2020 Census seeking job applicants in five West Virginia counties

Positions pay $14 per hour; Sessions set for Elkins, Fairmont, Franklin, Morgantown, Wheeling BECKLEY, W.Va. – Several 2020 Census hiring events will take place the during the first week of March across northern West Virginia, including sessions in Elkins, Fairmont, Franklin, Morgantown and Wheeling. Participants will be able to submit[Read More…]

Opinion: At the W.Va. Capitol for the final two weeks

By Phil Kabler For West Virginia Press With the 2020 legislative session approaching its final two weeks, the pace of what has been a relatively low-key session is picking up, with multiple bills advancing in both houses – and one key bill meeting a surprisingly early demise. Going into the[Read More…]

Foster care reform bill headed for W.Va. House of Delegates floor vote

By TAYLOR STUCK, The Herald Dispatch of Huntington CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a complete fiscal note in hand, the West Virginia House of Delegates’ Finance Committee on Wednesday evening quickly passed House Bill 4092, the largest foster care reform bill of the session, sending it to the House floor for[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Senators Facemire, Stolling; Delegate Lovejoy, others to address senior citizen issues at 10 a.m. today

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Democrat legislators have issued the following media advisory: Senator Doug Facemire (D-Braxton), Senator Ron Stollings (D-Boone), Delegate Chad Lovejoy (D-Cabell) and other Democratic legislators as they address the serious issues facing seniors in the state. WHEN:            Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. WHERE:          Lewis McManus[Read More…]

Gov. Justice declares State of Emergency for seven counties affected by flooding

A release from the office of the Governor: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for Fayette, Greenbrier, Logan, McDowell, Monroe, Raleigh, and Wyoming Counties due to heavy rainfall this week that caused significant local flooding. Click here to view proclamation on the Governor’s website Heavy[Read More…]

West Virginia American Legion Auxiliary Unit 174 issues ‘Chip Challenge’ to benefit veterans and military families

Release from American Legion 174: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Kim Mellie, general manager of American Legion Unit #174 and president of the Ladies Auxiliary, issued a challenge to other West Virginia American Legion units and other service groups to purchase Mister Bee Potato Chips’ new specialty 5-ounce “Salute Our Military Personnel[Read More…]

West Virginia Democrat legislators address pre-existing condition legislation

Press Release from the office of the W.Va. Legislative Minority Caucus: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Today, Democratic representatives from the state Senate and House of Delegates stood together to address legislation affecting pre-existing conditions. Legislators from both parties have introduced bills that protect pre-existing condition coverage, but they do it in[Read More…]

State of the State: W.Va. Governor Justice pledges support for busting drug dealers, child welfare and fossil fuels

By Erin Beck, Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In his fourth State of the State address following the opening day of the 2020 legislative session Wednesday, Governor Jim Justice asked for financial support for ongoing problems in West Virginia, including the child welfare and drug overdose crises, while also encouraging continued support for the[Read More…]

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