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Joint Committee on Finance hears update on state’s finances from Department of Revenue officials

West Virginia Press Association Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In an abbreviated meeting of the Joint Standing Committee on Finance, on Monday, committee members heard remarks from Acting Cabinet Secretary Larry Pack with the West Virginia Department of Revenue.  “We’ve got a good story to tell in West Virginia,” Pack[Read More…]

Celebrating National Hospital Week (May 12-18) in West Virginia

West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. –Next week May 12-18, 2024, is National Hospital Week, which presents an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the many community contributions made by hospitals and hospital-based clinicians, caregivers, and support staff. “Community hospitals are essential to the people and places they serve, providing round-the-clock care[Read More…]

WVSOM celebrates 47th annual commencement

West Virginia Press Association Staff Report LEWISBURG, W.Va. – The 2024 graduating class of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), on Friday – in the company of family, friends, peers, alumni, and faculty – took part in the school’s 47th commencement ceremony.  “What a journey it has been,”[Read More…]

WV Bioscience Summit to highlight Medtech, Biotech Development in Huntington on May 29

West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With the goal of highlighting the entrepreneurs, researchers, companies, and institutions that are making a positive difference in West Virginia’s life science community, the West Virginia Bioscience Association will host the 12th Annual West Virginia Bioscience Summit on Wednesday, May 29 in Huntington. The event will take place at Marshall[Read More…]

U.S. Senate designates April 15-21 as National Osteopathic Medicine Week

CHARLESTON, W.VA.— U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Jim Risch (R-ID) last week reintroduced a bipartisan resolution designating April 15-21, 2024, as National Osteopathic Medicine Week. The bipartisan resolution recognizes the service and dedication of Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) and schools of[Read More…]

Joint Committee on Insurance and PEIA hears update from The Health Plan

West Virginia Press Association Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Insurance and PEIA, on Tuesday, heard a presentation from Jeff Knight, president and CEO of The Health Plan, regarding their coverage options available through PEIA (Public Employees Insurance Agency).  “We are a West Virginia-based health insurance[Read More…]

Jail Oversight Committee hears staffing update, presentation on ‘justice reinvestment’

West Virginia Press Association Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, on Monday, heard an update regarding the “Justice Reinvestment Initiative,” from Council of State Governments Justice Center Senior Advisor, Carl Reynolds. “What I’d like to do today is very briefly tell[Read More…]