State news, releases and Information

West Virginia Housing Development Fund announces new rate
By October 11, 2019 Read More →

West Virginia Housing Development Fund announces new rate

Release from the West Virginia Housing Development Fund: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There has never been a better time to purchase a home in West Virginia. The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is offering qualifying homebuyers a 30-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.78%. Down payment and closing cost assistance loans are also available. “Owning a home is […]

WVMA celebrating National Manufacturing Day; striving for tax fairness
By October 4, 2019 Read More →

WVMA celebrating National Manufacturing Day; striving for tax fairness

Release from the West Virginia Manufacturers Association: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Manufacturers Association is celebrating National Manufacturing Day, Oct. 4, 2019, by highlighting how important the industry is to our state and national economy. “Our manufacturing activity in West Virginia accounts for more than 10 percent of our state’s gross state product, and […]

By October 4, 2019 Read More →

Improving health care infrastructure to rural populations key to reducing health disparities

Release from AmeriHealth Caritas PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Health disparities are often associated with race, ethnicity, and income. But the 60 million Americans who, according to the United States Census Bureau, live in rural areas[i] face unique health care disparities of their own. These disparities must also be addressed to improve the quality of care and achieve health equity for […]

By September 27, 2019 Read More →

Campaign Update: Governor Justice to host town hall meeting in Morgantown on Oct. 7

From the Justice for Governor Campaign: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice announced that his campaign will hold a town hall meeting in Morgantown on Monday, Oct. 7.  Governor Justice will talk about his administration’s efforts to revitalize West Virginia’s economy, fix the roads, invest in public schools and combat the opioid epidemic.  Justice will […]

W.Va. State Treasurer’s office issues Notice of Intent to Award in medical cannabis banking solicitation
By August 27, 2019 Read More →

W.Va. State Treasurer’s office issues Notice of Intent to Award in medical cannabis banking solicitation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office has issued a Notice of Intent to Award on the Medical Cannabis Banking Request for Proposal (RFP). Monday, the State Treasurer’s Office notified the entities submitting proposals that Element Federal Credit Union has been selected as the apparent winning vendor for the Medical Cannabis Banking contract. In […]

Positive implications of climate change: WVU researcher sees agricultural, food availability and economic possibilities
By August 27, 2019 Read More →

Positive implications of climate change: WVU researcher sees agricultural, food availability and economic possibilities

By Jake Stump Director, WVU Research Communications MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Depending on your side of the aisle, climate change either elicits doomsday anxiety or unabashed skepticism. Jason Hubbart, director of Institute of Water Security and Science at West Virginia University, takes a more centered approach. He’s studied the undisputable changing patterns in West Virginia’s climate. And, believe it […]

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 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 […]

Visit Almost Heaven
By August 8, 2019 Read More →

Visit Almost Heaven

Media Advisory: Downtown Charleston, W.Va., Streetfest goes to the dogs!
By August 7, 2019 Read More →

Media Advisory: Downtown Charleston, W.Va., Streetfest goes to the dogs!

DogFest scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 Press Release: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Charleston Area Alliance has provided all media with the following information on Downtown Streetfest: a downtown block party with a mix of live music, food and drinks and kids’ activities, successfully supporting downtown restaurants and more than a dozen small businesses in the […]