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Media Advisory: Preview planned Thursday for USA Diving Winter National Championships in Morgantown

WV Press Association to host 2 p.m. Thursday zoom call for roundtable discussion of event WV Press News-Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All members of the media are invited to join a virtual roundtable discussion on the 2022 USA Diving Winter National Championships, which are being held Dec. 14-18 at the Aquatic[Read More…]

West Virginia Legislative Interims: Experts testify additional policies needed to protect older residents from financial exploitation

By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature should consider creating additional policies to help protect older residents from financial exploitation, according to experts.  “Financial exploitation is the biggest silent crime in the United States,” said Legal Aid of West Virginia Financial Exploitation[Read More…]

West Virginia Legislative Interims: DHHR official says lack of agency notification may have impacted prevention and treatment plan development

State’s infant mortality rate and abortion laws discussed By Autumn Shelton, West Virginia Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va – Due to a delay in properly reporting specific death-related information to the state’s governing bodies, there is a possibility that West Virginians have been missing out on prevention and treatment care.[Read More…]

W.Va. Legislative Interims: DHHR plan draws criticism from Committee on Government and Finance

Report opposes separating the DHHR into multiple entities By Matt Young, WV Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – The recently released W.Va. DHHR “Organization Assessment & Strategic Plan” remained a major point of contention amongst state legislators on Sunday, as both Meghan Bourne of the McCrystal Group and DHHR Cabinet[Read More…]

W.Va. Legislative Interims: WVDNR outlines scope of operation in Wildlife Management Areas, other programs

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – West Virginia Division of Natural Resources oversees 112 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), encompassing 1,485,920 acres located throughout the state, and focuses on habitat and forest management, according to information provided Sunday during the West Virginia Legislature’s November Interim meetings. Members[Read More…]

W.Va. Legislative Interims: Report finds ‘Better delivery of service to West Virginians’ key for DHHR

By Matt Young, WV Press Association BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. – With the recent release of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources report – “Organization Assessment & Strategic Plan” – the Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability (LOCHHRA) heard testimony Sunday from both Meghan Bourne[Read More…]

WVU Extension helping veterans learn about agriculture through partnership with Operation Welcome Home

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Veterans and community members are gaining career knowledge and tools through agriculture as part of a cooperative effort between West Virginia University Extension and Operation Welcome Home, a project designed to support military members moving from active-duty service to civilian life. The Veterans in Agriculture Training program, made possible through a .[Read More…]

Coronavirus Weekly Update: West Virginia – 1,414 new cases, 21 deaths since last Monday’s update; 55.9% of population fully vaccinated

WV Press Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Here are the totals from the West Virginia Health and Human Resources website as of 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. EDITOR’S NOTE: The totals below are now weekly updates from the WVDHHR report issued the previous Monday. The COVID Report will now be featured[Read More…]

West Virginia Auditor’s Fraud Unit working to prevent officials’ misuse of public money; 40 convictions in less than four years

Along with investigators, Unit uses Artificial Intelligence platform to analyze P-card transactions by public employees By Matt Young WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “I’ve been an investigator and a prosecutor for three-decades now, and I couldn’t make heads or tails of what the reports were trying to say. It was[Read More…]