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At the WV Legislature: Senate Pensions Committee advanced bills, including legislation addressing retired sheriff deputies and Municipal Police Officer and Firefighter Retirement System

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Senate Pensions Committee advanced five bills on Wednesday, including one allowing retired deputy sheriff’s to become re-employed, yet still receive their full retirement benefits, and one allowing members of the Municipal Police Officer and Firefighter Retirement System to use annual[Read More…]

WVU outlines next steps as state campus carry bill is signed into law

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee sent a letter to University faculty, staff, students and parents on Wednesday (March 1) after Gov. Jim Justice signed Senate Bill 10, the West Virginia Self-Defense Act, into law. Read the letter below and at presidentgee.wvu.edu. Dear West Virginia University Students, Faculty, Staff and[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: Senate committee advances ‘Electronically Distracted Driving Act’

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill to help eliminate distracted driving advanced out of the state legislature’s Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Monday.  This bill, the engrossed committee substitute for HB 2218, which passed the House on Feb. 10, rewrites sections of state code as[Read More…]

Working in service: WVU offers opportunities to explore other worlds close to home

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University is taking exploration into Mountain State communities with programs focused on driving interest in science, technology, engineering and math while encouraging people of all ages to examine their world and others. (Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of news releases highlighting[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: Senate Government Organization Committee looks at locality pay legislation

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Seven bills advanced out of the legislature’s Senate Government Organization Committee on Thursday, including one discussing possible locality pay for correctional officers, one that amends the sales prices for publicly auctioned lands, and one relating to raising the surcharge on fire[Read More…]

UnitedHealth Group invests $10 Million in new fund, Invest Appalachia, to address social needs and advance economic equity

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Appalachian Regional Commission are also part of the initial $19 million regional investment initiative WV Press Release Sharing MINNETONKA, Minn. — UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) has committed $10 million as a lead investor in the first round of the Invest Appalachia (IA) Fund, a regional initiative[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: House Committee on Economic Development and Tourism advances bills focused on attracting new businesses through varying taxation laws

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The legislature’s House Committee on Economic Development and Tourism advanced seven bills on Tuesday – most of which focus on attracting new businesses to the state through varying taxation laws.  The first bill advanced, House Bill 3403, would provide both personal[Read More…]

WVDNR stocks 72 waters during week of Feb. 13–17

Anglers are reminded to purchase a 2023 fishing license and trout stamp SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources announced on Monday that the following waters were stocked during the week of Feb. 13–17: Trout stocking updates are also posted online at WVdnr.gov/fish-stocking. For a list of stocking locations,[Read More…]

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