 straight weeks.
CHARLESTON — A name change for the state’s busiest airport officially took effect Jan. 1, when Charleston’s Yeager Airport became West Virginia International Yeager Airport.
Jennifer Garner has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, based not just on her career as an actor, but also because of her record as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, the organization said Thursday.
It all happened quickly. Jenny (not her real name) was hospitalized after suffering from large bites from bedbugs, dehydration and disorientation.
CHARLESTON — COVID-19 is on the mind but not immediately in legislative rules and procedures among West Virginia legislative majority leaders, they said Friday.
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Karla Cartwright and her son, Weston, didn’t know what to expect the first time they attended Eagle Mount’s Big Sky Kids Camp, designed for children diagnosed with cancer and their families, in 1993.
EUGENE, Ore. — Two 19-year-old men who went winter camping were rescued near Eugene, Oregon, by the U.S. Coast Guard after signaling for help by writing an “SOS” sign in the snow.
During the first several months of the pandemic in the U.S., Dina Levy made her young daughter and son go on walks with her three times a day.
HUNTINGTON — Almost 30 years after the gruesome murder of 16-year-old Billy Paul Call, the Kenova community continues to petition against the killer’s possibility of parole.
HUNTINGTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice awarded more than $7.25 million from the CARES Act to homeless shelters and food pantries, including Facing Hunger Foodbank, which received $1 million to expand its warehouse.