Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:48:00 GMT
Updated 3:08 p.m. ET President Trump lashed out about the House impeachment inquiry in a tweet Tuesday morning, calling it "a lynching," a choice of words that drew sharp rebukes from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. In his post, Trump wrote, "So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching. But we will WIN!" Lynchings hold a dark place in American history. The NAACP notes that there were 4,743 people lynched in the United States from 1882 to 1968. And that is just the number of recorded lynchings. "Most of the lynchings that took place happened in the South," the civil rights organization writes. "A big reason for this was the end of the Civil War. Once black[s] were given their freedom, many people felt that the freed blacks were getting away with too much freedom and
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:56:59 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, foster families are in high demand in many states. West Virginia has the highest rate in the country for the number of children who are removed from their homes and put into state care. There are a lot of families who are stepping up to take them in, but many say they feel unprepared for the looming task of taking care of the children who are placed in their homes. Roxy Todd reports.
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:28:42 GMT
A group of state leaders working on a three-year plan to address substance use in West Virginia are traveling the state to share what they’ve come up with, and they say they need help deciding which issues to address first, and how.
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:09:00 GMT
Former President Jimmy Carter suffered a "minor pelvic fracture" after falling down in his home in Plains, Ga., Monday night, the Carter Center says. It's the second time Carter has been hurt in a fall this month; he got a black eye from a fall days after he turned 95 on Oct. 1. Carter "has been admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture," the Carter Center said in an announcement Tuesday. The center adds, "He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home." Shortly after his earlier fall, Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, 92, returned to their work volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, attending a rally to build a house in Nashville, Tenn. Carter's appearance — bandaged and bruised, with 14 stitches above his eye — was hailed as both a relief and an inspiration by many of his supporters. "I fell down and hit my forehead on a sharp edge and had to go to the hospital. And they took 14 stitches in my forehead and my
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 19:08:18 GMT
At a town hall event in Logan, Ohio, Kelly Taulbee walks through the steps of an encounter with someone experiencing an opioid overdose. She's training a group to use NARCAN , the opioid reversal medication. She pulled out the small applicator and demonstrated how easy it is to spray the medication in someone’s nose. As the director of nursing for the Hocking County health department, she understands the importance of this life-saving medicine. “It is simple. It is safe. It is effective,” she said. But she also knows that NARCAN is just one of many tools needed to respond to a crisis that has grown to affect nearly every aspect of life in this rural corner of southern Ohio.
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:37:23 GMT
A Polish family-owned cosmetics business has decided to place its United States flagship in West Virginia. The family hopes to open a manufacturing facility in Martinsburg in five years.
Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, last-minute settlement negotiations in Ohio are proceeding in a closely watched case against some companies that made or sold opioid painkillers. It’s the first hearing of the National Prescription Opiate Litigation, which consolidated thousands of lawsuits brought by state, county and local governments. The stakes are enormous, especially for the Ohio Valley, which has some of the worst rates of addiction and overdose deaths. As the Ohio Valley ReSource’s Aaron Payne reports, the hardest-hit communities have no shortage of needs, and plenty of ideas for how money won from a judgement or settlement should be used.
Sun, 20 Oct 2019 04:51:00 GMT
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:32:33 GMT
A pastor in St. Albans has been helping residents of a local homeless encampment called Tent City get back on their feet. But not everyone in the town approves of the work he’s doing. “They hate to move every night. They hate to bother people,” Stan Smith, a pastor in St. Albans, W.Va., said as he drove around the outskirts of town, pointing out the tucked-away thickets where homeless people have set up camps.
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 17:22:06 GMT
Adversity isn’t new to Appalachia. We’ve faced boom and bust cycles for over a century. This episode of Inside Appalachia looks at some of those struggles and various efforts to curtail them. We’ll hear stories about West Virginia’s overwhelmed foster care system, to questions about what is killing off apple trees. And we’ll explore the research behind job creation programs — many of which are supported by federal grants. Do they bring long-term economic impact to Appalachia?
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:00:00 GMT
Pianist Bob Thompson returns with 27 th edition of Joy to the World , featuring guest-vocalist Jane Monheit.
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, in rural Appalachia, if you face homelessness, it can be challenging to find resources to help get back on your feet. A pastor in St. Albans, Kanawha County, saw that a homeless encampment consisting of about 10 tents in his community was being pushed out. People were being told they had to leave. So, he decided to help. But not everyone in the town approves of the work he’s doing. Independent producer Kyle Vass spent some time this summer looking into what’s been happening with the “tent city.”
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:46:38 GMT
Two police officers in Charleston have been placed on paid administrative leave following an incident during an arrest on Monday. According to a press release from the Charleston Police Department, the incident is being investigated by the Police Department’s Professional Standards Division to determine whether the force used was necessary and within the department’s policy. A citizen captured the arrest on video and it was posted on Facebook Tuesday. The video shows an officer punching a handcuffed suspect several times. The investigation “will be expedited and is expected to take no longer than two weeks,” according to the release. The police department met Thursday with Reverend Roberta Smith with RESET, an organization of Charleston clergy and community advocates who serve as liaisons to the Charleston Police Department and the community-at-large, to discuss the incident. As a result of the meeting, CPD will be conducting a series of trainings for officers, according to the release
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:28:32 GMT
Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday he has appointed John “J.R.” Pitsenbarger to the West Virginia Senate to represent the 11th district.
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:49:22 GMT
An attorney representing the family of a patient who died at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia says he plans to sue over what he believes is the man's suspicious death from a wrongful insulin injection.
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:52:06 GMT
A legislative audit says West Virginia's Division of Labor cited more than 500 violations of a jobs act intended to give local laborers the majority of roles on state-funded public works projects.
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:37:30 GMT
Updated at 11:10 a.m. ET Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a Baltimore attorney and civil rights advocate who served in Maryland's legislature before representing the state in the U.S. House, where he took on a lead role in investigating President Trump, has died. He was 68. Cummings , the head of the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Reform, died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital from complications related to longstanding health challenges, according to The Associated Press. "He worked until his last breath because he believed our democracy was the highest and best expression of our collective humanity and that our nation's diversity was our promise, not our problem," said Cummings' wife, Maryland Democratic Party Chair Maya Rockeymoore Cummings. It's been an honor to walk by his side on this incredible journey. I loved him deeply and will miss him dearly." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Cummings "my brother in Baltimore" as she spoke about him on Thursday. "In the Congress,
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:21:52 GMT
A farming business owned by the family of West Virginia's billionaire governor has received $125,000 in soybean and corn subsidies, the maximum allowed from a federal program meant to help American farmers through the U.S. trade war with China.
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, Republican candidates in West Virginia’s 2020 congressional races appear to be significantly out-fundraising Democrats, according to third quarter campaign finance reports. Dave Mistich has more.
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:05:00 GMT
Songwriter's Hall of Fame member and twice-grammy nominated artist Beth Nielsen Chapman performs on this week's episode of Mountain Stage with guest-host Kathy Mattea.