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Media Alert: 2020 Dick Henderson and Tony Lewis Memorial Legislative Basketball Game set for Feb. 4
By January 22, 2020 Read More →

Media Alert: 2020 Dick Henderson and Tony Lewis Memorial Legislative Basketball Game set for Feb. 4

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network has set the date for the 2020 Dick Henderson and Tony Lewis Memorial Legislative Basketball Game. Democrats will tip off against the Republicans in memory of the late Delegate Dick Henderson and Delegate Tony Lewis, both of which fought the battle against cancer. The game is […]

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By January 22, 2020 Read More →

West Virginia Superintendent of Schools to recommend keeping current social studies requirements

From The Register-Herald of Beckley CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Paine has heard enough. If he has anything to say about it, the state Board of Education will keep current social studies requirements of graduating high school students, according to a statement released by the state Department of Education Tuesday. […]

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Opinion: Misinformation published by the Charleston Gazette-Mail harms voter confidence in WV elections
By January 22, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: Misinformation published by the Charleston Gazette-Mail harms voter confidence in WV elections

By Mac Warner WV Secretary of State Two weeks ago, the Charleston Gazette-Mail sent the W.Va. Secretary of State’s Office a request for information relating to West Virginia’s effort to keep our county voter lists updated and accurate.  Through their reporter, Phil Kabler, the Gazette-Mail asked my office to compile information relating to voter registration […]

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Opinion: President Trump ensures a more SECURE retirement for small business employees
By January 22, 2020 Read More →

Opinion: President Trump ensures a more SECURE retirement for small business employees

By Steve Bulger Acting administrator for the Small Business Adminstration Mid-Atlantic Regional According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about half of small business employees do not have access to the same quality work-based retirement plans as workers at large employers. For example, in 2017, only 53% of workers at private-sector establishments with fewer than 100 employees […]

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By January 20, 2020 Read More →

Media Advisory: Gov. Justice on agenda to speak at Independent Oil and Gas Association of WV winter meeting

Release from IOGA WV: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 2020 Winter Meeting of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGAWV) will take place Jan. 21-22, 2020, at the Marriott Town Center Hotel in Charleston.  Technical sessions by Profire Energy and Schlumberger Oilfield Services will be provided Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., then […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission to host annual commemorative celebration events today beginning at 9:30 a.m.
By January 20, 2020 Read More →

Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission to host annual commemorative celebration events today beginning at 9:30 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The public and members of the media are invited to join the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission tomorrow – Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 – for the annual commemoration and celebration of the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s theme is: “The Beloved Community: The Fierce Urgency of Now.” The […]

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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. through service and action
By January 20, 2020 Read More →

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. through service and action

Release from WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  West Virginia University Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meshea L. Poore encourages West Virginians to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a call to action to create and strengthen more inclusive communities. Poore is an attorney who has served as a member of the West Virginia House of […]

Media Advisory: Democrat candidate Jody Murphy to file for governor on Monday at 10:30 a.m.
By January 20, 2020 Read More →

Media Advisory: Democrat candidate Jody Murphy to file for governor on Monday at 10:30 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Jody Murphy campaign has issued the following media advisory: Democratic candidate for governor Jody Murphy will file to run for governor in the 2020 election at the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office in Charleston, Monday, January 20, at approximately 10:30 a.m.

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By January 20, 2020 Read More →

Media Advisory: W.Va. Democrat legislators to address vocational education 10 a.m. Monday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Democrat Legislators have issued the following media advisory: Members of the media are invited to join Senator Glenn Jeffries (D-Kanawha), Delegate Andrew Robinson (D-Kanawha) and other Democratic legislators to discuss vocational and technical education in the public school system. WHEN:            Monday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m. WHERE:          Governor’s Conference Room […]

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W.Va. Commerce Secretary sees need for regionalization of economic development efforts
By January 20, 2020 Read More →

W.Va. Commerce Secretary sees need for regionalization of economic development efforts

By Crystal Good West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Citing a need for more regionalization of West Virginia’s economic development efforts, Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch said the 44 agencies operating across West Virginia can “get in each other’s way.” During an update to the House of Delegates Government Organization Committee on Jan. 16, Gaunch said […]