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This week in W.Va. history: July 23 – July 29
By July 16, 2015 Read More →

This week in W.Va. history: July 23 – July 29

Charleston, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. July 23, 1863: Financier and industrialist Isaac Thomas Mann was born in Greenbrier County. As president of the Bank of Bramwell and president of the Pocahontas Fuel Company for […]

By July 14, 2015 Read More →

Sen. Manchin on Iran nuclear agreement

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the final nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1, which includes China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus Germany. “The American people are committed to preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, and this agreement is an opportunity to […]

Gov. Tomblin declares state of emergency in Braxton, Webster and Wood counties
By July 14, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin declares state of emergency in Braxton, Webster and Wood counties

Governor also issues State of Preparedness for 35 additional counties Charleston, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a State of Emergency in Braxton, Webster and Wood counties July 13, mobilizing state resources to combat severe flooding following heavy rainfall Sunday night and Monday morning. The governor has also issued a State of Preparedness for 35 […]

By July 14, 2015 Read More →

Federal Acquisition Management course provides tools for small business growth

Fairmont, W.Va. – Businesses looking to expand their market mix to the federal government sector can learn how with the Federal Acquisition Management course. Barbara Weaver of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Government Contracting will teach this six-segment course, held two days a month, at Pierpont Community and Technical College beginning July 29. Weaver’s […]

By July 14, 2015 Read More →

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey: price gouging laws go into effect during states of emergency

Morrisey: During these declarations, businesses may not increase the price of certain vital commodities by more than 10 percent. Charleston, W.Va. — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminded West Virginians of the state’s price gouging laws, which go into effect any time the governor declares a “State of Emergency” or “State of Preparedness.” “Today, Gov. Earl Ray […]

By July 9, 2015 Read More →

Capito: Manufacturing in Northern West Virginia stands to benefit from new commerce designation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Commerce announced July 8 that the Greater Pittsburgh Metals Manufacturing Community, which includes the northern region of West Virginia, has been designated as one of 12 communities to participate in the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP). The 20-county area, which spans from West Virginia to Pennsylvania, includes 1636 […]

Governor Tomblin encourages residents to enjoy wild, wonderful West Virginia
By July 9, 2015 Read More →

Governor Tomblin encourages residents to enjoy wild, wonderful West Virginia

MAKE YOUR SUMMER MEMORIES AT ONE OF WEST VIRGINIA‘S STATE PARKS A column by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (July 8, 2015) – The Mountain State is known worldwide for its natural beauty and outdoor adventures, and this summer is the perfect time to explore all that West Virginia has to offer. As families across the […]

By July 8, 2015 Read More →

State unclaimed property returns up in fiscal 2015

Charleston, W.Va.  – State Treasurer John Perdue’s office returned over $9 million in unclaimed property for fiscal year 2015, a $2 million increase from the previous year’s totals. Treasurer Perdue said the uptick in claims filed came from an Unclaimed Property Division initiative that used a subscription database to obtain newer addresses for property owners. Much […]

This week in history: July 16-22
By July 8, 2015 Read More →

This week in history: July 16-22

Charleston, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at  http://www.wvencyclopedia.org. July 16, 1869: Philanthropist Michael Late Benedum was born in Bridgeport. He made a fortune in the oil and gas business, but he is best remembered for the establishment […]

By July 8, 2015 Read More →

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey urges Congress to preserve state authority to enforce data breach and data security laws

Morrisey joins multi-state letter against federal pre-emption of states’ ability to legislate and enforce laws that protect consumers from data breaches and identity theft Charleston, W.Va. – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey today announced he has joined a bipartisan, multi-state effort to urge federal lawmakers against pre-empting state laws designed to protect consumers affected by data […]