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…]

Grand Jury indicts 17 in fall term

Members of the Morgan County Grand Jury last Tuesday returned criminal indictments against 17 individuals on felony and misdemeanor charges, ranging from financial fraud to firearms charges and child neglect. Wanton endangerment & battery Jeremy R. Dudley, 37, of Lusby, Md., was indicted for wanton endangerment, three counts of grand[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: 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…]

West Virginia House of Delegates Democratic Caucus elects Delegate Sean Hornbuckle, D-Cabell, as next minority leader

Hornbuckle will be the West Virginia House of Delegates’ first Black floor leader CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Democratic members of the West Virginia House of Delegates took a historic caucus vote Tuesday, Aug. 8 to select Delegate Sean Hornbuckle, D-Cabell, as their next minority leader. Hornbuckle, 37, first was elected to[Read More…]

WV Legislative Interims: Joint Standing Committee on Health hears about need for child protective services workers

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Following passage of two new statutes and the implementation of multiple initiatives, the state’s Child Protective Service (CPS) worker vacancy rate has decreased 14 percent since January, according to West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Bureau for Social Services[Read More…]