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Nation Jun 17Department of Justice says West Virginia, Arkansas transgender bans violate federal law
The U.S. Department of Justice has slammed a new West Virginia law that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports.
Politics Apr 28West Virginia transgender athlete bill signed by governor
West Virginia's governor has signed a bill that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports in middle and high schools and colleges.
Nation Mar 10West Virginia governor announces 168 unreported COVID-19 deaths
Justice says officials discovered that 70 facilities — mostly hospitals and nursing homes — did not report the deaths to the state's health department.
Health Feb 21U.S. coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000
A year into the pandemic, the running total of lives lost was about 498,000 — roughly the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and just shy of the size of Atlanta. The figure compiled by Johns Hopkins University surpasses the number…
Education Feb 10Bill would allow firing of striking West Virginia teachers
Several states, including West Virginia, already ban teacher strikes, but that does not keep them from occurring. A 1990 state Supreme Court ruling declared a strike that year illegal.
Nation Jan 15WATCH: Pence remembers Chuck Yeager at memorial service
Yeager died last month at age 97. The West Virginia native in 1947 became the first person to fly faster than sound.
Education Jul 31Students return to campus amid virus growth in some states
Across the country, students are jumping through additional hoops by getting tests, navigating travel quarantines and abiding by strict rules. At North Carolina State University, the return of students was staggered over 10 days and students were greeted Friday by…
Economy Feb 19Bill to cut greyhound racing funds rejected in West Virginia
Opponents have said the bill would doom an industry that provides up to 1,700 jobs. Gov. Jim Justice vetoed similar legislation in 2017.
Economy Dec 13Tight supply of Christmas trees leads to higher prices
Industry officials say everyone who wants a last-minute tree should be able to find one. It just might take a little more searching.
Economy Oct 29Major U.S. coal company, Murray Energy, files for bankruptcy
Former Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray said the move was necessary to access liquidity and best position the company for long-term success.