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Judge asked to dismiss lawsuit over WVa transgender ban

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Education officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging West Virginia’s new law that bans transgender athletes from...

Unending grief of COVID-19 deaths causing problems for some

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Kelly Brown's 74-year-old father got sick first with COVID-19, followed by her 71-year-old mom just two days later. John and Judy Trzebiatowski died of...

Rental assistance fell victim to politics, bureaucracy

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Before the pandemic hit, Jacqueline Bartley, a mother of two girls and a boy, had a comfortable life. Then the 41-year-old lost her job...

Senators to watch as Dems debate changing filibuster rules

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WASHINGTON — Looming over Senate Democrats this year is a decision that could fundamentally change Congress: whether to change or eliminate the rules of...

Needle exchange law in West Virginia halted amid lawsuit

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A judge in West Virginia has granted a group's request to stop a law tightening requirements on needle exchange programs from...

HIV SOS: Action sought for spike in cases in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dozens of volunteers formed the letters “HIV SOS” at a health event Saturday as activists seek a public health emergency declaration...

US seeks ways to recruit, retain wildland firefighters

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BOISE, Idaho — U.S. wildfire managers are considering shifting from seasonal to full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire...

Probation for ex-VA hospital doc who admitted fondling women

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A former physician at a West Virginia's veterans hospital was sentenced to probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to touching two female...

Probation for WVa mail carrier in absentee ballot case

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ELKINS, W.Va. — A West Virginia postal carrier who pleaded guilty to altering mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots was sentenced to five years’...

Governor: GOP pick for public broadcasting brings ‘balance’

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is defending his appointment of a Republican Party operative to a public broadcasting oversight board, saying...