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Gov. Tomblin launches statewide truancy diversion initiative
By July 22, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin launches statewide truancy diversion initiative

Effort part of comprehensive juvenile justice reform legislation CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the launch of the Truancy Diversion Initiative, part of the governor’s comprehensive juvenile justice reform in West Virginia. The governor introduced the proposal as part of his 2015 State of the State address in January and signed Senate […]

This week in West Virginia history: July 30 – Aug. 5
By July 22, 2015 Read More →

This week in West Virginia history: July 30 – Aug. 5

Charleston, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. July 30, 1973: The Frederick Hotel in downtown Huntington closed to transient trade. After it was built in 1905, it was touted as the most elegant hotel between Pittsburgh […]

By July 21, 2015 Read More →

Del. Moffatt calls on Gov. Tomblin to lower flags, increase security

Charleston, W.Va. – Delegate Michael G. Moffatt (R-Putnam) is calling on Governor Tomblin to order all state flags at state-owned facilities to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the six fallen soldiers who were tragically killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 16.  He is also asking that members of the National Guard be armed for self-protection.   […]

By July 21, 2015 Read More →

Capito: Stream Rule fails to recognize benefits of coal industry

“No one cares more about West Virginia’s streams and water quality than those living in the Mountain State. This far-reaching regulation fails to consider the benefits our state’s mining operations provide to West Virginia’s economy.” – Senator Capito Washington, D.C. – Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement regarding the Stream Protection rule […]

By July 21, 2015 Read More →

Rep. Jenkins: stream buffer zone rule bad for W.Va.

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the administration’s announcement of the proposed stream buffer zone rule: ‘I am outraged that the administration is moving forward with the job-killing stream buffer zone rule. I’ve spent months talking with our West Virginia coal miners and know how worried they are […]

By July 21, 2015 Read More →

Capito votes to improve education for West Virginians, end Common Core

“The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 eliminates Washington’s ‘one size fits all’ approach to education. It keeps important measures of student achievement while giving our students, parents, teachers and state and local officials the responsibility for improving teaching and ensuring accountability in our schools.” – Senator Capito Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore […]

By July 16, 2015 Read More →

Capito, Manchin announce more than $1.5 million for TRIO

TRIO Grants Awarded to West Virginia University, Marshall University, West Virginia State University, Bluefield State College and West Virginia University Institute of Technology Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced funding totaling more than $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO Student Support Services Program. […]

This week in W.Va. history: July 23 – July 29
By July 16, 2015 Read More →

This week in W.Va. history: July 23 – July 29

Charleston, W.Va. – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. July 23, 1863: Financier and industrialist Isaac Thomas Mann was born in Greenbrier County. As president of the Bank of Bramwell and president of the Pocahontas Fuel Company for […]

By July 14, 2015 Read More →

Sen. Manchin on Iran nuclear agreement

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the final nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1, which includes China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus Germany. “The American people are committed to preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, and this agreement is an opportunity to […]

Gov. Tomblin declares state of emergency in Braxton, Webster and Wood counties
By July 14, 2015 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin declares state of emergency in Braxton, Webster and Wood counties

Governor also issues State of Preparedness for 35 additional counties Charleston, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a State of Emergency in Braxton, Webster and Wood counties July 13, mobilizing state resources to combat severe flooding following heavy rainfall Sunday night and Monday morning. The governor has also issued a State of Preparedness for 35 […]