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Member newspaper- and West Virginia Press Association-generated news articles, series, photos, cartoons. This information is available for sharing and publication by other member newspapers.

WVU experts argue against retirement age increases, noting threats to quality of life, health care and tax bases

‘Raising the retirement age in the U.S. is not about the quality of life for older adults’ WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two West Virginia University experts see threats to quality of life along with health care and tax bases in ongoing debates about increasing retirement ages in the United States and elsewhere. Julie[Read More…]

Opinion: Health Policy, the Social Safety Net, and the 2023 Legislative Session

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy shares column By Rhonda Rogombe CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia has long faced significant health-related challenges, many of which could have been meaningfully addressed by bills introduced during the 2023 legislative session. While a couple of positive health-focused bills were passed by the legislature[Read More…]

Business groups urge EPA to speed up permitting for carbon capture projects 

West Virginia Manufacturers Association representing state in effort WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This week, eight business groups representing a diverse cross-section of industry in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, Texas, and New Mexico sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan calling for the[Read More…]

Country Roads Angel Network investment helps Endolumik close $1.5 Million investment round

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Morgantown surgical device company Endolumik, Inc., closed a $1.5 million investment to commercialize their patented near infrared (NIR) surgical device — Gastric Calibration Tube, thanks in part to a new investment from the Country Roads Angel Network (CRAN).  Endolumik uses near-infrared light to[Read More…]

Media Advisory: WV Press sharing photos of WVSSAC Girls Basketball Tournament; Effort courtesy of Mister Bee Potato Chips

WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Press Association will again be providing newspapers with photos of each basketball game at the WVSSAC Girls and Boys State Basketball tournaments. The effort covers all five days, including Saturday’s championship games. The photos are being provided as a member service[Read More…]

West Virginia’s Promise scholars will earn more money for college next year; deadline to apply is May 1

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – In a special meeting this week, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission voted to extend the deadline for current high school seniors to apply for the Promise Scholarship until May 1, 2023. The Commission also approved increasing the award amount for the[Read More…]

West Virginia surpasses $1 billion General Revenue surplus for fiscal year 2023

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice announced today that West Virginia’s General Revenue collections for February 2023 are $111.8 million above estimates and 5.7% ahead of prior year receipts. Year-to-date record collections are $1.1 billion above estimate.  The following is a brief summary of the four major[Read More…]

West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council announces funding for water, sewer projects

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council announced funding for four water and two sewer projects at its meeting on March 1. Details for the projects are listed below. Bradley Public Service DistrictThe council approved a $80,000 soft cost grant to the Bradley PSD in Raleigh County[Read More…]

WVU team sweeps international mine rescue competition

WVUToday By Brittany Furbee, Communications Specialist Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— The Mine Rescue Team from West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources were crowned champions of the 2023 Intercollegiate Mine Emergency Rescue Development. The event was held on Feb. 22-24 in Idaho Springs, Colorado.   This MERD[Read More…]