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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 . . . You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day[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…]

Media Advisory: WV Coalition for Truth and History to share poll numbers on direction of state

Event set for 12:15 p.m. at State Capitol WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Coalition for Truth and History has issued the following media advisory: WHO:            West Virginia Coalition for Truth and History and others. WHAT:          News conference to . . . You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for[Read More…]

Today at the Capitol: WV Legislature, committee schedules for Wednesday, Feb. 1

Wednesday, Feb. 122nd day of the 2023 Legislative Session CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association provides a daily preview of legislative action. This preview is made possible with the support of AARP WV, WVU University . . . You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day[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…]

At the WV Legislature: Senate energy committee hears update on PJM Transmission Grid struggles during Winter Storm Elliott and over the Christmas holidays

PJM Interconnection is the grid planner and operator for 13 states and the District of Columbia By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Legislators heard a presentation on the PJM Transmission Grid – including its recent struggles over the Christmas holiday – during a recent meeting of the[Read More…]

At the WV Legislature: Senate Health and Human Resources Committee passes three bills: SB 273, HB 2029, HB 2018

By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee, on Thursday, heard testimony regarding SB 273, which addresses the allocation of child protective services (CPS) workers in individual counties. As explained by Senate Counsel Cindy Dellinger, the introduced bill realigns, “the Office of[Read More…]

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