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U.S. Senator Capito, colleagues introduce bill to raise minimum wage

Legislation would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $11 WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., this week joined Senators Mitt Romney , R-Utah, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Bill Cassidy, M.D. ,R-La., Susan Collins , R-Maine, and J.D. Vance , R-Ohio, to introduce the Higher Wages for[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority discusses bail and release efforts

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislative Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority (LOCRJCFA), on Monday, had the opportunity to question a panel of criminal justice professionals regarding the conditions and circumstances of bail and release in the state. Joining the panel were[Read More…]

West Virginia legislative leaders hoping Southern Legislative Conference generates millions in economic impact

Event set for July 21-25, 2024 By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – In July 2024, the Council of State Governments Southern Office (CSG South) will host its annual Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) at The Greenbrier. And, although the event is still 10 months away,[Read More…]

U.S. Senator Manchin questions witnesses on rapid development of artificial intelligence, Energy Department’s role in ensuring security 

Senator questions experts on risks posed by AI WV Press Release Sharing WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee recently held a hearing to examine recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and the Department of Energy’s (DOE) role in ensuring U.S. competitiveness and security in emerging technologies.[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Marshall School of Pharmacy to present white coats to first-year pharmacy students on Friday at 2 p.m.

WV Press Release Sharing HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University has issued the following media advisory: The Marshall University School of Pharmacy will formally welcome its first-year pharmacy students at its 12th annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 18, at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall in Huntington. During the event, students will be presented[Read More…]

Media Advisory: New River Community College Partners with Friday Night Medical Time Out to elevate safety measures for local high school athletes

WV Press Release Sharing BEAVER, W.Va. – As part of a strategic collaboration, New River Community and Technical College will be joining forces with Friday Night Medical Time Out to enhance safety protocols for local high school athletes. On Monday, Aug. 21, at Shady Spring High School, New River CTC Paramedic students will be[Read More…]

Media Advisory: Gov. Justice to announce major economic development project today at 10:30 a.m.

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The office of Gov. Jim Justice has issued the following media advisory: WHO: Gov. Jim Justice, other officials. WHAT: Gov. Justice will join officials to announce a major economic development project coming to West Virginia.  WHEN: Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. WHERE: The Culture Center TheaterState[Read More…]