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Governor orders flags to half-staff today in honor of former W.Va. Delegate Charles Romine

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice has issued a proclamation, ordering all United States and West Virginia flags at the Capitol Complex and all state-owned facilities in Cabell County be displayed at half-staff, from dawn to dusk today, Thursday, September 28, 2023, in commemoration of the distinguished[Read More…]

Two Jefferson County, WV, Commissioners refusing to attend Commission President’s special meeting, citing ‘illegal’ use of power

By Toni Milbourne [email protected] CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Jefferson County Commissioners Tricia Jackson and Jennifer Krouse chose to purposefully not attend the last regularly scheduled commission meeting last week and have both publicly announced that they will not attend a special meeting tonight called by President Steve Stolipher. Stolipher called[Read More…]

Federal leaders call on Gov. Justice to end funding disparity between WVU, WVSU

By Roger Adkins [email protected] CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal officials are asking Gov. Jim Justice to address the funding disparity between West Virginia’s two land-grant institutions. The call to action came in a recent letter to Justice from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack, who[Read More…]

WV State Treasurer Moore announces ‘What Makes You Proud to be a West Virginia Skilled Worker?’ Jumpstart Savings Program Contest

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer Riley Moore today announced a new contest that will award up to $12,000 deposited in a Jumpstart Savings Account to winners who tell the world what makes them proud to be a West Virginia skilled worker. “When West Virginia became the[Read More…]

WV Press Convention Follow-up: Pulse Research to begin follow-up calls and emails with data and information

Pulse to share new WV Data survey By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The WV Press Association is encouraging newspaper publishers, ad directors and advertising staffers to talk with Pulse Research Representative Sammy Papert in the coming weeks about his company’s research and opportunities to increase advertising[Read More…]

Political Advisory: Delegate Brandon Steele to seek Circuit Judge seat in West Virginia’s 10th Judicial Circuit

Steele: “I feel strongly that this is the next stage in my life”  By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association BECKLEY, W.Va. – Del. Brandon Steele, R-Raleigh, has announced his candidacy for circuit court judge in Raleigh County’s 10th Judicial Circuit. As a result, Steele will not be seeking re-election[Read More…]

WV Governor, state officials and residents celebrate grand opening of the historic Wellsburg Bridge

WV Press Release Sharing WELLSBURG, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E., federal, state, and local officials took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the grand opening of the 1,875-foot Wellsburg Bridge connecting the communities of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Brilliant, Ohio. Hundreds of people[Read More…]

U.S. Sen. Manchin announces $11.9 million to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in West Virginia

WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced $11,977,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for four West Virginia projects. The funding will upgrade and improve water and wastewater infrastructure for communities across the state. “The Appalachian Regional[Read More…]

West Virginia Board of Education and Department of Education congratulate state’s 2023 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Sherman, Jayenne and Ritchie elementary schools recognized WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) congratulate West Virginia’s 2023 Blue Ribbon Schools. Three schools earned the esteemed honor based on overall satisfactory academic performance or progress toward[Read More…]

WV State Treasurer Moore condemned Biden Administration’s net-zero investment and financing principles

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer Riley Moore has condemned a new effort by the Biden Administration and U.S. Treasury to encourage the banking and financial services industries to implement an accelerated transition of investment and financing activity away from the coal, oil and natural gas industries.[Read More…]

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