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U.S. Senator Capito, colleagues introduce bill to raise minimum wage

Legislation would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $11 WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., this week joined Senators Mitt Romney , R-Utah, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Bill Cassidy, M.D. ,R-La., Susan Collins , R-Maine, and J.D. Vance , R-Ohio, to introduce the Higher Wages for[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority discusses bail and release efforts

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislative Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority (LOCRJCFA), on Monday, had the opportunity to question a panel of criminal justice professionals regarding the conditions and circumstances of bail and release in the state. Joining the panel were[Read More…]

West Virginia legislative leaders hoping Southern Legislative Conference generates millions in economic impact

Event set for July 21-25, 2024 By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – In July 2024, the Council of State Governments Southern Office (CSG South) will host its annual Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) at The Greenbrier. And, although the event is still 10 months away,[Read More…]

U.S. Senator Manchin questions witnesses on rapid development of artificial intelligence, Energy Department’s role in ensuring security 

Senator questions experts on risks posed by AI WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee recently held a hearing to examine recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) role in ensuring U.S. competitiveness and security in emerging technologies.[Read More…]

Opinion: U.S. Senator Capito says United States leading by values at home and abroad 

By U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capit, R-W.Va., and U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa. We just returned from a bipartisan and bicameral Congressional Delegation (CODEL) comprised of all-women members to the Indo-Pacific, with stops specifically in Australia and New Zealand.   The trip had a dual mission. The first: to discuss national[Read More…]

U.S. Senator Manchin announces $387,194 for two physics research projects at West Virginia University

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.VA. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced $387,194 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for two physics research projects at West Virginia University (WVU). The funding will support critical research into light-shaping structures and[Read More…]

Media Advisory: W.Va. Governor Justice to hold bill signing ceremonies for Marshall University and Fire Department funding, and Art Grants Presentation today

Events in Point Pleasant at 11:30 a.m. and Huntington at 2 p.m. WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The office of Governor Jim Justice has issued the following media advisory: WHAT: Gov. Justice will sign into law several bills which provide $12 million dollars in supplemental funding to our fire departments and[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Marshall School of Pharmacy to present white coats to first-year pharmacy students on Friday at 2 p.m.

WV Press Release Sharing HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University has issued the following media advisory: The Marshall University School of Pharmacy will formally welcome its first-year pharmacy students at its 12th annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 18, at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall in Huntington. During the event, students will be presented[Read More…]

Media Advisory: New River Community College Partners with Friday Night Medical Time Out to elevate safety measures for local high school athletes

WV Press Release Sharing BEAVER, W.Va. – As part of a strategic collaboration, New River Community and Technical College will be joining forces with Friday Night Medical Time Out to enhance safety protocols for local high school athletes. On Monday, Aug. 21, at Shady Spring High School, New River CTC Paramedic students will be[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Gov. Justice to announce major economic development project today at 10:30 a.m.

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The office of Gov. Jim Justice has issued the following media advisory: WHO: Gov. Jim Justice, other officials. WHAT: Gov. Justice will join officials to announce a major economic development project coming to West Virginia.  WHEN: Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: The Culture Center TheaterState[Read More…]

WV Press Convention 2023: Hampshire Review wins Newspaper of the Year Honors

EDITORIAL: Charleston Gazette-Mail, The Inter-Mountain, Hampshire Review, and The Doddridge Independent win General Excellence Honors ADVERTISING: Charleston Gazette-Mail, The Inter-Mountain, Times Record & Roane County Reporter; and Tyler Star News win General Excellence Honors WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With “family” being a major theme of the 2023 West[Read More…]

West Virginia House of Delegates Democratic Caucus elects Delegate Sean Hornbuckle, D-Cabell, as next minority leader

Hornbuckle will be the West Virginia House of Delegates’ first Black floor leader CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Democratic members of the West Virginia House of Delegates took a historic caucus vote Tuesday, Aug. 8 to select Delegate Sean Hornbuckle, D-Cabell, as their next minority leader. Hornbuckle, 37, first was elected to[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Joint Standing Committee on Health hears about need for child protective services workers

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Following passage of two new statutes and the implementation of multiple initiatives, the state’s Child Protective Service (CPS) worker vacancy rate has decreased 14 percent since January, according to West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Bureau for Social Services[Read More…]

WV Press Convention 2023: State’s newspapers gathering in Charleston on Friday and Saturday

Two-day conference includes awards, education and networking; Sponsors and speakers supporting event that features three segments open and free to the public WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.VA. — West Virginia newspaper representatives will hear from Gov. Jim Justice, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, along with[Read More…]

2023 WVPA Convention: Learn how U.S. Senators’ offices can help West Virginia constituents

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “West Virginians come to the Senator for really almost any issue that they need help with, and he sees that as his top priority – delivering the necessary constituent services to help them.” That’s what Mara Boggs, W.Va. state director for U.S. Senator[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Economic Development and Tourism hears reports on wineries and garbage collection

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism, on Monday, began its meeting with a presentation regarding West Virginia’s vineyard and winery industry. Mike Crate with the Rusty Nail Winery in Berkeley County, and  Chris Cosco, with Wind Down[Read More…]