State news, releases and Information

By September 16, 2016 Read More →

Health Care Workers Union endorses Jim Justice

SEIU District 1199 represents thousands of nurses and health care workers in WV CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Today, the Service Employee International Union—District 1199 WV/KY/OH threw its support behind businessman Jim Justice for governor. SEIU 1199 represents 6,000 healthcare workers in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and Head Start employees across West Virginia. “Jim Justice is on the side […]

By September 16, 2016 Read More →

Coal organizations announce creation of coalition for Trump, Cole

Press Release: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A group of state coal industry organizations have joined together to form the COALition for Trump and Cole, which brings together labor, vendors and management in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States and West Virginia Lt. Governor Bill Cole in his run […]

By September 13, 2016 Read More →

State unveils program to prevent suicide among veterans: Mountain State 22

Press Release: Mountain State 22 aims to increase awareness of risk factors contributing to veterans’ suicides CHARLESTON, W. Va.  – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined officials from the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance and representatives of a variety of veterans’ organizations on Sept. 7 to announce the Mountain State 22 program – an initiative […]

By September 13, 2016 Read More →

Media Advisory: Marshall University to host safety conference Sept. 14-15

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Division of Applied Science and Technology and the Safety Technology Advisory Board will host the second annual Marshall Safety Conference (MSC) in September in Huntington. This year’s MSC will focus on the growing list of tasks and responsibilities for safety specialists and how to manage them. “Last year’s conference was […]

By August 12, 2016 Read More →

Missouri journalist Jim Fall Jr. dead at 79

MARYVILLE, Mo. — James “Jim” Randolph Fall, Jr. — father, husband, grandfather, friend, newspaperman, sports fan, fisherman, golfer — the former mayor of Maryville who served as the executive editor of the Maryville Daily Forum and who was a lifelong advocate for community journalism, died Tuesday at Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph. He was 79. […]

WV OMEGA raises $75,235 for Children’s Home Society
By June 17, 2016 Read More →

WV OMEGA raises $75,235 for Children’s Home Society

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA), an organization representing convenience stores, independent grocers and petroleum marketers across West Virginia, raised $75,235 to help the children and families cared for by the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia during the “Every Child Deserves A Loving Home” Campaign, organization representatives announced Thursday […]

Gov. Tomblin statement on Fiscal Year 2017 budget negotiations
By June 13, 2016 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin statement on Fiscal Year 2017 budget negotiations

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin this weekend released the following statement regarding Fiscal Year 2017 budget negotiations: “As part of the ongoing budget negotiations, many members of the Legislature have expressed a desire to assist PEIA recipients in avoiding greater increases in their premiums. I agree with their concern, and if the Legislature passes my […]

By May 24, 2016 Read More →

WV Republican delegates issue statement on tobacco tax vote

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Several House Republican lawmakers Monday urged their fellow delegates to support a 45-cent increase in the state’s tobacco tax, saying it is essential to passing a balanced budget and averting an interruption in government services. A group of 16 Republican delegates said Senate Bill 1005, up for a final vote Tuesday, would […]

By May 16, 2016 Read More →

United Citizens for Coal launch Coal for Trump organization

Release from United Citizens for Coal:   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Earlier this week, United Citizens for Coal launched Coal for Trump, an organization focused solely on the upcoming race for the presidency of the United States. “We believe Donald Trump offers real hope to our coalfield communities. He has said clearly that he will push […]

By May 16, 2016 Read More →

Justice: Stop playing politics and remove $1.75 million sponsorship for Greenbrier Classic from state budget

    Release from the Jim Justice Campaign: Tickets to PGA event will be free for all grounds badges CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Today, businessman Jim Justice called on the legislature and the Governor to remove the $1.75 million sponsorship for The Greenbrier Classic from the budget. For the $1.75 million sponsorship, the State received rooms, […]