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U.S. Sen. Capito questions FAA nominee, advocates for West Virginia, rural airports

See video of committee hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, participated in a full committee hearing on the nomination of Michael Whitaker to be the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator. During her questioning, Senator Capito highlighted the important role[Read More…]

SMART529 again ranked as top college savings plan in United States

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Treasurer Riley Moore has announced the state’s SMART529 WV Direct college savings plan has again been ranked as the top direct-sold 529 plan in the country, according to the popular nationwide college planning website SavingForCollege.com. “We’re incredibly proud SMART529 remains hands-down the best[Read More…]

U.S. Senators Manchin, Braun, Hickenlooper introduce bipartisan legislation to maintain confidence in banking system, strengthen economy

WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, DC – On Oct. 4, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-WV, Mike Braun, R-Ind., and John Hickenlooper, D-CO, introduced the Deposit Security Act, which would create a new, permanent version of the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program to maintain confidence in the banking system, provide additional stability[Read More…]

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…]

Extended shutdown expected on West Virginia Turnpike near Mossy; northbound lanes could be closed for several hours

Truck hauling approximately 4,500 gallons of an ammonium nitrate and water solution overturned WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Turnpike is shut down at mile marker 62 near the Mossy exit following a tractor-trailer wreck. A northbound truck carrying ammonium nitrate crashed on the Turnpike this morning. Emergency[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…]

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…]

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