Opinion: Helping failing utilities and their customers

By Charlotte Lane West Virginia Public Service Chairman We have all heard the horror stories about our fellow West Virginians who cannot access clean, potable water from their water utility company, through no fault of their own.  Murky, foul smelling water, constant boil water advisories and unreliable service have become[Read More…]

West Virginia sees record-breaking resident visitation to state parks

Release from West Virginia State Parks: SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Governor Jim Justice announced this week record-breaking visitation to West Virginia’s state parks and forests by West Virginia residents. The announcement comes as part of West Virginia State Parks’ exclusive WVSTRONG promotion, the first-ever resident discount at state parks and forests across[Read More…]

Coronavirus Update: With West Virginia monitoring numbers, WV DHHR graphics on total number of laboratory results declines from Monday to Tuesday

State officials said action was needed to eliminate duplicated results WV Press Report – Updated at 1:30 p.m. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With Governor Jim Justice promising “reopening” of the state — West Virginia Strong — will depend on the numbers, graphics shared by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources were[Read More…]

Up in smoke: Medical cannabis bill pulled from W.Va. House agenda

By Charles Young, The Exponent Telegram CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bill that could have opened the door for significant changes to the state’s medical cannabis program was taken off the agenda of the House of Delegates on Saturday, the 60th and final day of the legislative session. While a vote[Read More…]

Coronavirus Update: WVU launches website, phone number to provide COVID-19 information for W.Va. residents

Release from WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University has launched a website dedicated to information about the COVID-19 coronavirus and the University’s response and plans should the disease begin to affect the institution and community. The website is located at http://coronavirus.wvu.edu and includes general information as well as links to more detailed information for[Read More…]

Column: ‘At the Capitol’ with Cross-over day looming

By Phil Kabler For West Virginia Press With the 2020 legislative session fast approaching cross-over day – the last day for the House and Senate to act on bills originating in each house – legislators found their work overshadowed by distractions at the Capitol and beyond. Much of the focus[Read More…]

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