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Media Alert: WVDHHR: Dr. Jeff Coben to become Interim Secretary; Dr. Clay Marsh and Ret. Maj. Gen. Jim Hoyer to become advisors

Current DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch to retire effective Dec. 31; transitions to advisor effective today  WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has received the retirement of West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Crouch, effective December 31, 2022. He has[Read More…]

’55 Gifts from 55 Counties Gift Guide’ helps residents give a gift from a West Virginia artisan

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 2022 ’55 Gifts from 55 Counties Gift Guide’ celebrates talent, artistry, and craftsmanship from all across West Virginia. The guide includes description, prices, photos and direct links to buy gifts, many under $25, from West Virginia artisans. Download the guide at  https://tamarackfoundation.org/2022-55-gifts-guide-from-wv/[Read More…]

West Virginia Attorney General Morrisey advises caution with holiday package deliveries

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging consumers to be careful when having packages delivered to their homes. The advice comes as part of the Attorney General’s Holiday Consumer Protection Week. Packages arrive at doors more frequently during the holiday shopping season because of the popularity[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Health hears Direct Care Taskforce recommendations on workforce recruitment and retention

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Committee on Health on this week heard Direct Care Taskforce recommendations on methods to drive workforce recruitment and retention. Industry experts asked lawmakers to consider policy recommendations geared toward improving overall healthcare-delivery for West Virginians.  Gaylene[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Health hears testimony on the federal investigation into the WVDHHR

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Committee on Health met this week during the December Interim meetings to hear testimony concerning the recently announced federal civil rights investigation into the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) on allegations of[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: WVDNR looking at development of ‘very large campground’

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee heard testimony Monday from James Bailey, acting secretary of the W.Va. Department of Commerce, and Brad Reid, chief of West Virginia State Parks, regarding the implementation of House Bill 4408.  Under[Read More…]

Media Advisory: WV School of Osteopathic Medicine Founders Day Celebration featuring Gov. Jim Justice set for 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in Lewisburg

WV Press Release Shaing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine has issued the following media advisory: WVSOM, West Virginia’s largest medical school, would like to invite you to its inaugural Founders Day on Dec. 12 starting at 2:30 p.m. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will attend and[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interim Report: Committee discussions address retirement, pension payments

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Legislature discussions surrounding a possible one-time supplemental payment and a cost-of-living increase for state retirees in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) are ongoing as legislators prepare for their upcoming session.  During[Read More…]

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