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U.S. Senator Manchin announced West Virginia has been awarded $20 million to establish statewide network for neuroscience research

WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia has been awarded a highly competitive, five-year $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) that will boost scientific research and[Read More…]

Gov. Justice announces largest single-month revenue surplus in West Virginia history: $319 million

State budget surplus for 2023 expected to exceed $1.7 billion By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice, on Monday, announced that the state’s April General Revenue collections exceeded projections by $319 million, resulting in the largest single-month revenue surplus in West Virginia history. “Everybody[Read More…]

U.S. Senator Manchin announces $12.9 million for West Virginia head start programs

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced $12,914,643 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Southwestern Community Action Council and the Community Action of South Eastern West Virginia Head Start programs. Head Start supports educational growth from birth to[Read More…]

W.Va. State Senate President Blair, House Speaker Hanshaw, state economic development officials and legislative representatives celebrate opening of West Virginia Office in Taiwan

Officials say new trade office will make West Virginia more competitive as it tries to attract Taiwanese investment into state WV Press Release Sharing TAIPEI, Tiawan — W.Va. Senate President Craig Blair, R-Berkeley, today joined Secretary of Economic Development Mitch Carmichael, Economic Development Director Mike Graney, and Speaker of the House Roger[Read More…]

Gov. Justice appoints Anitra Hamilton to 81st District seat in West Virginia House of Delegates

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Anitra Hamilton to the West Virginia House of Delegates 81st District, which covers Morgantown. Hamilton fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Danielle Walker, who left earlier this month to become the executive director of the American Civil[Read More…]

WV Public Energy Authority still preparing to govern under new law requiring its approval for decommissioning fossil fuel-fired plants

By Mike Tony, HD Media CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At its monthly meeting Wednesday, the West Virginia Public Energy Authority got an update on work under a new law poised to thrust it into a key role in the possible shutdown of a coal-fired plant slated to shutter soon. But it wasn’t[Read More…]

West Virginia’s ‘Shape Our Future’ tourism education initiative to launch statewide

New hospitality-tourism education program part of  WV Tourism’s statewide ‘Tourism Works’ effort By Matt Young, WV Press Association CRAIGSVILLE, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice, along with several state officials, during a Tuesday press conference at the Nicholas County Career and Technical Center (CTC), announced the launch of the “Shape Our[Read More…]

Opinion: Inclusion – Some Limits May Apply

By W.Va. State Senator Mike Caputo, D-Marion, 13th District In a recent radio interview about some of the socially divisive laws just passed by the Legislature’s Republican-led supermajority, West Virginia GOP Chairwoman Elgine McArdle was asked whether our state might now be viewed as less inclusive. She responded, “Inclusiveness is[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Children and Families hears DHHR and other presentations

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Children and Families, on Tuesday, heard testimony from human service professionals, on topics ranging from adult healthcare, to the state’s foster care system.   Legislative Healthcare Advisor Jeremiah Samples was first to address the committee, and[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Health Committee looks at use of opioid lawsuit settlements

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With over $867 million coming to the state from opioid lawsuit settlements, an ever-increasing need for effective statewide substance abuse recovery facilities, continual mental health support for residents, and strong medical cannabis permit guidelines, the Legislative Joint Committee on Health had[Read More…]

WVSOM, University of Charleston partnership will allow students to earn dual D.O./MBA degree

WV Press Release Sharing LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Starting this summer, students at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) will have the option of learning to manage a business while learning to manage the health of their future patients. On April 17, WVSOM officially entered into a partnership with[Read More…]

W.Va. Legislature’s April Interim meetings start today at

WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s April Interim meetings start today at 1 p.m. at the Capitol. The schedule and agendas are as follows: Sunday, April 16, 2023 Convene Adjourn Committee Location 01:00 PM 03:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability – Agenda Senate Finance 01:00[Read More…]

WV Press Interview: President Gee and administration look at how to make WVU a smaller, more efficient institution 

University’s projected enrollment decline of 5,000 over the next decade could require a $75 million adjustment to annual budget By Don Smith, WV Press Association Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles from a WV Press Association interview with WVU President Gordon Gee on the State[Read More…]

Media Advisory: WVU to host American Collegiate Horsemen’s Association National Convention

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University has issued the following media advisory: WHAT: West Virginia University will host the American Collegiate Horsemen’s Association National Convention, drawing students from across the country to learn about the horse industry and develop leadership skills. WHO: Members of the WVU Collegiate Horsemen’s Association, WVU Equine Studies Program in the Davis College of Agriculture,[Read More…]

West Virginia PEIA Finance Board public hearing set for Martinsburg; See plan handout here

Four meetings scheduled around the state; board decision expected on Thursday WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.VA. — In light of recent benefit changes enacted by the West Virginia Legislature, the state’s Public Employees Insurance Agency will be making changes to the Plan Year 2024 Financial Plan (effective July 1, 2023). [Read More…]