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World-class bluegrass returns to Tucker County with the annual Pickin’ In Parsons Festival 

West Virginia Press Association PARSONS, W.Va. — The award-winning Pickin’ in Parsons bluegrass festival returns, bringing over 20 renowned musical acts to the banks of the Shavers Fork River at the Five River Campground in Parsons, West Virginia, from Tuesday, July 30 through Saturday, August 3.  Celebrating two decades as[Read More…]

Opinion: Last

By E. Gordon Gee, President, West Virginia University “Last” can be defined as a conclusion; a time when things are done. However, as I prepare for my final – or last – year at West Virginia University, I am not focused on concluding my tenure as a university president. Instead,[Read More…]

West Virginia has a severe shortage of direct care professionals: Here’s how you can help

West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Help your community while earning money — that’s the opportunity that the West Virginia pathways to Professional In-Home Care is offering. The West Virginia Department of Human Services has partnered with the West Virginia University Health Affairs Institute to create a new training[Read More…]

Community engagement and partnerships the focus of Thursday’s WVSOM presentation

Online option offered; NIH to present national engagement ‘toolkit’ based on WVSOM’s CRCH model LEWISBURG W.Va. — Anyone interested in increasing community engagement and building community partnerships will want to attend or view the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Center for Rural and Community Health (CRCH) —  in partnership with the National[Read More…]

Award-winning GameChanger film “One Pill Can Kill” to air in West Virginia’s schools

Announcement made during GameChanger event at The Greenbrier By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Associaton WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – The award-winning GameChanger film “One Pill Can Kill” will soon air in middle and high schools throughout West Virginia as part of “Laken’s Law,” which was signed by Gov. Jim[Read More…]

Joint Committee on Health hears update on radiological health program

West Virginia Press Association Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Health, during the first official day of the May Interim Session on Monday, heard an overview of the radiological health program from West Virginia’s Environmental Health Services Director Jason Frame. “The radiological health program[Read More…]

Lawmakers hear regulation efforts on sales of kratom, hemp-derived cannabinoid products

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Progress made on the statewide regulation of kratom and select hemp-derived cannabinoid product sales was discussed on Monday during the interim meeting of the Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary. Representatives from three state agencies, Derek Walker, assistant deputy tax[Read More…]

Joint Committee on Finance hears update on state’s finances from Department of Revenue officials

West Virginia Press Association Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In an abbreviated meeting of the Joint Standing Committee on Finance, on Monday, committee members heard remarks from Acting Cabinet Secretary Larry Pack with the West Virginia Department of Revenue.  “We’ve got a good story to tell in West Virginia,” Pack[Read More…]

Celebrating National Hospital Week (May 12-18) in West Virginia

West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. –Next week May 12-18, 2024, is National Hospital Week, which presents an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the many community contributions made by hospitals and hospital-based clinicians, caregivers, and support staff. “Community hospitals are essential to the people and places they serve, providing round-the-clock care[Read More…]

WVSOM celebrates 47th annual commencement

West Virginia Press Association Staff Report LEWISBURG, W.Va. – The 2024 graduating class of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), on Friday – in the company of family, friends, peers, alumni, and faculty – took part in the school’s 47th commencement ceremony.  “What a journey it has been,”[Read More…]

WV Bioscience Summit to highlight Medtech, Biotech Development in Huntington on May 29

West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With the goal of highlighting the entrepreneurs, researchers, companies, and institutions that are making a positive difference in West Virginia’s life science community, the West Virginia Bioscience Association will host the 12th Annual West Virginia Bioscience Summit on Wednesday, May 29 in Huntington. The event will take place at Marshall[Read More…]

U.S. Senate designates April 15-21 as National Osteopathic Medicine Week

CHARLESTON, W.VA.— U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Jim Risch (R-ID) last week reintroduced a bipartisan resolution designating April 15-21, 2024, as National Osteopathic Medicine Week. The bipartisan resolution recognizes the service and dedication of Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) and schools of[Read More…]