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Women Work will continue offering training program after shutting down one site

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia Women Work announced Tuesday that after months of public pleas and grant writing, they will again offer the Step Up for Women Construction Pre-Apprenticeship training, but only at two of their three sites. The North Central (Morgantown) location and the Kanawha Valley (Charleston) location are currently recruiting[Read More…]

Manchin condemns delay of new CDC draft guidelines for opioid prescribing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell urging the agency to support the release of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Draft Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing, which have been delayed in[Read More…]

How to access $1 million WV fund to rescue dilapidated buildings

The Property Rescue Initiative (PRI) provides $1 million in loan funds, and technical assistance to help West Virginia’s communities remove or rehab dilapidated buildings.    Anyone interested in accessing a portion of this $1 million PRI funding pool to address dilapidated buildings in their community is encouraged to attend one[Read More…]

Treasurer welcomes parents to year-end SMART529 event

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Treasurer John Perdue will hold a SMART529 Holiday Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 22, hoping to sign up infants approaching the milestone of a first birthday. The function will be held in the Treasurer’s Office at the State Capitol Complex, Treasurer’s Office, Room E-145. Free[Read More…]

Morrisey partners with Social Security and Inspector General to establish anti-fraud unit

First-of-its-kind partnership in state’s history to prevent disability fraud CHARLESTON, W.Va., — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, the Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced today the formation of the Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Unit in Charleston.  As part of the nationwide CDI Program, the Charleston Unit identifies[Read More…]

Manchin applauds Senate passage of GONE Act to cut government waste

Manchin-Fischer bill would save taxpayer dollars by closing expired grant accounts WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed The Grants Oversight and New Efficiency (GONE) Act, bipartisan legislation to save taxpayer dollars by providing additional oversight over the financial accountability of federal grant programs. The bill, which was reintroduced by[Read More…]

Annual Hank Williams tribute concert scheduled for Jan. 9 in Charleston

The 15th annual Hank Williams tribute concert will take place in Charleston at the Clay Center for the Arts Sciences’ Maier Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. Tickets are $25.  Known as the “Hillbilly Shakespeare,” Williams was a star of the Grand Ole Opry and a best-selling songwriter, known for composing such[Read More…]

WV hospitals doing their part to improve community health

By Joe Letnaunchyn, President and CEO West Virginia Hospital Association CHARLESTON, WV — Much has been written about the benefits of healthcare coverage expansion to West Virginia hospitals through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With more West Virginians having access to coverage than ever before, the goal of a healthier population is[Read More…]

Treasurer Perdue presents unclaimed property to churches

Latest distributions bring total to $35,000 in last month West Virginia State Treasurer John Perdue’s comments on the unclaimed property and current religious divisiveness are included below. “Each year, we strive to return unclaimed property to rightful owners. Folks who have lost track of their assets run the gamut. Individuals. Businesses. Estates. Churches. Churches?[Read More…]

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