State news, releases and Information

By July 25, 2018 Read More →

Record number of W.Va. educators pursing national certification

From the West Virginia Department of Education: CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Participation in the West Virginia National Board Certification (NBC) support program has doubled among state educators since last summer with nearly 200 teachers taking advantage of the program. Of those who participated, more than half have committed to pursuing the gold-standard credential, a record for the […]

Rocks and ladders: National Youth Science Camp delegates scaling new heights
By July 10, 2018 Read More →

Rocks and ladders: National Youth Science Camp delegates scaling new heights

Rocks and ladders: National Youth Science Camp delegates scaling new heights By Erin Beck Public Information Coordinator National Youth Science Camp   BARTOW, W.Va.  – Steve Blasberg used a projector on top of a picnic table. He carried three pens in his pocket. One was red. He is a teacher. A white-bearded and bespectacled mathematician, Blasberg […]

By July 9, 2018 Read More →

Media Advisory: WV Caring sponsoring four for Taylor Swift concert experience

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Children who have suffered the loss of a parent or loved one, along with family members or guardians, will be attending the July 10, 2018 Taylor Swift concert thanks to West Virginia Caring and its community partners. Financial gifts from Apple Federal Credit Union and other donors will allow 17 children and […]

By June 11, 2018 Read More →

Employment Opportunity: The Register-Herald of Beckley looking for designer/graphic artist

BECKLEY, W.Va.  — The Register-Herald in Beckley, WV, is looking for a designer/graphic artist who can work newspaper and magazine pages. “If you can build graphics and create illustrations, great. Passion, skills and a collaborative spirit will align you with the folks in our shop. Copy editing and news judgment are big pluses. Ours is a diverse newsroom,” said […]

National Youth Science Foundation hosts ‘STEM’ teachers workshop
By May 4, 2018 Read More →

National Youth Science Foundation hosts ‘STEM’ teachers workshop

DAVIS, W.Va. — The National Youth Science Foundation in a partnership with The Harless Center, recently hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Teachers Workshop at The National Youth Science Center in Davis. “The National Youth Science Foundation was pleased to host a STEM workshop for teachers and administrators from across West Virginia at its […]

By April 24, 2018 Read More →

By April 13, 2018 Read More →

$1 million gift establishes a consumer rights program at WVU College of Law

Release from WVU: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia University College of Law and Marshall University have each received $1 million to launch a Joint Consumer Assistance Project for West Virginians. “This is great news for the state,” said Gregory Bowman, dean of the College of Law. “Using legal research, scholarship and outreach, we plan […]

Gov. Justice signs childhood cancer license plate legislation into law
By April 13, 2018 Read More →

Gov. Justice signs childhood cancer license plate legislation into law

Release from West Virginia Kids Cancer Crusaders:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Kids Cancer Crusaders joined with Gov. Jim Justice April 11 for a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 590 into law, which will create a Childhood Cancer License Plate. “With the passage of this legislation it allows the childhood cancer community to raise awareness for […]

By April 9, 2018 Read More →

WV Caring joins with The Conversation Project on End-of-Life care movement

Organizations encouraging meaningful conversations about End-of-Life care  Release from WV Caring:  Arthurdale, W.Va. — WV Caring, one of the largest and most experienced providers of hospice and palliative care in the mid-Atlantic region, has teamed up with The Conversation Project, a national public engagement campaign, to educate people on the value of making decisions about their own […]

U.S. Senator Manchin statement on 8th Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Mine disaster
By April 6, 2018 Read More →

U.S. Senator Manchin statement on 8th Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Mine disaster

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.VA.,  issued the following statement commemorating the 29 miners who were killed in the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster eight years ago. Senator Manchin attended a Remembrance Ceremony for the 8th Anniversary of the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster in Whitesville. “Eight years ago, 29 brave and hard-working miners […]