WV Legislative Interims: Health and Human Resources Accountability committee hears update on DHHR

WV Press Staff Report WHEELING, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability (LOCHHRA), on Sunday, met at The Health Plan’s Wheeling offices to hear status updates regarding the transformation of the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).   Dr. Sherri Young, who currently[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Technology and Infrastructure updated on PSC’s investigation into water utility fire hydrant practices

Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Charlotte Lane, chairwoman of West Virginia’s Public Service Commission (PSC), on Tuesday, provided members of the legislative interim Joint Standing Committee on Technology and Infrastructure with an update on the PSC’s investigation into the state’s water utility fire hydrant practices.  According to[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Children and Families updated on vaccine requirements in various states

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – “All 50 states, and the District of Columbia, require certain immunizations to attend schools, but some of the specific immunizations they require vary by state.” That’s what Shannon Kolman, senior health policy specialist with the National Coalition of State Legislators (NCSL) told state[Read More…]

WV Legislature Interims: Committee on Manufacturing and Energy hears presentation on governmental trends, coal development industry

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Manufacturing and Energy, on Monday, heard a presentation from  Coal Association President Chris Hamilton regarding governmental trends and the overall market of the coal development industry. Hamilton began by thanking legislators for “all the pro-coal[Read More…]

Extended shutdown expected on West Virginia Turnpike near Mossy; northbound lanes could be closed for several hours

Truck was hauling approximately 4,500 gallons of an ammonium nitrate and water solution overturned WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Turnpike is shut down at mile marker 62 near the Mossy exit following a tractor-trailer wreck. A northbound truck carrying ammonium nitrate crashed on the Turnpike this morning.[Read More…]

Political Advisory: Delegate Brandon Steele to seek Circuit Judge seat in West Virginia’s 10th Judicial Circuit

Steele: “I feel strongly that this is the next stage in my life”  By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association BECKLEY, W.Va. – Del. Brandon Steele, R-Raleigh, has announced his candidacy for circuit court judge in Raleigh County’s 10th Judicial Circuit. As a result, Steele will not be seeking re-election[Read More…]

WV Governor, state officials and residents celebrate grand opening of the historic Wellsburg Bridge

WV Press Release Sharing WELLSBURG, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E., federal, state, and local officials took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the grand opening of the 1,875-foot Wellsburg Bridge connecting the communities of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Brilliant, Ohio. Hundreds of people[Read More…]

U.S. Sen. Manchin announces $11.9 million to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in West Virginia

WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced $11,977,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for four West Virginia projects. The funding will upgrade and improve water and wastewater infrastructure for communities across the state. “The Appalachian Regional[Read More…]