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Traveling exhibit on life, legacy of Sen. Byrd visiting Capitol Hill Sept. 19-23
By September 8, 2016 Read More →

Traveling exhibit on life, legacy of Sen. Byrd visiting Capitol Hill Sept. 19-23

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2016) – The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education will showcase its traveling exhibit, “Robert C. Byrd: Senator, Statesman, West Virginian” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Sept. 19-23 in the Rotunda of the Richard B. Russell Senate Office Building. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 […]

By September 2, 2016 Read More →

Survey finds more than 48,500 working in STEM fields in W.Va. in 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – According to a survey commissioned by TechConnect West Virginia, the West Virginia Department of Commerce found that 48,553 people worked in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related fields in the state in 2015.  This represents 6.7 percent of the state’s total workforce and is above the national average of 6.2 percent.   […]

WVSOM to use AG’s opioid best practices
By September 2, 2016 Read More →

WVSOM to use AG’s opioid best practices

By Wendy Holdren Register-Herald Reporter LEWISBURG, W.Va.  — West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Robert C. Byrd Clinic will implement and utilize Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s recently released best practices to help reduce overprescribing and misuse of opioid drugs. Morrisey’s guideline for physicians include 15 best practices, which include checking the state’s Controlled Substance Monitoring Program every time an opioid […]

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Traveling exhibit on life, legacy of Sen. Robert C. Byrd on display in Lewisburg
By August 26, 2016 Read More →

Traveling exhibit on life, legacy of Sen. Robert C. Byrd on display in Lewisburg

Former U.S. Representatives Rahall, Mollohan to speak Sept. 2 at opening reception   Shepherdstown, W.Va.  – The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education will open its traveling exhibit, “Robert C. Byrd: Senator, Statesman, West Virginian” with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Greenbrier Valley Convention and Visitors […]

By August 26, 2016 Read More →

$2,285,049 EDA grant awarded to Upshur County Development Authority

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The Upshur County Development Authority has been awarded a $2,285,049 EDA grant for the Upshur County Knowledge and Innovation Business Center. This project consists of the construction of the new Business Center on property donated by the City of Buckhannon, which will host a small business development center to be managed by the Upshur […]

Op-Ed: Bill Cole’s 7- Action Plan to Combat West Virginia’s Drug Epidemic
By August 24, 2016 Read More →

Op-Ed: Bill Cole’s 7- Action Plan to Combat West Virginia’s Drug Epidemic

  On Aug. 15, there were 28 overdoses with one death in Cabell County. The drug crisis is literally destroying our cherished way of life. West Virginia needs a leader who will tackle our state’s drug epidemic head on. The proliferation of heroin and other opiates, as well as the misuse of prescription painkillers and other medications, is wrecking families and robbing […]

By August 22, 2016 Read More →

President Obama honors outstanding West Virginia mathematics, science teachers

  Teachers from Orchard View Intermediate School, New Manchester Elementary School, Hurricane Middle School and Fairmont Senior High School honored WASHINGTON, DC — President Obama today named 213 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. These awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, […]

By August 22, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin Column: Hobet Project holds vast promise for West Virginians

By Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Just down the road from Charleston in Boone and Lincoln counties lies something unique and promising in Southern West Virginia – approximately 12,000 acres of flat land ideal for new businesses and with the potential for a level of job creation that would be a game changer for our state. […]

W.Va. flood recovery? Photos from region show signs of progress on a long journey
By August 17, 2016 Read More →

W.Va. flood recovery? Photos from region show signs of progress on a long journey

Photographer Tom Hindman captures images of flood recovery CHARLESTON, W.Va. — News this week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s request for a two-week extension for residents affected by the June flooding to apply for individual assistance should come as relief to many involved in the flood recovery. It’s been more […]

By August 17, 2016 Read More →

FEMA extends registration deadline for W.Va. flooding victims

Gov. Tomblin’s request approved, Sept. 7 is new deadline for federal help CHARLESTON, W.Va. (August 16, 2016) – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted his request for a two-week extension for residents affected by the June flooding to apply for individual assistance. The last day to apply […]