W.Va. Settles with Feds Over ADA Investigation

May 15, 2019

On this West Virginia Morning, following an investigation started five years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice determined West Virginia is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. That’s because it has too many children with serious emotional or behavioral disorders in out-of-state residential facilities. As Kara Lofton reports, the Justice Department and the state have agreed to a plan to bring West Virginia into compliance with that law within five years.

Also on today's show, on the most recent Inside Appalachia podcast episode, we hear how the small town of Northfork became known as the “Basketball Capital of the United States.” This morning, we hear part of the story, produced by John Hale, about his family’s place in that history. Roxy Todd starts off asking John to recount the game that started it all for the Northfork Blue Demons.

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