State news, releases and Information

By March 18, 2014 Read More →

Region’s largest construction and design exposition kicks off March 26

CHARLESTON, W.Va – The region’s largest trade show for the construction and design industry — the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition — opens March 26 at the Charleston Civic. “EXPO offers 80 professional development opportunities, covering a range of topics from building technology to structural design, project documentation, ethane development and state building codes. Led by some of the most trusted names in the industry, EXPO […]

By March 1, 2014 Read More →

Gov. Tomblin lifts state of emergency

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has lifted a state of emergency related to the January chemical spill into a public water supply. Tomblin issued a proclamation rescinding the emergency declaration Friday, more than seven weeks after it was issued. The emergency declaration covered nine counties affected by the Jan. 9 spill of […]

By February 20, 2014 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” Building and design industry professionals can register at no cost by […]

By February 20, 2014 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 a proposed prescription requirement for […]

By February 18, 2014 Read More →

West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition sets educational seminars

Complete list of seminars and show information at     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 – 27. EXPO organizers said the […]

Wild, Wonderful & Wired: Broadband springs with information and opportunity
By February 18, 2014 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 because the boxes were heavy […]

By February 17, 2014 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 insurance market to sell more […]

By February 17, 2014 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 America’s energy security. “Embracing Energy: […]

By February 17, 2014 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 Charleston. The mission of the […]

By February 16, 2014 Read More →

WVPA Sharing: Column from Sen. Jeff Kessler, President of the State Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I am very pleased to provide a positive update on the legislation I discussed last week that is  designed to cut down on the meth problem that is plaguing our state and communities. Senate Bill 6 has been recommended for passage by both the Senate Health and Human Resources and the Senate Judiciary […]