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Ginseng season starts Sept. 1 in W.Va.
By August 26, 2019 Read More →

Ginseng season starts Sept. 1 in W.Va.

Release from the W.Va. Division of Forestry CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s 2019 ginseng season opens Sunday, Sept. 1, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 30. A law introduced in the 2018 season requires all diggers to provide a government- issued photo identification to sell their ginseng to a registered dealer. Fines for violating the law […]

By August 26, 2019 Read More →

10 things to know: Monday, Aug. 26

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The regional bureau of The Associated Press shares 10 things you need to know Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. ‘WE ARE GOING TO START TALKING VERY SERIOUSLY’ President Donald Trump says serious negotiations with China will […]

W.Va. Commerce Secretary visits Northern Panhandle businesses: Bidell Gas Compression, Eagle Manufacturing, Jupiter Aluminum, Sledd, Touchstone Research Laboratory
By August 23, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Commerce Secretary visits Northern Panhandle businesses: Bidell Gas Compression, Eagle Manufacturing, Jupiter Aluminum, Sledd, Touchstone Research Laboratory

Press Release from W.Va. Commerce: CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch today, Friday, Aug. 23, wrapped up his tour of businesses in the Northern Panhandle. The visits continue the secretary’s series of statewide listening tours focused on West Virginia businesses. “As I continue to meet the incredible business owners and workers across the state, […]

WVU receives record $181 million-plus in research funding
By August 23, 2019 Read More →

WVU receives record $181 million-plus in research funding

From WVU Today: External funding for research and other sponsored programs at West Virginia University totaled $181.4 million this past fiscal year, a University record that bucks a downward trend that sees higher ed grappling with dwindling resources.  “Our record-breaking numbers reflect the commitment of our faculty, staff and partners to continue elevating the research profile of […]

Opinion: The problem with the homelessness label
By August 23, 2019 Read More →

Opinion: The problem with the homelessness label

Attention-grabbing but may obscure real issues By W.Va. Senate President Mitch Carmichael Words are powerful, and they have a particular power when it comes to public policy. As we talk about problems we face in our communities and propose solutions, we have a responsibility to use words precisely and responsibly to describe our world as […]

W.Va. Division of Highways again a no-show at state Personnel Board for pay grade updates
By August 23, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Division of Highways again a no-show at state Personnel Board for pay grade updates

By Phil Kabler, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.VA. — Thursday’s West Virginia Personnel Board meeting agenda was notable for what it was lacking: Any mention of a new Division of Highways pay plan mandated by legislation passed in 2017, and currently the subject of a mass employee grievance. Under the Justice administration bill, the division was […]

By August 23, 2019 Read More →

Organizers prepare for country music fest in Morgantown, W.Va., this weekend

By Charles Young, The Exponent Telegram MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Around 10,000 country music fans are expected to converge on Mylan Park this weekend for the inaugural Wild and Wonderful Country Fest. The event, hosted by Clarksburg’s Davisson Brothers Band, will feature musical performances from Hank Williams Jr., Old Dominion, Scotty McCreery, Diamond Rio, Holly Williams […]

W.Va. Commerce Secretary visiting businesses in Northern Panhandle
By August 23, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Commerce Secretary visiting businesses in Northern Panhandle

Release from W.Va. Commerce: CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch visited businesses in the Northern Panhandle Thursday and today as part of an ongoing series of statewide listening tours. “Under Governor Justice’s leadership, we have been putting an emphasis on getting out and meeting the wonderful business owners and employees who each play a […]

By August 23, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. Highways rank 16th in country in national survey of highway systems; up 20 spots

Release from the Office of the Governor: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s highway system now ranks 16th in the nation in overall cost-effectiveness and condition, according to the Annual Highway Report published today by Reason Foundation. This is a 20-spot improvement from the previous report, where West Virginia ranked 36th overall. “I’ve said over and […]

By August 23, 2019 Read More →

W.VA. Attorney General Morrisey sues opioid makers Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceuticals

Release from the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed suit Friday against two major manufacturers of opioid painkillers – Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals. The Attorney General alleges both manufacturers helped fuel the opioid epidemic by individually engaging in strategic campaigns to deceive prescribers and […]