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Fewer West Virginia middle school, high school students trying tobacco

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Fewer West Virginia middle school and high school students are trying tobacco. At the 2014 Tobacco Free Day press conference at the West Virginia Capitol, leaders of the Raze Teen Advisory Council presented updated statistics about teen tobacco usage, highlighting conclusions from the current Surgeon General’s Report, and shared news[Read More…]

Senate President: Future Fund approved by Senate

By CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I am extremely pleased to report that the Future Fund bill passed unanimously in the Senate this week. I have been a passionate advocate for this bill, which would set up an endowment fund for future use by drawing on a portion of present-day severance tax collections, for[Read More…]

Legislative Update: Budget issues unresolved

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With less than two weeks remaining in the 2014 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature,  the biggest unresolved issue appears to be the shortfall in funding to balance the 2014-2015 state budget.  And state legislators so far seem reluctant to pass legislation to close a $146 million gap in the spending plan. Sen. Roman Prezioso, D-Marion, is chairman[Read More…]

Online registration open for EXPO 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Registration is open the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition (EXPO), for the region’s largest trade show for the construction and design industry. Expo officials said, “To register for this must-attend event, which will be held at the Charleston Civic Center March 26-27, you can now visit wvexpo.com.” Building and design industry professionals can[Read More…]

Economic Impact Study on pseudoephedrine prescription requirement sees $149.4 million cost for West Virginia

West Liberty University professor predicts a total cost Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Wednesday released the following statement regarding a new economic impact study conducted by Dr. Serkan Catma of West Liberty University. The study, which was supported by a grant from CHPA, examined the potential costs associated with[Read More…]

West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition sets educational seminars

Complete list of seminars and show information at wvexpo.com     CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition (EXPO) — promising the most comprehensive education program and largest marketplace for the design and construction industry in the region — returns to the Charleston Civic Center March 26 –[Read More…]

Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Broadband springs with information and opportunity

Editor’s Note: “Wild, Wonderful & Wired” is a collaboration of Mission West Virginia, Future Generations Graduate School and Frontier Communications.  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At a summer auction in Pendleton County, the auctioneer begged for even just a $1 bid for complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica. No one wanted this hefty volume of the world’s knowledge, not just[Read More…]

WV Sharing: Legislation would allow for private flood insurance

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill introduced in the West Virginia Senate on Monday would allow private insurers to offer flood insurance in West Virginia residents. Since federal law changes in 2012, many West Virginians have experienced significant increases in flood insurance premiums.  In response to this, Senate Bill 621 would allow the private[Read More…]

Conference brings top women in energy fields to West Virginia

WHEELING, W.Va. – A former top regulator for the oil and gas industry in Texas will deliver the keynote address at the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association’s inaugural conference for women working in the energy industry. Former Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones will discuss women’s growing role in[Read More…]

Sen. Wells’ bill addresses long-term water sustainability

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Legislation that would create a center of innovation for water cleanliness and sustainability in West Virginia was introduced in the West Virginia State Senate Monday. Sen. Erik Wells, D-Kanawha/Putnam, introduced Senate Bill 622, which would create the “West Virginia Water Sustainability Institute,” to be located at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South[Read More…]

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