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WV Legislative Interims: Marshall University working in the field of Cyber security

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University is positioning itself to become a national leader in the field of cyber security, and, according to General Counsel Toney Stroud, leadership is working hard to make that happen.  While speaking before members of the legislative Joint Standing Committee[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Drug Court and Home Confinement reviewed

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Presentations regarding Drug Court and Home Confinement were among the Business before the West Virginia Legislature’s Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority during the final day of May Interim Sessions on Tuesday.  First to present was the[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Foster care ombudsman, correctional inmate grievances discussed

By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization, on Monday, heard presentations on both the scope of the state’s Foster Care Ombudsman, as well as the grievance procedure for inmates housed within the state’s correctional facilities.   First to[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: How does the state regulate artificial intelligence?

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Regulating artificial intelligence (AI) is something that West Virginia’s legislators must begin to consider, at least according to some experts.  On Monday, members of the interim Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary heard from three experts on how AI is being[Read More…]

Media Advisory: W.Va. Legislature visiting Huntington region and Marshall University for interim meetings

Marshall President Brad D. Smith to present ‘Strategic Roadmap to Prosperity — Marshall’s Next Chapter on Economic Development and Health Care’ HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University has issued the following media advisory: The West Virginia Legislature is visiting the Huntington region and Marshall University through Tuesday for interim committee meetings. The[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Fire, EMS discuss suicide prevention, more funding for first responders

First responder suicide rates outnumbering line-of-duty deaths By Matt Young, WV Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – “I need to drive this home – Suicide rates aren’t just outnumbering line-of-duty deaths – they’re doing so even with suicides being under-reported by as much as 60%.” That’s what Kari Mika-Lude told the[Read More…]

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