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At the WV Legislature: WVU and Marshall provide updates to the Senate Finance Committee

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Higher education is facing major changes, challenges and opportunities. The presidents of WVU and Marshall delivered that message to the West Virginia Legislature’s Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. West Virginia University President Gordon Gee celebrated his 79th birthday on Thursday by[Read More…]

Opinion: West Virginia is a national leader in childhood immunizations – let’s stay protected

By Charles J. Mullett, MD, PhD, FAAP Chair, Department of Pediatrics, WVU School of Medicine Kathryn S. Moffett, MD, FAAP Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, WVU School of Medicine, and Lisa M. Costello, MD, MPH, FAAP Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, WVU School of Medicine West Virginia has long led the nation[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: Senate Education Committee advanced bill mandating public school educators teach lessons on the Holocaust and other genocides

West Virginia Education Association and American Federation of Teachers present results from Solutions for Success focus group meetings By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Senate Education Committee advanced three bills on Thursday, including one mandating that public school educators teach lessons on the[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: House Committee on Economic Development and Tourism advances Adopt-A-Trail legislation

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s House Committee on Economic Development and Tourism advanced a bill on Tuesday that would allow the state’s Division of Natural Resources (DNR) to create the Adopt-A-Trail volunteer program.  The bill, Senate Bill (SB) 4, would give volunteer[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources looks at e-bikes, other legislation

Delegates debate e-bike as intrusion vs. tourism growth By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.V.a. – The House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources, on Monday, advanced four bills with financial implications.  First on the agenda was HB 2062, which seeks to “establish rules and regulations for e-bikes that[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: Rev. Watts calls for $300 million state investment in communities struggling with high poverty

Community leader wants funds used to improve housing, health, workforce, economic and social service coordination By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state’s 86th Legislature has the unique opportunity to improve the state’s workforce participation rate by investing in those who will always call West Virginia home,[Read More…]

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