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Media Advisory: WVU nutrition and foods expert encourages healthy twists on holiday favorite

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia University nutrition and foods specialist has found healthier ways to incorporate one of the most seasonably celebrated flavors, allowing people to have their pumpkin and eat it, too. Nettie Freshour, teaching associate professor of human nutrition and foods in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, explains pumpkin’s nutritional benefits and[Read More…]

Gov. Justice announces plans to renovate West Virginia Turnpike travel plazas, construction to begin in February 2023

WV Press Release Sharing BECKLEY, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice today announced plans for the complete renovation of the Beckley and Bluestone travel plazas on the West Virginia Turnpike. The West Virginia Parkways Authority officially approved the plans at their meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Beckley and Bluestone travel plazas will be closed beginning[Read More…]

West Virginia Legislative Interims: Differences between Public Employees Retirement System and Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System discussed

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – The legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Pensions and Retirement met on Tuesday during the last day of the November interim session. The only business before the committee was the proposal to transfer control of service regarding police and firefighters[Read More…]

West Virginia Legislative Interims: Experts testify additional policies needed to protect older residents from financial exploitation

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature should consider creating additional policies to help protect older residents from financial exploitation, according to experts.  “Financial exploitation is the biggest silent crime in the United States,” said Legal Aid of West Virginia Financial Exploitation[Read More…]

West Virginia Legislative Interims: Report presented on transformative system for early literacy

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – The Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability (LOCEA) met on Monday to hear reports regarding the “transformative system for early literacy,” as well as safety and security measures from representatives of the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE). This[Read More…]

WV Press Association hosting virtual legal advertising training session Thursday at 10 a.m.

Next session CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will be hosting monthly legal advertising discussion/training sessions for newspapers staff members. The next 30-minute session is Thursday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. The topics will include servicing legal orders, customer notification, and will feature a best ideas discussion for covering[Read More…]

WVPSC Column: Coal v. Renewable Energy – Which is Cheaper?

By Charlotte Lane West Virginia Public Service Commission, chair The PSC has come under criticism for favoring coal-fired generation over renewable energy.  The fact is that the Commission favors lower cost generation over higher cost generation.  It is often said that coal is not a cost-efficient electricity production fuel; that[Read More…]

Coronavirus Update: West Virginia – 593 new cases, 9 deaths since last update; 55.4% of population fully vaccinated

WV Press Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are the totals from the West Virginia Health and Human Resources website as of 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21. The totals below are updated daily from WVDHHR reports that are normally issued at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. West Virginia Statistics New cases[Read More…]

Coronavirus Update: West Virginia – 442 new cases, 3 deaths since last update; 55.4% of population fully vaccinated

WV Press Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are the totals from the West Virginia Health and Human Resources website as of 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20. The totals below are updated daily from WVDHHR reports that are normally issued at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. West Virginia Statistics New cases[Read More…]

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