Yo! West Virginia Raps

From the Valley to the Mountaintop: Hip Hop in Appalachia By Crystal Good, BlackByGod A panel discussion took place on Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Shawkey Dining Room of the Memorial Student Center at Marshall University. The two-hour session examined hip hop music, Black culture, and Appalachian identity through a discussion […]

Senate approves plan to raise PEIA premiums

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Senate, on Saturday, passed a bill which will allow for an increase in PEIA premiums for the first time since 2012.  Rate increase notwithstanding, the bill – SB 268, sponsored by Sen. Tom Takubo, R-Kanawha – is intended to “provide stability for the PEIA (Public Employees Insurance […]

Delegates seek middle ground on ‘deliberate intent’ damages in workplace accidents

By Brad McElhinny Delegates seem ready to accept a compromise over the difficult issue of damages in cases where injured workers can prove deliberate intent by employers who cut corners on safety. “This has been a challenge,” said Delegate Rick Hillenbrand, R-Hampshire. “I think that this is a reasonable compromise, and I will vote in favor of […]