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Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:49:56 GMT
Hundreds of West Virginia college students and residents skipped class and work on Friday to raise awareness about the growing threat of climate change. The protest was part of a global climate action that drew millions of participants across the world.
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:42:03 GMT
For nearly a week, 90 workers from the General Motors Martinsburg Distribution Center have been on the picket line demanding better pay and benefits, as well as an updated promotional system for new employees.
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:24:10 GMT
The family of slain Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is filing a wrongful death claim against the federal government following his death in prison last year.
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:49:32 GMT
One-month-old Cayden wakes with a fierce cry and clenched fists as a nurse places her on a metal scale to check her weight. When she was born, the infant, now dressed in tiny pink socks, flowery leggings and a bright yellow polkadot top, weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was at risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome. “Have you noticed any tremors, tight muscles?” Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Amber Knapper asked Cayden’s mother. Tight muscles and tremors are among a long list of symptoms connected to neonatal abstinence syndrome, commonly known as NAS, a condition where babies are born in withdrawal from opioid drugs their mothers used during pregnancy.
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:18:01 GMT
Life as empty nesters was on the horizon for Lisa Robbins and her husband Brent. They had raised two children and were enjoying helping them with their two grandchildren. But in 2016, police arrested Lisa’s daughter, Mollie Ogle. “She got caught using drugs, shooting up in her vehicle in a convenience store parking lot,” Lisa said. “And so she went to jail."
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:48:56 GMT
This week on Inside Appalachia, we’re dedicating our episode to all the children who are affected by substance abuse before they're even born. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a topic that is heartbreaking, but critically important for us to spend some time understanding. The stigma that follows mothers, and their unborn babies, is keeping them from getting the prenatal care, and help for recovery, that women across our region desperately need.
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:28:07 GMT
Not many high schools can say their students operate an award-winning recycling program for their county, much less small schools in rural communities.
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, not many high schools can say they operate an award-winning recycling program for their county. Much less do you hear this from smaller schools in rural counties. But Wyoming East High School, a school of about 500 students in Wyoming County, has just that. As part of a new occasional series exploring outdoor learning, reporter Emily Allen spoke to the EPA-honored science teacher who helped make the effort possible.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:32:31 GMT
A fourth person has been named as a potential victim in the ongoing investigation of suspicious deaths at a Clarksburg, West Virginia veteran’s hospital. Attorney Dino Colombo said Thursday an autopsy has revealed Army veteran Archie D. Edgell died in March 2018 as a result of an unneeded insulin injection.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:28:00 GMT
Over the past half-century, North America has lost more than a quarter of its entire bird population, or around 3 billion birds. That's according to a new estimate published in the journal Science by researchers who brought together a variety of information that has been collected on 529 bird species since 1970. "We saw this tremendous net loss across the entire bird community," says Ken Rosenberg , an applied conservation scientist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, N.Y. "By our estimates, it's a 30% loss in the total number of breeding birds." Rosenberg and his colleagues already knew that a number of bird populations had been decreasing. "But we also knew that other bird populations were increasing," he says. "And what we didn't know is whether there was a net change." Scientists thought there might simply be a shift in the total bird population toward more generalist birds adapted to living around humans. To find out, the researchers collected data from long-running
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:28:00 GMT
A West Virginia hospital announced that it is laying off 25 employees due to a reduction in patients and revenue. News outlets report Fairmont Regional Medical Center made the announcement Wednesday in a statement.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:53:09 GMT
A federal biologist says federally protected vultures are invading West Virginia, having migrated from Central and South America about 45 years ago and now settling up the East Coast.
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:00:00 GMT
Renowned singer and guitarist John Pizzarelli brings his trio to Mountain Stage this week.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:10:05 GMT
West Virginia employees of coal operator Blackjewel LLC have received their final paychecks more than two months after the company declared bankruptcy on July 1.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:42:40 GMT
If you ask state departments, “Are there standards of care that all facilities treating opioid-dependent pregnant women have to follow?” The short answer is, “No, there are not exact protocols on how to do that,” said Dr. Connie White, deputy commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Public Health. “Like anyone that you treat with a substance use disorder, it’s very individualized.” Part of the challenge with having exact protocols for pregnant and parenting women is that women in this stage of life have unique needs that are often complex. “The challenges have more to do with barriers to care, such as access to those services – including where treatment facilities are located or are not located – as well as other factors related to the population, such as childcare and transportation,” said Janine Breyel, director of the substance use and pregnancy initiatives through the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership. “In terms of the care itself, it’s fairly straightforward to get a woman on
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:04:10 GMT
Tickets are still available for this Sunday’s star-studded Mountain Stage line-up, scheduled for 7p.m. at the Culture Center Theater on the state capitol grounds. But if you can't join us, watch live via VuHaus.com .
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:55:26 GMT
West Virginia on Wednesday, Sept. 18, sued Johnson & Johnson over its marketing of a surgical mesh used to treat pelvic conditions in women after regulators halted sales of the device in the U.S.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:27:10 GMT
An informational network that is designed to help crime and rape survivors in West Virginia check an offender’s custody status has expanded to include all regional jails in the state.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:42:00 GMT
More than 180 solar panels are now on the roof of Shepherd University’s Scarborough Library . It’s one of the largest solar panel installations in West Virginia.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, Shepherd University’s campus library is home to the largest solar panel installation on a nonprofit in West Virginia. As Liz McCormick reports, the staff who pushed for the installation are hopeful the achievement will inspire more organizations and homeowners in the state to turn to solar power.