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$700 million settlement reached against Johnson & Johnson, W.Va. to receive over $5.9 million

West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a bipartisan coalition of 42 attorneys general reached a $700 million nationwide settlement to resolve allegations related to the marketing of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and body powder products that contained talc. As part of the[Read More…]

West Virginia has a severe shortage of direct care professionals: Here’s how you can help

West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Help your community while earning money — that’s the opportunity that the West Virginia Pathways to Professional In-Home Care is offering. The West Virginia Department of Human Services has partnered with the West Virginia University Health Affairs Institute to create a new training[Read More…]

New Almost Heaven swing unveiling at Chief Logan State Park lodge

West Virginia Press Association LOGAN, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Hatfield-McCoy Convention & Visitors Bureau have announced a new Almost Heaven swing location nestled in the mountains of Logan County, West Virginia at Chief Logan State Park. “The Hatfield McCoy Convention & Visitors Bureau[Read More…]

Mason County Clerk to lead county officials in 2024-25

Diana Cromley named as new president of WV Association of Counties West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The WV Association of Counties (WVACo) held its annual Spring Board Meeting last week at Cacapon Resort State Park in Morgan County and on June 3 installed Mason County Clerk Diana Cromley as[Read More…]

CAMC Foundation “Run for Your Life” to be held Saturday

West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Colorectal cancer is West Virginia’s second leading cause of cancer related deaths. While approximately 90% of colorectal cancer cases occur in people over the age of 50, since the mid-1990s, the number of new cases of colorectal cancer in those under age 50 has increased[Read More…]

West Virginia ranks 44th in overall child well-being but makes strides in health metrics in 2024 KIDS COUNT Data Book 

50-State data show academic outcomes, absence are linked to poverty, trauma: West Virginia policymakers must prioritize education and mental health supports to promote kids’ future success  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia improved its children’s health ranking compared with recent years, coming in at 35th among the states according to the 2024 KIDS COUNT®[Read More…]

Juneteenth 2024 declared as State holiday in West Virginia

West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On June 7, Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation, officially declaring Juneteenth 2024 as a State holiday in West Virginia. Juneteenth, which is recognized on June 19 each year, celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. The Juneteenth State holiday this year will[Read More…]

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