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By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Union seeks Governor’s help in keeping Withrow Hospital open

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — UE Local 170, the West Virginia Public Workers Union, has issued a call that the Governor refuse to approve the closing of Jackie Withrow Hospital, a nursing home facility in Beckley. Donna Morgan, former Local president and current UE Eastern regional president, said that the union’s attempts to speak with the Governor […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Media Alert: Governor, House Speaker, Senate President to sign flood bill

MEDIA ADVISORY from W.Va. House of Delegates: CLENDENIN, W.Va. – House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, will join Gov. Jim Justice, legislators and area officials Thursday afternoon in Clendenin for a press conference and ceremonial bill signing House Bill 2935<http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_history.cfm?INPUT=2935&year=2017&sessiontype=RS>, which reforms state flood protection planning. Speaker Armstead and President […]

W.Va. House Speaker Armstead issues statement on Governor’s budget action
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W.Va. House Speaker Armstead issues statement on Governor’s budget action

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — W.Va. House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, today issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s decision to allow the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Bill to become law without a signature: “I believe the Governor is doing the right thing in ensuring we avoid a government shutdown and easing our employees’ and […]

National Youth Science Camp updates from Pocahontas County
By June 21, 2017 Read More →

National Youth Science Camp updates from Pocahontas County

  By Quinn Del Val Public Information Coordinator National Youth Science Foundation POCAHONTAS COUNTY, W.Va. — The top students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related professions from across the United States and eight other nations are in Pocahontas County this week for the annual National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Public Information Coordinator Quinn Del Val is providing updates and […]

W.Va. Senate President Carmichael issues statement on Governor’s action
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W.Va. Senate President Carmichael issues statement on Governor’s action

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — W.Va. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, issued the following statement about Governor Jim Justice’s decision to allow the Budget Bill to become law without signature: “I am thankful that Governor Justice will do the right thing and allow the budget to become law. The budget the Legislature passed spends about $85 million […]

WVU cancer researcher participates with promising colorectal cancer study
By June 21, 2017 Read More →

WVU cancer researcher participates with promising colorectal cancer study

Treatment focuses on certain patients with advanced colorectal cancer MORGANTOWN, W.VA. — A group of cancer researchers, including Richard Goldberg, M.D., director of the WVU Cancer Institute, released a study today (June 20) in the Journal of the American Medical Association comparing the results of combinations of chemotherapy delivered with targeted therapy drugs in the treatment of people with […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Gov. Justice to let budget bill become law without his signature

By Andrea Lannom The Register-Herald of Beckley  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice said he plans to let the budget bill become law without his signature. Justice announced his decision in a Wednesday press conference, calling the budget bill a “travesty.” “I think we have a travesty,” Justice said. “I think as best as I can […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Proposed WV budget includes deep cuts to education, arts, tourism

By PHIL KABLER Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In addition to cuts to higher education, public education and Medicaid, other West Virginia cultural, educational and tourism programs would take it on the chin under the version of the 2017-18 budget bill passed by the Legislature Friday night, an analysis of the budget proposal shows. Culture […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →

State of WV: How is state doing in public’s eyes?

By WILSON R. HARVEY The Exponent Telegram CLARKSBURG, W.Va.  — Though it may not seem quite so long ago, the newly elected state government has now been serving for over six months, as Gov. Jim Justice was inaugurated Jan. 16. As Justice and legislators have dealt with the state budget, along with other issues such […]

Three unserved West Virginia counties to get broadband
By June 21, 2017 Read More →

Three unserved West Virginia counties to get broadband

By RUSTY MARKS The State Journal CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced a $3 million grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bring broadband internet service to more than 3,500 households and businesses in three West Virginia counties. Capito’s office said the grant, plus $450,000 in local matching funds, will […]