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Flags in West Virginia at half-staff as state mourns death of State Police Sgt. Cory Maynard

WV Press Report with updates from Williamson Daily News and The Mingo Messenger CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This weekend United States and West Virginia flags on state-owned facilities are half-staff in honor and remembrance of Sgt. Cory Maynard of the West Virginia State Police.  Maynard was killed Friday in an on-duty shooting[Read More…]

U.S. Senator Manchin, gas industry representatives, government officials and others praise effort to complete Mountain Valley Pipeline

Senator visits construction site, hosts press conference in Charleston on Friday CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Following Thursday’s vote in Washington on the bipartisan debt ceiling agreement to secure the completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was back in Charleston on Friday, meeting with gas industry representatives,[Read More…]

Media Advisory: U.S. Senator Manchin issues statement, holding media availability this afternoon in Charleston on securing Mountain Valley Pipeline

MVP Roundtable and Press Availability set for 3:30 pm in Charleston WV Press Release Sharing: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has scheduled a media available this afternoon and released a statement after voting for the bipartisan debt ceiling agreement to secure[Read More…]

Biden-Harris Administration announces more than $315 Million for cleanup and technical assistance at polluted Brownfield Sites

WV Press Release Sharing Plan is EPA’s largest investment ever in brownfields communities made by President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced more than $315 million from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda to expedite the assessment and cleanup of brownfield[Read More…]

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announces $5.4 million for Brownfields clean up across West Virginia

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-WV, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $5,466,135 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program for ten initiatives across West Virginia. The funding is made possible[Read More…]

West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore announces 2023 SMART529 “When I Grow Up” essay contest regional and teacher winners

Grand Prize Winner to be Announced at September Culture Center Ceremony WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer Riley Moore has announced the 15 regional student winners and statewide teacher winner of this year’s SMART529 “When I Grow Up” essay contest. Now in its 16th year, the annual essay[Read More…]

U.S. Senator Manchin introduces bipartisan legislation to overhaul federal correctional facilities oversight

WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, DC— Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Federal Prison Oversight Act, bipartisan legislation that would create a new oversight structure to ensure transparency, safety, and accountability in federal correctional facilities. “After serious reports of abuses, staff shortages, and dangerous conditions in federal facilities in West Virginia[Read More…]

Miles in a Minute with Betsy Miles: Charleston Dirty Birds celebrate first ‘Furry Friends Friday’ and weekend baseball at GoMart Ballpark

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Press’ Betsy Miles gives you news and updates with “Miles in a Minute.” Tonight the Charleston Dirty Birds celebrate the first ‘Furry Friends Friday’ and weekend baseball at GoMart Ballpark. Fans can bring out the family and the family pet to watch the Dirty Birds play[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Marshall University working in the field of Cyber security

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University is positioning itself to become a national leader in the field of cyber security, and, according to General Counsel Toney Stroud, leadership is working hard to make that happen.  While speaking before members of the legislative Joint Standing Committee[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Drug Court and Home Confinement reviewed

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Presentations regarding Drug Court and Home Confinement were among the Business before the West Virginia Legislature’s Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority during the final day of May Interim Sessions on Tuesday.  First to present was the[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Foster care ombudsman, correctional inmate grievances discussed

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization, on Monday, heard presentations on both the scope of the state’s Foster Care Ombudsman, as well as the grievance procedure for inmates housed within the state’s correctional facilities.   First to[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: How does the state regulate artificial intelligence?

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Regulating artificial intelligence (AI) is something that West Virginia’s legislators must begin to consider, at least according to some experts.  On Monday, members of the interim Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary heard from three experts on how AI is being[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Fire, EMS discuss suicide prevention, more funding for first responders

First responder suicide rates outnumbering line-of-duty deaths By Matt Young, WV Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – “I need to drive this home – Suicide rates aren’t just outnumbering line-of-duty deaths – they’re doing so even with suicides being under-reported by as much as 60%.” That’s what Kari Mika-Lude told the[Read More…]

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…]