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WV resident charged with fraudulently becoming U.S. citizen; allegedly failed to disclose role in abuse of prisoners 

BY: - December 1, 2023

A West Virginia resident from Bosnia and Herzegovina was arrested in Morgantown on Thursday and charged with lying to authorities in order to become a U.S. citizen more than 10 years ago. According to a news release from the Department of Justice, Nada Radovan Tomanic, 51, is charged with two counts of unlawful procurement of […]

A beige stone church with a rainbow Pride flag sits on the corner of a street.

West Virginia cities need to show more empathy for people without homes

BY: - November 21, 2023

There’s been multiple municipal attacks on homeless populations in West Virginia over the last few months. Wheeling City Council voted to ban camping on public property without permission earlier this month. The ordinance will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024. Monongalia County Commission passed an ordinance last month that prohibits panhandling at “busy intersections,” […]

A glass building with a blue sign that says Mountainlair at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., sits above a stone retaining wall.

As WVU faculty learn whose jobs are cut, they say more will leave and jeopardize programs 

BY: - October 11, 2023

Christiaan Abildso has been in Morgantown for nearly 20 years, first as a graduate student studying public health, then working as a faculty member in the same department. He focused on promoting health and exercise — in a state that has been consistently ranked as one of the nation’s least healthy. On Monday, he was […]

Facing program cuts and layoffs, WVU faculty overwhelmingly pass ‘no confidence’ vote in Gee

BY: - September 6, 2023

West Virginia University faculty, facing a wave of layoffs as the university will lose academic programs, overwhelmingly passed a vote of no confidence in their university president.  The vote, held Wednesday on the Morgantown campus and online, was the culmination of months of faculty concerns about university leaders’ plan to cut dozens of academic majors […]